Vatican Official Condemns Brittany Maynard’s Assisted Suicide

Brittany Maynard

The Vatican has condemned cancer patient Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her life, describing assisted suicide as an “absurdity”.

Ms Maynard, a vocal campaigner for the death with dignity movement, had been diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumour on New Year’s Day and given six months to live.

The 29-year-old died in Oregon on Saturday after taking a life-ending drug legally prescribed by her doctor. Continue reading

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Lab-grown vaginas and nostrils work, doctors report

 

Britain Growing Body Parts

Scientists who grow body parts in labs have reached two new milestones, creating normally functioning vaginas for four young women and new nostrils for five skin-cancer patients.

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Simple blood test could detect cancers – Αιματολογική εξέταση εντοπίζει τους στερεούς καρκινικούς όγκους

 

blood-test

A new, highly sensitive blood test may help detect cancer tumors, Medical News Today reported.

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WHO: air pollution linked to seven million deaths in 2012

Air-Pollution

Roughly seven million people have died from air pollution, a report by the World Health Organization says. The analysis linked dirty air not only to lung disease, but also to heart disease and cancer of the bladder.

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Early prostate cancer surgery less suitable for older men – Η χειρουργική αφαίρεση του προστάτη βοηθά κυρίως τους νεότερους ασθενείς

PROSTATE CANCER

Whilst early surgery for patients with prostate cancer does save lives, the benefits may not outweigh the risks for some in older age groups, says a new study. Continue reading

DNA pioneer James Watson sets out radical theory for diabetes – O Τζέιμς Oυότσον ξαναχτυπά με νέα θεωρία για το διαβήτη

Scientist in race row

Not satisfied with his work that unravelled the double helix structure of DNA and landed him a share of a Nobel prize half a century ago, James Watson has come up with a radical theory for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. Continue reading

Cell therapy shows remarkable ability to eradicate cancer in clinical study – Κυτταρική θεραπεία υπό δοκιμή εξαφανίζει τον καρκίνο με προχωρημένη λευχαιμία

CELL THERAPY

Investigators from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have reported more encouraging news about one of the most exciting methods of cancer treatment today. The largest clinical study ever conducted to date of patients with advanced leukemia found that 88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells. The results were published today in Science Translational Medicine. Continue reading