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A 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violation

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  • October 16, 2017
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[embedded content] A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail. Anthony Dickerson’s son, A.J., was born without kidneys, and Dickerson, who is a perfect match, was ready to donate one of his, he told NBC […]

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One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds

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  • October 16, 2017
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What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

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  • October 16, 2017
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As California finds itself in the grips of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in more than two decades, health officials are taking emergency measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in light of the outbreak that has killed at least 18 […]

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’

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  • October 16, 2017
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MCKIBILLO/Getty Images/Imagezoo MCKIBILLO/Getty Images/Imagezoo The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many […]

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New University of Illinois school to grant full scholarships

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  • October 16, 2017
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Updated 9:21 am, Monday, October 16, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The first class of students to be accepted to the University of Illinois’ new medical school will receive about $200,000 worth of free tuition. The News-Gazette reports that the Carle Illinois College of Medicine has received approval to begin recruiting its first class of 32 […]

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Toddler’s kidney transplant stalled after donor dad violates probation, family claims

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  • October 16, 2017
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Anthony Dickerson Jr. was born without either kidney, and was set to receive his father’s left organ until he violated his parole.  (GoFundMe) A 2-year-old boy who has been suffering from kidney issues since birth will have to wait a few more months for a transplant after his dad, who was found to be a […]

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Can green tea help protect your brain from dementia?

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  • October 16, 2017
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If you’re looking for a brain-healthy brew, here’s one that may suit you to a tea. Study after study has found people who drink green tea on a daily basis are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they age. The results of a recently published study are particularly striking. It followed almost 1,000 older adults […]

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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Might Ease Depression Symptoms

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  • October 16, 2017
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Psilocybin, the main ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” may soothe symptoms of depression, according to a very preliminary study. The research had a small sample size — only 20 patients — and no control group who got a placebo for comparison’s sake. That makes it hard to draw firm conclusions about if or how […]

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In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

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  • October 16, 2017
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As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned. The plague outbreak has killed 63 people in the Indian Ocean island nation, […]

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