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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:56 AM PDT

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

A wearable robotic leg brace that can help partially paralyzed people walk was unveiled in Tokyo on April 12.  The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorised mechanical frame that fits on a person's...

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 01:29 PM PDT

After Flint Water Crisis, Group Files Suit for AG Emails

After Flint Water Crisis, Group Files Suit for AG Emails

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette was sued Tuesday after his office rejected a public-records request for his and 20 staffers' private emails that a liberal advocacy group said were used to conduct...

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 06:12 AM PDT

Prostate Cancer Tests Get Gov. Panel's OK, With Caveats

Prostate Cancer Tests Get Gov. Panel's OK, With Caveats

An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor. The new draft...

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:24 AM PDT

Fresh Express Recalls Packaged Salad After Bat Found: CDC

Fresh Express Recalls Packaged Salad After Bat Found: CDC

Fresh Express recalled some of its prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a container sold in a Florida Wal-mart, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two people said...

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 02:39 PM PDT

Woman's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Ebola Cousin

Woman's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Ebola Cousin

A woman came back from a trip to the Uganda jungle with Marburg virus, a cousin of Ebola that's even deadlier, NBC News reported. Now, Michelle Barnes' blood has a provided a potential cure for the infection. R...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:57 AM PDT

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

New government statistics show that 25 percent of men have the strain of HPV (human papillomavirus or human wart virus) that causes cancer, NBC News reported. Twenty percent of women have the same strain as...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 03:38 AM PDT

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People dealing with chronic pain say recent moves by Ohio's governor to fight the plague of opioid overdoses could leave them suffering, NBC News reported. Gov. John Kasich restricted how many painkillers...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:24 PM PDT

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. "It's...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 01:48 PM PDT

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

The doctor nominated to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration told senators Wednesday that his first priority would be tackling the opioid crisis, and he pledged that science will prevail at the agency...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 04:59 PM PDT

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

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