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    • 31 MAY 18
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    FDA approves first artificial iris

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval of the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States that could help patients with certain types of eye damage see clearly and improve their appearance. The surgically implanted device, called the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, is meant to treat adults and children whose iris — the

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    • 31 MAY 18
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    USGS volcano warning involves unlikely food item

    Amanda Kooser On Twitter» Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET’s Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/ppv8VDmlwjU/

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    • 30 MAY 18
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    New guidelines for colon cancer screenings

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    • 30 MAY 18
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    Woman’s loss of vision shines light on questionable stem cell therapy

    The federal government is cracking down on what it describes as “unscrupulous” stem cell clinics selling unapproved treatments for eye problems like macular degeneration. Many people with fading vision have turned to stem cell therapy, believing it’s their only shot of reversing their conditions. But the federal government hasn’t approved the treatments, so they’re being

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    • 30 MAY 18
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    Could AI detect skin cancer better than dermatologists?

    For the first time, new research suggests artificial intelligence may be better than highly-trained humans at detecting skin cancer. A study conducted by an international team of researchers pitted experienced dermatologists against a machine learning system, known as a deep learning convolutional neural network, or CNN, to see which was more effective at detecting malignant

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    • 29 MAY 18
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    Do any supplements help prevent heart disease?

    When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes. The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what’s already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most cases, there is no evidence they protect against

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    • 28 MAY 18
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    Ebola death toll rises to 12 in Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. The death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, the health ministry said in a statement. There are also four

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    • 27 MAY 18
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    More than 220,000 pounds of Spam recalled over oral injuries

    AUSTIN, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in question was produced in February at the company’s

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    • 27 MAY 18
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    Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

    Food trends like cronuts and charcoal come and go, but one bizarre “superfood” is back, two years after it first debuted: Cockroach milk. The pesky bug is actually filled with an energy-rich milk-like substance. It’s not your typical non-dairy milk alternative like almond milk, but cockroach milk is gaining popularity once again, after coming to

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    • 25 MAY 18
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    Could eating more fish boost fertility?

    Adding more seafood to the diet could help get couples’ sex lives, and even their fertility, back in the swim of things, new research shows. The study couldn’t prove cause and effect, but couples who ate more fish each week were more likely to conceive children during the year of the study. “Our study suggests

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    • 25 MAY 18
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    How the Air Force’s elite surgical team saves lives near the front lines

    In our series, Profiles in Service, we highlight people who dedicate their lives to helping others, often at great risk to themselves. An estimated 26,000 American troops are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. If they’re wounded in action, their survival rate is now about 90 percent – the highest it’s ever been in combat.

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    • 24 MAY 18
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    Mussels off Seattle coast test positive for opioids

    As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have found evidence that drug’s impact has literally flowed downstream to affect marine life, as well. Specifically, they used mussels as

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    • 24 MAY 18
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    Can you make up for lost sleep on the weekend?

    Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health; many studies even link the lack of Z’s to higher odds of dying during a certain time period. But a new study from Sweden suggests that if you can’t sleep as much as you need during the week, you may be able to make up for it

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    • 24 MAY 18
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    Disturbing lung cancer trend among young women

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