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Apr 23, 2014 04:46AM

Apr 23, 2014 04:46AM

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, left, looks at Roger Pontz?s left eyeANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) ? A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Apr 20, 2014 10:49PM

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

CodeineCHICAGO (AP) ? Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

Apr 21, 2014 10:31AM

Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Muslim pilgrims, some wearing masks as a precaution against the Middle East respiratory syndrome, pray after they cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia?s King Abdullah sacked the country?s health minister on Monday, April 21, 2014, amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. The official Saudi Press Agency carried the royal order that said Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health Minister, and that Labor Minister Adel Faqih will temporarily take over the health minister?s portfolio until a replacement is named. The statement said al-Rabiah is now adviser to the Royal Court. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the country's health minister on Monday amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.

Apr 23, 2014 05:19AM

Spectrum Pharma's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

(Reuters) - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental blood cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial, sending its shares up 10 percent. The injectable drug, Captisol-enabled melphalan, an improved form of common chemotherapy drug melphalan, is being tested in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing stem cell transplants. High-dose chemotherapy in combination with stem cell transplants is an option for patients with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that originates in the bone marrow. The higher dose of chemotherapy given during the treatment destroys more myeloma cells.

Apr 23, 2014 05:13AM

Meet 5 Incredible 'Bionic' Pets

These amazing animals have prosthetic limbs.

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Apr 14, 2014 11:06AM

She found love, left sugar, lost weight

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.

Apr 08, 2014 03:58AM

Pitcher drops 162 pounds

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.

Apr 01, 2014 04:10AM

She bet she'd lose -- and won!

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.

Apr 18, 2014 04:45AM

The cancer I beat came back

Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

Apr 09, 2014 04:17AM

5 myths about the ER, debunked

Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.

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