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Frozen egg wastage prompts calls for women to donate unused eggs

Current estimates suggest that less than one in five women who freeze their eggs will return to use them later. With more women needing donor eggs to conceive—often sourced from overseas countries—researchers are encouraging ...

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Argentine judge orders unproven treatment for COVID patient

An Argentinian judge compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient who died Monday in a case medical doctors have labelled "a scandal."

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Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in medicine

Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in health care to address its harmful effects on people's health, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Who is the girl behind the face of CPR?

She is the face that many have kissed during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and she has saved millions of lives, but who is she and what is her story?

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How health systems can build a culture of anti-racism

Amid the national uprisings over the summer after the murder of George Floyd, a host of health systems spoke out against racism and released unprecedented statements of solidary with the African-American community.

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Scientists use ultraviolet light to disinfect CT scanners

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked heightened awareness of cleaning and disinfecting procedures in many industries. Health care facilities have long been familiar with protocols for disinfecting tools and equipment, and now, ...

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Accounting for 'research fatigue' in human studies

An article published in Bioethics examines the topic of research fatigue—or psychological and emotional exhaustion both towards and as a result of participating in research. The article is meant to initiate a conversation ...

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2020 Nobel season opens with medicine prize

Breakthroughs in the field of health will be honoured Monday when the 2020 Nobel season kicks off with the medicine prize, as the world battles the worst pandemic in a century.

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Survey finds American support for human-animal chimera research

In September 2015, the US National Institutes of Health placed a funding moratorium on research that involves introducing human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos—a practice that experts say is vital for advancing ...

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Novel educational program puts a human face on biomedical research

Translational research aims to speed research breakthroughs into the clinic. And yet, training for basic scientists and clinicians too often remains siloed, leading to divergent cultures and a loss of opportunity for cross-disciplinary ...

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Gilead in $21 bn deal for Immunomedics

US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences confirmed Sunday that it is buying American biotech firm Immunomedics, which makes a breast cancer drug, for $21 billion.

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Dismantling structural racism in nursing

Confronting the uncomfortable reality of systemic racism—the system that creates and maintains racial inequality in every facet of life for people of color—is having a national heyday. But calling out this injustice and ...

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Putting the spring-cam back into stroke patients steps

A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device—otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The new device will aid stroke patients in ...