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Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

SCIENCE | By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.

FDA OKs Merck Hepatitis C Drug, Adding to Patient Choices

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 30
Patients with hepatitis C have yet another advanced treatment option, as the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new once-a-day pill developed by drugmaker Merck.

FDA Panel Favors Approval for Drug-Oozing Addiction Implant

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Jan 16
Federal health advisers recommended approval Tuesday for an experimental implant designed to treat patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction.

Implanted Coils Help Some Lung Disease Patients, Study Says

SCIENCE | By Lindsey Tanner | Jan 15
A novel, minimally invasive way to treat severe breathing problems caused by lung disease showed modest but promising benefits in a small French study.

Promising New Ways to Prevent, Treat Cancer

HEALTH | Jan 10
Cancer experts Dr. David Agus, Dr. Judy Garber and Anna Baker join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the latest in cancer research.

FDA Sets New Rules for Injury-Prone Pelvic Mesh

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Jan 7
Mesh implants used to repair pelvic collapse in women will face new federal scrutiny, under rules responding to thousands of injuries reported with the problem-prone devices.

'Concussion' Movie Subject Exaggerated Role, Researchers Say

MOVIES | By Jimmy Golen | Dec 24
In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen." In real life, that might not be quite true.

ESPN: NFL Pulls CTE Brain Study Funding Over Researcher

SPORTS | Dec 24
The NFL is denying ESPN's claim.

Effort to Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff Opposition

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 19
A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.

FDA Clears Cold Cap to Save Hair During Breast Cancer Chemo

PERSONAL TECH | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 12
Hair loss is one of the most despised side effects of chemotherapy, and now breast cancer patients are getting a new way to try to save their locks.

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