Thousands of NHS heart failure patients at risk of stent operations that do not benefit them

Thousands of heart failure patients across the NHS are undergoing unnecessary stent surgery every year, putting them at risk for life-threatening complications without any hope of benefit, experts have warned. For years, cardiologists thought that implanting the tiny metal tubes into clogged heart arteries was an effective treatment for the condition that affects a million […]

Cape Breton Restaurant distributes thousands of free meals

SYDNEY, NS – A local restaurant has handed out thousands of free meals to starving people affected by tropical storm Fiona. Carol Yang, who runs Jay’s Chicken and Pizza in Sydney and Glace Bay, said that with many people still without electricity and short of food, she decided to help as best she could by […]

Thousands of Mainers now have access to dental care, but can’t find a dentist

With help from Claire Bartlett, left, Dr. Kailee Williams, right, MaineCare patient Steve Lockard recently at the Waterville Community Dental Center. “The demand for dental services is so high right now,” Williams said. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/staff photographer Steve Lockard had two cavities filled this summer. He also has new dentures to replace missing teeth. While […]

Extreme heat and humidity kill thousands of cattle in Kansas

Rising heat and humidity hit northwest Kansas this week, killing thousands of cattle across the state. Final deaths are still being reported, but some news sources put it at around 10,000 animals – and these deaths come as a particular blow to the industry after producers have already reduced their herds due to drought and […]

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