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 By Maria Cheng    Regional    March 29, 2017

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

LONDON (AP) — A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident in...

 

Old mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,617

LONDON (AP) — How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The nearly 90-year-old swatch of mold has a rather extraordinary history: It came from the...

 

Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages

LONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Doctors say...

 

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new...

 

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

LONDON (AP) — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria. Mosquitoes prefer biting people already sickened by malaria, apparently attracted by some kind of odor. Now, Swedish...

 

Study: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals

LONDON (AP) — New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort. Researchers examined more than 17,000 samples from patients with infections of common bacteria...

 

Britain OKs making babies from DNA of 3 people in some cases

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using DNA from three people — what it called a "historic" decision to help prevent a small number of children from inheriting...

 

How a patient's 'crazy' request for a new womb made history

STOCKHOLM (AP, Oct. 7, 2016) — When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb...

 

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-yr survival same

LONDON (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and...

 

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