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    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons

    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons
    One of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's most recent arrivals weighs a little more than 7 pounds, measures 21 inches long, and cries, whimpers and wails with the best of them. But this baby - named Simantha - is packed with wires and a computer, and cost $35,000 to deliver. The bouncing baby robot is the latest addition to the facility's Clinical ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk

    Babies in Magazines May Be at SIDS Risk
    What doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome is not always depicted in women's magazines, U.S. researchers found. SIDS researchers Dr. Rachel Moon, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington analyzed pictures of sleeping infants in 24 magazines with wide circulation among 20- to 40-year-old women. The researchers evaluated pictures -- including articles and advertisements ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k

    Man Says He Sold Kidney in US for $20k
    NEW YORK – In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman. For that, he says he was paid $20,000, which appeared in a brown envelope on his hospital bed after the operation. That payoff would be illegal. But the kidney donor, 39-year-old Nick Rosen of Tel ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

    Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins
    MADRID – She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids. ...
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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering

    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-old sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human plague cases in the nation so far this year. New Mexico health officials did not immediately say Thursday how the brother and sister contracted the infectious disease, but they are conducting an investigation at the family's ...
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    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face

    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face
    Eight days after Jordan Jamal Smith was born in March, his mother still couldn't see his face. The bulbous, 1.8-pound mound of liquid and tissue protruding from the newborn's mouth covered his eyes and nose, his cheeks and forehead. It had nearly killed him in the womb and threatened his life during his birth. But two University of Miami doctors ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints

    Cancer Drug Removes Man's Fingerprints
    A Singapore oncologist advises cancer patients treated with the drug capecitabine to carry a doctor's letter on the treatment if they have U.S travel plans. Dr. Eng-Huat Tan of the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, said the head and neck cancer of his 62-year-old patient had spread, but the cancer responded well to chemotherapy. To help prevent a recurrence of the ...
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    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo

    Minn. Parents Agree to Let Son Undergo Chemo
    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer told a judge Tuesday they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge ruled their son can stay with them. Daniel Hauser, 13, has Hodgkin's lymphoma. He and his mother missed a court appearance last week and left the state to avoid chemotherapy ...
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    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'

    Mass. Face Transplant Patient Wants 'Normal Life'
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts man who received the nation's second face transplant asked for a mirror four days after the operation. "I just wanted to see what the new Jim looked like," James Maki said in an interview with The Boston Globe published Thursday, his first public statements since the April 9 procedure. Maki stared in wonder and told the ...
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    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth

    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth
    The woman expecting to become Britain's oldest mother tried to have a child through IVF around five years ago, a friend said yesterday. Elizabeth Adeney, 66, was left 'emotionally exhausted' by the process and considered giving up. But she persevered after seeking advice and is now expecting her child - understood to be a son - weeks before her 67th birthday. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New Research Reveals Need for Doctors to Know About Medical Tattoos

    New Research Reveals Need for Doctors to Know About Medical Tattoos
    More people are turning to a new trend to let others know about their medical condition - tattooing. A case report presented today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress shed light on this new phenomenon, while urging discussion from the medical community. The report's primary author, Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, first discovered medical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack

    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack
    The family of a 69-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a suburban nursing home for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old mentally ill resident. Maplewood Care's administrator tried to cover up a rape by calling it consensual sex, said attorney Pete Flowers, who represents the woman's family and called the case against the Elgin facility ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless

    Free Lipitor, Viagra, Other Drugs for Jobless
    TRENTON, N.J. – Pfizer Inc. says it will provide 70 of its most widely prescribed prescription drugs — including Lipitor and Viagra — for free to people who have lost their jobs and health insurance. The world's biggest drugmaker said Thursday it will give away the medicines for up to a year to Americans who lost jobs since Jan. 1 and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios

    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios
    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration says in a warning letter to General Mills that language on the Cheerios box suggests the cereal is designed to prevent or treat heart disease. Regulators say that only ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Babies Switched at Birth Meet 56 Years Later

    Babies Switched at Birth Meet 56 Years Later
    HEPPNER, Ore. – On a spring day in 1953, two baby girls were born at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in eastern Oregon. They grew up happily, got married, had kids of their own and became grandparents. Then last summer their lives were turned upside down. Kay Rene Reed Qualls found out that she and DeeAnn Angell Shafer were switched at birth. ...
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    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse

    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse
    CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using the term "shaken baby syndrome" in favor of something more scientific. The nation's largest pediatricians' group recommends "abusive head trauma," calling it a more comprehensive diagnosis for brain, skull and spinal injuries associated with shaking and other head injuries inflicted on infants. The academy says the new diagnostic term ...
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    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox

    FDA Warns of Botulism with Unapproved Use of Botox
    WASHINGTON – Health officials warned doctors and patients Thursday about potentially deadly risks of using the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat certain types of muscle spasms. The Food and Drug Administration said Botox and two other injections carry risks of rare botulism symptoms, particularly when given to children to help relax uncontrollable muscle movements. While ...
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    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores

    Study Links ADHD Medicine with Better Test Scores
    CHICAGO – Children on medicine for attention deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs. The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder followed from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children's scores on several standardized math and reading ...
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    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism

    Google Helps Track Swine Flu, Twitter Catches Criticism
    'The swine flu pandemic has showcased some websites strength and others weakness.' - Google's CEO Eric Schmidt once called Twitter a "poor man's email."  While such an aspersion is obviously questionable in nature, it might seem true for once, as the usually successful Twitter has come under fire for the its use during the swine flu outbreak, all while one of ...
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