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Schiff says he will send criminal referral for Erik Prince to Justice Department

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said it was likely the Trump backer lied to Congress.

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Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand's cave boys

Netflix announced Tuesday it is joining a production company to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand.

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Tony Awards nominations 2019: 'Hadestown,' 'Ain't Too Proud,' 'Tootsie' dominate

Theater veterans were surprised to see Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" not get best play nods

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Suffer from road rage? Try these tips to keep calm

80 percent of drivers experience some form of aggression behind the wheel. Try these tips to keep calm.

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'Avengers: Endgame' spoiler sparks alleged assault by co-worker

A police officer said her department's report on the incident spoiled the movie's ending for her, but she said "of course I will" see the movie anyway.

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'Seeing the light' behind radiation therapy

Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

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'Seeing the light' behind radiation therapy

Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vsWu7x

Official accused of harassing trans student gets job back

The ACLU said the official "has demonstrated he is incapable of conducting himself in a professional manner in any environment with children."

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Trump's pick for Federal Reserve says main economic issue is decline in male earnings

“Is there no area in life where men can take a vacation from women?” Moore wrote in a past editorial.

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Border Patrol disinvited from California college's job fair

An activist group, Dump Trump San Jose, said a planned rally Tuesday will go on, as disinviting the Border Patrol is a "tiny step in the much greater struggle" to support immigrants.

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Cambridge to study how it profited from Atlantic slave trade

The research will examine specific gifts, bequests and historical connections with the slave trade.

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India's army says it has discovered 'mythical' yeti's footprints

Mount Makalu is the world's fifth highest mountain and is located about 12 miles south of Mount Everest.

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Battle for the Senate in 2020 is critical for presidential candidates' plans

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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Venezuela's opposition leader takes to streets with armed soldiers

"The moment is now," he said, as several heavily armed soldiers backed by a single armored vehicle looked on.

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Dr. Google is making real doctors' jobs harder. And putting patients at risk.

With misleading medical news metastasizing across the internet, the management and prevention of illnesses is becoming more treacherous.

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The Morning Rundown: Today's top headlines

The president and his family sued two banks to block congressional subpoenas.

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Boeing says it didn't 'intentionally' deactivate safety alert on 737 Max jets

The statement comes in response to reports that Boeing failed to tell Southwest Airlines and the FAA that the safety feature was deactivated before recent deadly crashes.

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25-year-old woman struck and killed by random bullet while driving home

Police said one possibility is the shooter was a hunter.

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Stacey Abrams rules out 2020 Senate bid

Abrams said she did not see being a senator as "the best role for me in this battle for our nation's future."

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Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction as others gain

"Recent deadly crashes of the Boeing 737 Max (for Ethiopian Airlines and Air Lion) have left Southwest particularly vulnerable to safety concerns," the survey report said.

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NRA's Wayne LaPierre re-elected despite gun lobby's internal struggles

The National Rifle Association's former president, Lt. Col. Oliver North, stepped down Saturday after trying to force LaPierre out.

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Pope Francis warns hair stylists: Thou shall not gossip

The pope told some 230 Italian Catholic hair cutters, stylists and beauticians on a group pilgrimage to Rome to avoid the temptation of gossip.

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'Truth over lies': Biden takes aim at Trump at kickoff campaign rally

The former vice president stumped in Pittsburgh and ignored the other Democrats running for president.

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'Martyrdom, bro:' U.S. Army veteran busted in domestic terror plot

Mark Steven Domingo boasted about amassing an arsenal of weapons, but he struggled to pinpoint a target or develop a plan.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2PBd6Dr

Strong winds are supersizing the ocean's biggest waves

Amped-up winds and waves could aggravate the effects of climate change, adding destructive strength to storms already fueled by rising seas.

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Japan's emperor abdicates, leaving imposing legacy for his son

Akihito, 85, stepped down after more than 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne.

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Tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii suburb, killing 3

Kailua is home to a Marine Corps base. In recent years it's become a popular destination for tourists to go to the beach, hike and shop.

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On a budget? Here's how you can actually save money by going green

Sustainable, eco-friendly habits (and a few products) that will put some extra cash in your wallet.

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Sixers snap 14-game cross-border losing streak, even up series vs. Raptors

Philadelphia's defense was on another level, holding Toronto to just 36.3 percent shooting from the field and surviving third and fourth quarter flurries.

from NBC News Top Stories http://bit.ly/2GUuzUv

Rod Rosenstein resigns from Justice Department, effective May 11

The deputy attorney general submitted his letter to Trump and said he enjoyed the president's "humor and courtesy."

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Chase Bank's 'Monday Motivation' tweet backfires

“Our #MondayMotivation is to get better at #MondayMotivation tweets,” the Chase account later said. “Thanks for the feedback Twitter world.”

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8 chefs share their favorite meat-free main courses

Vegetarian recipes from food pros like Giada De Laurentiis and Kevin Curry that will keep you full and satisfied on #meatlessmonday (or any day of the week).

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2IRrQ09

What if a killer asteroid were headed our way? NASA plans to find out this week

The space agency and its partners are using a make-believe asteroid to address a real risk.

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Breast cancer in young women: Good outcomes with advised therapy

Breast cancer in young women is characterized by more aggressive biological features as compared to those arising in older patients but outcomes are good when guideline-recommended treatments are given.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2LdPeXP

Brain area tied to emotions is larger in vets, service members with mild TBI and PTSD

A new study finds that veterans and active-duty service members with combat-related PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury had larger amygdalas -- the region of the brain that processes such emotions as fear, anxiety, and aggression -- than those with only brain injuries.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2ZJREk7

Mindfulness may help decrease stress in caregivers of veterans

Caregivers of veterans who engaged in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy found it relieved stress, anxiety and worry, according to a new study.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2WftQTc

Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. It also shows that a morning bout of exercise combined with brief walking breaks to frequently disrupt sitting throughout an eight-hour day can boost short-term memory compared to uninterrupted sitting, according to the study.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V49XSh

Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers have created a blood test that can flag chronic fatigue syndrome, which currently lacks a standard, reliable diagnostic test.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2GIlYmx

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit

Researchers conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vpoB7E

Widespread brain connections enable face recognition

Remembering a familiar face engages a wider network of brain regions than previously thought, according to a new study.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2URIQ81

US 1 of 8 nations where child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vrjQKL

Inhaled hydrogen could protect the brain during heart-lung bypass

Newborns with life-threatening congenital heart disease often need open-heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, which carries a risk of damaging the brain. Critically ill newborns who are placed on ECMO are at even higher risk for brain injury. A new study, performed in a large animal model, suggests that adding a dash of hydrogen to the usual mix of respiratory gases could further protect babies' brains. The researchers are now planning a small safety trial.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2L8u9Oj

Same brain cells active during sleep and exploration in mice

Researchers have mapped the activity of individual neurons deep in the brain during sleep and exploration of novel objects in male and female mice. The study suggests these cells may facilitate memory formation.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2ZKSRYo

First genome-wide association study for Type 2 diabetes in youth findings

First Genome-Wide Association Study for Type 2 diabetes discovers seven genetic variants associated with the disease in young people.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2VAMoQA

Radiotherapy after chemo may improve survival in patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma

Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy after chemotherapy even when all traces of the cancer appear to have gone.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2LbM4Uz

Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma

Mesothelioma patients are twice as likely to survive for two years or longer, if they are treated with a high dose of radiation to the affected side of the trunk.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2IRgB8i

Single dose of targeted radiotherapy is safe and effective for prostate cancer

A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumor within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low-risk prostate cancer.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2J3Bjkg

Fecal transplants may be best answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Unlike antibiotics, which are destructive by definition, fecal transplants or microbial replacement therapies, repopulate the gut with a diverse group of microbes that may block the C. diff's spore from germinating and propagating disease via its toxins. Transplants have several delivery methods, including enemas, capsules and direct instillation, to replace the diverse flora that maintain health and improve metabolism.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2IPnXZA

Caffeine prevents PGE1-induced disturbances in respiratory neural control

Researchers propose PGE exerts adenosine-mediated effects on brainstem mechanisms of respiratory control, which may lead to destabilization of breathing in human infants undergoing treatment for congenital heart disease. Prostaglandin's effects could be mediated thorough microglia, and caffeine could be a convenient treatment to prevent respiratory instability in infants receiving PGE1 infusion.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vuVijU

New 3D printed microscope promising for medical diagnostics in developing countries

Researchers have used 3D printing to make an inexpensive and portable high-resolution microscope that is small and robust enough to use in the field or at the bedside. The high-resolution 3D images provided by the instrument could potentially be used to detect diabetes, sickle cell disease, malaria and other diseases.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vqAUAF

Heavier and taller children are more likely to develop kidney cancer as adults than their average-sized peers

A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark reveals that heavier and taller children are at greater risk than their average-sized peers of developing the kidney cancer renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V5FfZe

New view on the mechanisms of how the brain works

After a series of studies, researchers have shown that not only one part, but most parts of the brain can be involved in processing the signals that arise from touch. The results open the way for a new approach to how the brain's network of neurons processes information, and thereby the mechanisms by which the brain works.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V1QYrE

What makes memories stronger?

Scientists have found that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes in the hippocampus, the memory-processing center of the brain.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2LlIl74

Precision medicine for pediatric cancers: New hope for children and adolescents

In 87% of patients, the study identified genomic anomalies that allowed for better patient management, either through better follow-up of residual disease, reclassification of the disease, or through the application of targeted therapy or to guide treatment and identify options for future personalized targeted therapy.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2ZGK8Xb

H3N2 viruses mutate during vaccine production but new tech could fix it

A new technology may make H3N2 vaccine development a bit easier. Researchers describe a new cell line that enables better growth of H3N2 for vaccine use. The virus is also far less likely to mutate during production using this cell line, improving the chances of a match between vaccine and circulating influenza viruses.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2UNTCfF

Autism diagnoses prove highly stable as early as 14 months

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2DBniH6

As synagogue shooting unfolded, extremists gathered on Facebook page connected to gunman

The shooting adds to a growing list of violent acts with ties to fringe parts of the internet that can also be found on mainstream platforms.

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Trumps sue to quash congressional bank subpoenas

Deutsche Bank has continued to lend money to the president when other banks have refused. Trump wrote a check to Michael Cohen on his Capital One account.

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Family wins battle to sponsor immigrant boy separated from father

A judge gave a Texas family permission to foster the boy, who's 8 and was held 11 months despite having a willing sponsor.

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John Singleton dies at 51 after suffering stroke

At 24, Singleton became the youngest and the first black filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination for best director and best original screenplay for "Boyz n the Hood."

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'Our great shame': Family of Poway shooting suspect releases public apology

"To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries," the family said.

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Trump proposes charging asylum seekers fee to process their claims

Trump ordered changes to ensure that all asylum applications are adjudicated within 180 days, except for those representing exceptional circumstances.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2GR16ut

'Martyrdom, bro:' California man busted in domestic terror plot

Mark Steven Domingo boasted about amassing an arsenal of weapons, but he struggled to pinpoint a target or develop a plan.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2J58qV9

Arya's heroism puts icing on 'Game of Throne's' most ambitious episode yet

As the final episodes count down, fans have been anxiously awaiting the fates of their favorites. And “The Long Night's” biggest twist delivered.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2J12Xys

Purported Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi tape emerges

The man, claiming to be the caliphate's leader, praises those who carried out Easter bombings of churches in Sri Lanka.

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Google's parent company struggles with mobile clicks, YouTube changes

Shares of Alphabet dropped 7 percent after hours after closing up 1.5 percent at a record-high of $1,296.20.

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Loved ones searching for missing Illinois mother

Tiffini Murphy, 38, was last seen in Lacon, Illinois in the early morning hours of September 1, 2018. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating her disappearance.

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This Chicago student got a perfect score on his AP Spanish exam

"I would say to students and young people who come from Spanish-speaking families to embrace that," the star student said.

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Woman develops 'Not Reaching' pouch to save black lives during traffic stops

Jackie Carter didn’t know Philando Castile. But the young man’s death inspired her to come up with something to prevent routine traffic stops from becoming deadly.

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Swarthmore suspends frat activity amid backlash over leaked letters

Students staged a sit-in at the Phi Psi house amid outrage over leaked documents that contain derogatory comments about women, minorities and the LGBTQ community.

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Scientists say they're closer to possible blood test for chronic fatigue

Some doctors remain skeptical citing the study's small sample size and that a blood test isn't needed to make a diagnosis as reasons why.

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Halima Aden becomes first Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to wear hijab, burkini

The 21-year-old Somali American was also the first person to wear a hijab at the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016.

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Gay BYU student comes out in valedictorian speech

Matt Easton, the 24-year-old political science major and valedictorian of the Brigham Young University class of 2019, came out as gay in his graduation speech.

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Mystery of moon's formation may have been solved

New look at lunar rocks suggests that the moon formed when a Mars-size rock struck Earth while it was still young and covered in molten rock.

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Trump's washing machine tariffs are leaving Americans high and dry

American manufacturers have also jacked up the cost of their appliances, in order to match the higher price of their competitors.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2J2pcnL

Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

Lilit Martirosian spoke to the human rights committee in Armenia's parliament on April 5. Then the threats began.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2IPoNFS

Burger King plans to release Impossible Whopper nationwide

Burger King's plant-based Impossible Whopper will be in all 7,300 locations by the end of 2019.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2Wckjfu

These artists want to draw the Chinese railroad workers back into history

In the fourth of five articles about the Transcontinental Railroad anniversary, two Chinese artists explain the inspiration behind their railroad projects.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2XSR7up

Can Congress make Attorney General Barr testify? It won't be easy

Congress has three methods at its disposal to seek compliance with a subpoena by holding a witness in contempt, and all have shortcomings.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2Y0nlEl

DHS won't answer questions about staff, funds for domestic terror fight

Former DHS officials who previously worked on terrorism prevention worry the new office lacks the funding and staff to be effective.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2IOLutS

Four family members killed in Ohio apartment

A family member called the police in West Chester, Ohio, after finding four relatives shot to death.

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Breast cancer in young women: Good outcomes with advised therapy

Breast cancer in young women is characterized by more aggressive biological features as compared to those arising in older patients but outcomes are good when guideline-recommended treatments are given.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2LdPeXP

Brain area tied to emotions is larger in vets, service members with mild TBI and PTSD

A new study finds that veterans and active-duty service members with combat-related PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury had larger amygdalas -- the region of the brain that processes such emotions as fear, anxiety, and aggression -- than those with only brain injuries.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2ZJREk7

Mindfulness may help decrease stress in caregivers of veterans

Caregivers of veterans who engaged in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy found it relieved stress, anxiety and worry, according to a new study.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2WftQTc

Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. It also shows that a morning bout of exercise combined with brief walking breaks to frequently disrupt sitting throughout an eight-hour day can boost short-term memory compared to uninterrupted sitting, according to the study.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V49XSh

Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers have created a blood test that can flag chronic fatigue syndrome, which currently lacks a standard, reliable diagnostic test.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2GIlYmx

US 1 of 8 nations where child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vrjQKL

Inhaled hydrogen could protect the brain during heart-lung bypass

Newborns with life-threatening congenital heart disease often need open-heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, which carries a risk of damaging the brain. Critically ill newborns who are placed on ECMO are at even higher risk for brain injury. A new study, performed in a large animal model, suggests that adding a dash of hydrogen to the usual mix of respiratory gases could further protect babies' brains. The researchers are now planning a small safety trial.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2L8u9Oj

First genome-wide association study for Type 2 diabetes in youth findings

First Genome-Wide Association Study for Type 2 diabetes discovers seven genetic variants associated with the disease in young people.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2VAMoQA

Radiotherapy after chemo may improve survival in patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma

Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy after chemotherapy even when all traces of the cancer appear to have gone.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2LbM4Uz

Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma

Mesothelioma patients are twice as likely to survive for two years or longer, if they are treated with a high dose of radiation to the affected side of the trunk.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2IRgB8i

Single dose of targeted radiotherapy is safe and effective for prostate cancer

A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumor within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low-risk prostate cancer.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2J3Bjkg

Fecal transplants may be best answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Unlike antibiotics, which are destructive by definition, fecal transplants or microbial replacement therapies, repopulate the gut with a diverse group of microbes that may block the C. diff's spore from germinating and propagating disease via its toxins. Transplants have several delivery methods, including enemas, capsules and direct instillation, to replace the diverse flora that maintain health and improve metabolism.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2IPnXZA

Caffeine prevents PGE1-induced disturbances in respiratory neural control

Researchers propose PGE exerts adenosine-mediated effects on brainstem mechanisms of respiratory control, which may lead to destabilization of breathing in human infants undergoing treatment for congenital heart disease. Prostaglandin's effects could be mediated thorough microglia, and caffeine could be a convenient treatment to prevent respiratory instability in infants receiving PGE1 infusion.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vuVijU

New 3D printed microscope promising for medical diagnostics in developing countries

Researchers have used 3D printing to make an inexpensive and portable high-resolution microscope that is small and robust enough to use in the field or at the bedside. The high-resolution 3D images provided by the instrument could potentially be used to detect diabetes, sickle cell disease, malaria and other diseases.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2vqAUAF

Heavier and taller children are more likely to develop kidney cancer as adults than their average-sized peers

A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark reveals that heavier and taller children are at greater risk than their average-sized peers of developing the kidney cancer renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V5FfZe

Precision medicine for pediatric cancers: New hope for children and adolescents

In 87% of patients, the study identified genomic anomalies that allowed for better patient management, either through better follow-up of residual disease, reclassification of the disease, or through the application of targeted therapy or to guide treatment and identify options for future personalized targeted therapy.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2ZGK8Xb

H3N2 viruses mutate during vaccine production but new tech could fix it

A new technology may make H3N2 vaccine development a bit easier. Researchers describe a new cell line that enables better growth of H3N2 for vaccine use. The virus is also far less likely to mutate during production using this cell line, improving the chances of a match between vaccine and circulating influenza viruses.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2UNTCfF

Autism diagnoses prove highly stable as early as 14 months

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2DBniH6

John Singleton to be taken off life support weeks after suffering stroke

The director, 51, who was nominated for an Academy Award for "Boyz n the Hood," suffered a stroke April 17.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2DPlmuX

Your present self is your best future self

Predicting similarity over time is strongly related to happiness later on in life according to new study.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2DCJ7WU

Susceptibility to disease develops during childhood

Traumatized children and children who develop multiple allergies tend to suffer in adulthood from chronic inflammatory diseases and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have demonstrated this in a study in which they identified five classes of early immune-system programming.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2Win7YM

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer, study finds

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2DCJ5hK

How the olfactory brain affects memory

How sensory perception in the brain affects learning and memory processes is far from fully understood. Neuroscientists have discovered a new aspect of how the processing of odors impacts memory centers. They showed that the piriform cortex -- a part of the olfactory brain -- has a direct influence on information storage in our most important memory structure, the hippocampus.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V0tG5o

Consumption of caffeinated energy drinks rises in the United States

According to a new study, energy drink consumption in the United States has increased substantially over the past decade among adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. Energy drink consumers had significantly higher total caffeine intake compared with non-consumers and the beverages represented a majority of their total daily caffeine. Use by young adults continues to steadily rise.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V1xfIG

These artists want to draw the Chinese railroad workers back into history

In the fourth of five articles about the Transcontinental Railroad anniversary, two Chinese artists explain the inspiration behind their railroad projects.

from NBC News Top Stories https://nbcnews.to/2PCDxsi

Susceptibility to disease develops during childhood

Traumatized children and children who develop multiple allergies tend to suffer in adulthood from chronic inflammatory diseases and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have demonstrated this in a study in which they identified five classes of early immune-system programming.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2Win7YM

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer, study finds

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2DCJ5hK

Consumption of caffeinated energy drinks rises in the United States

According to a new study, energy drink consumption in the United States has increased substantially over the past decade among adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. Energy drink consumers had significantly higher total caffeine intake compared with non-consumers and the beverages represented a majority of their total daily caffeine. Use by young adults continues to steadily rise.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2V1xfIG

Paving the way for innovative treatment of epilepsy

Researchers have discovered that a drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy.

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Paving the way for innovative treatment of epilepsy

Researchers have discovered that a drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy.

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Can Congress make Attorney General Barr testify? It won't be easy

Congress has three different methods at its disposal to seek compliance with a subpoena by holding a witness in contempt, and all have shortcomings.

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DHS won't answer questions about staff, funds for domestic terror fight

Former DHS officials who previously worked on terrorism prevention worry the new office lacks the funding and staff to be effective.

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NFL draft pick called dad of slain teammate: 'It's not good'

Dwane Simmons was killed in a shooting hours after his friend was drafted by the New York Giants.

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Four family members killed in Ohio apartment

A family member called the West Chester, Ohio, police after finding four relatives dead in the apartment

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Arya's heroism puts icing on 'Game of Throne's' most ambitious episode yet