Study examines causes of death in US breast cancer survivors

Survival rates for patients with breast cancer have improved significantly in the last four decades, and many patients will eventually die from non-cancer-related causes. Researchers recently conducted the largest population-based long-term retrospective analysis of non-cancer causes of death among patients with breast cancer. The findings are published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Of […]

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Ebola cases sharply up in eastern DR Congo

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Twenty cases of Ebola have been recorded in three days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, the authorities said on Thursday. Ten cases were notified on Wednesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu province, after six on Tuesday, according to the Multisectoral Committee for Epidemic […]

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First donation after circulatory death heart transplant performed in the U.S.

A team of doctors at Duke University has carried out the first donation after circulatory (or cardiac) death (DCD) heart transplant in the U.S. Members of the surgical team have spoken with the press giving some details of the procedure. Over the past several decades, heart transplants have become routine—saving the lives of thousands of people. But in recent years, […]

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The Average Teacher Salary In Your State May Surprise You

School funding is a hot-button topic, and many people (rightly) are quick to point out when teachers are forced to work second jobs or fundraise to buy much-needed classroom supplies. But is more school funding the cure-all? HeyTutor, an online tutoring company, crunched the numbers around school performance and funding. Using publicly available data, the report looks at which states […]

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Kylie Jenner's Daughter Stormi Is a 'Natural' Snowboarder in New Video

Gold medalist in the making! Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s 22-month-old daughter, Stormi, showed off her snowboarding skills on the reality star’s Tuesday, December 3, Instagram Story. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for too long,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 22, captioned footage of her toddler strapped into a board at a sporting goods store. “Can’t handle […]

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Autism-related genetic mutations occur in aging brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Researchers believe that autism is caused by mutations that occur sporadically in the egg or sperm or during pregnancy. Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) is a dominant gene whose de novo (during pregnancy) mutations are known to cause autism-related intellectual disabilities. A new Tel Aviv University study has found that ADNP mutations continue to occur in old age and accumulate in […]

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