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Know only 10 things to be dangerous in OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a program used to make 3D models. But unlike most 3D modeling programs, there are only 10 things you need to know in order to be …

The Organ Care System Is A New Way To Save Hearts For Transplant (video)

The technology for transporting organs hasn’t changed in decades. With hearts especially, that’s problematic, because once you stick a heart in a …

Malaria cases in the US reach a 40-year high, new data shows

Malaria has been nearly obliterated in the United States — but rates of the deadly tropical illness recently saw a striking rise stateside, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>In a report issued today, the agency noted that malaria cases in the US …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

MSF teams are treating people injured by landslides and responding to the evolving crisis.<p>This video report documents MSF's response to the medical …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Test

A viable, effective vaccine against malaria has long eluded scientists. Results from a preliminary study have ignited hope that a new type of vaccine could change that.<p>The experimental vaccine offered strong protection against malaria when given at high doses, scientists report Thursday in the …

Painless microneedle patch could test for TB

Today, one of the standard tests for tuberculosis involves inserting a hypodermic needle into a person's arm using a very precise angle and depth -- thereby requiring a certain level of skill on the part of the tester and chutzpah on the part of the patient.<p>Researchers at the University of …

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Polio eradication: A humanitarian fix.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication. …

Curing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In Kids Takes Creativity

The world is struggling to cope with a growing epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Treatment is even more complicated for children.<p>TB drugs aren't usually designed for kids, says Dr. Christoph Hoehn the acting country director for Doctors Without Borders in Tajikistan. That means they aren't …