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Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

Study found suboptimal organs prolonged lives and were a much better option than dialysisU.S. doctors are discarding donated kidneys that could keep people alive...

Heat Deaths in U.S. Cities Could Jump 10-fold If Climate Change...

America's exit from Paris climate change agreement could lead to more punishing summers, report claimsAmerica's exit from the Paris climate change agreement will lead...

Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses

Drainage alone resulted in worse recovery rates, study findsNew research might change the way doctors treat skin abscesses in children and adults, medical experts...

Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccineAn experimental flu vaccine patch with dissolving microneedles appears safe and effective, a preliminary study shows. The...

Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBOThe Senate Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act took a...

Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?

Small study raises questions about daytime sleep and cell damageWhen people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday...

Surf’s Up! How to Plan for a Safe Beach Vacation

Pack sun protection and any medications you need, FDA saysHeading to the beach this summer? Make safety part of your vacation planning. Sun protection belongs...

‘Good’ Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients

Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years onResearchers say their small study offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes...

It’s a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs

Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'A highly contagious flu that infects dogs and can...

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans

Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseasesBats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks...
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