10/21/2014
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  • NEWS

    According to a new study, Ebola airport screenings of passengers leaving West Africa have prevented three cases of the virus from leaving the region per month. That suggests that the screenings have been an effective way to keep the disease from spreading beyond Africa. Read more


  • NEWS

    A paralyzed man is now able to walk with the help of a frame after surgeons in Poland transplanted cells from his nose into his spine to help regrow nerve fibers there. Read more


  • NEWS

    Colorado health officials are pushing for certain edible pot products, such as brownies, to be banned because they say some marijuana-laced foods can pose a risk to the health of children.  Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s advice to help you conquer cravings.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

    —Margaret Mitchell


  • NEWS

    Placing warnings with sugary drinks--such as telling people how much exercise they need to do to burn the calories contained in the beverage--can be an effective way to get people to make smarter health decisions, according to a study at John Hopkins University. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Every eight minutes a child in America is affected by an error in taking medication, usually caused by a parent or caretaker. That's the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.  Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A British surgeon named Joseph Carpue performs the first nose reconstruction in Europe and launches the practice of plastic surgery in western medicine. Carpue, a surgeon at Duke of York’s Hospital in Chelsea, England, had read an article in a magazine about doctors in India reshaping the mutilated noses of soldiers and went there to learn more about the process. Upon his return to England, he attempts a rhinoplasty on a soldier whose nose had been eaten away by the effects of mercury treatment, used at the time to treat some diseases. Taking skin from the patient’s forehead, the surgeon fashioned it into a nose. Get the full story.

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