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Medicine

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore memory in mice
Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without suffering any damage to brain tissue. The researchers hope the discovery might help battle Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

12.03.2015 16:31

'Tory scorched earth policy': National Health Service signs biggest-ever privatization deal
The National Health Service (NHS) has agreed its largest ever deal to privatize services in an attempt to tackle the increasing backlog of patients awaiting surgery, scans and tests. Critics say the move is undemocratic and threatens care standards.

12.03.2015 10:03

Ebola-diagnosed military health worker to be treated in UK
A military health worker diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday will be flown back to the UK for treatment, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

12.03.2015 09:01

Thousands join Swiss lethal-drug right-to-die group
Exit, a right-to-die organization that provides lethal drugs so the terminally ill can die, has seen 13,413 people join up in 2014 - a 25 percent surge and a record number of new members, the group says.

11.03.2015 17:32

UK military health worker diagnosed with Ebola
A UK military health worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.

11.03.2015 16:51

Children’s Tylenol maker to plead guilty for knowingly selling tainted drugs
The maker of Children’s Tylenol agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of knowingly selling adulterated bottles of its painkillers for children and infants. The drugs were recalled in 2010 because they contained metal particles.

10.03.2015 19:57

Joint action: Bipartisan medical marijuana bill heads to US Senate
Medical marijuana now has some powerful, bipartisan supporters in the US Senate. In what pot activists say is a historic first, three senators announced they will introduce a bill that would end the federal ban on medical marijuana.

09.03.2015 20:49

​US mom faces prison sentence for blocking son’s circumcision
A mother who has taken flight with her son to prevent his circumcision could face a prison sentence if she fails have the boy undergo the procedure, a judge ruled, in a case that has become a rallying cry for ‘intactivists.’

07.03.2015 11:01

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program
Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

05.03.2015 21:14

​No to dolce vita: WHO urges limitation of daily sugar intake to less than 50 grams
The World Health Organization recommends consuming less than 50 grams of sugar a day for the sake of preventing obesity and tooth decay.

04.03.2015 21:36

​Stoned rabbits a concern for DEA as Utah debates medical marijuana bill
Utah is considering a bill that could make it the 24th state, along with Washington, DC, to legalize medical marijuana. But one Drug Enforcement Agency official is worried the move could impact the environment and even result in too many stoned rabbits.

03.03.2015 04:12

Skydiver saved after epileptic fit at 2,700m (DRAMATIC VIDEO)
A 22-year-old student from Perth, Australia, has posted a shocking video of a narrow escape. Christopher Jones had a seizure while skydiving, but luckily was saved mid-air by his instructor.

02.03.2015 11:50