Study shows increasing pressure on families from opioid crisis

Study shows increasing pressure on families from opioid crisis

DURHAM, N.H. — A new federal study shows that parents struggling with addiction are losing custody of their children at a higher rate. The University of New Hampshire study shows that the number of child abuse and neglect cases recorded by the Division of Children, Youth and Families has increased by nearly 2,000 from 2013 […]

Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation

Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation

Updated 4:06 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-3’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 3’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Lexi Wright left her chair and walked across the stage and down the ramp to accept her diploma at Ravenna High School’s graduation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, […]

Scientist hopes to harness the abilities of spiders

Scientist hopes to harness the abilities of spiders

A spider’s silk is as strong as the Kevlar woven into bulletproof vests and more elastic than nylon, making it tougher than any material made by human hands. Generations of scientists have tried to mass produce it and failed. Amanda Brooks, though, may be close. Brooks, an assistant professor at North Dakota State University, has […]

Early Stage Lung Cancer Detected with cfDNA Assays

Early Stage Lung Cancer Detected with cfDNA Assays

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD According to initial results reported at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting from the Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study, 3 cell-free DNA (cfDNA) tests showed high degrees of specificity in identifying signs of early stage lung cancer.1 In this study, 3 prototype sequencing assays were used: paired cfDNA and white blood […]

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An experimental blood screening test from Grail Inc showed early promise in detecting early-stage lung cancers based on free-floating DNA released by tumors, according to preliminary results released on Saturday. FIL PHOTO: A doctor inspects an x-ray machine at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko The findings, presented […]

Woman being treated after handling rabid bat in St. Paul

Woman being treated after handling rabid bat in St. Paul

A woman is receiving medical care after handling a rabid bat near Como Lake in St. Paul this week, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday. A bat found this week near the Como Lakeside Pavilion tested positive for rabies, the agency said. A concerned citizen contacted the state Health Department about a woman who […]

Texas teen diagnosed with life-threatening disease after working out too much

Texas teen diagnosed with life-threatening disease after working out too much

HOUSTON —  A 17-year-old teen from Texas was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease after hitting the gym too hard. >> Read more trending news Jared Shamburger, of Houston, said he first started feeling sore after lifting weights for 90 minutes at the gym, news station KTRK reported. “Everything hurt,” Shamburger said. “It hurt to the touch. It […]

Vitamins, supplements provide little to no CV health benefit

Vitamins, supplements provide little to no CV health benefit

Vitamins, supplements provide little to no CV health benefit  Healio Yet Another Study Says Vitamin Supplements Are Worthless  Discover Magazine (blog) More evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease  MinnPost Full coverage Source link