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Cartilage grown to rebuild body parts

Cartilage grown to rebuild body parts

Image caption It is hoped the grown cartilage will be used on humans in about three years Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could…

Allergies may boost chances of anxiety or depression symptoms

(Reuters Health) – Kids who have allergies at an early age are more likely than others to also have problems with anxiety and depression, according to a new study. As…

Should frail or demented patients have defibrillators implanted?

(Reuters Health) – Frailty and brain health should be taken into account when determining whether patients should have a defibrillator implanted in their chest, suggests a new study. More than…

Michigan governor apologizes for state’s handling of Flint’s water

DETROIT Michigan’s governor apologized on Tuesday for the state’s mishandling of lead contamination in the city of Flint’s water supply and accepted the resignation of the state official whose department…

Smart wheelchair moves by pacifier sucks

A Barcelona-based disability foundation has created an intelligent chair so that severely disabled children can better explore their surroundings. Previous models of wheelchair were usually joystick-operated and were unusable for…

Preemies may have weaker muscles as young adults

(Reuters Health) – Young adults who were born prematurely may have weaker muscles than their peers born at full term, a Finnish study suggests. These young adults born preterm also…

Seaweed capsules may lead to an injection-free life for diabetic patients

Seaweed capsules may lead to an injection-free life for diabetic patients

A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, can help to overcome major challenges in pancreatic islet transplantation. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. Patients with…

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates ‘sweet tooth’

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates ‘sweet tooth’

We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible. While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our…

Smokers urged not to dismiss cough

Smokers urged not to dismiss cough

Image copyright Thinkstock Smokers are being urged not to dismiss the early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker’s cough. In a new campaign, Public Health England says…

Guinea to be declared free of Ebola

Guinea to be declared free of Ebola

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Baby Noubia, Guinea’s last Ebola patient, was released from hospital in November Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization…