Researchers reveal new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer Researchers reveal new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer
Lisa Rennie - 23 hours ago
A new study has revealed genetic variants that are linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
Little galaxy, big hole: Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy Little galaxy, big hole: Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy
Ian Lang - Sep 18, 2014
Supermassive black hole accounts for 15% of tiny galaxy's total mass
Miley throws shade at Nicki Minaj; Could be jailed for desecrating Mexican flag Miley throws shade at Nicki Minaj; Could be jailed for desecrating Mexican flag
Ian Lang - Sep 18, 2014
The singer could theoretically spend 36 hours in Mexican jail.
The typical human ‘microbiome’ includes several viruses, project reveals The typical human ‘microbiome’ includes several viruses, project reveals
John Tyburski - Sep 17, 2014
Healthy human beings are walking, breathing homes to a multitude of “on-board” bacteria, and recent findings from an ongoing effort to comprehensively describe the human “microbiome” have revealed that viruses are also along for the ride.
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Breast cancer screening increases because of 'Angelina Jolie effect'
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
The number of women who seek genetic counseling for certain mutations associated with higher risks of developing breast cancer increased after Angelina Jolie made a public announcement that she had a double mastectomy.
 
White House revamps efforts to thwart drug-resistant bacteria
Vanessa Blanchard - 10 hours ago
President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at promoting new research and more responsible practices regarding the treatment of bacteria with antibiotics.
 
New research shows antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
A team of German researchers found changes in brain architecture only hours after a single dose of any of the common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.
 
Mid-life migraine sufferers more likely to develop Parkinson's, researchers say
Kate Halse - 10 hours ago
Results from the study indicate that individuals who had migraine with aura were over twice as likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's as opposed to those with no headaches.
 
Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk, researchers say
Kate Halse - 10 hours ago
Over the years, researchers have been stumped by the fact that non-caloric artificial sweeteners do not seem to help with weight loss, with some studies suggesting that they may have the opposite effect.
 
Researchers reveal new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer
Lisa Rennie - 10 hours ago
A new study has revealed genetic variants that are linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
 
Little galaxy, big hole: Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
Supermassive black hole accounts for 15% of tiny galaxy's total mass
 
Miley throws shade at Nicki Minaj; Could be jailed for desecrating Mexican flag
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
The singer could theoretically spend 36 hours in Mexican jail.
 
The typical human 'microbiome' includes several viruses, project reveals
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
Healthy human beings are walking, breathing homes to a multitude of "on-board" bacteria, and recent findings from an ongoing effort to comprehensively describe the human "microbiome" have revealed that viruses are also along for the ride.
 
How will health officials ration Ebola future vaccines?
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
With three vaccines and several treatments for Ebola progress through various stages of development, a major ethical question is emerging in light of an anticipated shortage.
 
Advocates argue over future of net neutrality
David Reyne - 10 hours ago
Arguments from both sides grow as more people take an interest in the future of Internet freedom.
 
Marijuana industry tries to fight 'stoner' stereotype
Vanessa Blanchard - 10 hours ago
Advocates are seeking to dismantle stereotypes while providing useful information on the safe use of medical and recreational marijuana.
 
Food addiction linked to PTSD in women
Vanessa Blanchard - 10 hours ago
A new study has found that women with PTSD could be up to three times more likely to develop a food addiction, though no evidence exists to explain why.
 
American waistlines are still expanding, researchers say
Lisa Rennie - 10 hours ago
The overall average waist circumference increased significantly, from 37.6 inches in 1999 to 38.8 inches by 2012.
 
Rihanna sounds off on CBS' decision to cut her out of 'Thursday Night Football'
Marc Gottlieb - 10 hours ago
The network took a more somber tone for their first broadcast.
 
Dairy is good for metabolic health, study finds
Kate Halse - 10 hours ago
Approximately 45 percent of study participants did not meet Canada's Food Guide recommendations of a minimum of two portions of dairy products each day.
 
Indulging in junk food linked to lapses in brain function
Kate Halse - 10 hours ago
This study is the first to show that a reduction in activity leads to increased cravings and food consumption.
 
Dino-murdering meteorite responsible for flourishing forrests
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
Decidious plants thrived in an environment where flowering evergreen's struggled.
 
One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients, researchers say
Lisa Rennie - 10 hours ago
Researchers found that even one missed step led to a dramatic increase in the risk of death following a heart attack.
 
Lawyer: Patti LaBelle ordered bodyguard to brutally assault former military cadet
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
Plaintiff says he suffered brain injuries that forced him to drop out of West Point.
 
New blood test suggests depression is an illness, not a state of mind
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
A new, simple blood test shows promise in diagnosing depression rapidly, indicating whether treatment is successful, and identifying those who may be predisposed to developing the condition.
 
Urine test for HPV could be alternative to pap smear
Vanessa Blanchard - 10 hours ago
The urine test could make screening for cervical cancer easier to access and less uncomfortable to administer.
 
Kanye West defends himself after wheelchair incident
Steven DiCarlo - 10 hours ago
West and wife Kim Kardashian comment on the incident being referred to as "Wheelchair Gate."
 
Number of those chronically hungry in Africa declines
John Tyburski - 10 hours ago
Hunger across the globe continues to decline, and now a new hunger report indicates hunger is dropping in Africa.
 
Five iOS 8 features you'll love
David Reyne - 10 hours ago
While not as revolutionary as the iOS 7 release, the new operating system has some nice tweaks for Apple users.
 
Study: half of cancer deaths are preventable
Vanessa Blanchard - 10 hours ago
The AACR released a report the discussed the number of cancer related deaths projected for 2015 and how nearly half of them could be prevented with lifestyle changes.
 
Blackstone mother held without bail after three dead babies found
Cara Cunningham - 10 hours ago
Murray does not see herself as being neglectful of her children. She loved them and spent much of her day with them.
 
Emission reduction and economic growth not mutually exclusive, experts say
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
Climate change can be avoided as the economy grows, Commission says
 
Young Earth not the hellscape scientists previously thought
Ian Lang - 10 hours ago
Earth during the Hadean period may have looked similar to how it does today.