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Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as In A Clinic

Study: Taking Abortion Pill at Home as Safe as In A Clinic

By Maria Cheng | May 19
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.

What to Know About Melanoma and How to Protect Yourself

What to Know About Melanoma and How to Protect Yourself

May 19
Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the risks and protection.

New Technologies Provide Faster Medical Diagnosis of Disorders

New Technologies Provide Faster Medical Diagnosis of Disorders

May 18
The Face2Gene app uses facial recognition to identify rare genetic disorders in seconds, while the tech company RightEye has a 90-second test that can help determine whether a toddler has certain types of autism.

Artificial Wombs Could Increase Premature Babies' Chances of Survival

Artificial Wombs Could Increase Premature Babies' Chances of Survival

May 2
Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed artificial wombs that could eventually increase premature babies' chances of survival.

Blood Test Offers Hope for Better Lung Cancer Treatment

Blood Test Offers Hope for Better Lung Cancer Treatment

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 29
Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.

Opting to Stay Awake During Surgery

Opting to Stay Awake During Surgery

Apr 3
Some specialty doctors offer patients the opportunity to have local nerve blocks instead of general anesthesia in some orthopedic, breast, colon, eye and cosmetic procedures.

Chemo Cold Caps

Chemo Cold Caps

Feb 19
A pair of new studies on cold cap therapy in the Journal of the American Medical Association gives hope to breast cancer patients.

Company Announces Pause for Drug After Price Criticism

Company Announces Pause for Drug After Price Criticism

By Kevin Freking | Feb 14
Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it will temporarily halt the rollout of a drug to treat genetic muscle deterioration just hours after two members of Congress expressed outrage that the company planned to charge $89,000 a year.

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

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.

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