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March 02, 2017
Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured
Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Would you risk quitting? ...
March 01, 2017
Gene therapy lets a French teen dodge sickle cell disease
A French teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red ...
March 01, 2017
Old mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,617
How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who ...
February 27, 2017
The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria
The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are ...
February 24, 2017
Olympic super-G champion Veith ends season for knee surgery
The Austrian ski federation says Olympic super-G champion Anna Veith has ended her season to undergo left knee surgery next ...
February 09, 2017
Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83
Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.
February 08, 2017
Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China on organs
Participants at a Vatican conference on organ trafficking challenged China on Tuesday to allow independent scrutiny to ensure ...
February 06, 2017
China seeks to show pope, world its organ program reforms
China is stepping up its efforts to persuade the international medical community that it has stopped using executed prisoners ...
January 27, 2017
Study: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals
New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as ...
January 26, 2017
Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human ...
January 19, 2017
German lawmakers back plan for cannabis prescriptions
German lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow some patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication.
January 18, 2017
Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother
A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen ...
January 11, 2017
Italy's premier in good condition after surgery
Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni was in good condition Wednesday after he was hospitalized with a heart problem upon his ...
January 03, 2017
Frankfurt defender Russ back training after cancer treatment
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ returned to training on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing cancer treatment.
December 16, 2016
British company fine increased for misleading Australians
An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 6 million Australian dollars ($4.4 million) in ...
December 15, 2016
The Latest: 81-year-old first in line at Alaska pot store
The Latest on the opening of the first legal retail marijuana store in Anchorage (all times local): 12:45 p.m. An 81-year-old ...
December 10, 2016
Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the ...
December 04, 2016
Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple ...
November 27, 2016
Vunipola has knee surgery, faces 6 Nations fitness battle
England No. 8 Billy Vunipola faces a battle to be fit to play any part in the Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery that ...