'Bad things can happen': Explaining experimental surgery to children
Boston Children's Hospital announced today that it plans to open the first-ever hand transplant program for children and teens, Liz Kowalczyk wrote in today's Boston Globe. The hospital ethics board has required that the child -- and not just the parents -- agree to the procedure, a requirement that is typical in research involving children.
Doctors say it wont be long until face transplants and other radical operations to improve appearance and quality of life are offered to kids, too.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be challenged in court.
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A new study found that even mild sibling aggression had a negative effect on their mental health.
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A divisive ballot initiative that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication prescribed by physicians was narrowly defeated. The Death with Dignity Campaign conceded.
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You may be a gymrat if you get angry when someone is on your treadmill not sharing however does not fit the holiday spirit nor is it terribly good for exercise.
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Diagnostics companies say they plan to offer cancer test in wake of Supreme Court decision
After the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that genes cannot be patented, invalidating portions of patents that Myriad Genetics held on genetic mutations that increase risk for breast and ovarian cancer, several companies said that they plan to offer genetic tests to compete with Myriad's.
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