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Radiation Therapy is the Most Frequent Kind of Treatment for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

03.23.2021 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

Lung cancer is the next most common reason behind cancer death in people in the U.S. It’s estimated that non-small cell lung cancer claims the lives in excess of 7 million people in the united states each year. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer take into account approximately 9 percent of most malignant lung cancers diagnosed. This ...

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Kidney Dialysis Equipment Remove Waste From the Body And Regulate Blood Pressure

03.23.2021 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

The Kidney Dialysis Equipment remove waste from the body, allow hormones to create red blood cells, regulate blood pressure, and ensure the proper amount of mineral content in the body. Kidney failure forces the necessity for kidney replacement. However, finding a related kidney donor is extremely challenging and so, an alternative treatment named dialysis has ...

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Man dies from overdose of black licorice

A 54-year-old man in Massachusetts died from eating too much black licorice, reports a cardiologist in the New England Journal of Medicine. Apparently the deceased at a bag and a half every few weeks. "Even a small amount of licorice you eat can inc... ...

“Hygiene Theater” doesn’t reduce the risk of COVID-19

My family stopped wiping down all our groceries to "disinfect" them a couple months ago, mostly because of hygiene exhaustion. Then in May, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention clarified its own Web page about how COVID-19 spreads to state that "based on data from lab studies on COVID-19 and what we know ...

Dave Eggers on getting a COVID-19 test

From Boing Boing pal Dave Eggers' pitch perfect opinion piece in the New York Times:

Q: I think I have it.

A: Have what?

Q: It. I’ve got extreme fatigue, migraines, chills, aches, nausea and a fever of 102.

A: Are we talking about coronavirus?

Q: We are. I’m worried. I’m 50. People my age are dying.

A: That does ...

Pop-up wearable tent for COVID-19 protection in offices, schools, and medical facilities

A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. (You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank.) Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids' soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field. Under The Weather Pods ...

Vacuum and hand dryer maker Dyson designed a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients

British inventor James Dyson announced that his company has spent the last week designing a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients and will ship 10,000 of them early next month to support the UK's National Health Service. He's also donating 5,000 more of them to international initiatives. From CNN:

Dyson said the company had designed and ...

Florida man stored jars of preserved human tongues in his crawlspace

In Gainseville, Florida, a routine crawlspace inspection turned up jars of preserved human tongues that date back to the 1960s. Police are currently investigating whether the tongues were related to research conducted by the home's previous owner, Ronald A. Baughman, a University of Florida professor emeritus whose work focused on oral medicine and surgery. (

It’s ok for dead men to donate *****, according to medical ethics study

A new study argues that it's "ethically permissible" for dead men to "register their desire to donate their ***** after death for use by strangers." Dr. Nathan Hodson of the University of Leicester and Dr. Joshua Parker of Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital conducted their research as a response to a shortage of ***** donors in the ...