Marijuana legalization will harm the health of youth unless major changes to the proposed law are made to protect their developing brains, a medical
HANDAN, China (Reuters) - Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers l
For the first time, a team of researchers has identified a small RNA species and its target gene that together regulate female germline formation in plants -- crucial knowledge for manipulating plant
What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain? Well, the same regions that are involved when we feel pain ourselves are also activated when we obs
Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and
Scientists involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering (rock climbing) intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the so
Teenagers injured through drinking, drug abuse or self-harming have a five-fold increased risk of dying from suicide in the next decade.
Scientists have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumor. The results prov
A researcher has successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain autoimmune diseases and types of cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS, outlines a new rep
Regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced 'tee-regs'), a type of immune cell generally associated with controlling inflammation, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth, res
All cancer tumors have one thing in common - they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. A stud
A new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses has now been created, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, say experts. The technique will enable scientists to identify spe
Researchers have concocted something akin to edible origami, in the form of flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout into three-dimensional structures, includi
Major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5 percent of land is set aside to protect key species, say experts. Scientists report such an effort could triple the protected rang
Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide s
For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, c
The invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, displace native species, alter the inte
Patients with psoriatic arthritis for whom standard-of-care pharmaceutical treatments have provided no lasting relief experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, including joint tenderness and sw
Global leaders in cancer research have called for the worldwide sharing of cancer data to save lives. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health argue how the ‘freeing of data’ for a disease that kno
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached "worryingly" high levels, according to experts.
The Canadian team that developed a large hospital’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes its approach and experience. This comes a year after Canada decriminalized medically assis
A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and oth
One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.
A team of researchers has discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research, they say.
Complications of pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and infections, are linked to a heightened risk of early coronary heart disease in the young adult offspring, finds new research.
A molecular mechanism in the prion protein, a protein responsible for neurodegenerative diseases, has now been uncovered by researchers, which may explain why nerve cells degenerate in these disorders
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In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: E
Spilled grain, rail-killed ungulates, and the effects on other species of increased light and warmth may all attract grizzly bears to forage along railways in Canada's mountain parks, which could incr
Recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, shows a new study.
Hopefully, the incident will encourage and not deter others from being Good Samaritans.
An evaluation of seven devices in a diverse group of 60 volunteers showed that six of the devices measured heart rate with an error rate of less than 5 percent. The team evaluated the Apple Watch, Bas
Researchers have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in action.
Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults
In a poetry competition associated with his inclusion in a high-school writing program, Fletcher won, in part with a poem about the prejudice targeting Muslims following the September 11 attacks.
I have a friend who’s beautiful.
She’s vivacious, smart, funny, kind, great at what she does and turns heads just walking by, but for some reason, constantly doubts her self-worth and str
How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and co
Changing our behavior is one of the hardest challenges we ever take on. Why is it so difficult, and what can we do to overcome the obstacles?
Divisions among Republican U.S. Senators are making it difficult for them to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour-based products, over further fears of E. coli contami
An Australian study focusing on women in their 20s and 50s pointed to some interesting discrepancies between the two groups.
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies
The World Health Organization says India has reported three cases of the Zika virus that occurred last year in western Gujarat state
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreem
Hearing about how often date rape drugs are used was the last straw that has led to the first straw.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.
Escaping to Mount Engadine Lodge for a screen-free getaway recharged all of our batteries. My nine-year-old and seven-year-old stepsons are extremely active. They love sports of all kinds and often ar
Outcomes research now points to a change in how we should approach persons in cardiac arrest: It involves only the use of chest compressions, known as #HandsOnlyCPR, shown to be just as effective in t
My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what yo
ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no ca
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is being accused of using a vast supply of taxpayers’ dollars to win a legal war of attrition against advocates for two-tier health care by the
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western Eur
It is a health condition that affects about 50 per cent of all women, yet it often seems no one wants to talk about it. In 2012, Okotoks resident Hope Smith (name has been changed to maintain con
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change, with the Uni
Two separate studies this week threw cold water on the theory that moderate drinking improves heart health and a health reporter says research linkin
BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping sai
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next
If you've spent money and time for your autistic child to receive therapies targeting "sensory integration" or other sensory-related methods and wondered if they do anything, here is your answer.
The winds are balmy but firm atop the seaside cliffs of La Jolla, Calif., just right for lifting the tandem para gliders from the grassy edge and carrying them gently out over the sea. They swoop over
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