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Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...transplants in Britain every year with organs from dead donors. But the number of donors is far exceeded by the number of patients waiting for a transplant. Specialists say about a fifth of these die while waiting. Dr Charlie Millson, consultant hepatologist at St James's, said: "This is a tremendous ...

Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

...the letter, written 19 days before Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948 by a Hindu fanatic who opposed his tolerance towards Muslims. Christie's said the executors of Albin Schram had agreed to withdraw the Gandhi manuscript from Tuesday's auction in London to ensure that it was acquired by the Indi...

Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

Three swans found dead in northeast France are being analysed to see if they carried the H5N1 strain of bird flu which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. 'First analyses have established a suspicion of bird flu. More tests are under way to se...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...hese patients. Typically, these patients are found dead in their beds with no apparent cause of death." Cardiovascular mortality and cancer mortality is also higher among persons with epilepsy, according to Dr. Sperling. Mark Cook, professor of neurosurgery at St Vincent's Hospital, the really big iss...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...r urged vigilance on Thursday after tests on three dead swans in the northeast confirmed an outbreak of th...rench television. Tests on the three swans found dead last week in northeast France confirmed the presence of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the agriculture...

Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany

...Sangerhausen in the state of Saxony-Anhalt said 38 dead birds found on the shores of an artificial lake near the town of Kelbra had all tested positive. Saxony-Anhalt is the fourth of Germany's 16 states to report cases of H5N1 bird flu since late last month, when it struck down six wild birds in the so...

Boyfriend Bites Off Lip and Ear of 3-year-old Daughter of His Girlfriend

...ughter's injuries, which include 'boxer's ear' and dead tissue on her lip that will require plastic surgery, Capt. Spirlet said and exclaimed in horror, 'It was malicious, mayhem.' Police feel the abuse started sometime in January and continued for several months. Police learned May 17 about the abuse t...

Dutch Customs Deploys Special Bird Flu Dogs

...ined to sniff out all kinds of poultry -- alive or dead --, feathers and eggs. The dogs have been working on Schiphol airport since May this year. In Europe only the Czech customs are also working with specialized bird flu dogs, the authorities here said. According to the customs service this year they ...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...ns may persist in the soil around the carcasses of dead animals and other locations where infected animals shed the protein in body fluids."These disease agents can stay out there for years and stay infectious," Aiken explains. And herbivores such as deer and sheep, which are susceptible to prion infecti...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

... family developed cancer by the age of 45 and were dead by the age of 50. She is planning to go in a double mastectomy before the beast can fell her. "I'm tired of preparing for death," she says. She is due to have surgery to remove her breasts and a reconstruction in the next few months. She's be...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...d countries in the world, the United States is now dead last in life expectancy at birth, but leads the pack in infant mortality -- forty percent higher than the runner-up -- and in the percentage of the population that will die before reaching 60. Americans also lead the world in mental illness. Accord...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

...lear whether the victim had come into contact with dead or infected poultry. Contact with infected birds is the most common form of transmission of the deadly virus to humans, experts say. The UN health agency said last month that though the fight against bird flu had improved around the world, the situ...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

... Island and the province's mainland. She was found dead in her bed Dec. 28, 2006. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined the computer's hard drive and found that in April, 2006, Bergeron had purchased Zolpidem, a powerful hypnotic drug not legally available in Canada, from a site previously linke...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...ional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zoneslow oxygen areas where marine life cannot survive. Proponents of organic farming argue that conventional farming also causes soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For their analysis, resea...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...0 patients have liver transplants with organs from dead donors. Currently, there are around 311 people on the liver transplant waiting list in the UK. The number of donors is far exceeded by the number of patients desperately waiting for a transplant. According to specialists, around a fifth of these die...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...ional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zones---low oxygen areas where marine life cannot survive. Proponents of organic farming argue that conventional farming also causes soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For their analysis, res...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...in, that "The b----- is dead, the f---ing b---- is dead A couple of days ago Brimbles personal physician, Dr Chi said Mrs Brimble had called him on September 11, 2002, less than two weeks before she died on a Pacific cruise, and told him she had had unprotected sex the night before. She had asked him for...

Ujjain Ashram Adopts Eco-friendly Burial Process

...ss . Authorities at the Sewadham Ashram bury the dead and plant a sapling over the grave instead of cons...feet long and 3 feet wide is dug. After laying the dead body, the pit is covered with mud. After five or six months, sapling of a tree is planted - which on...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...tors. Agents also forged signatures, signed up the dead and enrolled mentally disabled people without consulting their guardians, state insurance official said. ``The marketing practices of Medicare Advantage carriers have led to virtual lawlessness in Oklahoma,'' Kim Holland, Oklahoma's insurance comm...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

... in children. One man in Slidell, La., was found dead in his trailer on June 27, 2006, after complaining about the formaldehyde fumes. In a conference call about the death, 28 officials from six agencies recommended that the circumstances be investigated and that trailer air quality be subjected to inde...

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