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Health

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster.
'Deaths of despair' fuel rising midlife mortality for white Americans
For whites across America, "deaths of despair" are rising
Brookings Institution
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Outlook good as formerly conjoined twins leave NY hospital

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Formerly conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic have left a New York hospital two months after surgery to separate them. Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho were released Friday from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, north of New York City.

CancerLocator Tool Aims to Non-Invasively Diagnose Cancer, Pinpoint Tissue of Origin

GenomeWeb - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Researchers have developed an approach to glean whether blood samples contain tumor DNA and in which tissue that tumor, if present, is located.

Virginia doctor believes he found cure for sepsis

KING5.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A critical-care physician at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) believes he found a simple, inexpensive cure for sepsis.

Medical marijuana doctors gain approvals, await next steps

Orlando Sentinel - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dr. Raphael Bones of Prixus Medical talks about his role in certifying patients for medical cannabis treatment, Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Why has Jackson, Miss., been labeled 'the fattest city' in the US?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Mar 23, 2017‎
The top 20 cities on the list are all in the southern United States, with Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue coming in at the bottom. Monitor's Best: Top 5. Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto is quitting the GOP.

It's Happening: Scientists Can Now Reverse DNA Ageing in Mice

ScienceAlert - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers have identified a cellular mechanism that allows them to reverse ageing in mouse DNA and protect it from future damage.

Lab-Grown Red Cells in Industrial Quantities (BBC

MedPage Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
Researchers in Britain say they've developed a method allowing "mass production" of red blood cells, the BBC reported.

Nail salon accused of posting sign charging more for overweight customers

NBC4i.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
MEMPHIS, TN (WCMH) - A Tennessee woman says she was greeted by a rude sign when she walked into a nail salon. Deshania Ferguson posted a photo of the sign on Facebook two weeks ago.

In Meningitis Case, Pharmacy Exec Is Found Guilty Of Some Charges, But Not Murder

WBUR - ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
Barry Cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston on Thursday for closing arguments in his trial. (Steven Senne/AP). The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and ...

This State Wants to Make a Huge Change to Its Marijuana Laws

SFGate - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois lawmakers have proposed placing marijuana under the same legal restrictions as alcohol, meaning recreational marijuana would be available for legal purchase in the state to anyone over the age of 21.

US Doctors Successfully Operate on Baby With Four Legs

Voice of America - ‎4 hours ago‎
Foster mom Nancy Swabb holds Dominique, a 10-month-old baby born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck during a news conference, March 21, 2017, at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
JACKSON, Miss. - A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with “the gusto of a hound dog.

Older moms may raise better-behaved kids – here's why

CBS News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Older mothers are less likely to scold or punish their young children, and those children tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems, a new study suggests.

Maryland lawmakers outline plans to fight opioid overdoses

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland lawmakers outlined on Friday the proposals they brought together into two measures to help fight the epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse.

Colonoscopy just the start in preventing colorectal cancer

Medical Xpress - ‎14 hours ago‎
Dr. Joel Levine, right, heads the Colon Cancer Prevention Program at UConn Health, which focuses on identifying and managing risk.
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Last Updated: 3/24/17, 8:06:03 pm