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Man Gets Life Sentence for Infecting 5 With HIVFor the first time in the UK, a man has been found guilty of intentionally infecting others with HIV. Daryll Rowe, 27, was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars with a minimum term of 12 years for infecting five men via unprotected sex and trying to infect five others by...
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This photo provided by OrganOx on April 18, 2018 shows the company's metra device, used to keep organs functioning during transport. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least some transplant livers at body temperature may work better than cooling _ using a machine that pumps them full of blood and nutrients. (OrganOx via AP)
Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplantsStudy suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants
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FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a couple holds hands during their wedding ceremony in Atlanta. In a report released on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, researchers found that melanoma patients who are married tend to be diagnosed at an earlier more treatable stage than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patientsMarried patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients
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This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes are removed and can be used for genetic testing. When a couple is known to be at risk for having a child with a specific genetic disorder, the woman undergoes a procedure to remove some of her eggs. After fertilization, some cells can be plucked from the embryos and examined to identify those without carry the disease-causing abnormality. (ASRM via AP)Wedn
Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profileA prominent biomedical ethics expert has a startling prediction about how children will be conceived in the future: Couples will choose from among dozens of embryos, each with a deep DNA profile
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Desiree Hennessy attends to her adopted son Hestevan, who has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from chronic nerve pain, seizure disorder, during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference, in Salt Lake City. The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, OklahomaThe push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country
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Citing opioid crisis, feds seek rule change for drugmakersDrugmakers would be required to identify the legitimate need for controlled substances to justify their production under a proposed rule intended to rein in the diversion of drugs for illicit purposes
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, U.S. health officials proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been subject to years of criticism for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safetyUS health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices
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In this undated combination handout photo provided on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by HEGP AP-HP, surgeons perform a face transplant on Jerome Hamon. In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010. But after getting ill in 2015, Hamon was given drugs that interfered with anti-rejection medicines he was taking for his face transplant. (HEGP AP-HP via AP)
Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplantIn a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient, who is now doing well
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets careA key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency
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CORRECTS TO THC FROM TCH - FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. The medicine reduced seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agencyU.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval
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He Lost 2 Faces, but Now Has a ThirdFace transplants are no longer such a medical rarity that they generate widespread coverage, but a new one in France is an exception. That's because patient Jerome Hamon has become the first person in the world to receive two face transplants. Both the BBC and the Telegraph have coverage, along...
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This April 12, 2018, photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows a Los Angeles police officer with counterfeit cosmetics seized in the Santee Alley area of Los Angeles. $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces, Los Angeles police said Monday, April 16, 2018. (Cpt. Marc Reina/Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, fecesLos Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces
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