News tagged with life

The definitions and dilemmas of brain death

When a patient is declared brain dead, what options are available for family members? Who decides his or her fate? A recent case in California triggered the interest of Syd Johnson, assistant professor of ...

Feb 26, 2014
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Stimulation glove for stroke patients

A team headed by PD Dr Hubert Dinse and Prof Dr Martin Tegenthoff has successfully treated a number of patients suffering from stroke-related impairments. Their report has been published in RUBIN, the Ruhr-Universität's ...

Feb 24, 2014
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Study examines correctional officer stress

Conflicts between work and family life were the most significant issues that affect work stress and job satisfaction among correctional officers, a new study by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston ...

Feb 20, 2014
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Power lines don't raise risk of leukaemia in children

(Medical Xpress)—Children who live near overhead power lines in early life do not have a greater risk of developing childhood leukaemia, researchers from the Childhood Cancer Research Group at the University ...

Feb 07, 2014
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Dr. David Magnus on understanding brain death

When is a person considered dead? Two recent cases have thrust the issue of "brain death" back into the national conversation. In Texas, the brain-dead Marlise Muñoz was connected to machines that kept her other vital organs ...

Feb 06, 2014
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