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Hidden danger: dirty medical tools

Hidden danger: dirty medical tools

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 03, 2016

The threat of infection from tainted medical instruments is growing as the devices become more complex and harder to clean.

FDA orders antibacterial ingredients to be removed from soaps

FDA orders antibacterial ingredients to be removed from soaps

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 02, 2016

The FDA issued a final rule Friday that essentially bans companies from being able to market antiseptic wash products that contain any of 19 active ingredients out of concerns long-term daily use could pose a number of health risks.

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 20, 2016

Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

By Erica Teichert  |  August 20, 2016

Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.

FDA approves test of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida

By Associated Press  |  August 06, 2016

Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state's fight against the spread of Zika.

Long-term costs of Zika among the many unknowns of the virus

Long-term costs of Zika among the many unknowns of the virus

By Shannon Muchmore  |  July 23, 2016

History buffs and infectious-disease experts have already drawn links between the rubella outbreak in the 1960s and the current spread of Zika. But drugmakers today face greater regulatory hurdles, and the federal government has yet to dedicate funding to address the Zika epidemic.

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