Category Archives: Health Issues

A robot healed this 9/11 hero

Bill Butler of the FDNY barely escaped on September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. After being trapped in the rubble for hours, Butler found himself in pain most of the time, reports Michael Kaplan in the NY Post. Butler endured continual pain in his hip for years. Now he is pain-free, thanks to […]

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Research by UAB neurobiologist reveals missing chemical causing PTSD

Scientists have discovered that a chemical known as ‘neuropeptide Y’ is low or missing from the brains of those with post-traumatic stress disorder in what could be a breakthrough in treatment for PTSD, reports Patrick Thomas of ABC 33/40. When brains function normally, neuropeptide Y is released after trauma to produce anxiety relief. Levels of neuropeptide Y […]

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Death of Detective Christian Lindsay, NYPD ESU

Detective Christian Lindsay, 48, of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit, has died of World Trade Center-related brain cancer. Funeral details will be posted when we have them.

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