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Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

2 min 53 sec ago
LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. 2015-08-28T02:34:00-04:00 2015-08-28T06:34:29-04:00

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

2 min 53 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research. 2015-08-27T22:14:00-04:00 2015-08-28T02:14:06-04:00

Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

2 min 53 sec ago
DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. 2015-08-27T15:28:00-04:00 2015-08-27T19:28:21-04:00

Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug

2 min 53 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. 2015-08-27T14:49:00-04:00 2015-08-27T18:49:51-04:00

Health official: States should post local vaccination info

2 min 53 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. 2015-08-27T12:32:00-04:00 2015-08-27T16:32:04-04:00

Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year

2 min 53 sec ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday. 2015-08-27T12:23:00-04:00 2015-08-27T16:23:38-04:00

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

2 min 53 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines. 2015-08-27T11:57:00-04:00 2015-08-27T15:57:08-04:00

Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

2 min 53 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. 2015-08-27T13:39:00-04:00 2015-08-27T17:39:00-04:00

What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

2 min 53 sec ago
BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate. 2015-08-27T07:28:00-04:00 2015-08-27T11:28:47-04:00

Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

2 min 53 sec ago
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure. 2015-08-27T14:16:00-04:00 2015-08-27T18:16:37-04:00

Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet. 2015-08-27T09:25:00-04:00 2015-08-27T13:25:05-04:00

Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:10pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart. 2015-08-26T13:35:00-04:00 2015-08-26T17:35:40-04:00

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:11pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. 2015-08-25T13:16:00-04:00 2015-08-25T17:16:46-04:00

3 generations of Swedish family linked by single womb

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:11pm
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. 2015-08-25T07:24:00-04:00 2015-08-25T11:24:17-04:00

Prosecutors: Ex-surgeon calls himself 'killer' in email

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:11am
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas neurosurgeon facing criminal charges alleging he may have intentionally hurt patients who had turned to him to resolve debilitating injuries sent a chilling email to his girlfriend saying he was ready to "become a cold blooded killer," according to prosecutors. 2015-08-25T13:29:00-04:00 2015-08-25T17:29:37-04:00

Report: Nearly 47 million people now have dementia

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:11am
LONDON (AP) — Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years. 2015-08-25T02:15:00-04:00 2015-08-25T06:15:24-04:00

FDA lays out naming rules for lower-cost biotech drugs

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has released its proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines. 2015-08-27T07:37:00-04:00 2015-08-27T11:37:30-04:00

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:10am
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year. 2015-08-27T03:09:00-04:00 2015-08-27T07:09:55-04:00

Woman to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:10am
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won't survive, but she's hopeful one can be saved. 2015-08-27T00:25:00-04:00 2015-08-27T04:25:07-04:00

PM hikes Romanian doctors' wages by 25 percent

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:10am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has hiked doctors' and nurses' wages, among the lowest in Europe, by 25 percent after medics threatened to strike following a court ruling that they could no longer accept informal payments and gifts. 2015-08-26T03:57:00-04:00 2015-08-26T07:57:30-04:00

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