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Marco Zambelli wears his prosthetic hand during an interview with the Associated Press in Rome Thursday, May 10, 2018. An Italian government-funded research institute and prosthetic maker unveiled a new robotic hand that they say amputees to grip objects with more precision, and with a mechanical design that will significantly bring down the price of a myoeletric prosthetic hand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 10, 2018 - 2:07 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly. The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics,...
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Picture shows 104-year-old Australian David Goodall in a room in Liestal near Basel, Switzerland, where he plans to end his life on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Swiss law currently allows assisted suicide for anyone who acknowledges in writing that they are taking their lives willingly — without being forced. The practice is frowned upon by many doctors and others who say it should be reserved for the terminally ill. (AP Photo/Philipp Jenne)
May 10, 2018 - 10:51 am
LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said. Exit International, the group that helped David Goodall carry out his wish, said the scientist was declared...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, collects fat from a patient's back as part of an experimental stem cell procedure in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to stop Berman's and another company from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy. Berman, co-director of the California clinics, said he stands by his treatments and looks forward to fighting the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Raquel Maria Dillon, File)
May 09, 2018 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy. The firms...
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FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus has netted only a few infections, raising questions about whether the costly current level of testing should continue. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result. The study was the first large look at the impact of U.S. guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an...
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FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people had gotten sick in 29 states. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people in 29 states had gotten sick. It's unclear if new illness are...
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Philip Nitschke, founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall and lawyer Moritz Gall, from left, attenda press conference a day before Goodall's assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:43 pm
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian man who is set to take his life in Switzerland on Thursday cheerily sang a few bars of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as he told reporters that assisted suicide should be more widely available. Scientist David Goodall has drawn headlines for his life-...
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May 09, 2018 - 1:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it has modified a controversial data-sharing agreement that allowed officials to track down people who might have broken immigration rules based on information collected by doctors. The agreement had previously granted the government permission to seek...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. The government is paying Redfield $375,000 a year to run the Atlanta-based CDC, U.S. officials confirmed in April 2018, nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors. On Monday, April 30, 2018, HHS officials said Redfield had asked for a pay reduction because the topic had become a distraction.(Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary will be $209,700, down from $375,000. The previous figure was at...
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May 08, 2018 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 7 about a court ruling that will require cancer warnings on coffee sold in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported some details about the chemical acrylamide. As part of a court settlement, potato chip makers agreed to reduce the chemical from their...
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George Barrett, left, executive chairman of the board, Cardinal Health, Inc., Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of the board, Miami-Luken, Inc., John Hammergren, chairman, president, and CEO, McKesson Corporation, J. Christopher Smith, former president and CEO, H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Company, and Steven Collis, chairman, president, and CEO, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, are sworn in before they testify during a hearing of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, about the opioid epidemic, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives of the nation's leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday that their companies didn't help cause the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, drawing bipartisan wrath that included one lawmaker suggesting prison terms for some company officials...
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