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WPI Scientists Developing Patch For Diseased Hearts Using Spinach LeavesBiomedical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are working on a patch for diseased hearts that uses spinach leaves.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
New Treatment Relieves Knee Pain Without Replacement SurgeryThis procedure could be used to treat thousands of patients who suffer from ACL injuries, early arthritis and cartilage loss in the knee.
Family Of Boy Struggling After Heart Transplant Now Losing HomeThe family of a little boy who is fighting to survive after a heart transplant recently got some more bad news after an already rough year. They found out their home will have to be torn down due to a mold infestation.
Group Fights To Salvage Billions Of Dollars In Medical Supplies From TrashA non-profit group collects, sorts and ships the supplies to healthcare facilities in need.
Rookie Doctors Can Work Up To 24 Hours Straight Under New RulesIt's a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.
Tufts Surgeons Perform 2 Double Transplants On Same DayTransplant teams at Tufts Medical Center had to go into overdrive when organs for two patients became available on the same day.
Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying To Lose Weight, Study FindsThe findings "are a very serious concern," one doctor says.
Doctors Warn Against Teen Pot Use Amid Looser Marijuana LawsAn influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
Putting The Perk Caffeine Bracelet To The TestPerk is a new bracelet that uses a patch to deliver caffeine directly through the skin.
Specially Trained Dogs Sniff Out Cancer, Save LivesSince 2013 hundreds of Chicago firefighters have breathed into masks as part of a study.
Local Researchers May Have Found Way To Restore HearingTiny hair cells inside our inner ear allow us to hear but they can be easily damaged by loud noises or certain drugs, causing hearing loss.

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