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Man fitted with robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again

Robot hand can feelA new advanced robotic hand that is wired directly into the brain has been successfully tested, allowing paralysed man to “feel”.

The hand, developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins university, is part of a research project into advanced replacement limbs funded by the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).


Planned Parenthood files suit over Arkansas decision to cut funding

Planned Parenthood law suitPlanned Parenthood filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday seeking to a block a move by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson that cut state funding for certain programs the reproductive health provider has in the state, the group said.

Arkansas was one of several Republican-controlled states that have cut funds for the organization in the wake of the release of videos by anti-abortion activist group Center for Medical Progress, in which a Planned Parenthood official is seen talking about transactions involving fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing.


Protein linked to Alzheimer's could be spread during surgery, say researchers

Protein linked to Alzheimers transferred via surgeryFragments of sticky proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could potentially be spread to others via contaminated surgical instruments and other medical procedures, scientists warn.

Researchers called for further work into the possibility that metal instruments used in medical procedures could pick up harmful proteins which survive conventional sterilisation with formaldehyde.


California lawmakers approve assisted dying legislation

Right to die legislation in CaliforniaCalifornia lawmakers have approved a measure that would give terminally ill patients the ability to end their lives, in a 42 to 33 vote that is seen as reflecting a changed perception among Californians towards a citizen’s right to die.

The bill, AB-15, is similar to SB-128, which stalled in July after the assembly’s health committee did not have the support to send it to the full body. Co-sponsors Susan Eggman, Luis Alejo and Mark Stone, all Democrats, brought back the legislation after seeing public perception change over physician-assisted dying.


Study: Pollution, weather linked to post-heart attack health

Pollution and heart attacksResearchers presenting at this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress have connected patient status after experiencing heart attack with weather and everyday pollutants.

According to the study, which involved about 2,300 patients who had heart attacks between 2006 and 2012, environmental conditions have an effect on a person's risk of heart attack as well as post-MI treatments.


Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds

Planned parenthood videos alteredPlanned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any official inquiry.

“A thorough review of these videos in consultation with qualified experts found that they do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict,” said the analysis of a private research company.


Planned Parenthood sues Louisiana over cut to Medicaid funds

Planned parenthoodPlanned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization's Louisiana clinics.

Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, announced plans earlier this month to cut off the Medicaid funding to the Baton Rouge and New Orleans health centers, citing hidden-camera videos that accuse the national organization of profiting from fetal tissue sales after abortions. Planned Parenthood denies the allegations, saying the videos are heavily edited and misleading.


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