Monthly Archives: December 2017

Britain’s only woman to carry her heart in a backpack: Amazing £86000 device that keeps this mother alive

When Selwa Hussain, 39, of Clayhall, Essex, had extreme heart failure, doctors performed pioneering surgery to give her an artificial heart which she must carry in a specialised backpack. Read More »

Woman sues hospital over nude photo taken of her on operating table

A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the operating table. Read More »

Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council

The group’s dwindling numbers went to zero members this week when the White House sent out dismissal letters. Read More »

E. Coli Outbreak: A Dangerous Strain Has Infected 17 Americans. Is Romaine Lettuce The Culprit?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that no source has been definitively identified for the U.S. outbreak yet. Read More »

How to prevent and treat a New Year’s Eve hangover

For those who enjoy ringing in the new year with a few drinks, here is a breakdown of some simple ways you can start off the first day of 2018 without a debilitating hangover. The best way to ensure that you do not wake up on Jan. 1 with a hangover is to limit your …

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World Health Organization’s Junk Diagnosis For ‘Gaming Disorder’ Trivializes Mental Illness

News media reported this week that the World Health Organization (WHO) is moving ahead with the inclusion of “gaming disorder” (essentially video game ad… Read More »

Vitamin D and Calcium Don’t Prevent Bone Fractures

Researchers found no association of vitamin D or calcium supplements with the frequency of hip, spine or total fractures in older adults. Read More »

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Flu Vaccine

This flu season may be a bad one. Read More »

More pregnant women are using pot to treat morning sickness, studies suggest

Pregnant women who use marijuana could put their baby at risk of developmental problems. Read More »

Fish May Be Good for the Growing Brain

Children who eat fish tend to sleep better and score higher on IQ tests, a new study has found. Read More »