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New antibiotic resistance report is the stuff of nightmares
A scary new report suggests that growing antibiotic resistance could lead to 10 million people dying each year (by 2050). This projection is not so shocking to Infectious Disease physicians, or those of us working in the trenches. What is striking are the projected economic effects of growing drug resistance.
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Study: Heart transplant recipients can face serious distress from post-surgery identity issues
National Post
Unusual emotional and psychological responses to the life-transforming procedure of a heart transplant can produce real distress for some heart transplant recipients, a fascinating new study of a Toronto hospital's patients suggests.
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Mumbai: In a first, kidney transplant post-bariatric surgery
Daily News & Analysis
Jagruti Jogani, a resident of Kemps Corner made her family proud as she donated kidney to her ailing brother. While there have been many instances where a sibling has helped the other with live organ donation, Jogani and Yogesh Thakkar's case is different as the siblings had undergone obesity surgery 18 months ago. Dr Rajesh Kumar, nephrologist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, said it is probably first of its kind surgery in the country.
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In China, organ harvesting from death row is about to end
Beginning in January, China will abandon harvesting organs from executed prisoners, and organs needed for transplants will all come from donations, authorities have announced. Many Chinese don't necessarily understand the profound meaning of this reform.
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Air quality and its impact on transplants
Medical Xpress
As Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jamie Schauer travels around the world studying air pollution, he tenaciously reminds people that pollution is a human health issue. That is especially crucial when it comes to particulate matter, an airborne mix of microscopic solid particles and liquids that can arise from any number of sources. Particulate matter varies widely from place to place, and so do its potential health effects.
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'Heart in a box' could change the future of organ transplants
Science World Report
Australian surgeons have discovered how to revive hearts with a revolutionary transplant surgery. Until just recently, doctors primarily used organs from brain-dead individuals. Unfortunately, this severely limited the number of procedures that could be completed. With time as a major factors for many in need, health officials have now developed a new technique that uses a device they call a "heart in a box."
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