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Swiss team scent breakthrough in nose implant surgery

Paris - Surgeons in Switzerland on Friday said they had carried out the first-ever operations to repair cancer-ravaged noses using tissue grown from the patient's own cartilage cells.
In the Media by AFP

Four women with transplanted wombs receive embryos

Stockholm - Four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have received test-tube embryos in a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant, Swedish researchers said Monday."I cannot verify if any of them are pregnant or not," Mats Braennstroem, head of the research team at ...
In the Media by AFP

Could lung transplant rates improve?

Organ transplant patients routinely receive drugs that stop their immune systems from attacking newly implanted hearts, livers, kidneys or lungs, which the body sees as foreign. However, the drugs used might actually trigger the organ rejections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Canadian transplant survivor launches omega-3 shake Special

Paul Underhill has recently launched a shake that’s formulated with omega 3's, which makes it the first beverage of its kind on shelves in Canada. He developed the shake based on his own formula, designed to help him to recover for a major illness.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bone marrow transplant did not cure HIV

The HIV virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants. The patients did not have detectable levels of virus for months and were thought, by some, to have been 'cured'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Bone marrow transplant for Gaurav Bains following Asian appeal

Tipton - An appeal for more Asian bone marrow donors in the UK has resulted in a huge increase to the donor register and one little boy looking at a life-saving operation.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

New kidney transplant safety test

A simple test that can reveal whether a kidney transplant recipient is at imminent risk of organ rejection has been developed. The test checks urine levels of an immune protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA issues fecal transplant guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance note about fecal transplants. A fecal transplant involves transferring the stool of a healthy person into the gut of someone with an antibiotic resistant microbe infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New support for fecal transplants (update) Special

Fecal therapy is a new method of treating people with infection. However, it is still at the early stages. Now a leading U.S. medical association has come out in support.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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U.K. NHS targets liver disease

A new U.K. government report emphasizes the importance of combating liver disease, which has become an increasingly...
Nov 26, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 2 comments


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