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Liver Successfully Transplanted After 3 Days Outside Body

A poor-quality human liver was repaired inside a machine for 3 days before it was successfully transplanted into a cancer patient with advanced cirrhosis who otherwise had a "near zero" chance of getting a liver in time, according to a new report. The...
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Monkeypox Cases Suspected in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago

More suspected cases of monkeypox are being investigated in the United States, with health authorities in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois reporting their first cases. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, the CDC said 21 confirmed monkeypox cases had been found...
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1 in 4 Senior Adult COVID Survivors Experiences Long COVID

About 1 in 4 Americans over age 65 and 1 in 5 adults under 65 experienced “long COVID” or “post-COVID” symptoms after surviving a coronavirus infection, according to a new study from the CDC. In addition, COVID-19 survivors...
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Food Safety Recalls: U.S. System Leaves Consumers Vulnerable

When it comes to finding out about food recalls from a local grocery store, it might be worth shopping around. Some stores, like Eagle Foods and Costco, take decisive action when a food manufacturer or the FDA issues a safety alert. They text or robocall...
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For Survivors, School Shootings a Lasting and Mean Companion

As the parents of the 19 children shot dead Tuesday in Uvalde, TX, by an 18-year-old gunman grapple with unspeakable grief and funeral preparations, the survivors and their families are dealing with their own angst, and likely much more. While the...
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U.S. COVID Deaths Hit 1 Million: History Should Judge Us

Amid warnings of a new surge in coronavirus cases, COVID-19 deaths in the United States hit the 1 million mark today, according to Johns Hopkins University, a chilling and tragic milestone for a pandemic still bringing waves of grief and disrupting...
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Study shows Mediterranean Diet Helps Young Men With Depression

Young men with a poor diet reported a decrease in symptoms of depression when they switched to the Mediterranean diet compared to young men who underwent befriending therapy, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney observed...
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Another COVID Surge is Here, But It May Be Less Severe

Rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations likely mean we're in a new phase of the pandemic. And the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is also anticipated to grow, although the surge in the short term is not expected to look like previous...
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Pick Your Sunscreen Carefully: 75% Don t Pass Muster

Just in time for Memorial Day outings, a new report on sunscreens is out. The news isn’t all sunny. About 75% of more than 1,850 sunscreen products evaluated offer inferior sun protection or have worrisome ingredients, according to the Environmental...
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‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Also Linked to Happy Hearts

"Broken heart syndrome" may also happen after joyful life events, a new study suggests. Researchers are calling it "happy heart syndrome." Broken heart syndrome, known officially as takotsubo syndrome, is a sudden form of heart failure. It's thought...