Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London are now contacting relatives of the deceased from across Britain telling them that they can take back the organs that could repeat the gruesome 1990’s scandal in Bristol and Liverpool that led to second funerals.
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Scientists at the Roslin Institute, the birthplace of Dolly the cloned sheep, have announced a milestone in a project to produce animals resistant to infections – they created the first genetically modified pig using a new technique of “gene editing”.
The gene editing technique is at least 100 times more precise and efficient than existing GM technology, the researches said, and does not make use of heavily criticized antibiotic resistant genes.
Pig 26 was born last August and has been genetically engineered with “the smallest of DNA mutations“.
“Out of its 3 billion bases, we have… Continue reading
She warned that if nothing is done to reverse the situation Britain would face an apocalyptic scenario with “a health system not dissimilar from the 19th century.”
Controversial: The authority’s view will be welcomed by manufacturers who use aspartame and similar sweeteners in fizzy drinks such as Diet Coke
A leading British expert has called for an investigation into serious health concerns over the artificial sweetener aspartame – after the EU food watchdog insisted it was safe.
The European Food Safety Authority has published a draft scientific opinion effectively rubbishing more than 20 studies which have identified potential problems with the sweetener, ranging from premature births to cancer.
The authority’s view will be welcomed by manufacturers who use aspartame and similar sweeteners in fizzy drinks such… Continue reading
A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties – many of them rural and in the South and West. … Continue reading
“This is a proof of concept that HIV can be potentially curable in infants,” said Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who presented the findings at… Continue reading
A British health manager warned the boss of the NHS four years ago that his hospital was a threat to patients’ safety. A nationwide investigation into avoidable hospital deaths has found that such warnings from doctors were often silenced or ignored.
Gary Walker, the former chief of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, was silenced in 2010 under a £500,000 ‘super gag’ agreement; he is now risking legal action by the NHS by speaking out. Walker reportedly received the payment last year; his former employer now faces a major investigation over its unusually high death rates, in the midst of the Stafford… Continue reading
Binge drinkers should be reclassified ‘mild alcoholics,’ according to scientists.
The latest version of psychiatry’s diagnostic manual includes updated definitions, and has collapsed the medical distinction between problem drinking and alcoholism.
Scheduled for release on May 5, the changes featured in the new DSM-5 are designed to help doctors more accurately diagnose people whose drinking has gotten out of hand.
Ghoulish: A macabre new gambling trend is starting to gather pace in Taiwan where bets are being placed on the life expectancy of sick patients.A macabre new gambling trend is starting to gather pace in Taiwan where bets are being placed on the life expectancy of sick patients. Worth more than £20million ($30m) the death gambling… Continue reading