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Patient died after coughing up part of his lung during heart failure treatment

Patient died after coughing up part of his lung during heart failure treatment

A man who went into the hospital with heart problems ended up literally coughing up a lung. The 36-year-old was admitted to University of California San Francisco Medical Center with heart failure. The patient had a pacemaker fitted due to a history of poor cardiovascular health, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. During his

Scientists knew that genetic editing of baby plans does not stop them

HONG KONG — Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for “editing” genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life. The young scientist,

Shocking, brain-damaged diseases may enter through the eyes

A recent study into a particularly deadly brain disease now shows that doctors may be able to detect its presence just by looking at a person’s eyes. Even scarier, the eyes of an infected individual could potentially act as a transmission point to spread the disease, for which there is no cure or effective treatment. The ailment is

This company can turn your face into the same mask

This company can turn your face into the same mask

OTSU, Japan — Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia. The 300,000-yen ($2,650) masks, made of resin and plastic by five employees at REAL-f Co., attempt to accurately duplicate an individual’s face

First CT FLU Death of the Season Reported

State health officials confirmed the first flu-related death of the season for Connecticut. The state Department of Public Health reported the death on Friday. It said the patient was over the age of 65. So far this season, 22 people in Connecticut have been hospitalized for flu-related complications. The DPH said flu activity has slowly

North Dakota Man Denies Helping Kill Pregnant Woman

A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. William Hoehn, 33, disputed testimony from his now ex-girlfriend,

WHO Study Finds Alcohol Responsible for Five Percent of Deaths Worldwide

WHO Study Finds Alcohol Responsible for Five Percent of Deaths Worldwide

Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years. The Guardian writes that the report found that roughly three million deaths in 2016 can be attributed to alcohol, of which 2.3 million were men and 29

New research find How to increase Brain size

Brain size

A Huge study from the Netherlands found that people who have eaten vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish have larger brains than their malnourished people. Dr. Meike Vernooij, a senior author of the study, said: “To adhere to the overall quality of a healthy diet can support brain health and may be a suitable preventive strategy