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X-ray photographs of a cardiac catheterization, before and after a balloon dilation. For long-term stabilization of the dilation is mostly still the implantation of a stent. (Screenshot-prints from motion pictures)

A Groundbreaking Heart Stent Experiment Reveals The Power Of The Placebo Effect

A groundbreaking new experiment reveals that stents, which are mesh wire tubes inserted into narrow or weak arteries to widen them and increase blood flow, are no more effective than treating people w...
A police officer walks past the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terror attack, in New York on November 1, 2017.The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city's worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State group but 'radicalized domestically,' the state's governor said Wednesday. The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov was shot by police in the stomach at the end of the rampage, but he was expected to survive. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Claims Responsibility For New York City Terror Attack

The self-described Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the terror attack in lower Manhattan this week, which killed eight and injured 12. ISIS described the attack in its weekly Al...