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Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb - BBC News
Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective ...

Utah man initially denied lung transplant over pot use dies after complications, family says - Fox News
A Utah man who was initially denied a lung transplant after a hospital found traces of marijuana in his system died on Saturday, in the Pennsylvania hospital that agreed to accept his case. Riley Hancey, 20, was recovering from a double lung transplant ...

Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds - BBC News
Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50, research suggests. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 ...

These caterpillars could eliminate plastic pollution - Chicago Tribune
A handout picture released by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) shows a moth caterpillar on a plastic bag during a scientific experiment in Santander on April 17, 2017. A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a ...

'Stealthing' is the newest dangerous sex trend - New York Post
The latest bedroom trend doesn't have to do with a certain position or technique ? and it's not sexy at all. The disturbing, nonconsensual trend is called ?stealthing? and its rise is documented in a report by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
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Bacteria May be Reason Some Foods Cause Heart Disease, Stroke - NBCNews.com
Researchers trying to figure out how meat causes heart disease came up with another possible explanation Monday: an essential nutrient found in meat and eggs might be a culprit. They found evidence that choline may feed gut bacteria that in turn ...

The malaria misstep: let African scientists solve our own problems - Huffington Post
In many ways, I am lucky to be alive. Growing up in Nigeria, I suffered several bouts of malaria when I was young, with intense headaches and fever. The latest World Health Organization statistics show that more than 400,000 people died from malaria in ...

FDA Warns Against Unproven Anti-Cancer Products - MedPage Today
WASHINGTON -- The FDA today warned 14 U.S.-based companies against illegally selling several dozen products "that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer." The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibits marketing or selling ...

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity - NPR
Nagging your kids to stick to a set bedtime each night may feel like a thankless task. But here's some justification that your efforts are setting your kids up for a healthier life: A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set ...

Measles Outbreak in Minnesota's Somali Community - Breitbart News
A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country. Measles now joins active tuberculosis as a public health ...

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