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First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor Four months prior to the operation, the recipient had one IVF cycle, providing her with eight fertilized eggs which were then frozen. This technique has been done eleven times before using the uterus of a living donor. In total, there have been 39 procedures of this kind, resulting in 11 live births so far. The medical team at the Hospital das Clinicas holding the first baby to be born follo... [Full Article...]

Worldwide hunt for rare blood to help Miami girl fight cancer

Worldwide hunt for rare blood to help Miami girl fight cancer Most people never have to contend with the often-hidden world of rare blood transfusions . So far, OneBlood has identified three matching donors, including two from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, which is the first time the organization has received an global donor for a local patient. [Full Article...]

Patient coughs up blood clot shaped like lung

Patient coughs up blood clot shaped like lung A man coughed up a freaky blood clot that was practically a copy of the inside of his lung, astonishing doctors around the world. The 36-year old man was being treated for a serious heart condition, according to a new report of the case, published November 29 in The New England Journal of Medicine . [Full Article...]

Woman dies from rare brain-eating disease after using neti pot

But when Cobbs operated to remove the mass, "it was just dead brain tissue", making it hard to determine what it actually was. If you haven't used a neti pot before, you've probably at least heard of it. It was microscopic amoebas that were feasting on her brain. According to a study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases , doctors believe the woman likely became infe... [Full Article...]

Australian scientists are testing a fast universal test for cancer

Australian scientists are testing a fast universal test for cancer The study published by Nature Journal on Tuesday says Queensland researchers have created a simple test which uses a colour-changing fluid to confirm the presence of cancerous cells anywhere in the body. As part of the development of the test, the researchers found that cancer cells of breast and prostate cancer have a unique "signature" - a sample of molecules of DNA. [Full Article...]

World's first baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

In the Brazilian case, the journal said the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The researchers in Brazil reported that the uterus was ischemic - meaning, off a blood supply - for nearly eight hours, essentially double the reported time from any of the living donor transplants. [Full Article...]

2-year-old girl battling cancer needs extremely rare blood

2-year-old girl battling cancer needs extremely rare blood Additional donors are still needed, OneBlood says , as Zainab will need blood transfusions for the foreseeable future. "We were all crying", Raheel Mughal, the girl's father, said, according to the Miami Herald . Even within that population, only 4% of people have the unusual genetic variation, according to OneBlood , the Florida-based charity that is leading the search. [Full Article...]

Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns

Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns If ingested, children could experience nausea, vomiting, headaches, gastrointestinal bleeding. The recalled lots are sold in Walmart , CVS and Family Dollar . FBN's Cheryl Casone on Tris Pharma's recall of liquid ibuprofen for infants. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT) or via email ... [Full Article...]

Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2

Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2 If the feature helps save just one life, it'll have been worth the effort. When the Apple Watch Series 4 shipped a few months ago, its electrocardiogram feature was still in the works. Owners of Apple Watch Series 1 or newer aren't left out. Basically, that means it's a novel device unlikely to cause harm, and not the equivalent of a hospital-grade medical device. [Full Article...]

Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked — CDC

Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked — CDC Mostly young children have been affected. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed AFM cases occurred in September and October. The CDC began monitoring AFM in 2014, and though the agency is still unsure what causes the disease to spread so rapidly, a pattern has developed in which more cases of AFM are confirmed every two years. [Full Article...]

DNA 'fingerprint' brings prospect of fast test for cancer

DNA 'fingerprint' brings prospect of fast test for cancer The test has been developed by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, using microscopic DNA structures. Current detection of cancer requires a tissue biopsy - a surgical procedure to collect tissue from the patient's tumour. [Full Article...]

World’s first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor

World’s first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor Tommaso Falcone. "This is a very important birth for the whole uterus transplant community", said Dr. Liza Johannesson, a uterus transplant surgeon at Baylor who previously worked with the Swedish research team. During the delivery, the transplanted womb was removed and showed no abnormalities. The first baby born after a live donor womb transplant was in Sweden in 2013. [Full Article...]

There is Still Time to Get a Flu Vaccine

There is Still Time to Get a Flu Vaccine These remedies can help you recover quicker, and can potentially prevent you from being hospitalized with flu complications. IN has already recorded two flu-related deaths this season. It is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets. [Full Article...]

Solemn public pays tribute as Bush lies in state in Rotunda

Solemn public pays tribute as Bush lies in state in Rotunda According to a former White House official to Bush senior, President Trump was told months ago that he would be welcome at any funeral. Prepare to have your heart melted. Since then, people have wondered where Sully will go now that his mission with the Bush family is almost complete. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, d... [Full Article...]

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’ Despite this, people in the CNMI continue to be diagnosed with HIV; stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV/AIDS. It's an opportunity to recommit to the global fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses. [Full Article...]

HUL gets a health shot with Horlicks, Boost

HUL gets a health shot with Horlicks, Boost On the deal specifics, GSK said it meant to sell holding in HUL , post completion of the deal. Such sell down will be in tranches and at such times as GSK considers appropriate, taking into account market conditions. Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK, said: "Horlicks has made a significant contribution to GSK and to the health of consumers across India for many decades and we believe Un... [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist pauses 'gene-edited baby' trial after outcry

Chinese scientist pauses 'gene-edited baby' trial after outcry China's National Health Commission has ordered an investigation into He Jiankui's experiment , which was condemned by the scientific community in China and overseas. We can help earlier those people in need". "For this specific case, I feel proud actually", He said at the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, a gathering of genetics specialists from around the world. [Full Article...]

Lagos government urges residents to know HIV status

Lagos government urges residents to know HIV status World AIDS Day is a day to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, many of whom died because they couldn't access HIV services, because of stigma, because of discrimination and because of criminalization of key populations. [Full Article...]

CDC: Worrisome longhorned tick spreading rapidly in US

A species of tick native to Asia is spreading across the United States, according to a new report . "The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown", stated Ben Beard from the CDC, who is the deputy director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. [Full Article...]

26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face

Underwood tried several forms of conventional reconstructive surgery, CNN reports , but those methods could only do so much. His mother, Beverly Bailey-Potter, read about Dr. Underwood only had to wait six months after being placed on the organ donor list in July 2017 before a flawless match was found for him. The donor was 23-year-old Will Fisher, a chess champion, aspiring writer and filmma... [Full Article...]


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