News tagged with transplant recipients

Furor in Greece over pedophilia as a disability

(AP) -- Greek disability groups expressed anger Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.

Jan 09, 2012
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'It works' -- face transplants now mainstream

(AP) -- They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else's cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had face ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Successful pregnancy possible after kidney transplant

A new study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that the ability to successfully carry a pregnancy after kidney transplantation is very high, with 73.5% live birth rates.

Oct 20, 2011
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Stress in cells activates hepatitis viruses

People who have received a donor organ need lifelong immunosuppressant drugs to keep their immune system from attacking the foreign tissue. However, with a suppressed immune system, many infectious agents ...

Feb 13, 2012
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Aide says Cheney had heart transplant

(AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, after five heart attacks over the past 25 years and countless medical procedures to keep him going. Cheney, 71, waited nearly two ...

Mar 25, 2012
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