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Police: 9 people injured in San Francisco shooting incident

6 days ago from UPI

At least nine people were injured in a shooting incident in San Francisco's Mission District late Friday, police said.

Hair loss can be difficult, cancer patients say — and some want better access to options

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Despite advances in cancer treatment, little has changed with respect to its effects on hair. But alternatives, like wigs and cold-capping procedures that can protect a patient's hair, are out...

Deadly drug just 'a click away,' warns grieving Ontario family

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A Peterborough, Ont., family is sounding the alarm about easy, online access to the drug Bromazolam, following the suspected overdose death of their 19-year-old son. The non-approved benzodiazepine can be...

Common, inexpensive diabetes drug could cut long COVID risk, study finds

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A well-known, inexpensive diabetes drug appears to cut the risk of developing long COVID, hopeful-but-early new research suggests.

'Breaking Bad' actor Mike Batayeh dead at 52

6 days ago from UPI

The June 1 death of actor and comedian Mike Batayeh was confirmed Friday according to multiple reports.

In classified documents indictment, Trump aide accused of false statements

6 days ago from UPI

In the federal investigation into the mishandling of classified documents, an aide to Donald Trump was charged along with the former president in an indictment unsealed Friday.

Use of hallucinogens like mushrooms, PCP doubles among young adults, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Young American adults have doubled their use of non-LSD hallucinogens in just a few years, a new report warns.

How to mask up to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

1 week ago from PopSci

Wear an N95 tightly around your mouth and nose to protect against particles in smoke. DepositPhotos We’re all familiar with protective masks. Since 2020, many more Americans have adopted them as defenses against...

Importance of Wolbachia-mediated biocontrol to reduce dengue in Bangladesh and other dengue-endemic developing countries

1 week ago from Physorg

Mosquito-borne diseases, particularly dengue and chikungunya have become global threats, infecting millions of people worldwide, including developing countries of Southeast Asia and Latin America. Bangladesh, like many other developing countries,...

Rate of disability among U.S. cancer survivors doubles in 20 years

1 week ago from UPI

The percentage of cancer survivors who struggle with a disability has doubled in the past 20 years, new research shows.

Toxic smoke dissipates over northeastern US

1 week ago from Physorg

Residents of northeastern United States were breathing more easily Friday as smoke from Canadian fires gradually cleared after blanketing several cities in a noxious haze this week.

Syphilis cases in B.C. youth have nearly doubled, health officials say. But some may not know they have it

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The sexually transmitted infection has nearly doubled in numbers for young people in B.C. over the last five years, and health experts say it's important to get tested as syphilis symptoms...

Supreme Court won't hear case of Alberta patient denied transplant for refusing COVID vaccine

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of an Alberta woman who was unwilling to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to get a life-saving organ transplant.

Vatican: Pope Francis 'steadily improving' following abdominal surgery

1 week ago from UPI

Pope Francis is recovering normally, 'steadily improving' from abdominal surgery he had two days ago, according to the Vatican.

Nanoparticle therapy targeting specific immune cells appears promising for sepsis

1 week ago from Physorg

Nanoparticles consisting of a designer protein that counteract an overreaction of the immune system, while simultaneously boosting that system. This invention offers possibilities for the treatment of sepsis, a condition...

Listen: Janelle Monae returns with 'The Age of Pleasure' album

1 week ago from UPI

Janelle Monáe released "The Age of Pleasure," their first studio album in five years.

French President Emmanuel Macron visits victims, emergency workers of knife attack

1 week ago from UPI

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said Friday that all four children stabbed in the Annecy attack are now in stable condition. A Syrian suspect remains in custody and it doesn't...

Look: Adrian Grenier celebrates birth of first child with wife Jordan

1 week ago from UPI

"Entourage" and "The Devil Wears Prada" actor Adrian Grenier welcomed a son, Seiko Aurelius, with his wife, Jordan Grenier.

Wildfires: UK to set up new Mediterranean-style specialist units

Fire chiefs are set to increase the number of specialist teams trained in 'fighting fire with fire'.

Committee recommends FDA approve RSV treatment for infants

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee voted on Thursday in favor of approving a new respiratory syncytial virus treatment for infants.

How we measure air quality and what the numbers mean

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Wildfire smoke has led many to start pouring over charts and numbers to get a sense of the air quality in their area. But what exactly do these indexes measure,...

HUPD releases updates to dashboard reporting department data, indicators

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) today released the latest update to its dashboard, a website dedicated to documenting departmental statistics and other indicators regarding its interactions with the Harvard community and the public....

Watch: Kitten rescued from vent pipe in Philadelphia family's fireplace

1 week ago from UPI

A Philadelphia family who heard the cries of a trapped kitten inside their home ended up cutting through a pipe in their fireplace to rescue the feline.

Ultra-rare, deep-diving whale dies on New England beach with possible case of bird flu

1 week ago from Live Science

A necropsy revealed that the animal may have been infected with avian influenza, which would be "a big deal" if it is confirmed by further testing, scientists say.

Pew: More Americans disapprove than approve of using race in college admissions

1 week ago from UPI

More Americans disapprove than approve of considering race and ethnicity in college admissions, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Thursday.

Opinion: Republicans' anti-ESG attack may be silencing insurers, but isn't changing their pro-climate business decisions

1 week ago from Physorg

Over recent months there has been an orchestrated pushback against investors and insurers who integrate the risks of climate change into their business models. That pushback—emanating from Republican-led states—is having...

Nanomedicine: Using a patient's immune cells to prevent the spread of cancer

1 week ago from Physorg

The fact that our immune systems capture and destroy nanoparticles and the drugs they carry has been a problem in the field of nanomedicine for some time. But, in the...

Chief of CDC’s ‘weather service’ strives to help local health agencies use infectious disease forecasting

1 week ago from Science NOW

In August 2021, amid criticism for bungling its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an ambitious effort to prevent a similarly poor performance going...