Health


 Beginning in July, hundreds of institutions will screen about 3,000 cancer patients to find those with specific genetic profiles.
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Beginning in July, hundreds of institutions will screen about 3,000 cancer patients to find those with specific genetic profiles.

Genetic tailoring? Pittsburgh-area hospitals set to join nationwide cancer trial

The massive trial is part of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, announced in this year’s State of the Union Address.


 UNOS spokeswoman Anne Paschke declined to give details of the corrective action plan UPMC has implemented.

UPMC put on probation for transplant practices

Officials overseeing the nation’s transplant centers said UPMC repeatedly accepted a lung for one person, then gave it to another patient.



 Turmeric powder & fresh Turmeric root from Patel Bros. Indian grocery store in Monroeville.

Research points to health benefits of turmeric

Many studies show that turmeric may help prevent and treat heart disease, many cancers, Alzheimer’s and inflammation.



 Dentist Rick Rivardo operates a Plan Mill milling unit at his office in Monroeville.

3-D scanners are speeding up tooth restorations

With the advent of 3-D scanners and on-site milling machines, patients in Pittsburgh can get quality tooth repairs done much more quickly.


Nation


FBI behind surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

The FBI has a civilian air force of scores of low-flying planes over U.S. cities to conduct both video surveillance and cell phone tracking.



White House opens ‘superbug’ summit

A mainly closed-door White House meeting is seeking vendors for antibiotic-free meat and poultry to serve in government cafes it manages.


 

World


New battles rage near Aleppo between Syrian insurgents and Islamic State

Syrian rebels and U.S. officials charge that the Assad government and Islamic State militants are coordinating attacks against the rebels.



Niger meningitis epidemic has peaked with 545 dead, WHO says

The WHO had said that the epidemic was worrying and unprecedented because it was a strain not normally found in Africa.


 
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Local Dispatch: The end of school days leaves a parent in a daze

Last child’s graduation from high school brings both sadness and potential.



Sharon Randall: Revisiting hometown is really rather personal

Remembering home is nice, and it’s even better being there.


 

Early Returns


RMU poll finds tight GOP presidential field

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, talks to a throng of media personnel after addressing


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

  Terri Klein, right, hugs Allegheny County Judge Eleanor L. Bush after being sworn in to fill the County Council District