Heather Miller

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Playing God

A YOUNG girl wanted some new lungs. The rules said she could not have lungs from an adult donor, only from another child. That meant she would …

Another kind of health tourism

THE first thing Polish immigrants brought to Britain, when the country opened its doors to eastern European workers in 2004, was an admirable work …

Why are patients not finding their doctors online?: Wendy Sue Swanson at TEDxNijmegen 2013

TED Talks

“La Rafle” Tells A Story Of A Terrible, Little-Documented Part Of France’s History

Director Rose Bosch turned years of difficult research into “La Rafle (The Round Up),” the story of France’s shameful WWII moment.<p>The French film <i>La Rafle (The Round Up)</i> was a box office hit and the first film in France to address the summer day in 1942 when some 13,000 Jews were rounded up by …

France

A hospital case

SAINT GORAN’S hospital is one of the glories of the Swedish welfare state. It is also a laboratory for applying business principles to the public …

Number Of Published Cancer Studies That Can't Be Reproduced Is Shockingly High

Half of cancer scientists have failed to reproduce the findings of other researchers, according to an anonymous survey.<p>In an anonymous survey taken by scientists at a prestigious cancer center, more than half of the respondents said they'd failed to reproduce published scientific findings at least …

The world's first emergency face transplant a success, say Polish surgeons

A 33-year-old Polish man whose face was brutally maimed during a workplace accident has become the first patient in the world to undergo a life-saving face transplant procedure. Surgeons today announced the successful results of the emergency undertaking, which occurred a mere three weeks after the …

Scientists identify cell that could hold the secret to limb regeneration

Researchers have identified a cell that aids limb regrowth in Salamanders. Macrophages are a type of repairing cell that devour dead cells and pathogens, and trigger other immune cells to respond to pathogens. In humans, they're also important to muscle repair, which led Dr. James Godwin, of the …

Engineered cytomegalovirus protects monkeys from HIV equivalent

(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers in the US has shown that an ancient virus can be modified to help in the fight against the simian …

Scans show early brain growth in breastfed babies - Futurity

BROWN (US) — Babies who are breastfed show signs of early brain development, particularly in …

Could ecstasy help treat soldiers with PTSD?

A trial is currently assessing whether the drug MDMA can treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – whether the new research will convince critics is another matter.<p>It is hardly surprising that Tony Macie has an over-developed sense of awareness. As a US Army private he served for 15 months in Baghdad, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Protest Against Village Voice Media in NYC on 6/20/12

North Korean Mothers

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery - CNN.com Blogs

The CNN Freedom Project now has a new look – you can find it <b>here</b>, at <b>cnn.com/freedom</b>.<p>In 2013, the Freedom Project went to Cambodia with Oscar-winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino. The result was "Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project …

How to ... use the media to help combat human trafficking

Visibility: it's impossible to solve a human rights challenge without it. If the public can't see the problem, it's difficult to mobilise financial …