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An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves Eye Implant to Correct Presbyopia in Middle Age

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, close objects
The Xpert Carba-R Assay diagnostic

FDA Approves New Test to Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Uses specimens taken directly from patients; specifically looks for resistance to carbapenems
The world's most promising malaria vaccine (RTS

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Children in study were given three doses, but manufacturer now says four doses needed
Women with BRCA mutations undergoing risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy do not have increased risk for uterine cancer

BRCA1 Mutations May Raise Risk of Serous/Serous-Like Uterine CA

Although overall risk for uterine cancer after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy not increased
Zika virus congenital syndrome is a new teratogenic disease

Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome: A New Teratogenic Disease

Second study shows evidence for link between Zika infection, congenital CNS malformations
The experimental drug midostaurin may reverse organ damage in patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis

Midostaurin Beneficial in Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis

Organ damage improved in 60 percent of patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis
Enlisting a partner to assist with skin checks can improve the detection of cancer recurrence for melanoma patients

Teaming With a Partner Ups Efficacy of Melanoma Self-Exams

Melanoma survivors benefited when they and a partner were trained in spotting malignancies
Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be; however

Butter May Not Be As Unhealthy As Previously Thought

Researchers find little added health danger for those who consume butter
Intraspinal transplantation of human spinal cord-derived neural stem cells appears feasible for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Spinal Cord Transplant of Neural Stem Cells Can Be Safe in ALS

But further research needed to see if intraspinal injections would provide any benefit
Older men treated with testosterone gel experience a moderate but significant improvement in their sex drive

Testosterone Gel Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

Gel hormone treatment led to improved libido, increased sexual activity