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Researchers Say College Major Does Matter

Mike Watson Images/moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers presented a study at the American Educational Research Association meeting on Sunday that shows that what college students major in does matter.Researchers at New York University found that college graduates who hold a job related to their major three to four years after graduation held advantages both financially and in certain intangible ways as compared to those who worked in fields unrelated to their majors. The study involved five factors including self-reported earnings, continued learning or challenges, supportive work environment, job satisfaction...
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FDA Approves ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Corneal Implant">FDA Approves ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Corneal Implant

byakkaya/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved a "first-of-its-kind" corneal implant meant to help improve near vision in some patients.The KAMRA inlay is implanted in the cornea of one eye to help patients with presbyopia, the FDA says. The device is ring-shaped and works by blocking unfocused light rays from entering the eye, removing blurriness. "Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and can make reading and performing close-up work difficult," William Maisel, deputy center director for science in the FDA's Center for...
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New York Health Officials Sound Warning Over ‘Spice’ Overdoses

Aaron Kohr/iStock/Thinkstock(ALBANY, N.Y.) -– New York health officials are warning of a recent increase in the use of a synthetic cannabinoid that has sent more than 160 patients to the hospital since April 8.The drug, known as “spice,” is known to be marketed as incense, herbal mixtures or potpourri in order to mask its true purpose. Calls to New York State poison control centers due to the use of the synthetic drugs have increased dramatically in the last two weeks, officials said. Users of...
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See Girl Smile After Having Surgery to Fix Facial Deformity

Dr. Gregory Levitin/Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital(NEW YORK) -- Nearly two weeks after undergoing a lengthy operation to fix a facial malformation, Kaitlin Nguyen is again smiling. The 3-year-old girl was born with a large facial lymphatic malformation that bulged out from under her cheek. Earlier this month, Kaitlin underwent surgery led by Dr. Gregory Levitin, director of the Vascular Birthmark Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York. Levitin said the girl bounced back remarkably well from the five-hour surgery. "She’s fantastic…she got her...
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