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Doctors: Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor

8 min ago from NY Times Health

Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.

Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say

8 min ago from NY Times Health

New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions.

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

2 hours ago from Physorg

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be...

Joaquin El Chapo' Guzman trial follows decades of running drugs, bribery, charges contend

6 hours ago from UPI

This week lawyers began what's expected to be a four-month long trial to prove a slew of crimes detailed in 300,000 pages of U.S. indictments against El Chapo.

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending...

Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help

6 hours ago from Science Daily

The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home.

If your diet fails, try again; your heart will thank you

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in eating patterns, even only after a month or so.

Gregg Williams rewards Cleveland Browns with full week off

10 hours ago from UPI

Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams told his team that if it defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, he would give them Tuesday off.

Many U.S. pharmacies don't offer opioid overdose antidote

11 hours ago from UPI

Many pharmacies don't offer the drug that can save the lives of people suffering from opioid overdoses, according to studies.

Detroit Lions P Sam Martin 'fine' after precautionary hospital visit

11 hours ago from UPI

Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin said he has no lingering issues from the chest injury that sent him to the hospital following a loss to the Chicago Bears.

U.S. cases of a polio-like illness rise, but there are few clues to its cause

12 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

A total of 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed so far this year, out of 252 under investigation.

Jealous of your peers? How to stop comparing yourself to others

12 hours ago from C&EN

Chemjobber on how to turn your professional envy into a healthy dose of motivation

Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?

12 hours ago from Science Daily

For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. Infections develop, leading to severe chronic disease and...

10 people are dying of an overdose every day in Canada, across a wide demographic range: report

13 hours ago from CBC: Health

The new analysis, released Tuesday, comes from what will be a series of articles examining the social and economic backgrounds of overdose victims in B.C., where the Public Health Agency...

Redskins' Thompson: Rib injuries are 'super frustrating'

13 hours ago from UPI

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson admitted to being frustrated after sitting out four games with rib injuries.

New methods to identify Alzheimer's drug candidates with anti-aging properties

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New research has now identified...

Hands-only CPR training kiosks can increase bystander intervention, improve survival

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Hands-Only CPR training kiosks are becoming more widespread and are an effective training tool, a new analysis finds.

Overlooked trends in annual precipitation reveal underestimated risks worldwide

15 hours ago from Physorg

A reanalysis of worldwide annual trends in precipitation demonstrates that risk to human and environmental systems has been underestimated, according to a team of University of Maine researchers. As a...

Ebola outbreak in Congo expected to last into mid-2019, WHO says

16 hours ago from CBC: Health

More than 200 people have died and the outbreak is expected to continue into 2019 as health workers deal with insecurity from armed groups and spread of the virus in...

New study links high body mass index to depression

16 hours ago from UPI

A recent study presents strong evidence that higher body mass index can cause depression.

Toronto man sounds alarm about 'drastic need' for naloxone training to battle opioid overdoses

17 hours ago from CBC: Health

A Toronto man who claims he used the life-saving anti-opioid drug naloxone, steps from a downtown hospital, is sounding the alarm about what he says is the "drastic need" for...

Treating obesity: One size does not fit all

18 hours ago from Science Daily

Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more effective treatments and interventions, new research found.

Bypass more effective than stents for diabetics with heart trouble, study says

19 hours ago from UPI

Diabetes patients who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive three years longer than those who have blood vessels propped open with stents, researchers say.

Ronald Acuna Jr., Shohei Ohtani named Rookies of the Year

19 hours ago from UPI

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani are the 2018 MLB Rookies of the Year.

3rd blood pressure drug, losartan, recalled in recent weeks over impurity

19 hours ago from UPI

For the third time in recent weeks, a blood pressure medication has been recalled because it may have been contaminated with an agent linked to cancer.

Novel strategy may reduce breast cancer bone metastasis

19 hours ago from Science Blog

Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles’ heel for these cancer cells. Reported in the journal Cancer Cell, the study shows...

To reduce food waste, scientists are making labels that track produce as it spoils

19 hours ago from Science Blog

A new type of use-by label for milk bottles that decomposes as the liquid inside goes sour could appear on UK supermarket shelves later this year. Labels such as these,...

Delhi 'lungs' turn sickly brown in days

19 hours ago from Physorg

A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring...