Category Archives: Medicine

07Dec/15
Nobel laureates in medicine

Nobel laureates in medicine react to award

The scientists awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries in fighting parasitic diseases say teamwork and Chinese medicine are key components behind their successes.

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17Oct/15

Australia to allow marijuana to be grown locally for medical trials

Australia is altering its drug laws to allow for the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, removing a major hurdle to the establishment of clinical trials of the drug.

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31Jul/15

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials promising

REUTERS/ MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES HANDOUT/ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION) – It may soon be possible to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus.

A new vaccine being tested in Guinea has been 100-percent effective,
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03Jul/15

Two women donate kidneys to each others’ husbands

In a rare instance, two women unrelated to each other donate their kidneys to give a new leash of life to each others’ husband.

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17Mar/15

South African doctors perform world’s first successful penis transplant

South African doctors perform the world’s first successful penis transplant on a young man who had his organ amputated after a botched circumcision ritual.

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09Mar/15

France debates ‘deep sleep’ option at end of life, no euthanasia

Some say it’s euthanasia, others say it’s not enough, French legislators are to start examining a draft law which would give the right to “deep and ongoing sedation” until death for terminally ill patients.

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