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Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
Hundreds of Marylanders may need spinal taps as public health leaders seek to rein in a fungal meningitis outbreak that continues to expand as more is learned about the unusual cases. Health officials said Wednesday that they still are working to contact...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Zookeepers have diligently worked with the zoo’s youngest calf, B.J., born on Nov. 23, to encourage him to nurse or drink from a bottle. This is the first calf for his mother, Emma, and initially she was anxious when the calf...
Tribune reporterMedical tests have shown that Chicago's Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, he said in a wide-ranging interview, though doctors have advised the Roman Catholic archbishop to skip two Christmas Day traditions dear to him. Because months...
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...
Virgin Galactic is already offering $200,000 tickets to intrepid tourists who want to take a suborbital flight on a craft called SpaceShipTwo. Start-up Golden Spike announced earlier this month that it would offer round trips to the moon for two...
The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby beluga whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking. The whale, already dehydrated and disoriented, soon...
You're a mess. You've been eating and drinking nonstop since Thanksgiving. You haven't seen an elliptical in weeks. And you're badly in need of pruning. But hey, that's what resolutions are for, right? So have a ball this New Year's Eve knowing that on...
Keeping Warm This Winter Katie's Tips: Wake-up, work out! Exercise gets your blood pumping and increases your body temperature. Plus it releases “feel good” endorphins that can really help you start the day off on the right note/foot....
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WGN NewsTargeting auto immune disease. Scientists are sending in nanoparticles stocked with ammunition to stop the assault on the body. The tiny particles may help make a big difference for patients with MS. Stephen Miller, PhD, auto-immune researcher,...
Tags: Pancreas, Diabetes, Science and Technology, Asthma, Allergies
The Hartford Courant"Your HIV test is positive, " I tell a 22-year-old man, confirming that he has the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. I reassure him that HIV is a treatable disease. If he takes antiviral medications daily, he can have a normal life...
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