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Government body warns of increased health threats from climate change in Germany

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Germany's disease control agency warned Thursday that rising temperatures due to global warming will increase the likelihood of heat stroke, vector-borne illnesses and other health risks in the country.

Study links heart attacks to faster decline of brain health

4 weeks ago from UPI

Having a heart attack is bad news for your brain, raising your odds for mental decline in the years to come, new research finds.

Using magnetic nanoparticles as a rapid test for sepsis

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Qun Ren, an Empa researcher, and her team are currently developing a diagnostic procedure that can rapidly detect life-threatening blood poisoning caused by staphylococcus bacteria.

Chemists develop a new class of antibiotics to fight resistant bacteria

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Health professionals are in urgent need of new antibiotics to tackle resistant bacteria. Researchers at the University of Zurich and the company Spexis have now modified the chemical structure of...

Watch: Angels' Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout total 1,351 feet in homers vs. White Sox

4 weeks ago from UPI

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout combined for 1,345 feet of home runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 12-5 domination of the Chicago White Sox.

The best way to relieve sore muscles after a brutal workout

4 weeks ago from PopSci

Ice might numb the pain after a workout, but it won't fix what's causing it. Julia Bernhard BEING SORE SUCKS. Anyone who’s exercised to any extent can probably complain about the stiffness,...

Kim Cattrall returning as Samantha in 'And Just Like That'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Kim Cattrall will reprise her iconic "Sex and the City" role of Samantha in Season 2 of its sequel series "And Just Like That."

Coach Monty Williams, Pistons agree to $78.5M deal

4 weeks ago from UPI

Monty Williams agreed to a six-year, $78.5 million deal to coach the Detroit Pistons. The pact is the largest given to a coach in the history of the NBA.

Opinion: If hospitals really want to fight climate change, they'll divest from fossil fuels

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Climate change is already harming hospital patients, and fossil fuels are a bad bet financially too.

Women fare worse than men after surviving a stroke, new report suggests

4 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Nearly a million Canadians are living with the aftereffects of having a stroke, including serious mental health issues, a new paper from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada suggests....

Secret industry documents reveal that makers of PFAS 'forever chemicals' covered up their health dangers

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The chemical industry took a page out of the tobacco playbook when they discovered and suppressed their knowledge of health harms caused by exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances),...

FDA approves second RSV vaccine for people older than 60

4 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's respiratory syncytial virus vaccine on Wednesday. The vaccine, called ABRYSVO, is the second RSV vaccine for people older than 60 to be...

'I expected to die,' rabbi testifies in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial

4 weeks ago from UPI

Emotional testimony Wednesday at the federal trial of Robert Bowers, accused of killing 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, included survivor accounts of hiding and playing dead to avoid being...

UC Irvine-led interdisciplinary team delves into a heated debate about humidity

4 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

As climate change increases the severity, frequency and duration of heat waves around the world, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are sounding an alarm about...

Cats can play a role in transmitting COVID-19

4 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Cats can play a role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and their contaminated environment (pens in this study) can be infectious, according to new research. The study was published in...

Ketamine found effective in treatment-resistant depression

4 weeks ago from Harvard Science

In a clinical trial of 403 patients, Massachusetts General Brigham investigators found that 55 percent of those who received ketamine treatment experienced a sustained improvement in depressive symptoms without major side effects. The...

Man arrested in February shooting death of New Jersey councilwoman

4 weeks ago from UPI

New Jersey officials said that a man was arrested in connection with the death of a borough council member in February.

Weight-loss surgery is becoming more common among US teens

4 weeks ago from Live Science

A study suggests that more U.S. teens with obesity are getting weight-loss surgeries, in line with official guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Limo company owner gets 5 to 15 years for 2018 crash that killed 20 in New York

4 weeks ago from UPI

The owner of a New York state limousine company has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison over a 2018 crash that resulted in 20 deaths.

Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart to leave Congress to care for ailing wife

4 weeks ago from UPI

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said Wednesday he will resign from Congress in order to care for his ailing wife.

Study uncovers key details of fat cells, advancing potential treatments for obesity, diabetes

4 weeks ago from Physorg

New research has unlocked insights into how "good fat" tissue could potentially be harnessed to combat obesity and remove glucose from the blood, helping to control diabetes. Published today in...

The age of blood stains says more about the crime

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The composition of blood stains changes over the course of weeks and months. Forensic medicine hopes to make use of this fact in future to convict suspects—or to prove their...

'Lab-on-a-chip' can tell the difference between COVID and the flu

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, accurate testing remains a challenge, even more so as the virus has mutated over time, becoming more contagious with symptoms that are hard to...

Panel: COVID-19 fueled human rights abuses in Asia

4 weeks ago from UPI

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent response from governments to quell the spread of the virus fueled human rights abuses across Asia, a panel of experts said Wednesday.

Systematic racism embedded in Aboriginal women's deaths, study concludes

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A Monash University study has found systematic racism within Australia's justice system is linked to 151 Indigenous women's deaths, prompting calls for greater accountability of authorities in responding to domestic...

Higher mortgage rates keeping homebuyers on the sidelines

4 weeks ago from UPI

With lending rates still stubbornly high, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that applications for a home loan declined from week-ago levels.

Team develops nanoparticles to deliver brain cancer treatment

4 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Queensland researchers have developed a nanoparticle to take a chemotherapy drug into fast growing, aggressive brain tumors.

Canada to put health warning labels directly on cigarettes in world first

4 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada has announced new warning labels to be printed directly on cigarettes in an effort to deter new smokers, encourage quitting and reduce tobacco-related deaths, in a world first that...