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Medicine

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

'No tissue charring': New Russian laser could revolutionize medicine, smartphones
Scientists at a Russian university have developed a unique metal-vapor laser, which can cut through bones, tissue or glass without burning or damaging them. They say the technology could be used in a wide range of fields – from medicine to smartphones.

14.05.2015 09:58

Medical marijuana falls short of easing symptoms of dementia – study
Medical marijuana pills do not help relieve dementia symptoms any better than placebo treatment, researchers in the Netherlands have found, refusing however to draw any conclusions on the drug’s effectiveness until higher doses are tested.

14.05.2015 02:56

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes
Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say the discovery is a step towards creating a bionic brain.

12.05.2015 19:43