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Cross-country competitor saves runner. Andover, MA high school student carries a cross country competitor to safety, after several runners pass him unconcerned. Injured student received 21 stitches in his right leg. Read More

With Bed Bugs the Cure May be Worse than the Disease. “Blood-sucking bed bugs have made a comeback in recent years. But as victims of infestation have become increasingly desperate to rid their homes of the bedeviling pests, many have only done themselves more harm.” Read More

New Hope for Blind as Europe’s First Embryonic Stem Cell Trail is Approved. “An injection aimed at curing blindness is to be given to British patients, after health authorities approved plans for the first embryonic stem cell trial of its kind on Europe. Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London will inject cells into the eyes of 12 patients with the degenerative condition Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy. Read More

ADHD Drug May Help Wake Up People After Surgery. “The drug Ritalin, prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may help patients wake up after they’ve been placed under general anesthesia, a new study in animals suggests. Rats given the drug regained consciousness in about one-third of the time it took those given a placebo.” Read More