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US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

In a statement to CNBC, Boston Scientific described the news as disappointing. "That evidence was lacking in these premarket applications, and we couldn't assure women that these devices were safe and effective long term", said Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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Scientists make world's first 3D-printed heart with human tissue

But the scientists said many challenges remain before fully working 3D printed hearts would be available for transplant into patients. The Tel Aviv University researchers have published their research paper in the peer-reviewed journal Advanced Science .

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Measles outbreak 'accelerates,' health officials warn

The most recent outbreaks appears to have originated from travelers who visited countries experiencing outbreaks of the disease, including Israel, the Philippines and Ukraine. "Spikes in case numbers have also occurred in countries with high overall vaccination coverage, including the United States", WHO said. "The disease has spread fast among clusters of unvaccinated people".

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Measles emergency in NYC

Officials say none of the sick children attend public schools or go to child care programs. "There are many more individuals who are living with chronic diseases, who are surviving cancer, and so we don't want children or adults to be unnecessarily exposed to measles " due to "measles parties".

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US Attorney General Expected to Face Mueller Report Questions

Barr's investigation into the origins of the Russian Federation probe is separate from the long-running Office of Inspector General investigation into the Justice Department's handling of the Russian Federation investigation. Barr, with Mueller's assistance, has spent weeks redacting material that might compromise ongoing investigations or intelligence-gathering sources and methods.

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NYC authorities threaten to close Brooklyn yeshivas over unvaccinated students

The nation's biggest city is in the midst of its biggest measles outbreak since 1991, with 285 cases diagnosed since last fall - compared to two in all of 2017, officials said. The reasons for the explosion of cases among members of insular, ultra-orthodox communities has more to do with their frequent contacts with Israel, which is undergoing its own measles crisis, combined with their insularity and general mistrust of government, say health officials.