NEW YORK — Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.
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CHICAGO — Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women.
It’s one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer “near complete” antiviral protection against the Zika virus.
WASHINGTON — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too.
Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that’s not the whole story. New research suggests factors such as loneliness and whether they’ve broken any bones since middle age also play a role in the well-being of older adults.
CHICAGO — Add one remarkable case to the 30,000-plus organ transplants expected to be performed nationwide this year: A cancer patient who received a donor penis.
BOSTON—A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the U.S., a Boston hospital said today.
Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed Thomas Manning of Halifax, Mass., received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week.
The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor.
The New York Times first reported the transplant today.
BOSTON — A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said Monday.
Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed that Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor.
HALIFAX—An additional 30-40 pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder in Nova Scotia will receive treatment each year as a result of $3.6 million being included in the provincial budget.
A total of 180 children will be receiving treatment under the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention treatment program.
TORONTO — Sonia Racco was about to start trying for her second child when she was dealt a surprise blow: breast cancer.
The 36-year-old had no family history of the disease and hadn’t even thought much about her breasts until she found a lump while nursing her daughter, Genna.
CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns.