Monthly Archives: November 2017

Study Shows Just How Dirty Houseflies Are

Whole-genome shotgun sequencing (WGS) found that houseflies can carry bacteria associated with various diseases. Read More »

How One Pop-Up Restaurant Is Fighting Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

A Toronto pop-up restaurant serves food prepared by chefs living with HIV/AIDS. NPR’s Elise Hu talks to Joanne Simons, CEO of the Casey House hospital, about how the eatery breaks down stigma. Read More »

If You Transplant a Human Head, Where Do You Get the Body?

Two years ago, the controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made a brazen announcement: In December 2017, for the first time in history, he would transplant a human head. Read More »

‘Thanksgiving miracle’: Baby denied kidney receives transplant

An Atlanta baby receives a kidney transplant after the hospital first denied surgery due to his father’s arrest. Read More »

3 to 4 cups of coffee can do more good than bad for your body, study suggests

Researchers looked at more than 200 previous studies. Read More »

Want to feel relaxed over the holidays? Maybe choose red wine over shots.

Drinkers associate beer, liquor, and red and white wine with different emotional responses, says a new study. Read More »

Report: Industry hid decades-old study showing sugar’s unhealthy effects

More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. Read More »

These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.

Abby and Erin Delaney have gone home — months after being separated in a rare surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Read More »

MicroRNAs in Saliva as a Biomarker for Prolonged Concussion

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here’s how to increase the odds of getting it right. Read More »

Patients with Cancer Face PTSD Risk

Early symptoms seem to persist long-term Read More »