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    Experimental SkinGun Heals Burns Using Stem Cells

    NEW YORK (CNN) — An experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered a severe burn. The product, from New York biotech firm RenovaCare, is rooted in cutting-edge stem cell research. The CellMist System harvests a patient’s stem cells from a small area of unwounded skin (usually one square inch) and suspends them in a water-based solution. The SkinGun sprays the solution onto the wound, where new skin begins to grow at the cellular level. “We don’t modify […]

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    Smoke Just A Little Bit? It’ll Still Kill You, Study Shows

    More bad news for smokers, this time for those who think that cutting back will help their health. It turns out that while people who smoke between one and 10 cigarettes a day have an 87 percent higher risk of earlier death compared to those who’ve never smoked, people who average less than one cigarette a day still have a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than those who never smoke. Reporting in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers add that […]

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    U.S. Doctors Still Overprescribing Drugs

    (CBS) — Despite evidence that certain drugs aren’t always necessary, doctors are still prescribing these treatments, a new survey of doctors reveals. Antibiotics are by far the drugs most frequently used in situations where they’ll provide no value for patients. The survey found that more than a quarter of doctors surveyed (27 percent) said that antibiotics are often administered to patients when the drugs will do no good. In most cases, the antibiotics are prescribed to treat upper respiratory infections […]

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    Football Position Linked To Higher Blood Pressure, Heart Abnormalities

    Some young football players appear to be more vulnerable to high blood pressure and heart changes, a new study of Division l college football players suggests. Athletes generally have better cardiovascular health than most people, but the new research by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard finds a link between football linemen and increased blood pressure and an enlarged heart. “People invariably think all athletes are good and healthy, and in large part that’s true. Rowers and runners, for […]

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    Judge Orders Immediate Recount Of Michigan’s Presidential Results

    A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that the recount of Michigan’s presidential results can begin at noon on Monday, a decision that gives the state more time to complete the count ahead of the Dec. 13 deadline. Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his ruling late Sunday night, rejecting an effort by state officials to wait two business days to get started hand-counting about 4.8 million ballots. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested a recount, but Republican President-elect Donald Trump […]

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    Officials: 14 Dead, 134 Injured In Devastating Tennessee Wildfires

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CBS News) — Officials confirmed that 14 people are dead and 134 people were injured in the Sevier County wildfires. City leaders identified some of the people who died as a result of the wildfires. Elaine Brown, 81, died after she sustained a medical event that caused a multi-vehicle accidents on Wears Valley Road while fleeing the fire. Constance Reed, age 34, Chloe Reed, age 12, and Lily Reed, age 9, discovered at 347 Wiley Oakley Drive. Edward […]

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    Hundreds Of VA Dental Patients Possibly Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

    TOMAH, Wis. (CNN) — Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected. Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. “It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations,” […]

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    Religious Thoughts Trigger Reward Systems Like Love, Drugs

    (CNN) — Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God’s presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation. Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be rewarding to your brain. They activate the same reward systems between your ears as do feelings of love, being moved by music and even doing drugs, according to […]

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    ‘Magic Mushroom’ Chemical May Help Cancer Patients

    (CNN) — Patrick Mettes was overcome with frustration. He was anxious. His bile duct cancer seemed to bring him more anguish than his wife, Lisa Callaghan, ever realized, she said at a news conference Wednesday. In search of solace, Mettes volunteered for a study in which he was given a synthetic version of psilocybin, a compound found in mind-altering “magic mushrooms,” as a potential treatment for his anxiety and depressed mood. During the study, Mettes’ psychedelic trip was akin to […]

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    U.S. May Forgive More Than $100 Billion In Student Loans

    America’s student debt load has grown into a $1.3 trillion headache, but the migraine appears to worsening. With more borrowers struggling to handle their loan repayments, the U.S. government created a system that rejiggers their debt according to their income levels, called income-driven repayment. After repaying the new amount for up to 25 years, the borrower’s debt is then forgiven. The problem, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, is that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) […]

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    Dolly Parton To Give $1,000 Per Month To Families Who Lost Everything In Tennessee Wildfires

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week. She’s created a fund through her Dollywood Companies and hopes to give each family affected by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months to help them get “back on their feet.” “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said in a […]