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Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

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Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Army suspends general for handling of sex assault case

WASHINGTON -- The Army on Friday suspended its top commander in Japan for failing to properly investigate a sexual assault allegation, an action that follows a month of increasing calls in Congress for accountability for a crisis that has affected all the services.<p>Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, the …

How to Avoid Stress in the Morning: Men's Health.com

Instead, make time at home proactive, Morgenstern says. "You're in charge, spending time on things that fuel you, energize you, and make you feel in control." Then you'll head into the office relaxed, focused, and ready to face the day. Just follow Morgenstern's steps to establish an efficient …

31 Things You Can Do with Beer (Besides Drink It)

If Badebier weren't so expensive and difficult to obtain (the only U.S. importer is Noble Union Imports, nobleunion.com, 713-874-1984), I could become a bubble-bath addict.<p>The experience started me thinking about other possible uses for my favorite beverage. What if beer were like WD-40—an …

Feel Better Faster

<b>FEEL BETTER with Super Foods</b><br>Sure, loading up on vitamin C helps: One study reported that taking 0.2 grams or more (about two cups of OJ) daily shortened the number of days a cold lasted by 8 percent. But this shouldn't be your only line of defense. Vitamins A, B6, and E along with zinc, selenium, …

Appreciating the politics of psychiatry

The relationship of psychiatry to the prevailing political context has always been troubling. In authoritarian environments, such as the USSR, …

Cancer drug reverses Alzheimer's effects in mice - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The cancer-fighting drug bexarotene reverses memory loss in mice expressing gene …

Genes tied to severe seizure disorders in kids - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Scientists have identified two new genes linked to seizure disorders in …

Insomnia May Triple Risk of Heart Failure

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Poor sleep is associated with a range of heart problems, including high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack. Now, new research shows a link between …

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Stroke patients see signs of recovery in stem-cell trial

<b>Five seriously disabled stroke patients have shown small signs of recovery following the injection of stem cells into their brain.</b><p>Prof Keith Muir, of Glasgow University, who is treating them, says he is "surprised" by the mild to moderate improvements in the five patients.<p>He stresses it is too soon …

Stem Cells

Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime

If you're dragging this first day back to work after the holiday weekend, think again before heading for the coffee machine: Taking a short mid-day snooze could actually be a more effective way to give yourself a mental boost. Naps have been shown to counter the effects of sleep deprivation, boost …

H7N9 bird flu drug resistance concern

<b>Drug resistance has been detected in patients infected with the new bird flu that has emerged in China, say doctors.</b><p>The H7N9 virus became resistant to Tamiflu in three out of 14 patients treated with antiviral drugs at Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre.<p>The researchers, writing in the Lancet, …

Disease

Coronavirus death reported in France

<b>A patient infected with the novel coronavirus has died in France, according to the health ministry.</b><p>The virus, which is similar to those which cause Sars and the common cold, emerged last year.<p>Out of 44 confirmed cases around the world, 23 people have now died with most infections linked to travel …

Disease

How Happiness Changes With Age

Becoming okay with being boring<p>I'm just shy of 40 years-old. I spend most Saturday nights at home in yoga pants, rereading favorite novels or watching old movies, or playing Monopoly Junior with my seven-year-old. (If you think Monopoly is boring, then you haven't tried Monopoly Junior.)<p>This way of …