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Scientists report progress toward developing lab-grown cartilage that could postpone or possibly eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery in younger arthritis patients. The cartilage hasn't been tested in humans yet, and it's too early to know anything about side effects or cost. Comment?
Anyone who's helped care for an aging loved one knows that managing their daily medications can be a challenge. "Health conditions may worsen or not improve if older adults skip or don't take their medications properly," said Brenda Jamerson, of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University , in Durham, N.C. "Serious side effects may also occur from taking medications at the wrong time or in the wrong dose," Jamerson said in a news release from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, which published the findings earlier this month. Comment?
Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don't, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers reviewed data on nearly 90,000 women. Comment?
Travelers who passed through U.S. airports in 2015 may be the most satisfied they've ever been, according to new aviation market research published Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates. In its North America Airport Satisfaction Study for 2015, the research firm said surveys conducted at dozens of U.S. airports indicate a "major cultural shift" in the industry that seems to be focused more than ever on improving travelers' experiences. Comment?
The mayor and a council member in Birmingham, Ala., turned a disagreement at a city council meeting into an actual fight, sources said. Mayor William Bell and council member Marcus Lundy set a council meeting on edge with a verbal dispute Tuesday in which the two agreed to sort out the issue in a private spot away from the public, witnesses said. Comment?
At least one North Carolina Central University student was injured in an on-campus shooting as police launch a manhunt for the gunman. NCCU, located in Durham, N.C., released an "active shooter" alert shortly after 11 p.m. and the school was momentarily placed on lockdown. Comment?
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