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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Infusion System">FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Infusion System

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical company Hospira announced Friday that they are aware of "cybersecurity vulnerabilities" associated with the company's Symbiq Infusion System.The devices, computerized pumps that allow for continuous delivery of general infusions, are used in hospitals and nursing homes. Hospira notes in a statement that there have been no known breaches of their devices. Still, the company has "worked with [customers] to deploy an update to the pump configuration" and...
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FL Blind Woman Gets a Bionic Eye to Improve Vision">FL Blind Woman Gets a Bionic Eye to Improve Vision

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Thanks to a revolutionary procedure, a woman who was blind for 16 years is now able to see. Carmen Torres, of South Florida, is the first recipient of a bionic eye. At 18, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, in which the vision declines over a period of time, according to ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV. “You have to move forward with your life," Torres, 45, said of her condition at a news conference Friday. Through an implant on the eye, the patient wears special glasses containing a video camera. An image...
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Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says Experimental Vaccine ‘A Way Forward’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York City doctor, who made headlines after he was diagnosed with Ebola, said he hoped an experimental vaccine could be “a way forward” for a region decimated by the deadly virus. Craig Spencer, an emergency room physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, made headlines last year when he contracted Ebola after treating patients for the disease in Guinea. His diagnosis in New York City set off a wave of media coverage of the 33-year-old doctor who spent 20 days in isolation as he fought off the...
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Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

Tomwang112/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits. In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the country faced possible record-breaking temperatures and high humidity that will leave residents feeling they are in temperatures as high as 151.2 degrees Fahrenheit, or 66.2 degrees Celsius. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 56.7 degrees Celsius in Death Valley, but that did...
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