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Proposed tanning bed ban hailed as big step against skin cancers

It is no secret that many in Texas go to great lengths to obtain and maintain the look of their tans. The allure of the golden glow is something that some attribute to fashion icon Coco Channel. They say photographs of her tanned self sparked the trend years ago. Since then, something of a battle has been underway between tanning promoters and public health officials who say that the process of exposing the skin to the sun's ultraviolet rays is a sure way of increasing one's risk of developing deadly skin cancer.

Clot risk worries with some heart valve implants surprise doctors

Medical devices are big business. They haven't been around for all that long, however. A timeline offered up by the Morgridge Institute for Research suggests that the first such device worthy of bearing the label was the sphygmomanometer, invented in 1881. That's the thing doctors and nurses use to check your blood pressure.

Clot risk worries with some heart valve implants surprise doctors

Medical devices are big business. They haven't been around for all that long, however. A timeline offered up by the Morgridge Institute for Research suggests that the first such device worthy of bearing the label was the sphygmomanometer, invented in 1881. That's the thing doctors and nurses use to check your blood pressure.

Who'd be liable for injury due to medical device hack?

Right now, the issue is seen as largely theoretical but experts in the area of cybersecurity say it is a focus of serious concern. What would happen if hackers took over the computers controlling medical implants, turning them from life-saving devices into tools of potential injury or death?

Who'd be liable for injury due to medical device hack?

Right now, the issue is seen as largely theoretical but experts in the area of cybersecurity say it is a focus of serious concern. What would happen if hackers took over the computers controlling medical implants, turning them from life-saving devices into tools of potential injury or death?

What are possible side effects of metal hip replacements?

When metal-on-metal hip replacements first became available they were hailed as the wave of the future. What has since been discovered is that there have been a lot of instances of degradation and failure that have resulted in a wave of infections, revision surgeries and broader health complications.

What are possible side effects of metal hip replacements?

When metal-on-metal hip replacements first became available they were hailed as the wave of the future. What has since been discovered is that there have been a lot of instances of degradation and failure that have resulted in a wave of infections, revision surgeries and broader health complications.

If a device used off-label causes harm, is the maker responsible?

One of the intriguing things about the law is that it often plays catch up. Rules and regulations sometimes are passed to mitigate possible harm from dangerous devices. But then people come up with new ways to put them to use.

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