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This exoskeleton shows people with spinal cord injuries what it's like to walk again

4 hours ago from CBC: Health

Meet three people who have a new outlook on life, thanks to one wearable, shareable robot.

'Conjuring' inspiration Lorraine Warren dead at 92

6 hours ago from UPI

Lorraine Warren, one-half of the paranormal investigative team that inspired "The Amityville Horror" and "The Conjuring" film franchise, died, her family said. She was 92.

Many American-born children living in Mexico lack needed records

6 hours ago from UPI

With American-born children living in Mexico, both countries are making efforts to ensure they are documented and have access to education and social services.

Lethal Listeria Outbreak: Why Is This Bug So Dangerous?

7 hours ago from Live Science

One person has died in connection with a Listeria outbreak tied to sliced deli meats and cheeses. Why is this bacterium so dangerous?

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

9 hours ago from Science Daily

A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring...

Psychological intervention helps patients prevent gum disease

9 hours ago from UPI

Researchers observed a reduction in dental plaque and bleeding, as well as an increase in dental cleanings among adults with moderate periodontal disease.

Ask Well: How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

9 hours ago from NY Times Health

Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.

Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.

9 hours ago from NY Times Health

The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.

Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men

9 hours ago from Science Daily

New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Building on past research...

Hilaria Baldwin loves stepdaughter Ireland 'as much' as her kids

10 hours ago from UPI

Hilaria Baldwin explained why her relationship with Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin's daughter with Kim Basinger, has been "so successful."

Flu season stretches to longest in a decade

10 hours ago from UPI

The current flu season has lasted for 21 weeks, making it the longest since the 2014 -2015 season.

Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

10 hours ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has negotiated new long-term logistics and repair contracts with F-35 Lightning II suppliers with lower costs and better availability.

Deputies concerned for safety of missing Los Angeles girl

11 hours ago from UPI

Authorities in Los Angeles are concerned over the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared this week with two adults wanted in a homicide case.

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a model that can predict salmonella outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend.

Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a new study. Prolonged epileptic seizures are the most common neurological emergency in...

Jimmy Kimmel to host TV tribute to 'All in the Family, 'Jeffersons'

11 hours ago from UPI

Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will recreate episodes of the Norman Lear series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons."

Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP)...

In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually effective at suppressing HIV, allowing the immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare,...

Commuting While Pregnant: A Long Ride Could Be a Risky One

12 hours ago from NY Times Health

Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests.

Lily Tomlin hopes to 'live to see' the '9 to 5' sequel

12 hours ago from UPI

Lily Tomlin gave an update on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on the "9 to 5" sequel co-starring Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.

Marijuana users less likely to be obese, study says

12 hours ago from UPI

The joke is that smoking marijuana can cause weight gain because users might get the munchies, but new research suggests that pot smokers weigh less.

NIH-funded studies aim to lower opioid deaths by 40 percent in 3 years

13 hours ago from UPI

The National Institute of Drug Abuse will give more than $350 million to support local opioid recovery, prevention and treatment in four states around the country.

‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap

13 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

‘Invisible Women’ explains how neglecting to collect or use data on women harms their health and safety.

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

13 hours ago from Science Blog

The discovery of general anesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. Yet despite decades of research, scientists still...

Mercedes 'MJ' Javid lands in ICU after son's birth

14 hours ago from UPI

"Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes "MJ" Javid required five hours of surgery after welcoming a baby boy, Shams Francis, with Tommy Feight.

Timing of meals may influence recovery from heart attack

14 hours ago from UPI

Skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and increased risk of death, scientists report.

Why mass shootings don't lead to gun control

15 hours ago from Physorg

Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, such as the shooting at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week,...

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

15 hours ago from Physorg

A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for...