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BlackBerry defeats NXP in U.S. trial over patents

A federal jury in Florida on Monday ruled in favor of Blackberry Ltd in a lawsuit accusing the company of infringing three patents belonging to Dutch semiconductor company NXP BV. NXP in April 2012 sued BlackBerry, then known as Research in Motio...  More »

Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early signs and symptoms of stroke are often missed by emergency department doctors, a new study finds. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans with symptoms such as dizziness or headache are misdiagnos...  More »

Rescued sailboat family set to return to San Diego on Wednesday

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A family of four rescued from their sailboat after the youngest of two children became seriously ill are due to return to California on Wednesday aboard a U.S. warship that picked them up over the weekend, ...  More »

Obamacare 'accomplishing goal': Gallup poll

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The percentage of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years due in part to U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, commonly known as Obamacare, according to...  More »

Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement. All the patients saw...  More »

Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose brain chemistry is less affected by stressful situations could be at increased risk for car crashes, a small Canadian study suggests. Safe-driving teens appear to have higher levels of the stre...  More »

More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation's pediatric weight problem. Severe obesity, which ...  More »

Ex-Atlanta school superintendent's trial delayed for health reasons

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - After a courtroom outburst from a civil rights leader, a judge on Monday delayed the trial of a terminally ill former Atlanta school superintendent accused of conspiring to alter students' standardized tes...  More »

U.S. government rolls back proposed Medicare Advantage cut

The Obama administration on Monday rolled back some of the more controversial cuts proposed for privately managed Medicare health plans used by the elderly following pressure from insurance companies and lawmakers. The Centers for Medicare and Me...  More »

Accused Colorado movie theater gunman seeks change of venue

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for the man charged with mass murder in a 2012 shooting frenzy that left 12 people dead at a Colorado movie theater have asked that his upcoming trial be moved out of the suburban Denver county where th...  More »

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