New device lets men breastfeed

A new device lets dads take on nursing duty. The Dentsu Group, a Japanese company, has created a wearable breastfeeding technology that allows fathers to nurse babies. The breast-shaped device is equipped with a tank to hold milk or formula. It can also vibrate to induce sleep and alert parents of the baby’s feeding patterns. “With the softness and warmth close to that of a mother’s breast, babies are none the wiser, and can relax as usual,” according to a website that promotes Dentsu’s upcoming appearance at SXSW in Austin.…

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Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

A California jury returned a $29.4 million verdict in a trial involving a woman who believes that her mesothelioma is tied to her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. Wednesday’s decision came after a lengthy trial that started in January. The jury awarded $24.4 million to Teresa Leavitt and $5 million to her spouse, Dean McElroy. Leavitt developed mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissue that lines lungs and other organs. The award is compensatory damages only, to repay the couple for their loss. The jury decided against awarding punitive damages, which…

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VCU planning first ER in New Kent County

NEW KENT, Va. — While it continues to work on numerous downtown projects, VCU Health also has eyes for New Kent County. The health system has filed plans to build a 17,000-square-foot medical facility at 2495 Pocahontas Trail in Quinton. Plans calls for a new emergency room and helipad, which the county’s planning department approved on Jan. 24. The one-story facility will be located near the New Kent exit off Interstate 64. Plans call for 93 parking spaces at the facility. Click here to keep reading on Richmond BizSense. Source…

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Bone marrow donor gets life-saving kidney transplant 20 years later

It is said that it is far better to give than to receive. 68-year-old Robert Miller is currently recovering from a life-saving kidney transplant, given to him by an anonymous donor. Miller was on the other end of the surgical procedure 20 years ago, in 1999, when he donated his bone marrow and saved the life of a young man in a coma, according to WPIX. With tears in his eyes, Miller emotionally said it was humbling to know that he was able to save someone’s life. “How could I…

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Nurse who happened to stop at Walgreens saves man who overdosed: ‘You were dead!’

MILWAUKEE – There were some tense moments in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee on Friday. Donna Davis just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Davis is a licensed practical nurse studying to become a registered nurse. She needed something from Walgreens and stopped at one she doesn’t normally go to. She heard a woman yelling and noticed a man lifeless in the front seat of a vehicle. “He had no color, no pulse, nothing,” said Davis. “He didn’t look like he was breathing.” Davis pulled…

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It’s official: Richmond is one of the worst allergy cities in U.S.

RICHMOND, Va. — If you’ve lived in Richmond long enough then you do not need an official list to tell you this, Richmond is one of the worst cities — in the U.S. — for allergy sufferers. If you’re new to town, or lucky enough to not have allergy problems, let us refer you to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list of “Spring Allergy Capitals.” “The report identifies the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S.,” an Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America…

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3-year-old gets new prosthetic leg 12 days after limb was stolen

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A 3-year-old Belleville toddler has a new prosthetic leg after his was stolen 12 days ago. The crime made headlines around the world. Josiah Rainey was born with a rare disorder affecting his heart, lungs, kidney, bowels, and his hearing. He was also missing part of his left arm and all of his left leg. Josiah walked on his new leg for the first time at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis on Tuesday. It will take some practice to adjust to it – Josiah had…

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Your birth control may fail if you have this genetic variant, research suggests

Your genetic makeup can affect how well different medicines work, and new research explores whether that’s true for hormonal contraceptives. Women who carry an uncommon genetic variant may produce an enzyme that breaks down hormones found in birth control, a new study finds. This may help explain why the pill has not been 100% effective and why some women using this method of birth control still get pregnant. Dr. Aaron Lazorwitz, co-author of the study and an obstetrician-gynecologist in the Division of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at…

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Chesterfield mother battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer is defying the odds: ‘I’ve been given a second chance’

Emily Koski has always loved and lived her life to the fullest. Whether training for marathons, running a successful interior design business, or raising five beautiful daughters in her blended family, Emily finds passion in everything she does. She’s now passionately battling the fight of her life at the age of 48. In May of 2018, Emily was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. The same disease that suddenly took her older sister’s life just one year earlier. “I thought I also had 43 days to live,” says Emily. “I…

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