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Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients If adopted into practice, the findings could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year in healthcare costs, researchers said. During the study, 145 died despite having stents or bypass and 276 patients experienced heart attacks after the procedures. [Full Article...]

Woman's vaping-related death the second in Missouri

Woman's vaping-related death the second in Missouri That represents a drop of roughly two-thirds since the CDC started collecting this data in 1965. The same was not true for e-cigarette rates, which increased from about 2.8 percent to 3.2 percent past year. As of Nov 13, 42 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia, the agency said. The CDC announced on Thursday that cigarette smoking rates in the United States hav... [Full Article...]

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak As of the weekend, vaccination "for members of the public who have not yet received a vaccination injection, is now a mandatory legal requirement", the government said in a statement. She said it was also important to boost Samoa's low levels of immunization and help prevent future outbreaks. She said it was disappointing that people in New Zealand who were carrying the virus had travelled to Sa... [Full Article...]

Cincinnati Zoo's Kimba the Giraffe dies

Curator Christina Gorsuch says Kimba had been dealing with pain related to chronic lameness since last summer and officials had hoped the surgical procedure would help. While the procedure was successful, there were later complications. Kimba came to the Cincinnati Zoo from a facility in Rhode Island in 2008 on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survi... [Full Article...]

ATP Finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas defies history to capture end-of-year title

ATP Finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas defies history to capture end-of-year title He has charmed the group at London's O2 Area all week and earned his place within the closing with a powerful straight-sets win in opposition to six-time champion Roger Federer . Federer earned a break to bring the scores level, but only to fall behind again as Tsitsipas collected a third break with a crushing forehand victor to edge 3-2 in front. [Full Article...]

Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial

Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial The more the blood vessels are able to expand the healthier they are. The results showed that, whether or not the e-cigarettes contained nicotine, those who switched away from tobacco smoking found their endothelial function - a measure of how easily blood flows around the body - was significantly improved. [Full Article...]

Tua to undergo surgery on dislocated hip Monday

Tua to undergo surgery on dislocated hip Monday Scrambling out of the pocket, the 21-year-old National Football League draft prospect was rocked just after he was able to get rid of the ball. Hours later the school announced he has sustained a dislocated right hip. Vincent's Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, according to Tide beat writer Cecil Hurt . Alabama's statement does not make mention of said fracture; assuming Alabama's statemen... [Full Article...]

Trump's failure in Louisiana governor's election offers lessons for 2020

Trump's failure in Louisiana governor's election offers lessons for 2020 The incumbent faced a strong challenge from Republican Eddie Rispone . John Bel Edwards talks to media at his campaign office in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Nov. "If this campaign has taught us anything, it's that the partisan forces in Washington, D.C., are not enough to break through the bonds that we share as Louisianans", Edwards said during his victory speech. [Full Article...]


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