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Stanford bioengineers create low-tech blood centrifuge for 20 cents
Stanford bioengineerWednesday February 8, 2017 6:06AM ET
Based on the design of a child's whirligig toy, the "paperfuge"' can separate blood components in less than two minutes, with no electricity.
Body dysmorphic disorder under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
Cosmetic surgeryTuesday February 7, 2017 7:29AM ET
Cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures.
2.5 million U.S. women have condition that can cause infertility
Pelvic inflammatory diseaseTuesday February 7, 2017 4:32AM ET
About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.
Central China province reports new H7N9 case
China H7N9Monday February 6, 2017 4:45AM ET
Central China's Hunan Province has reported another human H7N9 avian flu case, bringing the total number of infections in the province to 19 this year, including five fatalities.
How life-saving blood clot becomes dangerous
Blood clotSaturday February 4, 2017 6:38AM ET
Blood clots are good thing. When you injure yourself, cut while shaving for example, your body makes a blood clot and it stops bleeding. When everything sorts out, the blood clot falls apart. But when it doesn't, there is a huge problem.
Heart risks may boost women's colon cancer risk
Colon cancerFriday February 3, 2017 7:12AM ET
Even normal-weight women may be at greater risk for colon cancer if they have certain traits, such as elevated levels of blood fat, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and low levels of good cholesterol, a new study suggests.
Toxins in many fast-food packaging boxes
Fast-food packagingFriday February 3, 2017 5:53AM ET
Many grease-resistant fast-food wrappers and boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, a new study contends.
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