Tiny pacemaker prototype avoids open chest surgery for infants

Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A pacemaker protype the size of an almond designed to make procedures for infants less invasive, less painful and more efficient has been tested...

Four die in Iowa plane crash after pilot aparently had heart attack

Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Four people died in a small plane crash in rural Iowa after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was...

Fertility rates have fallen worldwide, while populations boom

Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Global population growth is a tale of two statistics: In 104 countries with high birth rates, populations are rising, while rates in 91 countries...

Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low

Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking has reached an all-time low among U.S. adults -- 14 percent -- according to new data released by the U.S. government. Experts and...

Study: Proton therapy better than radiation for children’s brain tumors

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Children with brain tumors had better neurocognitive outcomes with proton therapy treatment compared with X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study. Northwestern Medicine researchers found...

Most tonsillectomies performed on children no benefit to health

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- New research suggests that most tonsillectomies performed on children provide no benefit to their health. Researchers at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Applied Health...

Researchers restore vision in rats after retinal cell transplant

Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Transplanted fetal retina cells successfully restored vision in blind rats by restoring neurons in the vision centers of their brains. Researchers at the University of...

Study: Salt consumption factors in multiple sclerosis development

Oct. 30 (UPI) -- High salt consumption is one of the contributing factors in developing multiple sclerosis, according to a study. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found...

FDA recalls test strips over inaccurate warfarin test results

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled test strips for levels of the blood thinner warfarin because they may provide inaccurate results. The federal...

Blood pressure drug Irbesartan recalled over potentially cancerous impurity

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A pharmaceutical company is recalling a blood pressure medication because it could contain an impurity scientists believe could cause cancer. ScieGen Pharmaceuticals announced the recall...

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