Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may not produce viable embryos but it could offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation.   ( Atta Kenare | Getty Images ) Scientists have created synthetic embryos in the laboratory using mouse cells. What makes these embryos special is that they […]

Surgeon General on suburban opioid response: 'Stay the course'

Surgeon General on suburban opioid response: 'Stay the course'

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visited the Western suburbs Wednesday to promote what he says is one of the major steps to solving the opioid crisis and to tell officials their efforts to decrease overdose deaths are making a difference. In the first Surgeon General’s Advisory in more than 10 years, which Adams issued […]

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab

A huge scandal has erupted in Ireland over misread cervical cancer screening results that may have led to the deaths of at least 17 women to date. A government-funded screening program mistakenly reported negative results to 208 women who were later diagnosed with cervical cancer from 2010 to 2014. Within this group, 17 women have […]

Where to shop for lettuce as the E. coli breakout continues

Where to shop for lettuce as the E. coli breakout continues

As investigators search for the source of E. coli contaminated lettuce many are wondering the safest place to buy your romaine lettuce. Scroll for more content… WAAY 31 went to a local market to find out what you should be looking for as we are facing the worst E. coli breakout since 2006. Experts say […]

Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

NEW YORK: Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that among individuals aged 55 years or older, the overall lifetime […]

Cancer scandal: HIQA investigation to look at quality assurance and communication with patients

Cancer scandal: HIQA investigation to look at quality assurance and communication with patients

The body will have full summoning powers in relation to witnesses and paperwork. The investigation will place a particular focus on the quality assurance systems, clinical audit processes and the communications with patients, according to the minister. Ireland’s programme will be benchmarked against international counterparts and any implications for other cancer screening programmes will also […]

Drug take back nets more than 700 pounds

Drug take back nets more than 700 pounds

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office’s latest Drug Take Back event Saturday at Blount County Justice Center saw more than 700 pounds of medication turned over to local officials, officials said. The drug take-back idea is inspired by National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a program begun by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help combat prescription […]

Game-Changing Study Finds Dozens of Genes Tied to Depression

Game-Changing Study Finds Dozens of Genes Tied to Depression

Scientists have uncovered dozens of genes that increase the risk of depression, a major finding that underscores the complexity of the disease and reveals why antidepressant therapies work well for some people but are utterly ineffective for others. A global consortium of more than 200 scientists identified 44 gene variants, or small changes […]

Push to curb opioid crisis during Drug Take Back Day

Push to curb opioid crisis during Drug Take Back Day

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — This weekend law enforcement took part in a nationwide effort to keep drugs out of the hands of both abusers as well as children. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take Back Day was held Saturday and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department was happy to help the efforts in Papillion. “Sometimes folks […]

Resources for dementia caregivers

Resources for dementia caregivers

Memory loss. Confusion. Wandering. Belligerence. Paranoia. These are just some of things caregivers can expect if they are taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia. “Even with these many potential challenges, it’s important to remember that these behaviors are often coping tactics for a person with deteriorating brain function,” […]

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