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Nov. 16 (UPI) -- For the first time, research has confirmed that scientists successfully detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- known commonly as CTE -- in a living former professional football player. Scientists detected signs of the dementia-like disease in former...
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a...
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers have debunked a popular theory linking socioeconomic status, genetics and cognitive development. Several studies have suggested genetics have a stronger influence on brain development among children from more affluent households. Some scientists have suggested the...
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers. FILE...
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the United States. Scientists found the link between depression and time spent in front of...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Primary Industries ministry said on Wednesday that an eighth farm in the country’s South Island has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, which can seriously affect animal health. The farm neighbors a...
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A new analysis of data at the University of Illinois suggests that encouraging children to drink water with every meal could prevent child obesity. The conclusions of Dr. Ruopeng An, a professor of kinesiology and community...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said...
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer. The system utilizes gold nanoparticles, which, when zapped with a laser, release a drug inside the tumor cells. In recent lab tests,...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis’s bid to move in on Bayer’s and Regeneron’s eye-drug turf was buoyed on Friday by data showing patients on the Swiss drugmaker’s new RTH258 drug showed less disease activity than those on its rivals’ drug...

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