9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems

Survivors of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 — and first responders who were on the scene that day — may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases, a new study suggests.

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‘Remarkable’ boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals — and doctor’s

The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after the surgery, doctors say in an update published in a medical journal.

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How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood.

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