University of Pittsburgh

Double hand transplant recipient Lindsay Aronson Ess, working on her dexterity during a physical therapy session in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Hand, face transplants regulated like other organs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone’s life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking […]

12/26/2013

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New tool peeks into brain to measure consciousness

WASHINGTON (AP) — When people have a brain injury so severe that they can’t squeeze a loved one’s hand or otherwise respond, there are few good ways to tell if they have any lingering awareness […]

08/14/2013

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Feds’ list of most expensive colleges

What are the most expensive colleges? That depends what you mean by “most expensive.” Are they the schools with the highest listed tuition — the highest sticker price? Or those with the highest average net […]

06/27/2013

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Medication nation: Study shows antibiotic overuse

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.

04/10/2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Expert: Clinic’s anesthesia policy ‘reprehensible’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anesthesiology professor calls it “reprehensible” that a Philadelphia abortion provider allegedly medicated women according to their ability to pay.

03/21/2013