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The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

The lack of organs for kidney failure patients is a major public health problem and one that President Donald Trump addressed in July when he signed an executive order promising to transform kidney care in this country. More than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly 5,000 die each year while on the… Read More »

Certain cells secrete a substance that may head off Alzheimer’s, USC study finds

SC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. The finding, in a mouse model of the human brain, focuses on a specific cell called a pericyte and reveals that it plays previously unknown role in brain health. Pericytes… Read More »

Woman Finds Live Larva Burrowed Inside Forehead After Returning From Uganda Trip

Live maggot in forehead. (Photo Credit: Pixabay for representational purposes only) In a bizarre incident, a British woman returned from her Uganda trip with a live baby fly inside her forehead. As weird as it sounds the incident really took place. About 9 days after the 55-year-old woman returned from the trip she saw a… Read More »