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Chile says recent mass seabird death not due to avian flu

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Early tests indicate that the recent mass death of thousands of seabirds along Chile's northern coast were not caused by avian flu, authorities said Friday.

Jonah Hill's girlfriend Olivia Millar gives birth to their first child

3 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Jonah Hill's girlfriend, Olivia Millar, has given birth to their first child.

MEDSIR's PHERGain Trial Shows Potential for Chemotherapy-free Treatment of HER2-positive Early Breast Cancer

3 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

MEDSIR announced today the positive results of the PHERGain trial. This study is the first to use an adaptive design that tailors treatment in the neoadjuvant/adjuvant setting of patients with...

The science behind being hangry

3 weeks ago from PopSci

This microscopic image of a portion of the rodent brain highlights a set of cells known as AgRP neurons (stained magenta), which sit at the base of the hypothalamus. The cells are...

Deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to cosmetic procedures in Mexico

3 weeks ago from Live Science

An outbreak of dangerous fungal infections has been tied to recent cosmetic procedures at specific clinics in Mexico. Health officials urge anyone who underwent such procedures to seek a medical...

Danny Bonaduce will have brain surgery for a neurological disorder: 'I can't walk '

3 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

'The Partridge Family' actor Danny Bonaduce said he saw '100 doctors' before he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He will soon undergo brain surgery.

Court OKs 'Rust' settlement between cinematographer's family, Alec Baldwin

3 weeks ago from UPI

A district court in New Mexico agreed to a settlement in the "Rust" wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the on-set shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021.

USDA grant expands data-sharing initiative that reveals swine disease trends

3 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

After pioneering a system to improve swine health by collecting and publicizing pathogen testing results from large public veterinary laboratories across the Midwest, a team led by faculty from Iowa...

Protecting dogs against outbreaks of respiratory disease

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Dog owners are likely familiar with the respiratory disease commonly known as kennel cough; while most cases have been historically mild, a more severe form of the infection is on...

Viewpoint: Migrants traveling through Mexico to the US follow news of dangers—but are not deterred

3 weeks ago from Physorg

The world awoke one morning in late March 2023 to the news that at least 38 Central and South American migrants had died in a fire in a migrant detention...

Medicare to provide limited coverage of new Alzheimer's drugs upon FDA approval

3 weeks ago from UPI

Medicare will soon cover a new class of Alzheimer's drugs if they receive full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with some key limits.

Symptoms linger 2 years after COVID-19 for 1 in 6 unvaccinated people

3 weeks ago from UPI

People unvaccinated for COVID-19 have significant odds of lingering illness if they get the virus, with one in six still suffering symptoms two years later, new research shows.

Exercise soon after prolapse surgery is safe, study shows

3 weeks ago from UPI

It may not be necessary for people who have prolapse surgery for pelvic floor disorders to wait to get started exercising again.

Elon Musk's Neuralink 'brain chips' cleared for 1st in-human trials

3 weeks ago from Live Science

Brain implants developed by Elon Musk's company Neuralink have been approved for human testing. The safety of the devices previously came under scrutiny following reports of "botched surgeries" in animal...

Oregon Republicans face fine of $325 a day for state Senate boycott over abortion bill

3 weeks ago from UPI

Majority Democrats in the Oregon Senate will begin fining Republican members $325 for each day they continue to boycott the legislative session as part of a monthlong effort to block...

Simple blood test can detect two out of three cancers, trial by Britain's NHS finds

3 weeks ago from UPI

Clinical trials by Britain's National Health Service of a U.S.-developed early cancer-detection blood test have found it can detect two out of three cancers.

When Should You Get a Mammogram?

3 weeks ago from Scientific American

Medical boards and task forces recommend mammogram screenings for breast cancer begin at age 40. But people in high-risk groups may want to consider getting tested even earlier

U.S. sees sharp rise in rate of pregnant women who have diabetes

3 weeks ago from UPI

The number of American women who have diabetes when they become pregnant has increased dramatically over five years, health officials reported Wednesday.

Gynecologist facing lawsuit over claims he was a ‘serial sperm donor’ dies in experimental plane crash

3 weeks ago from UPI

A gynecologist facing a lawsuit over claims he used his own sperm to impregnate multiple patients has been named as one of the two victims of a plane crash in...

Study identifies boat strikes as a growing cause of manatee deaths in Belize

3 weeks ago from Physorg

The endangered Antillean manatee faces a growing threat from boat strikes in Belize, according to a new study that raises concerns about the survival of what had been considered a...

Watch out for Ozempic copycats containing unauthorized active ingredients, FDA warns

3 weeks ago from Live Science

Some compounding pharmacies are using unauthorized active ingredients to make copycat versions of Ozempic and Wegovy.

Texas man sentenced to 17 years for images of 'child rape, suffering and trauma'

3 weeks ago from UPI

A man in Texas was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after he was found to have more than 35,000 child pornography files.

Senate's work on debt limit won't cease until bill passes, Chuck Schumer says

3 weeks ago from UPI

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed to keep the legislative body in session until a bill that raises the debit ceiling can be sent to President Joe Biden's desk.

Engineers report low-cost human biomarker sensor designs

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Penn State researchers have developed a low-cost, RNA-based technology to detect and measure biomarkers, which can help decode the body's physiology. The presence of protein biomarkers can indicate chronic or...

Finding more effective ways to combat leishmaniasis by working with parasites

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Zemfira Karamysheva wanted to understand why a parasitic-borne disease can resist drugs so successfully in hopes of eventually applying the findings to treat humans.

High-resolution images reveal workings of a bacterial RNA riboswitch, a promising new target for antibiotics

3 weeks ago from Physorg

To prevent a global health crisis, scientists around the world are searching for ways to fight bacteria that can evade the current arsenal of antibiotics.

Injection drug users unknowingly getting fentanyl mixed in with heroin

3 weeks ago from UPI

Many Americans who inject illicit drugs are unknowingly getting fentanyl mixed in with their heroin, which can increase their risk for overdose and perhaps their tolerance for the drug.

U.S. study will test whether drug combinations can wipe out tumors

3 weeks ago from Science NOW

The U.S. government is launching a wide-ranging effort to study whether combining two drugs matched to molecular weak spots in a patient’s tumor will work better to wipe out the cancer than...