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How Do You Live Knowing You Might Have an Alzheimer’s Gene?

A story of a man whose family carries an Alzheimer’s gene. more

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Israel to allow gay men to conceive children via surrogates

A committee appointed by Israel’s Health Ministry has issued groundbreaking recommendations Sunday regarding fertility and birth polices, among them allowing gay men to use a surrogate mother in order to conceive a child. more

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Britons paying up to £25k to buy children from Indian ‘baby factories’

Britons desperate to become parents are fuelling a booming and unregulated surrogacy industry in India provoking serious ethical and legal concerns. more

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Cancer trial participants may have misconceptions

People enrolled in early stage trials for possible cancer treatments may underestimate the risks involved and overestimate the potential benefits, suggests a new study. more

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Why Cognitive Enhancement Is in Your Future (and Your Past)

It could be that we are on the verge of a great deluge of cognitive enhancement. Or it’s possible that new brain-enhancing drugs and technologies will be nothing compared to how we’ve transformed our minds in the past. If it … Continue reading

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How Doctors Die

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. more

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Should doctors ever lie to their patients?

We expect our physicians to always be truthful; this survey apparently shows that there is a considerable amount of lying going on, withholding of the truth, and not being forthright. What’s wrong? more

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No transplant for dying dad who is illegal immigrant

Without a new kidney, Jesus Navarro will die. However, a kidney transplant but was denied due to his legal status. more

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U.S. begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

U.S. researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants. more

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Hospitals may make more money by keeping patients on dialysis than by transplanting kidneys

A new strategy to increase kidney transplantations from live donors has been launched by NHS Blood and Transplant. more

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