Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis – The New York Times

Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.

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Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic – The New York Times

The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who received them early in the course of infection. Doctors hope patients will seek out the cures, ending the outbreak.

Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

Source: Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed – ABC News

William Avant was crushed to death by 13 employees of a South Carolina mental hospital in January.
They did not report his death until this month.
They dogpiled him to restrain him. He couldn’t breathe.
No one checked his condition.
His death was ruled homicidal suffocation.
No one was charged. Because they didn’t know any better.
Or maybe, like police officers or corporation executives, hospital staff don’t go to jail for malpractice.

Source: Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed – ABC News

‘It’s Gigantic’: A New Way to Gauge the Chances for Unresponsive Patients – The New York Times

Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.