Health


Study finds that surgery can lower disability in stroke patients

The study is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and confirms that endovascular surgery works.


 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's order, issued Wednesday, calls for a government response by Monday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gives Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses birth control opt-out win

The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.



 Allegheny General Hospital is among 26 transplant centers that was involved in what is described as the nation’s largest kidney chain -- 34 people donated kidneys and 34 received them over a two-month period beginning in January.

Pittsburgh hospital plays role in 68-person kidney chain

The nation’s largest kidney transplant exchange involved two patients who received organs and two who donated them at AGH.



Type 2 diabetes with depression boosts risk of dementia

A UPMC professor publishes commentary in JAMA Psychiatry study showing that type 2 diabetes and depression raise the risk of dementia.


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Nation


Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say

By night, the House Transportation chairman wined and dined a top airline lobbyist whose employer was a big campaign donor.



Bonhams sale offers items that have been to the moon and back

The space-collectibles sale includes a strap with moon dust, a spacesuit and a Gemini 4 checklist for the first U.S. space walk.


 

World


Iraqi officials believe Saddam’s top deputy killed

He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run.



Obama praises bill that gives Congress a vote on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday praised a Senate bill giving Congress a vote on an Iran nuclear deal as a “reasonable


 
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Each Tuesday leading up to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon/UPMC Health Plan Half-Marathon May 3, local fitness experts from the Wellness N'at Blog will team up with the PG's Gretchen McKay to provide insights and inspiration to get you marathon ready.

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State


Republicans blast Wolf pick for Pa. state department

Pedro Cortes presided over the department during the time when Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of killing three babies in botched abortions.



Lawmakers optimistic on more money for education

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said he is “optimistic” a deal can be reached.


 

Portfolio


Portfolio: Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.



Animal Tales: Flightless robin became a curious guest one spring

We named him Rothchild. He set up shop in our garden’s birdhouse for weeks, grounded but proving a good companion for my coffee hour.


 

Early Returns


Pawlowski running for Senate?

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (allentownmayor.com) Our friend Laura Olson of the Allentown Morning Call, along with her


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio smiles during his announcement he is running for the Republican nomination, at a rally at the Freedom



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