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Nevada Issues Health Guidelines for Cryotherapy

SCIENCE | By Sally Ho | Nov 26
Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures.

New Push for Pint-Sized Medical Devices to Treat Sick Kids

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Nov 4
Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults.

Brain Stimulation Surgery Live from the Operating Room

SCIENCE | Oct 25
For the first time on American television, doctors will perform live brain surgery on a patient who suffered years of tremors.

Gene Editing: Research Spurs Debate Over Promise vs. Ethics

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Oct 12
It may sound sci-fi, but research into genome editing is booming. So is a debate about its boundaries, what's safe and what's ethical to try in the quest to fight disease.

Kaiser Removes HIV Meds from 'Specialty' Tier; CA Bills Seek Drug Cost Curbs

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
Kaiser Permanente has stopped charging people more for HIV drugs and is offering refunds for the exorbitant copays some of its patients faced. The decision comes as two CA state lawmakers have introduced bills meant to address high drug prices.

3D-Printed Heart Saves Baby's Life

SCIENCE | Dec 11
Born with a heart defect, 16-month-old Esther Perez was on the brink of life and death. But surgeons at a Los Angeles hospital stepped in, using a 3D-printed heart.

Triumeq to End Gilead's Monopoly on Single-Tablet HIV Meds

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
The recent approval of ViiV Healthcare's once-daily, single-tablet anti-HIV regimen, Triumeq, will mean that the market monopoly currently held by Gilead Sciences will soon come to an end.

Medical Groups Question Price of New Hep C Drug

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Mar 11
The high cost of an innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is causing skepticism from some health care providers.

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Feb 28
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

U.S. Doctors Urge Wider Use of Cholesterol Drugs

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 13
The nation’s first new heart disease prevention guidelines in a decade focus more broadly on risk and moving away from specific targets for cholesterol.

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