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'House' episode helps doctor diagnose rare cobalt poisoning

Yes, sometimes doctors use TV shows and Google in addition to textbooks and experience to sort out what's going on with their patients.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

Thanks to electrodes in her brain, quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann can manipulate objects for the first time in years.

By Dec. 17, 2012

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Want to quit smoking? Try text message support

Researchers behind the "txt2stop" trial find that regular, supportive texts encouraging participants to persevere doubled success rates over a control group.

By Jun. 30, 2011

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Oral HIV test almost as accurate as blood test

Researchers at McGill University report that their comparison of five previous studies shows an accuracy difference of less than 2 percent between blood and saliva HIV tests.

By Jan. 24, 2012

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WHO: Cell phones may cause cancer

World Health Organization issues new findings, classifying cell phones as a potential cancer risk, like exhaust from gasoline-powered vehicles and lead.

By May. 31, 2011