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BBC News
GM pigs take step to being organ donors
BBC News
The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to ...

TIME
Oregon woman who accidentally suffocated her newborn sues hospital
CNN
(CNN) An Oregon woman who says she accidentally suffocated her newborn baby after falling asleep with him in her hospital bed has filed an $8.6 million lawsuit against the institution, Portland Adventist Medical Center, and a nurse there, according to ...

HuffPost
Big Pharma Helped Cause The Opioid Epidemic, But United We Are Fighting Back
HuffPost
Before President Trump called for a punitive response to the opioid epidemic, he should have considered the way that Oklahoma is dealing with the crisis. The Journal Record panel discussion on the opioid disaster didn't seem like it was happening in ...

CBS News
Norovirus tied to donut shop sickens some 200
CBS News
MAUMEE, OH -- Almost 200 people were sickened by a norovirus outbreak that was traced to a local restaurant, and that number continues to climb, reports CBS Toledo affiliate WTOL. Health commissioner Eric Zgodinski said the number of people affected is ...

New York Daily News
Condom use on the rise, but still only a third of men wear them: CDC
New York Daily News
Condom use is thankfully on the rise, but only about a third of sexually active American men, and a fifth of women surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control say they use them. The federal health organization interviewed 11,300 women and 9,321 men ...

NPR
Drinking On The Rise In US, Especially For Women, Minorities, Older Adults
NPR
More Americans are drinking alcohol, and a growing number of them are drinking to a point that's dangerous or harmful, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this week. The study, sponsored by a federal agency for alcohol research, ...

Fox News
FDA takes on nicotine to try curbing smoking
Fox News
New proposed Food and Drug Administration rules could mark the biggest change to tobacco regulation since Congress mandated warning labels on cigarettes in 1970. The proposals would require tobacco companies to reduce the nicotine content in ...

Washington Post
Scientists create the first mutant ants
Washington Post
Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have altered the genetics of organisms as varied as mice and rice. Mutant fruit flies are a laboratory staple. But ants' complex life ...

Fort Worth Star Telegram
A cancer patient called Southwest Airlines in a panic. Here's what happened next
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A Southwest Airlines employee literally went the extra mile to get a distraught cancer patient her missing luggage which contained items and medicine for a chemotherapy session the next day. Stacy Hurt of Pittsburgh, who has stage 4 colon cancer ...

Business Insider
A new study claims marijuana is tied to a threefold risk of dying from high blood pressure — but there's a catch
Business Insider
A new study claims that marijuana users face a threefold risk of dying from hypertension than nonusers. The study has some limitations, including that it defines users as anyone who's ever tried the drug. Still, the study highlights an important area ...

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