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Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

(Reuters) - Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday. Learn More


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Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup. More »


Dozens of doctors in Appalachia charged in opioid fraud bust

(Reuters) - Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. More »


South Africa's Tiger Brands to fight listeria class action

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's leading food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it will fight a class action lawsuit over its role in the world's largest ever listeria outbreak. More »


U.S. measles cases surge nearly 20 percent in early April, CDC says

(Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday. More »


3D goggles may soon help surgeons see better

(Reuters Health) - In a first, heart surgeons in Poland used 3D goggles to help them see inside a patient's chest as they opened up a narrowed heart valve, according to a report in the European Heart Journal. More »


Pleasant smells may curb cigarette cravings

(Reuters Health) - Smokers may find cigarettes easier to resist when they smell things they enjoy like peppermint or chocolate, a small study suggests. More »


FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to immediately stop their sale and distribution in the United States, the latest action by the agency to tackle safety issues related to the devices. More »


U.S. health officials probe multi-state Salmonella outbreak

(Reuters) - U.S. federal health officials said on Tuesday an investigation is underway over a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to frozen ground tuna, which were imported into the United States by seafood retailer Jensen Tuna. More »


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