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Don't want a cold? Keep sleeping!
New study shows that getting enough sleep does prevent colds. Read more …

The Faces of Sepsis
One survivor's experience with the superbug C. difficile. Read more …

Georgia teen contracts plague
Bitten by infected fleas at Yosemite. Read more …

Study links air pollution to children's low GPAs
A University of Texas study has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower GPAs. Read more …

Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, dead at 101
Biologist Frances Kelsey, "America’s most admired civil servant," died yesterday (Aug. 7, 2015). Read more …

Ebola: An Achilles' heel?
An international team has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. Read more …

A molecule-making machine
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …

A virus that makes you stupid
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska have identified a virus that hampers brain function. Read more…

Chagas comes to the U.S.
Blood-sucking "kissing bug" has now infected 300k Americans with the deadly disease. Read more…

Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Fighting heavy metals with yogurt
A new study shows that regular consumption of yogurt containing the bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces systemic mercury and arsenic. Read more …

Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …

Everyday drugs could give extra years of life
Millions of people are taking anti-ageing drugs every day—they just don't know it. Read more…


Better vision for medicine?
A team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings, an important finding for microscope technology. Read more…

Sniffing Clostridium difficile
Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ for rapid detection of C-diff infection. Read more…

Blocking one receptor on cells could halt rheumatoid arthritis
Scientists have shown how the activation of a single cell receptor provokes rheumatoid arthritis. Read more…

High-mannose patch: Target for new HIV vaccine
HIV's high-mannose patch provides a vaccine target the wily AIDS virus may not be able to escape. Read more…


More progress with anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more…

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Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Read more…

New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Read more…

3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale. Read more…

Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Read more…

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New tuberculosis test: Detects resistant strains
Asbestos-detector: First ever produced
Oetzi the Iceman: Bad Teeth
Rituximab: Why it's so effective
Site of miRNA repression: Discovered by UC Riverside-led team
Metastasis stem cells: Detected in blood
Blood clotting and immune response
Mercury pollution: Counting the cost
TGF-beta: Key to cancer metastasis
E4-ORF3: New cancer therapy?
DNA nanoparticle therapy: Shape matters
A mammalian lung, in 3-D
Cancer: The link to obesity
Cannabinoid synthesis deciphered
Hemoglobin toxicity
What makes people gain weight?
The nose knows
Experts propose 'cyber war' on cancer
To be a worker bee or not to be
New cardiac device
Older obese children eat less
Pluripotent stem cells
New lung health app
Exercise-induced female orgasm
Urinary incontinence: A breakthrough?
Market for human organs exploits poor
Marriage: Triples surgery survival rates
Stem cells can repair a damaged cornea
New flu test is fast and accurate

Health Current Events for Kids:

Wearable cameras: New insights into health
Recent reports say health outcomes can be improved through the use of wearable cameras.
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Self-healing hydrogels: Something new with lots of uses
University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching. Read more…

Eating raw cookie dough: Not a good idea
Eating store-bought raw cookie dough has put many people in the hospital.
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Widow spiders: Most fatalities worldwide
Widow spiders are so widespread that they kill more people than do spiders of any other kind.
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Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known.
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Old but funny:

Reefer Madness - Not!
Study says pot won't drive you nuts. Read more…

Darwin Jokes
Though many people wouldn't expect it, Darwin could be a funny guy. Some examples of Charles Darwin's not always gentle sense of humor. Read more…

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