Doctor texting during surgery paralyzes patient

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Sodium-Saturated Diet Is a Threat for All
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Debate Persists on Deadly Flu Made Airborne
The young scientist, normally calm and measured, seemed edgy when he stopped by his boss’s office. “You are not going to believe this one,” he told Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. “I think we have an airborne H5N1 virus.”

Broccoli Chemical Stems Breast Cancer Cells
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As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows
“Hospitals and doctors’ offices, hoping to curb medical error, have invested heavily to put computers, smartphones and other devices into the hands of medical staff for instant access to patient data, drug information and case studies.”