The US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. Hospira, which made the Symbiq Infusion System pump, had already discontinued the product for business reasons. The devices were previously revealed to be hackable by an independent researcher. Hey, check out all […]

Can Memories Be Lost And Found? A team of University scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, and pave the way for new drugs and treatment for people with memory problems. […]

Scientists who mapped the DNA of the New York City subway system have backed off a claim that they discovered traces of anthrax and bubonic plague at several stations, after federal and city public health officials strongly disputed the findings. Upon further analysis, the scientists now say, there is no evidence that those suspect DNA […]

Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests. Children with severely selective eating habits were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or social anxiety than kids who consumed a wide variety of foods, the study found. Even moderately selective eating was […]

Eli Lilly & Co on Tuesday will confront the first U.S. trial over allegations it failed to warn users of its popular antidepressant Cymbalta that they could suffer severe withdrawal symptoms, including suicidal thoughts and electric shock-like sensations. Plaintiff Claudia Herrera is one of about 250 people who have sued Lilly over Cymbalta, and the […]

Planned Parenthood will be the focus of a partisan showdown in the U.S. Senate on Monday, as abortion foes press forward a political offensive against the women’s healthcare group over its role in fetal tissue research. Congressional Republicans are trying to cut off Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, reinvigorating America’s debate about abortion as the 2016 […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a drug that uses 3D printing technology, paving the way for potential customization of drugs to suit patients’ needs. The drug, made by privately held Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co, was approved for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of epilepsy, […]

GREENVILLE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ArroGen Group, an integrated advanced forensic solutions company, will unveil its new Fingerprint Molecular Identification™ (FMID) technology Aug. 2-8 at the International Association for Identification’s educational conference in Sacramento, Calif. FMID, a new category in forensic science, will enable law enforcement agents, district attorneys and government agencies to build […]

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track and respond to infectious diseases. The awards represent an increase of about $13 million over fiscal year 2014 funding, with increases going to vaccine-preventable-disease […]

High doses of vitamin D may not help strengthen bones in postmenopausal women, a study suggests. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium, and calcium in turn helps support bone health. After a year on high-dose vitamin D supplements, women were absorbing slightly more calcium from their intestines into their blood compared to women who […]