Health


Teen dies of caffeine overdose

A diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte, and an energy drink: This was the toxic cocktail that reportedly contributed to the death of a healthy SC teenager last month. It could be that mixing different caffeine sources figured as a problem, just as combining energy drinks and alcohol can increase alcohol poisoning risk.



82 of the #BringBackOurGirls students have been released

The 82 girls were released to global negotiators who have been working in collaboration with the federal government for their safe return since they were kidnapped in April 2014. Numerous girls were brainwashed while in captivity. She said this on Wednesday when she visited the facilities of the Department of State Security in Abuja where the girls are being kept.


Hospital SHOCK: Having an older doctor linked to higher death rates

Hospital SHOCK: Having an older doctor linked to higher death rates

Whether quality of care differs between younger and older physicians remains largely unknown, so a team led by Yusuke Tsugawa at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in Boston, set out to investigate whether outcomes of patients who were admitted to hospital differ between those treated by younger and older physicians.



Tillerson says U.S. won't be rushed on climate change policies

The assent to the Arctic Council's declaration comes as the Trump administration has a delegation in Germany to attend United Nations climate talks, a follow-up to the Paris agreement focused on implementation. Climate change is particularly prevalent in the Arctic, with temperatures rising at a faster pace than any other part of the world, forcing its inhabitants living near coasts and rivers to move to higher ground as permafrost and glaciers melt and seas rise.


Mouse gives birth to healthy babies thanks to 3D-printed ovaries

Mouse gives birth to healthy babies thanks to 3D-printed ovaries

And while doctors have had some success in restoring women's fertility from frozen ovarian tissue, an implant could potentially help those who do not bank healthy tissue when they are children. The challenge was to design a model that organically supported ovarian follicles, which contains cells responsible for maturing the eggs released during a menstrual cycle, as well as cells that release hormones like estrogen and progesterone.


Hirono discloses kidney cancer; says prognosis is favorable

Hirono discloses kidney cancer; says prognosis is favorable

A kidney cancer specialist will treat Senator Hirono at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. At the end of this treatment, there will be no identifiable disease remaining. Hirono, 69, is up for re-election in 2018. "I join all of Hawaii in wishing Senator Hirono a rapid recovery", said Hawaii's other senator, Brian Schatz.