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Experimental drug vorasidenib shows promise for treating glioma brain tumors

1 week ago from UPI

The oral drug vorasidenib nearly tripled progression-free survival in patients with grade 2 gliomas compared to placebo, nearly 28 months versus 11 months, according to a recent study.

Australian mother thanks 'science' for child murder pardon

1 week ago from Physorg

An Australian mother convicted of killing her children claimed a "victory for science" on Tuesday after an unexpected research breakthrough helped win her freedom after 20 years in prison.

Breastfeeding beyond one year linked to higher test scores, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers have found the longer babies are breastfed, the better they perform on standardized assessment tests as adolescents, according to a study published Monday in the Archives of Disease in...

Family of slain mother, shot through neighbor's closed door in Florida, urges arrest

1 week ago from UPI

The family of a slain Florida mother of four, shot through a closed door following a dispute with her neighbor, is calling on police to arrest the suspect.

Lung cancer pill drastically cuts risk of death after surgery

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Taking the drug Tagrisso daily after surgery reduced non-small cell lung cancer patients' death risk by more than 50%.

Halifax firefighters describe risking their lives to save elderly man from wildfire

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

A Halifax Fire captain who risked his own life to rescue an elderly man from an active wildfire zone says he was just doing his job — and doesn't consider...

Bacterial colonization of the lung also depends on the host genome

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The lung is by no means a sterile place, as was assumed for a long time. In fact, it actually harbors a diverse microbial ecosystem. We know from previous studies...

Shingles vaccine may protect against dementia

2 weeks ago from Live Science

An analysis of thousands of healthcare records adds to mounting evidence that people who get the shingles vaccine in their 70s may reduce their dementia risk over the following seven...

Psychedelic-inspired drugs could relieve depression without causing hallucinations

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Psychedelic drugs, best known for causing hallucinations, can also lift users’ moods, preliminary results from clinical trials suggest. But the risks that come with the trip are an obstacle to using the drugs...

Treated wastewater in Victoria is still contaminated, study finds. So are people and the environment safe?

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Wastewater is a byproduct of humanity produced all day, every day. At home, wastewater is the used water that disappears when you flush the toilet, empty the sink or drain...

Previously unknown antibiotic resistance widespread among bacteria

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics are much more widespread in our environment than was previously realised.

10 Australian companies have embraced the 4-day week—here's what they say about it

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Most of us look forward to a rare long weekend. But some Australians now enjoy a four-day week every week.

Adherence to annual breast cancer screening may cut risk of death

2 weeks ago from UPI

The closer a woman adhered to guidelines on getting a mammogram on a year-to-year basis, the less likely she was to die of breast cancer, a new study found.

Researchers work to make prostate-specific antigen test for cancer more accurate

2 weeks ago from UPI

Researchers think they've found a way to make the blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) accurate enough to significantly reduce overdiagnosis and better predict dangerous cancers.

Nanozyme hydrogel: A breakthrough solution for Candida vaginitis treatment

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from Nanjing University has developed a probiotic nanozyme hydrogel to regulate the vaginal microenvironment for Candida vaginitis therapy. Candida vaginitis, a common fungal infection that affects...

FDA warns against unapproved treatments for skin condition molluscum

2 weeks ago from UPI

Products marketed as treatments for molluscum have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency warned.

Study shows previously unknown antibiotic resistance widespread among bacteria

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics are much more widespread in our environment than was previously realized. A new study published in Microbiome by researchers from Chalmers University of...

Burmese pythons are helping rats take over Florida's Everglades — and that could help spread disease

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The invasion of pythons has had little to no impact on cotton rats, explaining why some areas are now increasingly dominated by rodents.

How Dreams Reveal Brain Disorders

2 weeks ago from Scientific American

Examining dream content can assist in the diagnosis of psychiatric and neurological illnesses. What does fighting off a lion mean?

Opinion: We've made huge advances against COVID. Why is it still killing so many people?

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Many immunocompromised and older Americans feel abandoned. That's a public health failure.

On This Day, June 5: President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93

2 weeks ago from UPI

On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, died at his Los Angeles home at the age of 93 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

The FDA says people are confusing poppers with energy shots, and dying. Experts want proof

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

It’s not unusual for the packaging of one product to resemble that of another, potentially leading to mix-ups. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned people who...

Twitter head of trust and safety resigns after Musk criticizes staff over labeling anti-trans video 'hateful'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Twitter's head of trust and safety has resigned after owner Elon Musk criticized content moderators for labeling an "anti-trans" video as "hateful conduct."

How Much Worry about Mass Shootings Is Too Much?

2 weeks ago from Scientific American

Mass shootings are causing widespread anxiety among Americans. A new screening tool could identify those who are impacted enough to need mental health support

Opinion: My son the vandal — and the untreated, unaddressed epidemic of mental illness

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Our son has schizoaffective disorder with depressive episodes. He was arrested in L.A. for breaking windows, jailed, found competent and released pending a court date. Things did not go well.

Readers ask about AI ethics, monkey tool use and more

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The head and the heart Scientists used light to raise a mouse’s heart rate, increasing anxiety-like behaviors in the animal. The study offers a new angle for studying anxiety disorders, Bethany Brookshire reported...

Teacher stun gunned by L.A. police died from enlarged heart, autopsy says

2 weeks ago from UPI

A teacher who died after he was stun gunned multiple times by Los Angeles police officers died from an enlarged heart and cocaine use, an autopsy has concluded.

Major US firms agree to $1.2 bn 'forever chemicals' settlement

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Three major chemical manufacturers announced Friday they will pay nearly $1.2 billion to settle claims that they contaminated water sources across the United States with harmful "forever chemicals" known as...