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Evolution Research Could Revolutionize Cancer Therapy
Evolutionary studies indicate that the genetic changes enabling a cancer to develop arise shockingly early within the primary tumor. This discovery points to a promising new approach to therapy-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
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E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
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At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/...
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The Man With 3 Faces: A Frenchman Received Another Face After His First Transplant Died
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(LONDON) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.

Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010, when Hamon was in his mid-30s. But after getting ill in 2015, Hamon was given drugs that interfered with the anti-rejection medicines he was ta...

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"Warm Transplants" Save Livers and Lives
A machine that maintains organs at body temperature may help alleviate shortages-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
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Global Health: ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
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An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/...
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The Fight to Keep Tobacco Sacred
Native Americans have the highest smoking rates in the country. Some tribal members are attempting to reverse that trend in a surprising way-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
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A Sudden Loss of Wealth Increases Your Chances of Death
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When people lose 75% or more of their wealth, they are 50% more likely to die early than people whose wealth remains steady, according to new research.

In the study, published Tuesday in the journal JAMA, researchers examined how losing financial stability impacts a person’s health over time. Lindsay Pool, a research ass...

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The Trauma of Having a Newborn in the NICU
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When Kelli Kelley awoke from her C-section 17 years ago, having delivered her son after just 24 weeks of pregnancy, her husband gave her a Polaroid of their baby. He was tiny, underdeveloped, eyes still fused shut, with translucent skin covered in fine hair, and lying in a sea of medical equipment and lines. To Kelley he looked like a baby bird. Cut to her first visit to the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) to meet him: a cacophony of beeping machines, harsh lighting, “space-age-looking...

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Brain Scans May Predict Optimal Mental Health Treatments
Imaging technologies could find the best treatments for depression and addiction—and could even reshape education-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
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Opioid Overdose Rates in America Are Still Increasing
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Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by about 30% across the United States between June 2016 and September 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The figures, included in the agency’s monthly Vital Signs report, suggest that the ravages of the opioid crisis, which clai...

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