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Philadelphia-Tested Robotic Legs Get FDA Approval For Home Use

The device, “Rewalk,” fits like a suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.

06/27/2014

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No End In Sight For Nationwide Shortage of Saline Solution

Hospitals use clear plastic bags of saline solution, administered intravenously, to keep patients hydrated.

05/08/2014

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Princeton U. Begins Offering Experimental Meningitis Vaccine To Students

The type B strain of meningitis is very rare in the United States, but it has attacked at Princeton, and the symptoms can occur quickly and be potentially deadly.

12/09/2013

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Philadelphia Blogger Says US Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men Is Antiquated

A third-year law student at Drexel University has authored a blog post that has raised more than a few eyebrows.

04/05/2013

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Tattoo Laws

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, 45 million Americans sport tattoos. What are the federal regulations governing tattoos and tattoo parlors?

06/04/2012

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FDA Approval Nears for New In-Home HIV Test

An FDA advisory panel has unanimously recommended the approval of a new in-home HIV test. Local advocates are happy that another weapon will be available in the fight against HIV.

05/16/2012

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Area Cancer Specialist Lauds FDA Approval of New Drug Manufacturers

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs that have been nearly impossible to secure for months.

02/21/2012

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Experts Warn Of Food Dangers Still Lurking After Cantaloupe Recall

It’s being described as one of the deadliest food outbreaks in the US in more than a decade: at least 13 people in eight states have died after eating contaminated cantalopes.

09/28/2011

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Philadelphia Importer Laying Off Japanese Fish, Temporarily

There is high anxiety in Japan over the safety of their water and food supplies, amid the prolonged nuclear power plant crisis.

03/23/2011

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