San Francisco Chronicle
After ravages of flesh-eating bacteria, Aimee Copeland uses new bionic hands
(CNN) -- Flesh-eating bacteria amputee Aimee Copeland now uses the latest technology in prosthetic hands to chop vegetables, pick up tiny items like Skittles, and comb and iron press her hair. With the bionic hands, Copeland is looking forward to cleaning ...
Ga. flesh-eating bacteria victim gets bionic hands - USA Today
Aimee Copeland gets fitted for new bionic 'iLimbs'
Aimee Copeland gets new high-tech hands
CDC finds mental health woes in one in five US kids
Millions of U.S. children are living with mental health disorders, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC rounded up rates of various mental health conditions among U.S. children for its first ...
Up to 20 percent of U.S. youth experience a mental disorder
Up to 1 in 5 children suffer from mental disorder: CDC
Mental illness in youth: a common struggle
Electroshock therapy may boost math skills, study finds
Doing math in your head is a task that more than 20 percent of people have trouble with. National Monitor, Lance Tillson | May 18, 2013. Tweet. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology say that electroshock therapy may boost math ...
Brain stimulation promises 'long-lasting' maths boost
Shocks to the brain improve mathematical abilities
Mild brain shock may improve math skills
Local physicians recommend genetic testing for cancer
Ada Amendolara of Youngstown died of ovarian cancer in 1980 at age 58 — a decade before the discovery of breast and ovarian cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Had the technology existed, she certainly would have been offered ...
Angelina Jolie's genetic cancer link rare
Courage in unexpected places
Ahlin: Angelina Jolie, cancer and health care choices
APA Leaders Defend New Diagnostic Guide - MedPage Today
SAN FRANCISCO -- The fifth edition of the "psychiatrist's bible" was officially released here in all its 947-page glory, with its developers offering a spirited rebuttal to their critics. Known as DSM-5, the new version of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) ...
Controversial update to psychiatry manual, DSM-5, arrives
Books blast new version of psychiatry's bible, the DSM - USA Today
How Psychiatry Went Crazy
Burlington Times News
Medicaid opposition underscores states' healthcare disparities
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Republican opposition in many statehouses to expanding Medicaid next year under President Obama's healthcare law — opposition that could leave millions of the nation's poorest residents without insurance coverage — will likely widen ...
Increase in doctors' pay for Medicaid services off to a slow start
A Republican inability to learn, or adapt | Stephen Henderson
McCrory, Tillis, Berger: Privatizing Medicaid is unpopular, but we need money to ...
Nature World News
Major Breakthrough in IVF Treatment Raises Success Rate by 60 Pct
Nature World News
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant breakthrough in fertility ...
IVF 'may be boosted by time-lapse embryo imaging'
IVF could be revolutionised by new technique, says clinic
Embryo Mini-Movies May Boost IVF Success
Local Relay for Life events near fundraising goals
PARKERSBURG - The fight against cancer received a strong push towards eradication this weekend with Relay for Life events in both Washington and Wood counties. "The event went very well," said Tim Best, co-chair of the Washington County Relay for Life ...
Relay for Life shines a light on cancer fight
Taking steps to end cancer
Relay for Life a smashing success at Boone - Reading Eagle
It’s the beginning of blueberry season over here; let the parade of baked goods begin! I had a basket of blueberries giving me the eye the other morning, as well as some ricotta cheese in the fridge begging to be used up. Hmmm. Blueberry muffins maybe? blueberry pancakes? or pound cake? A lemony blueberry pound cake won the toss this time, a pound cake made even more dense and silky rich with the substitution of ricotta for some of the butter and flour. This ricotta pound cake was declared a winner by all who tasted it. Enjoy!
Are you a lover of books? My father, the English teacher, instilled in us an appreciation for literature. When I find a book I love I want to yell about it from the mountain top. Instead, my friends are the beneficiaries of this enthusiasm, since I typically find every excuse to send them a copy of the new favorite. Last year the book my friends received was The Lost World of the Kalahari by Laurens van der Post. This year it will be The Honey Thief, a beautifully written collection of fictional stories by Najaf Mazari, a Hazara Afghani refugee living in Australia, and his collaborator, novelist Robert Hillman.