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Red Cross: $6 Million for Ebola Fight Stolen Through Fraud – NBCNews.com

November 5th, 2017
NBCNews.comFraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed on Saturday. The revelations follow an internal investigation of how the organization handled more than...

Gut bacteria may make or break your chances of cancer treatment working – Ars Technica

November 5th, 2017
Ars TechnicaNew, potent cancer therapies can act like daggers pressed into the hindquarters of the immune system, prodding it to lunge at any cancerous cells in the body. When the drugs work, the immune system tramples tumors into oblivion. But...

9-year-old boy with cancer will celebrate his last Christmas this December – Buzz.ie

November 5th, 2017
Buzz.ieNine-year-old Jacob Thompson will celebrate this last Christmas this December as he suffers from incurable cancer. Advertisement. 00:00. /. 00:00. 00:00. Link. Copy to clipboard: Ctrl+C / Cmd+C. Embed. Copy to clipboard: Ctrl+C / Cmd+C. His parents are ...and more...

Trans Women Could Get A Uterus Transplant: Fertility Expert – Tech Times

November 5th, 2017
Tech TimesA fertility expert believes that trans women may soon be able to carry their own babies by way of a uterus transplant. Although plausible, the procedure will likely be very complicated and risky. ( Daniel Reche | Pixabay )....

Toddler’s family, hospital to meet over denied kidney transplant – wtkr.com

November 5th, 2017
wtkr.comEmory Healthcare in Atlanta is moving toward a resolution with a family whose child is in need of a kidney transplant. The hospital drew the ire of activists when it delayed the operation after the father, the organ donor, was...

9-year-old boy with cancer asks for cards to celebrate ‘last Christmas’ early – WDIV Detroit

November 5th, 2017
WDIV DetroitJacob is facing a terminal diagnosis and wants to celebrate his last Christmas a bit early. On October 11, 2017, Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital for the last time. Jacob's Neuroblastoma has spread to his...

Very ill 9-year-old boy wants cards for his last Christmas – let’s help – IrishCentral

November 5th, 2017
IrishCentralIrishCentral.com would like to lead an Irish American drive to send Christmas cards to a terminally ill child who doctors believe will not outlast Christmas. The media has widely reported that terminally ill 9-year-old Jacob Thompson, from Maine, has ...9-year-old...

After pain patient’s husband murders doc, colleague vows not to prescribe opioids – Indianapolis Star

November 5th, 2017
Indianapolis StarFor nearly 15 years, Dr. A.J. Mencias, an orthopedic surgeon with South Bend Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, did not think twice about writing opioid prescriptions to help his patients control pain. “We would give 30, 40, 60, sometimes even...

Trial finds blood-plasma infusions for Alzheimer’s safe, promising – Medical Xpress

November 5th, 2017
Medical XpressStanford University School of Medicine investigators have reported success in an early-phase clinical trial examining the safety, tolerability and feasibility of administering infusions of blood plasma from young donors to participants with mild to ...Young People's Blood Could Help...

Briton held in Egypt over drugs made ‘honest mistake’ – BBC News

November 5th, 2017
BBC NewsA British woman who has been detained in Egypt for bringing nearly 300 Tramadol tablets into the country made "an innocent, honest mistake", according to her brother. Laura Plummer, from Hull, was transporting the pills for her Egyptian husband...

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