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Do Optimists Lead Healthier Lives?

Some research has found that individuals that find the silver lining in situations or view the glass as half full tend to lead healthier lifestyles. While it can be difficult to always find the positive in everything, it definitely is achievable through mindfulness.  According to various studies in the U.S. and Europe, the thing that… Read More »

Experimental tuberculosis vaccine could save millions of lives

By Sam Wong Samples of lung fluid are used to diagnose tuberculosisANDY CRUMP, TDR, WHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY An experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine is partially effective at preventing a dormant infection from progressing to active disease. If the results hold up in larger trials, the treatment could save millions of lives. TB is one of the… Read More »

Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure

Fast and efficient: A new blood test is being developed at Queen’s University. Photo: REUTERS Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure Independent.ie A rapid blood test that detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists in Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/irish-scientists-create-blood-test-that-could-save-lives-of-those-at-highest-risk-of-heart-failure-38176982.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38176428.ece/4bf11/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20H-HIV-PAKISTAN.jpg Email… Read More »

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

­PHILADELPHIA — She called it her “deepest, darkest secret,” one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, her clitoris was cut off in a ritual circumcision. She was left with scar tissue that caused pain during sex and agony during… Read More »