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Slate

Two weeks ago, New York state's highest court ruled that you can't sue an organ donor network for giving away a kidney, even if the donor's family wanted you to have it. The case began several years ago, when a widow named her husband

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Reuters

Leaving young infants sleeping unattended in car seats, even when they're brought indoors, can have life-threatening consequences. When used in the recommended semi-reclined position, the seats may promote a decline in oxygen saturation in

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AP

Inappropriate advertising contributes to many kids' ills, from obesity to anorexia, to drinking booze and having sex too soon, and Congress should crack down on it, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. [I guess the Dems have been elected.]

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News Target

The American Diabetes Association recently rewrote its guidelines on accepting corporate sponsorships rom companies that sell unhealthy foods in an effort to appear unbiased, but critics say the charity group's willingness to take money from junk

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Globe and Mail

A spate of new discoveries about the basic biology of cancer is pushing researchers toward an astonishing conclusion: For decades, efforts to cure the disease may have targeted the wrong cells. But mounting evidence suggests that cancer's real

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Telegraph

Junior surgeons are walking out halfway through operations because of rules over the hours they work. They are routinely downing scalpels before procedures are complete, to comply with the EU's controversial Working Time Directive.

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AFP

It is thought that the 22-year-old could have been trying to imitate a scene from "Jackass: The Movie", a film featuring a series of edgy pranks. He is now recovering in a hospital after sustaining internal injuries including a scorched col

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By Jennifer Warner - WebMD

Although earlier attempts at retina transplantation using embryonic stem cells failed, the researchers say that by using stem cells at a later stage of development, they were able to repair damaged retinas in the mice.

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Daily Mail

Emergency heart attack patients will be injected with their own stem cells in a dramatic new treatment. The procedure, being pioneered by British doctors, holds out hope of a 'cure' as the stem cells repair damaged heart muscles.

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News with Views

I'm amazed by the relentless attack of Big Pharma-controlled media on dietary supplements that help people lose weight. The FDA, colluding illegally with health officials in Mexico and Canada, has weight-loss fraud at the top of their list.

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David McKalip

(Kudos to Sue Blevins at the Institute for Health Freedom) The requirement for health insurance, endorsed by the AMA and imposed through the federal government, sets up at the top of a slippery slope toward nationalized medical care

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Nat Conf of State Legislatures

(Again, kudos to Sue at IHF) Thus far in 2006, at least 8 states are considering universal health care bills and 2 states have passed legislation. 7 states have commissioned studies to look at the possibility of a system

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Medical News Today

An NHS Ethics Board has given the green light to carry out the world's frist full face transplant. The operation will take place within months. The medical team says that even though they have been approached by approximately 30 candidates

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Daily Mail

Men who use mobile phones could be risking their fertility, warn researchers. A new study shows a worrying linkk between poor sperm and the number of hours a day that a man uses his mobile phone. Those who made calls on a mobile phone

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Telegraph

It is bad for your blood pressure, knocks years off your life, and is a strain on your heart. Now scientists have discovered that gaining weight lowers your intelligence. The findings follow last week's government figures that show Britain

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ISLL(Steve Trinward)

For most of my life, of and on(almost a decade in the present span), I've been among the X million Americans(current estimate: X = 47) who are somehow managing to exist without health insurance coverage. For a good part of that time

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Las Vegas Sun

It's an Achilles' heel of HIV therapy. The AIDS virus can sneak into the brain to cause dementia, despite today's best medicines. Now scientists are beginning to test drugs that may protect against the memory loss and other symptons of

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