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Medicine

​Vaccines don’t cause autism, complications extremely rare – study
There is no evidence that immunizing vaccinations cause autism while any complications arising from their administration to children are extremely rare, new analysis comprised of 67 research studies has discovered.

02.07.2014 17:49

​GM blood cells to protect tomorrow’s soldiers from bioweapons?
Blood transfusions containing genetically engineered cells could be the future of countering germ warfare, according to new research sponsored by DARPA, which hopes modified blood cells could help neutralize biological toxins deployed against soldiers.

02.07.2014 02:05

Ebola outbreak deaths surge to 467 - WHO
​The outbreak of deadly Ebola virus is scything through West Africa with the number of deaths rising sharply over the past week to 467 people, the World Health Organisation said in its latest report on the uncontrollable epidemic.

01.07.2014 23:34

‘Supercool’ organs preserved 3 times longer for transplants
A new "supercooling" system found to preserve rat livers for up to four days – three times longer than before – could revolutionize the system of organ donation and save hundreds of lives each year.

30.06.2014 07:41

US vows not to replenish its 3mn anti-personnel landmine stock
Washington has announced it won’t make or buy any more anti-personnel landmines (APL), but declined to destroy the 3 million units of existing stock. Washington still expects to join the international agreement banning such weapons at some point.

28.06.2014 05:26

​Land used for opium cultivation at historic high – UN
The amount of land used for cultivating opium poppies around the world is at an all-time high, says a UN report. Afghanistan is largely behind the increase, with its crop growing by 36 percent over a year, producing 80 percent of the world’s opium.

28.06.2014 05:04

FDA approves robotic exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk again
Some paraplegics may be able to walk again, thanks to a new robotic device approved by the Food and Drug Administration. People with lower-body paralysis due to spinal cord injuries will be able to purchase the new exoskeleton suit.

28.06.2014 02:35

Norwegian researchers harvest organs of 1,000 people without relatives’ consent – report
Researchers at Norway’s Institute of Forensic Medicine removed parts of organs from 1,000 accident victims without their relatives’ consent and stored them for experiments over the course of 13 years, local VG newspaper has revealed.

27.06.2014 20:05

Hospitals spy on patient purchases to spot bad habits
Americans regularly purchasing unhealthy food or failing to kick their smoking habit could soon find themselves entertaining phone calls and spontaneous check-ins from their doctors.

26.06.2014 17:32

France closer to legal euthanasia? Doctor acquitted after giving lethal injections
French emergency physician, Nicolas Bonnemaison, who faced life in prison, has been acquitted of poisoning charges after he helped seven terminally ill patients to die.

25.06.2014 16:09

Veterangate: VA whistleblower says records of deceased vets were altered
A Veteran Affairs employee has come forward claiming that government officials doctored the medial records of deceased veterans in order to hide the fact that they died waiting for medical care.

24.06.2014 18:35

Ebola outbreak in W.Africa ‘totally out of control’ – MSF
West Africa is going through the second wave of Ebola outbreak and the deadly virus is now “totally out of control,” a senior official at Médecins Sans Frontières said.

20.06.2014 19:27

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