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FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

Nov 19
U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

By Tali Arbel | Nov 19
Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester consumers, sometimes multiple times each day, and often push scams.

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

By Terrance Harris | Nov 19
This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which could be coming to an amusement park near you as early as the summer of 2018.

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 18
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed.

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18
U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

By Robert Burns | Nov 17
Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no.

Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

By Lisa Rathke | Nov 17
Can you call a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt "organic"? Some purists don't think so.

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

Nov 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 15
Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.

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