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Medicine

Crying and shackled, mother consents to son’s circumcision after being jailed
Heather Hironimus, a mom from Florida, agreed to her son’s circumcision after spending a week in custody, putting an end to a yearlong battle she led against the 4-year-old’s father, who insisted the procedure be performed.

22.05.2015 19:57

​PFI scandal: NHS trust with 43-yr contract providing poor care – health regulator
Healthcare provision at the largest National Health Service (NHS) trust in England is “inadequate” across all areas, including safety, staff training and leadership, an independent health regulator warns.

22.05.2015 08:27

Permission to die: California doctors no longer oppose assisted suicide
The California Medical Association abandoned its 30-year opposition to physician-assisted suicide, removing a major obstacle to a bill currently being debated in the state legislature. It is the first state medical association in America to do so.

20.05.2015 23:59

Delayed transgender treatments causing self-harm, suicide – UK watchdog
Transgender patients preparing for NHS-funded gender re-assignment face poor standards of treatment and extended waiting times of up to six years, a health watchdog has revealed.

20.05.2015 14:00

French cosmetics giant to 3D-print human skin
No more testing products on real skin, cosmetics giant L’Oreal says. The French company has announced plans to 3D-print human skin for all its toxicity and irritability tests. It is the fruit of a partnership with a bio-printing startup.

19.05.2015 06:56

​Indian nurse dies after 42 years in rape-induced coma
A Mumbai nurse, Aruna Shanbaug, who spent 42 years in a vegetative state after being brutally raped, has died of pneumonia in the hospital where she used to work.

18.05.2015 15:46

Peru reopens probe into mass sterilizations of over 300,000 indigenous people
Peruvian judicial authorities have ordered the reopening and expansion of a criminal probe into the mass forced sterilization of an estimated 350,000 women and 25,000 men during the 1990s.

15.05.2015 18:41

California marijuana could become stronger due to global warming – study
A warming climate could significantly boost medicinal and psychoactive properties of cannabis grown in California, according to the latest research.

15.05.2015 13:27

‘Super-powers of hemp’: Cannabis pharmacy opens in London
Britain’s first-ever cannabis pharmacy, selling health and beauty products made of hemp, is set to open its doors this week.

15.05.2015 09:18

Genetic test can predict if you survive radiation poisoning
A team of scientists have found an accurate way to immediately identify long term radiation damage by examining blood-bound genes, allowing more accurate predictions of who can survive radiation exposure after a nuclear catastrophe or a dirty bomb.

14.05.2015 16:10

Scientists find way to deliver drugs straight into people’s brains
A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to break the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart, and inject the drugs directly into the brain using “carrier” antibodies.

14.05.2015 15:51

​Watch out: Chinese Army bans wearable gadgets citing security concerns
Smart watches, glasses and other of the latest wearable internet gadgets have been banned among China’s armed forces over concerns of security breaches, state media reports.

14.05.2015 14:19