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Melissa Benoit lived for six days without either of her lungs

Dr Shaf Keshavjee, surgeon-in-chief, Sprott Department of Surgery at University Health Network (UHN), said: "This was bold and very challenging, but Melissa was dying before our eyes". She needed to have kidney dialysis. "And literally within minutes - it was probably around 20 minutes after having taken those infected lungs out - her blood pressure normalised, and they could remove all the blood pressure-supporting drugs and just leave her on the pumps that were providing the circulation", ...

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Young Girls Do Not Believe That Women Can Be Very Smart

Most boys point to a man. A likely reason, he and colleagues found in 2015 , is that women discourage themselves from entering these fields because of the stereotype that men are best able to succeed in them. But by age 6 and 7, the results were already shifting. In one, the kids were told a short story about a person who was "really, really smart", but were given no hints about whether the person was male or female.

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Skin Cancer Diagnosis Using AI: Neural Network Pits Against Dermatologists

After completing the translations, researchers sifted through the images and made about 130,000 selections to represent 2,000 diseases. The system is on par with the experts in detecting different types of skin cancers from benign skin lesions to melanomas.

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Mumps outbreak spreading in Northwest

Officials in Washington State have confirmed that the number of mumps cases across the state have reached almost 300, including 90 reported cases in Spokane. Some people with mumps won't have gland swelling. Most individuals recover from mumps in two weeks. Outbreaks in recent years, most notably one involving National Hockey League players in 2014, have spurred debate over the need for a third dose of vaccine.

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Texas Governor Promises Crackdown On Officials That Support Sanctuary Cities

The governor has already said the state will immediately cut funds to the so-called sanctuary jail, which is located in Austin . "The public must be confident that local law enforcement is focused on local public safety, not on federal immigration enforcement", Hernandez said in the video.

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Kraft Heinz Is Giving Workers a Day Off in Super Bowl Stunt

They've started a petition on change.org to attempt to make " Smunday " a new holiday. The day off for Kraft Heinz employees stands whether or not the petition succeeds. This is where YOU come in. The extra vacation day might not make up for employees' recent hardships, either-especially because it's not being offered to any of its factory workers.