Tag Archives: surgery

Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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Shock study: Organs harvested from euthanized patients make better transplants

Source: LifeSiteNews LEUVEN, Belgium, June 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A disturbing study conducted by Belgian doctors and reported on in the medical journal Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathology involved killing patients via euthanasia in a room next to the hospital’s operating theater, … Continue reading

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Scientists To Soon Create Unlimited Supply of Humans In The Lab

Kelley Bergman Prevent Disease The first human eggs grown from human stem cells could be fertilized with human sperm cells later this year, potentially adding one more peg in the ladder toward reproduction sans human interaction. In this case it … Continue reading

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Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint

Daily Telegraph Reporter The Telegraph An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large. Avril Mulcahy, … Continue reading

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Few young women with cancer take steps to preserve fertility during treatments

Jennifer Beal EurekAlert A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. Also, certain groups of young women are more likely to do so than others. Published … Continue reading

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Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

Terence P. Jeffrey CNSNews (CNSNews.com) – All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon. Women of … Continue reading

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Doctors Of Death

SBS In the 1930s, Japan’s notorious Unit 731 carried out brutal experiments on the population of recently-invaded Manchuria. Whole villages and towns were deliberately infected with plague, and sufferers were dissected alive. Prisoners of war were shot and operated on … Continue reading

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New ‘super’ aspirin shrinks tumours for 11 different cancers

Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail A new hybrid of ‘superdrug’ aspirin could shrink tumours and may tackle 11 different forms of cancer, according to new research. The ‘designer’ aspirin is believed to be much safer than the version currently on … Continue reading

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The potential and risks of nanotechnology for healthcare

Alfred Cuschieri School of Surgery Presented by Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri (Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, UK; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy) at the 1st Leeds International Oncological Engineering Conference (26/09/2011)

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Kids’ abnormal breathing during sleep linked to increased risk for behavioral difficulties

Kim Newman EurekAlert Risk of problems later in childhood can double with snoring and apnea. March 5, 2012 — (BRONX, NY) — A study of more than 11,000 children followed for over six years has found that young children with … Continue reading

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