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Brazilian vampire bat starting to consume human blood
Dyphilla ecaudataMonday January 16, 2017 9:15AM ET
The Dyphilla ecaudata bat in northeastern Brazil is one of the world’s three species of vampire bat, all of them in the Americas, ranging from Mexico to southern Chile and Argentina. To date, only one of them has been known to feed on human blood.
Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly
Hip fractureMonday January 16, 2017 4:32AM ET
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
Food to eat during cancer treatment
Cancer dietSaturday January 14, 2017 6:51AM ET
They say the easiest way to reduce the risk for cancer is eating a healthy diet but what happens once the treatment starts? Healthy diet can make you feel better, give you more energy, and it may help you tolerate treatment-related side effects.
Rare strain of E. coli strikes across Canada, source unknown
E. coliSaturday January 14, 2017 5:31AM ET
A dozen cases of E. coli O121 have been confirmed in three Canadian provinces, according to matching genetic fingerprint data, but the source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.
Surprising relation between incorrect chromosome number and cancer
ChromosomesFriday January 13, 2017 7:19AM ET
Over a century ago, a German-born scientist experimenting with impregnated sea urchin eggs had an insight that led to one of the first modern theories of cancer.
Surprising advance in treatment of adult cancers
EpigeneticsFriday January 13, 2017 5:25AM ET
A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use.
High blood pressure, number of deaths increasing worldwide
High blood pressureThursday January 12, 2017 7:29AM ET
As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silent killer," a new study contends.
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