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Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says2/23/2018 4:54:24 PMGENEVA - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane2/23/2018 8:15:00 PMHINDHEAD, England - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug2/23/2018 4:18:55 PM - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology's lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month.Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life2/23/2018 9:49:29 PM - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.CPR survival rates are lower than most people think2/24/2018 1:59:59 AM - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar2/24/2018 12:10:06 AM - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading.Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics2/24/2018 12:44:54 AM - Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery2/23/2018 11:06:12 PM - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggests.Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead2/22/2018 6:52:45 PM - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday.Young men’s drinking tied to later liver disease risk2/22/2018 10:20:44 PM - Men who drink alcohol in late adolescence are more likely to develop severe liver disease decades later than young people who don’t drink at all, a Swedish study suggests.