Transplanted livers change the profile of blood cells in the recipients, reducing the potential for organ rejection, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are published in Kidney International.

A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia several times as small children: Although their intelligence is comparable, they score modestly lower on tests measuring fine motor skills, and their parents are more likely to report behavioral and learning problems. The findings are published in Anesthesiology.

Knowing if you do or do not have Lynch syndrome could be useful to you for various reasons. If you have Lynch syndrome, it will affect your medical care going forward, including the tests you need to monitor for colon cancer, as well as how often you should get those tests. Being aware of Lynch syndrome also can help your family members make decisions about whether they should get tested for the disease.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith for the Northern District of New York, Regional Administrator Pete Lopez for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that the Town of Ticonderoga, New York has entered into a consent decree to bring the town into compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Infection with CCHF virus is fatal in nearly one of every three cases. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHF exist, primarily because a suitable animal model for studying the disease has not been available. Scientists have used mice to study CCHF but had to weaken their immune systems to cause infection. Studies in larger animals have not consistently replicated human disease.

Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in support of a proposed regulatory change that would reduce the burdens on experienced, Canadian dentists wishing to practice dentistry within New York State. This change would allow established, Canadian dentists to use the same process that experienced U.S. dentists from other U.S. states use to become licensed in New York State.