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Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer

Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer

Tips for a Healthier Heart By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Nov. 12, 2018 — A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. […]

This is what a sunrise on Mars sounds like

This is what a sunrise on Mars sounds like

Scientists know a lot about Mars, at least when it comes to what it looks like. Sound, on the other hand, is a lot more challenging and it’s not like we have high-powered microphones listening to the wind sweep across the Martian plains. Now, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter have […]

Humanity under threat from antibiotic-resistant infections

Humanity under threat from antibiotic-resistant infections

I grew up believing in the forward trajectory of progress in science and medicine – that human health would continue to improve as it had for hundreds of years. As I progressed through my own career in health sciences, I continued to be optimistic. Now I have serious doubts. Science is still working well, but […]

Awesome new Jupiter close-up

Awesome new Jupiter close-up

This new Juno spacecraft image shows magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic atmosphere. The craft was about 4,400 miles (7,000 km) from the planet’s cloud tops on October 29, over about 40 degrees north. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran. NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of swirling clouds over Jupiter’s North-North Temperate Belt on October […]

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

iStock/ThinkstockTIFFANY YEH, M.D. (NEW YORK) — Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. today, with almost 30.3 million of people suffering from difficulties in managing their blood sugar. It is the seventh leading cause of death, and the No. 1 leading cause of kidney failure, adult-onset blindness, and lower limb […]

US astronaut ready to blast off

US astronaut ready to blast off

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A U.S. astronaut said Friday she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps. Army Lt. Col. Anne McClain said spaceflight is never 100 percent safe and it’s coincidental that the last two Soyuz missions to the International Space Station encountered trouble. Last month, astronauts had […]

Diabetes educators: Putting patients in the driver's seat

Diabetes educators: Putting patients in the driver's seat

Dana Stainbrook is used to meeting with people who feel overwhelmed. “There is a lot of denial with diabetes … minimizing it and thinking it’s really not a problem,” said Stainbrook, a nurse and diabetes educator with Washington Health System. But Stainbrook’s work with patients through the Diabetes Education & Management Program helps people who […]

Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

Russian officials have moved up McClain’s flight by a few weeks so she, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and Russian Oleg Kononenko can spend enough time with the current three station residents, an American, German and Russian due to return to Earth on Dec. 20. The two Russians plan a spacewalk during their shared time to survey […]

Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery

Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa were joined at the torso Surgeons in Australia have successfully separated conjoined twins from Bhutan and say they stand a good chance of a full recovery. The 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa Pelden, had been joined at the torso and shared a liver. Lead surgeon […]

Earth's water origin mystery: Role of leftover gas from Sun's birth explored in new study

Earth's water origin mystery: Role of leftover gas from Sun's birth explored in new study

Earth has three parts water and one part land — even so, scientists have still not been able to totally agree on a theory about how this water came to be. A new paper by Arizona State University researchers states that the water on earth was formed by material and gas brought by asteroids along […]

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