Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunologists convinced Santa has a great immune system

Immunologists from Trinity are convinced that Santa and his sleigh-pulling reindeer are in excellent health as Christmas Eve approaches—and that their immune systems are all showing wonderful signs of being ready to tackle ...


Ho, ho—Whoa! Virus keeping most Santas at a distance

Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It's hot, so he forgoes the traditional heavy jacket for a lightweight vest and grabs his Santa hat.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why it's OK for kids to believe in Santa

Many children today know Santa Claus as that jolly man in red who delivers presents to children on Christmas Eve. But the legend of Santa stretches back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas.


Thyroidectomy complication rate down when surgeon volume up

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing total thyroidectomy, the occurrence rate of complications decreases as annual surgeon volumes increase, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck ...

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