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Surgeons in Australia perform heart transplant with 'dead heart'

Surgeons in Australia perform heart transplant with 'dead heart'

SYDNEY, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- For the first time ever, surgeons in Australia performed a heart transplant using a "dead heart" -- one that had stopped beating.
Brooks Hays
Study: Early air pollution exposure linked to autism

Study: Early air pollution exposure linked to autism

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Children with autism were more likely to have been exposed to certain air toxins during their mother's pregnancy in a recent University of Pittsburgh study.
Brooks Hays
Family of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson says she's free of Ebola

Family of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson says she's free of Ebola

DALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- According to a statement released Wednesday by the family of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse is now free of the Ebola virus.
Brooks Hays
Alcohol boosts memory for drinkers age 60 and older

Alcohol boosts memory for drinkers age 60 and older

GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The memory of dementia-free adults aged 60 years and older might be improved by just one or two alcoholic drinks per day, new research suggests.
Brooks Hays
Anti-inflammatory meds may ease symptoms of depression

Anti-inflammatory meds may ease symptoms of depression

AARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A new scientific survey suggests basic painkiller or anti-inflammatory meds may help treat depression.
Brooks Hays
Dr. Oz diet pill study was based on fake research

Dr. Oz diet pill study was based on fake research

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The researchers who endorsed Dr. Mehment Oz's green coffee bean extract have retracted their study endorsing the pills, saying it was based on fake research.
Aileen Graef
Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year

Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Every eight minutes, a child in the United States is improperly medicated at home -- that according to a new study published this week in Pediatrics.
Brooks Hays
Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down after being stabbed in the back in 2010, but thanks to a cell transplant, Fidyka can walk again.
Brooks Hays
Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories

Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A new study suggests informing teenagers about how much exercise they need to burn off the calories in a soda or sugary drink may lead to decreased consumption,
Aileen Graef
Changing the names of drugs to reflect their effects

Changing the names of drugs to reflect their effects

BERLIN, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology says it's time to change the name of drugs like antidepressants and antipsychotics.
Thor Benson
CDC's Frieden admits uncertainty over Texas Ebola transmission

CDC's Frieden admits uncertainty over Texas Ebola transmission

DALLAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- CDC Director Tom Frieden admitted to Congress that officials don't know exactly how the two caregivers contracted the Ebola virus from Thomas Eric Duncan.
Brooks Hays
Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in New Hampshire

Eastern Equine Encephalitis kills second person in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Another person in New Hampshire is dead as a result of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a sometimes fatal arbovirus spread by mosquitos.
Brooks Hays
Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips

Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama made a "Turnip for What" Vine.
Kate Stanton
Richmond hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

Richmond hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Another Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm, this time in Richmond, Virginia.
Brooks Hays
Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

Chinese drug company says it has Ebola cure

BEIJING, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A pharma firm in China is claiming to have developed a cure for Ebola and has partnered with a research branch of the Chinese military to push the new drug.
Brooks Hays
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