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Patient Plays Saxophone during Brain Tumor Operation

October 28, 2022

A patient in Rome played his saxophone during awake brain surgery. Doctors asked him to perform in order to gauge their progress on excising a tumor from his brain. Awake craniotomies are common medical practice. […]

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Black Death Survivors Helped Shape Modern Immunity

October 27, 2022

Bubonic plague survivors’ genes still influence us today. A study of how germs affect human history shows that our ancestors’ plague immunity is involved in modern disease susceptibility. The Black Death’s strength owed to a mutation 100 years earlier. […]

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“E. coli” Outbreak Possibly Traced to Wendy’s Lettuce

September 1, 2022

A spate of “E. coli” cases may be linked to a popular fast food chain. Health officials announced on August 19 that lettuce from Wendy’s restaurants may be to blame for an outbreak of the bacteria. Food safety helps stop foodborne illnesses. […]

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Polio Returns after Nearly Being Eradicated

August 26, 2022

Once again, the polio virus is spreading around the globe. Until this year, Pakistan and Afghanistan were the only two nations still reporting cases. Polio was identified in the 1930s and two vaccines were developed in the 1950s. […]

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Kentucky Two-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Member of Mensa

July 8, 2022

A toddler has qualified for Mensa, the world-famous high IQ organization. The Kentucky girl learned her alphabet and began reading at age two before taking an IQ test and earning membership to Mensa. What else are babies capable of that we don’t know? […]

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