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Baltimore surgeon gives boy new hand using his foot bones
"I love seeing patients who think there is no hope, or no alternative, be offered a potential solution to a complex problem," doctor says
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Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock
Italian olive oil prices are due to jump by as much as 20 percent, after combination of bad weather and pests hit harvest
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Testosterone gel study finds no memory benefit
Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function, according to a new study
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Maine wants ban on food stamps for candy, soda
Officials say the ban will help with the state's rising obesity rate
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Tired of yo-yo dieting? This may help keep weight off
In a new study, people were more likely to maintain successful weight loss​ if they took part in this key strategy
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David Cassidy says he’s fighting dementia
Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss
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How Trump's revised travel ban could impact doctors and patients
President Trump is finalizing a revised version of his travel ban, temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. This comes at a delicate time for the American medical system. Tony Dokoupil reports on how the travel ban could impact patient care.
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Trump's travel ban causing angst for America's health system
One in four doctors in the U.S. is foreign born, including an estimated 15,000 from the seven Muslim-majority countries named in the ban
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Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced
Last year, Utah enacted a law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation
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Couple's unusual pregnancy announcement goes viral
What started as a joke between a paraplegic man and his fiancée turned into a viral sensation
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Kind CEO takes on food industry special interests
Daniel Lubetzky says his goal is to stop “biased science” from influencing nutrition policy
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What killed Kim Jong Nam? Deadly poison a mystery
What kind of toxin is so potent that a spritz in the face could kill a man before he reaches the hospital?
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Study links decline in teen suicide attempts to this
The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide
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Shooting death of girl gives her cousin, 7 others a chance to live
Takiya Holmes was shot in the head during a fight over gang-controlled drug turf last weekend. Her organs were used in transplants for eight people.
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Feds step up investigations as drugs vanish at some VA hospitals
AP: Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals siphoned away controlled substances for their own use or street sales
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House Republicans tout healthcare plan, Democrats call it inadequate
The GOP proposal lacks details, which are a work in progress and has no estimates of cost or the number of people it would serve
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Passage: The name behind Roe v. Wade
One of the most significant women behind the push to legalize abortion has passed away. Norma McCorvey died Saturday at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas. And while the name might not ring a bell, it was under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" that McCorvey became involved in one of the most far-reaching lawsuits of the 20th century: Roe v. Wade. Jane Pauley reports.
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To fill organ donation gap in China, doctors turn to surprising source
Scientists are working on a possible breakthrough to restore sight, but the eyes they’re using aren’t human
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Autoimmune condition can't keep brave girl down
In New York City, an act of kindness is helping a brave little girl get her groove back and rediscover her confidence. In Harlem, Taylor Breland had a big personality and hair to match. The 8-year-old is one of about six million Americans with alopecia, an autoimmune condition that causes baldness. Tony Dokoupil has her story.
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Scientists working on restoring human sight with pig eyes
National Donor Day is held every February to raise awareness of the lifesaving benifits of organ, eye and tissue donation. In China, where the population is 1.4 billion, scientists are working on a procedure that makes pig corneas suitable for human transplant. Adriana Diaz has the story.
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