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Surgeon: First human head transplant could be possible by 2017
Mashable
It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but an Italian doctor says full-body transplants, where a living person’s head would be attached to a donor body, could be possible in two years.
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A dangerous form of identity theft is growing fast
Credit.com
An estimated 2.32 million American adults were victims of medical identity theft as of 2014, up from the 1.84 million estimated in 2013, according to the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. That's a nearly 22 percent jump in this specific kind of fraud.MIFA released its fifth edition of this annual study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which highlights the growing threat of medical identity theft.
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Radium 223 shows promise for treating metastatic osteosarcoma
Healthy Living Magazine
Radium 223 decreases the size of primary osteosarcoma lesions and metastases, including those in the brain, according to preliminary results from a first-in-humans clinical trial.
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The problem with pot
Newsweek
There are a growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries across the United States and a majority of Americans who support legalization. But two critics of the drug said the science points to serious problems with pot. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event Monday, former drug czar William J. Bennett and federal prosecutor Robert A. White outlined the evidence in their new book, "Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America."
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FDA issues massive recall of GE MRI scanners
AuntMinnie.com (registration)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered a recall of thousands of MRI scanners manufactured by GE Healthcare to correct a problem that could "result in life-threatening injuries" if magnet shutdown modules are disconnected, according to an FDA notice.
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  WebMD's Future of Health: Wireless medicine
WebMD
Fitbits, Fitbugs, Flex bands, Basis bands...Everybody is using some type of wearable wellness device, it seems. And as more of them come on the market, some reports estimate that personal health and wellness devices will grow from a $4 billion industry to $8 billion by 2018.
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