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Kidney failure and its treatment may impact cancer risk

For patients with kidney failure, poor kidney function and immunosuppressant medications may increase their risk of developing different types of cancer. The findings, which are published in a study appearing in an upcoming ...

Nov 12, 2015
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Why don't we feel more guilty about eating animals?

"Ham is made from pig bum, isn't it Mummy?" This was the question I was confronted with during a recent trip to the local zoo with my young daughter. She had taken a break from feeding Alice, the zoo's resident pig, to inhale ...

Nov 12, 2015
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End 'stem cell tourism', paper says

The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and bioethics experts at Rice ...

Nov 09, 2015
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India's 'medicine man' brings pills to the poor

It's early morning but already "Medicine Baba" Omkarnath Sharma is pounding the pavement in one of New Delhi's upscale neighbourhoods, collecting the wellheeled's leftover pills, capsules and syrups.

Nov 09, 2015
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Studies address long-term health of living kidney donors

While it's important to monitor the health of recipients following kidney transplantation, it's equally important to assess the ongoing health of living donors who have generously given up an organ. Several studies that will ...

Nov 07, 2015
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