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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Paralysed men move again with spinal stimulation

paralysed men

Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.

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