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For most patients, stroke detection comes too late as brain cells perish within minutes of the onset of a stroke but now a new device may help detect strokes faster than a CT scan, NPR's Shots blog reports. The device, called "The Strokefinder," "consists of an array of 12 antennas arranged around the head...
The CDC has calculated, "If all Americans had equal access to the best preventive care currently available somewhere in the country, roughly 20% to 40% of premature deaths from the five leading causes of death could be avoided," the Los Angeles Times reports. The CDC looked at how many Americans died...
A new article in The New York Times delves into the details of the first comprehensive review of every reported face transplant procedure performed in the world." The report "says the procedure is generally safe and feasible, and should be offered to more patients. The endorsement is cautious: The...