Hayden Hamilton, Paralyzed During Football Game, Walks at Graduation

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh high schooler who was paralyzed three years ago during a football game received a standing ovation at his high school graduation as he rose from his wheelchair and walked 10 yards to receive his diploma – much to the shock of his friends and classmates. “That felt better than any…

Man helps save child’s life with stem cell donation

Good News Notes: “A Northeast Arkansas man made a donation that saved the life of a child, but it all came as a surprise. The Monette native and recent Arkansas State University graduate is now a lifesaver. Dax Hurst registered with the DKMS stem cellcenter his freshman year at ASU. He knew about the organization and…

Tuberculosis drug causes “power failure” in ultra-fit cancer cells

Good News Notes: “Leveraging a newfound ability to identify the “fittest” metastatic cancer cells, scientists at the UK’s University of Salford have discovered that an already approved drug can be deployed to cut off their fuel supply, while leaving normal healthy cells unharmed. Metastatic cancer cells are dangerous, fast-moving cells cancer cells that have spread…

Giving Kids the Gift of a Smile

Good News Notes: “Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah said he loves his job because he helps people feel like their best self. One of his favorite parts is bringing families and children with cleft lips and palates renewed hope through a new smile. “It just makes me feel wonderful that I’ve been able to do that….

amazon unveils the AmaZen booths, claiming that meditation might do good to its workers

Good News Notes: “amazon has launched WorkingWell, a program that provides its employees with physical and mental activities that aim to make them happier, healthier and safer. following its mission of becoming earth’s safest place to work, the company has invested over USD $300 million into safety projects in 2021. the initiative will help prevent injuries, provide wellness services and offer…

Petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed college students

Good News Notes: “Programs exclusively focused on petting therapy dogs improved stressed-out students’ thinking and planning skills more effectively than programs that included traditional stress-management information, according to new Washington State University research. The study was published today in the journal AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The paper demonstrated that…

Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections

Good News Notes: “Dutch researchers have trained bees, which have an unusually keen sense of smell, to identify samples infected with COVID-19, a finding they said could cut waiting times for test results to just seconds. To train the bees, scientists in the bio-veterinary research laboratory at Wageningen University gave them sugary water as a…