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A match is found: Nova Scotia transplant advocate gets 2 new lungs

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A Nova Scotia woman has received a double lung transplant just months after she thought the financial burden of the procedure would force her into palliative care.

Female warblers live longer when they have help raising offspring

1 day ago from Physorg

Death is, unfortunately, an inevitable consequence of life. In most animals growing old is accompanied by progressive deterioration in health and vitality, leading to an increasing likelihood of death with...

Feces transplantation: Effective treatment with economic benefits

1 day ago from Science Blog

Healthy donor faeces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, faeces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR...

Young workers suffer longer from recessions

1 day ago from Physorg

As the saying goes, last in, first out. It's particularly true for young workers in recessions when the impact on their earnings can last a lifetime.

Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics

1 day ago from Physorg

In a joint collaboration, researchers from Denmark and Switzerland have shown that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to...

Scapegoating opioid makers lets true offender get away

2 days ago from UPI

Extracting a pound of flesh from the makers of opioids won't stop the overdose rate from climbing.

'Nanofiber yarn' makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue

2 days ago from Physorg

The human body is held together by an intricate cable system of tendons and muscles, engineered by nature to be tough and highly stretchable. An injury to any of these...

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

2 days ago from Physorg

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these...

New nanomedicine slips through the cracks

2 days ago from Physorg

In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC)...

North Carolina hospital delivering blood with drones in pioneering medical program

2 days ago from UPI

The first-ever medical drone delivery program to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration has taken flight at a North Carolina hospital in a pioneering use of the devices in...

Phys Ed: After a Knee Injury, Be Wary When Returning to Sports

2 days ago from NY Times Health

Athletes who pass return-to-play tests after an A.C.L. injury remain just as likely to experience a subsequent knee injury as those who fail the tests.

Sri Lanka: Death toll rises to 359, 45 children confirmed dead

2 days ago from UPI

The death toll rose to 359 Wednesday as more people injured in Easter Sunday's suicide attacks in Sri Lanka succumbed to their injuries, police said.

Federal judge says he will block Trump ban on abortion referrals

2 days ago from UPI

An Oregon federal judge said Tuesday he would support an injunction against a ban on abortion referrals at federally funded family planning clinics.

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

2 days ago from MIT Research

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible,...

Los Angeles Lakers interview Jason Kidd for head coaching job

2 days ago from UPI

Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach and Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the team's head coaching vacancy.

B.C. woman gets first implant in Western Canada to help treat opioid addiction

2 days ago from CBC: Health

A Kamloops woman is the first in Western Canada to receive an implant which releases buprenorphine, a drug used to help treat opioid addiction. 

Suspended WR Josh Gordon signs RFA tender with New England Patriots

2 days ago from UPI

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is currently serving an indefinite NFL suspension, signed his restricted free-agent tender Tuesday.

Untrained caregivers bear burdern of complex medical tasks, report shows

2 days ago from UPI

Twenty million largely self-taught home caregivers in the United States perform complex medical tasks for family members and friends, a new report says.

H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch dies at 96

2 days ago from UPI

H&R Block co-founder Henry Wollman Bloch died at the age of 96 on Tuesday, the company announced.

More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analyzed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood...

Gonorrhoea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer

2 days ago from CBC: Health

The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory.

Synthetic street drug causes zombie-like effects, says provincial health authority

2 days ago from CBC: Health

The British Columbia Interior Health authority is warning street-drug users of a synthetic cannabinoid that has been linked to a so-called "zombie" outbreak in New York.

Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has elbow surgery

2 days ago from UPI

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi had elbow surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow, the team said.

Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash

2 days ago from Physorg

Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds.

Metformin may help patients maintain weight loss long-term

2 days ago from Science Daily

In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study, among the persons who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight during the first year,...

When designing clinical trials for Huntington's disease, first ask the experts

2 days ago from Science Daily

Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington's disease (HD) and at least some molecular underpinnings of the disease has resulted in a new era of clinical testing of...

More than half of older dialysis patients die within a year

2 days ago from UPI

Over half of older adults with end-stage kidney disease die within a year of starting dialysis, upending previously held beliefs about the use of the treatment, a study says.

Donald Trump orders boycott of White House Correspondents' Dinner

2 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to boycott the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.