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Medicine

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time
Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time.

20.11.2014 04:05

​Solution for the absentminded? Swede gets microchip key implanted in hand
After getting a rice grain sized microchip inserted into her hand for unlocking her office door, a Swedish woman can stop worrying about losing her work keys.

19.11.2014 17:42

Marley Natural: Reggae icon’s heirs launch global ‘holy herb’ brand
The family of reggae legend Bob Marley have teamed up with Washington-based investors to raise more than $50 million for the launch of Marley Natural, the world’s first global cannabis brand.

19.11.2014 13:47

French surgeons successfully operate on 20-week fetus to correct spina bifida
French surgeons have successfully operated on a fetus in its mother’s womb – for the first time in the country. They have corrected a defect which could lead to the baby’s legs being paralyzed – a procedure available in only a dozen hospitals worldwide.

19.11.2014 15:40

India quarantines Ebola survivor over virus traces in semen samples
A man who had been cured of Ebola but continued to show traces of virus in his semen upon his arrival in India has been isolated, as authorities are not willing to take a risk of possible sexual transmission within 90 days from clinical cure.

19.11.2014 03:08

Colorado edible marijuana task group stalls over ‘clearly identifiable’ labels
A Colorado task group debating the labeling of marijuana-infused products failed to reach a consensus during its final meeting. Instead, regulators have decided to send lawmakers several proposals. The final decision will be made by the state legislature.

17.11.2014 23:13

NFL teams raided, team doctors questioned by DEA agents after Sunday games
The Drug Enforcement Administration randomly inspected three NFL teams after their away games on Sunday. DEA agents were looking into allegations that team doctors were illegally dispensing prescription narcotics.

17.11.2014 21:10

US child homelessness at all-time high
In the United States, one child in every 30 - or 2.5 million children - was homeless in 2013, marking an all-time high, according to a new comprehensive report that blames the country’s high poverty rate and lack of affordable housing, among other causes.

17.11.2014 15:11

Robot doctor: Handheld device diagnoses 100s of conditions from single blood drop
US scientists have created a home device that replicates hundreds of complex and expensive lab tests by analyzing just one drop of blood. The constant monitoring offered by the device – which needs little training to use – could save millions of lives.

16.11.2014 17:46

​Dutch ban poultry transport over ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu strain
The Netherlands has discovered a “highly pathogenic” bird flu virus that can be transmitted to humans. The authorities have banned poultry transport throughout the country.

16.11.2014 12:00

Perfecting the mind: ‘Smart pill’ unlocks childlike state of learning in adults
Scientists from Stanford University say they have discovered a way to unlock a part of the brain that is responsible for assisting humans in learning new skills with the ease and wonderment that is identifiable in children.

14.11.2014 14:15

Mass privacy breaches plague National Health Trusts – report
The NHS breaches patient confidentially nearly 2,500 times a year, according to figures released by a privacy campaign group.

14.11.2014 09:58