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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

AP Health News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. 2016-05-26T15:01:00-04:00 2016-05-26T19:01:09-04:00

Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients

AP Health News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness. 2016-05-26T08:37:00-04:00 2016-05-26T12:37:00-04:00

WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

AP Health News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups. 2016-05-26T07:36:00-04:00 2016-05-26T11:36:24-04:00


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