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Derek Hough Almost Missed DWTS This Week Due To Severe Back Injury!

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Derek Hough and Amber Riley once again proved they're the team to beat on DWTS after a nearly perfect performance this week!

But it came this close to not happening at all!

The Emmy-winning booty shaker injured his back in 2012 while dancing with Shawn Johnson, and apparently he re-aggravated while rehearsing with Amber!

Derek had to be medically cleared before hitting the dance floor this week, and things were so bad that

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Microchip Implant Can Deliver Daily Dose Of Medication!

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Is this a glimpse of how we'll be taking all of our medications in the future?

Scientists have successfully implanted microchips in seven women with osteoporosis that emitted a dose of a bone-strengthening drug once a day without them even noticing.

The microchip, placed below the waistline, was able to deliver the drug as effectively as their otherwise "daunting" daily injection.

While more research is necessary, the study has been called "an important milestone" in medicine because many women with severe osteoporosis are prescribed a drug called teriparatid to build their bone density, but often quit it because of the tedious and painful injections.

This test involved a microchip that was able to store 20 doses of the drug, but the company behind the technology is setting its sights on testing a chip in 2014 that can hold 365 doses.

Osteoporosis is just the tip of the iceberg too. Other uses in the field of implanted medicine could include a contraceptive rod placed in the arm to release hormones preventing pregnancy AND a chip in the brain that targets the remaining cancer cells after doctors remove a brain tumor.

Pretty cool, right?

[Image via MicroCHIPS, Inc..]

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CDC Panel Recommends Giving Boys HPV Vaccine

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Can't see the harm in this.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted almost unanimously to reccommend that boys as young as 11-years-old be given an HPV shot.

The controversial treatment that prevents cervical cancer in women would not only protect boys against genital warts and certain kinds of cancers, but potentially curb the spread of HPV to girls.

A recent, unrelated study found

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