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FDA approves implant system for transfemoral amputations

The first implant system for transfemoral amputations was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant System, which has been on the market under a humanitarian device exemption since 2015, is indicated for adults with above-the-knee amputations who cannot use a […]

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EU Parliament says it will decide on Brexit deal in new year

The European Parliament said on Thursday it will analyse the post-Brexit trade deal clinched by the EU and Britain in detail before deciding whether to approve the agreement in the new year. The two sides reached the deal just seven days before Britain exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant […]

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Dads’ cookie competition becomes movement to bake for essential workers

Like many Americans, Scott McKenzie was furloughed at the start of the pandemic, but told himself he’d stay positive and try new things. “I spent my entire career in college athletics, so I did what I tell my athletes to do. When you get knocked down, you stand up,” McKenzie, who lives in Huntington, Pennsylvania, […]

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Washington loses to Carolina, NFC East race goes down to Week 17

The NFC East race will be decided on the final day of the regular season. The Washington Football Team had a chance to clinch the division today, but instead laid an egg in an ugly loss to the Carolina Panthers. Now Washington will see if it can win the division next week. If the Football […]

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New drug combination could improve glucose and weight control in diabetes

Scientists have shown that adding an experimental cancer drug to a widely used diabetes treatment improves blood glucose control and weight loss in mice, according to a study published today in eLife. The results pave the way for clinical studies of the new drug combination as a more effective long-term treatment for millions of people […]

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‘A collective sigh of relief’: The world reacts to Brexit trade deal

Britain clinched a Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. Below are some of the reactions: KEY PLAYERS:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “We have … today resolved a question […]

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Crossing guard fills up stockings for kids who cross with him

One Pasco County school crossing guard is making sure the students who cross with him have a happy holiday. His name is Ken Mizerek and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says he’s known for going all out for the kids who cross with him. This year, he asked them to make stockings. Then, he filled […]

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Sunday Night Football: Jamaal Williams is inactive for Packers

Packers running back Jamaal Williams will not play in Sunday Night Football. He is inactive with a quadriceps injury. The Packers had listed Williams as doubtful after he missed practice all week. Williams has 145 touches for 715 yards and three touchdowns. The Packers’ other inactives are quarterback Jordan Love, safety Will Redmond (concussion), linebacker […]

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Study finds that adult-onset cancer survivors run greater risk of developing and dying from subsequent cancers

A new American Cancer Society study finds that adult-onset cancer survivors run a greater risk of developing and dying from subsequent primary cancers (SPCs) than the general population. Cancers associated with smoking or obesity comprised a majority of SPC incidence and mortality among all survivors. The study appears in JAMA. “These findings highlight the importance […]

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U.S. SEC’s Peirce congratulates Roisman as next agency acting head

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Republican Commissioner Hester Peirce on Thursday tweeted congratulations to her Republican counterpart at the agency Elad Roisman, who would serve as the acting agency head after Jay Clayton announced here he was stepping down on Wednesday. “Congratulations, Chairman Roisman!, I look forward to your leadership of the SEC.” Roisman, […]