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Heartless: US denies young Mexican visa for urgent transplant
A 20-year-old Mexican-born man with a severe heart defect has twice been rejected for a US visa despite an urgent appointment at a Rochester clinic. Jose Chua Lopez needs a double-organ transplant, a procedure not performed in his home country.

26.03.2015 12:45

Texas gets supply of lethal injection drug for death row
Texas has received a new batch of lethal injection drug pentobarbital, allowing it to conduct four executions in April. The state accounts for 37 percent of all executions carried out in the US since 1976.

26.03.2015 09:40

New research reveals why animals don’t get schizophrenia and humans do
While many animal species suffer from psychiatric symptoms, schizophrenia is specifically human. A new study has revealed that human speech and language play a role in the disease.

25.03.2015 20:29

Obamacare drops number of uninsured to lowest level in 15 years – CDC
Four years after the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured Americans fell by 11 million, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

25.03.2015 02:36

Bill approving nitrogen gas executions advances in Oklahoma Senate
Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing for the state to become the first to allow the use of nitrogen gas as a back-up method to execute death row prisoners. The bill passed the state Senate Judiciary Committee and will now head to the floor for a vote.

24.03.2015 23:53

‘Open-source your body’: Top researchers launch online platform to share health data
Online project “Open Humans” has been launched to make health-related data available for scientists to mine for discoveries and also help volunteers make that data more accessible to researchers. The data can be used to study genome, microbes and viruses.

24.03.2015 14:55

‘Farage talking bollocks’: Doctor who survived testicular cancer challenges UKIP leader to ‘one-ball to one-ball’ NHS debate
A doctor has attacked UKIP leader Nigel Farage over claims the National Health Service (NHS) almost killed him when he developed testicular cancer. Calling the claim “bollocks,” he challenged Farage to a debate on the future of the health service.

24.03.2015 13:57

British girl among medical students ‘volunteering as medics in Syria’
A 19-year-old British girl is among nine young medical students feared to have traveled to Syria to volunteer as medics in Islamic State-controlled territory.

24.03.2015 13:34

WHO resisted declaring Ebola emergency for fears of damaging local economies – AP report
The World Health Organization delayed calling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a public health emergency because it was worried it could affect local economies or interfere with a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, a special report by AP has revealed.

20.03.2015 11:24

​‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device developed to protect medics from deadly virus
A new Ebola-proof tablet device has been developed that can protect medical workers from the deadly virus, and can withstand chlorine and high humidity.

20.03.2015 11:40

​‘Get under the skin’: UK’s first public human dissection in a century planned for Edinburgh
Scientists in Edinburgh will perform the first public anatomy lectures using human bodies since the 1800s, when serial killers Burke and Hare profited from selling corpses to a medical school.

19.03.2015 15:06

Yummy mummy? ‘Placenta smoothie’ business on hold over public health fears
A local council has ordered public health officials to investigate a Wiltshire woman’s placenta-based food product business over fears that it may not be safe for consumption.

19.03.2015 12:55