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  • Four people get cancer from donated organ in ‘extraordinary rare’ case

    Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains. The patients developed breast cancer years after their transplants, with three of them dying of the disease. Dr. Frederike Bemelman, professor of nephrology at the University of Amsterdam and author of the report, stressed that this is an “extremely rare” case, the first she has encountered in 20 years in the field of transplantation immunology. “There is always a small risk” of something going wrong […]

  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

    Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies. “It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” Jordan, who is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, said last week in a statement posted on the team’s website announcing […]

  • Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie’s relationship status is not complicated

    Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. In a statement, Sesame Workshop was prompted to address the famous puppets’ relationship after a former writer for “Sesame Street” said his own relationship with another man inspired his writing of the characters. Please see our statement below regarding Bert and Ernie. — Sesame Workshop (@SesameWorkshop) September 18, 2018 “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were [gay],” Mark Saltzman, who worked for […]

  • 12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital

    NAIROBI, Kenya — The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found 12 dead babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags. Gov. Mike Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after he received reports of negligence and of employees carrying bodies from hospital rooms. “During the impromptu visit, I uncovered 12 bodies of infants who died at the hospital mysteriously and their […]

  • Glenn Weiss wins best Emmy moment with live proposal

    LOS ANGELES — We did not see it coming and it was beautiful. Director Glenn Weiss took the stage to accept the Emmy Award for his work calling the shots at The Academy Awards and used the moment to propose to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. “Jan, you are the sunshine in my life,” he said. “And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want […]

  • Dogs rescued from locked cage as Florence floodwaters were rising: ‘Bring your pets with you!’

    LELAND, N.C. — Rescue efforts continue as Florence leaves the Carolinas. Freelance journalist Marcus DiPaola posted video of a rescue involving six dogs. DiPaola tweeted, “Rescued six dogs in Leland, NC, after the owner LEFT THEM locked in an outdoor cage that filled with flood water that was rapidly rising. We got them out, but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned. BRING YOUR PETS WITH YOU!” Some residents said they decided to […]

  • Man receives liver transplant while wife gives birth to twins

    OMAHA, Neb. – All four members of a Topeka, Kansas family recently found themselves as patients at Nebraska Medicine for different reasons. While 33-year-old Brady Sorensen was recovering from a liver transplant his wife, Jess, went into premature labor with their twin girls. “Looking back it was smooth and perfect… in the moment it was a chaotic mess,” Brady Sorensen told KMTV. He received his first liver transplant when he was 8 months old and had a second when he […]

  • Florence’s slow exit means ‘catastrophic and historic river flooding will continue for days’

    Even as Florence leaves the Carolinas, the floodwater and death toll keep rising. The storm once known as Hurricane Florence has already killed 20 people, trapped hundreds more and made parts of the Carolinas impassable. But forecasters say the worst flooding is yet to come. Residential streets now look like rivers. Rivers like raging torrents. And parts of freeways — dotted with rescue boats — have morphed into free-flowing waterways. The remnants of Florence, now a tropical depression, will likely […]

  • ‘Closely watching’: Coca Cola could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Coke said in a statement Monday that it is “closely watching” the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coke said. “No decisions have been made at this time.” CBD, which does not produce a high for the user, has been used for medical purposes, including easing inflammation, pain and nausea. Coke’s […]

  • With daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits, new research says

    It’s one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But according to a trio of studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen provides no significant health benefits for healthy older adults. Instead, it may cause them serious harm. The primary study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial — considered the gold standard for clinical trials. Researchers at Monash University in Australia recruited nearly 20,000 people […]

  • Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

    Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. Infants living in households where antimicrobial disinfectants are used at least weekly were twice as likely to have higher levels of the bacteria Lachnospiraceae at ages 3 to 4 months than children whose homes did not frequently use disinfectants, the Canadian researchers found. When those children with higher levels […]

  • Gunmen disguised as mariachi musicians kill 5, injure 8 others in Mexico City plaza

    Dozens of mariachi bands were serenading couples and families in Mexico City when five men disguised as musicians unleashed a hail of gunfire. Five people were killed and several others were wounded Friday after a group of men wearing traditional mariachi suits descended on the city’s iconic Plaza Garibaldi and opened fire at a restaurant, the city’s prosecutor’s office said. Police found three people dead and two others were taken to hospitals where they later died. The victims were identified as […]