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U.S. Warns of Unusual Cybersecurity Flaw in Heart Devices

By Tami Abdollah and Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker.

Researchers Discover New Human Organ

Jan 7
Researchers say they have discovered an organ called "mesentery" that is part of our digestive system -- and it's been hiding in plain sight for centuries.

From Gene Editing to Devices, Medical Advances to Watch for in 2017

Jan 6
The New Year will likely bring significant medical developments that could impact our health.

Cells Dripped Into the Brain Help Man Fight A Deadly Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 2
A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another first in this promising field.

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

By Kevin Freking | Dec 15
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

Can Magic Mushrooms Help Cancer Patients?

Dec 6
The hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in certain mushrooms, is being used to reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

Senate GOP Shies from Fight Over Medicare

By Andrew Taylor | Dec 4
Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle.

GOP Leaders Set for House Vote on Medical Research Bill

By Alan Fram | Nov 30
Republican leaders are ready to push through the House a compromise medical research bill that's prompted complaints from Democrats and consumer groups but seems all but certain to sail through Congress.

Another Failure in Search for Treatment to Slow Alzheimer's

By Tom Murphy | Nov 28
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.

Prisons Fight Opioids with $1,000 Injection: Does It Work?

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 16
U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness.

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