‘SOMAH’ could buy time for transplant patients.

The 100,000-plus U.S. patients waiting for organ transplants face a perilous race against time. Most organs can only be preserved outside the body for somewhere between four and 24 hours–a problem that aggravates the chronic shortage of donors. In 2008, 6,684 patients died waiting for organs, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A Harvard scientist … Continue reading

Robotic surgery problem that will keep Human Doctor & Surgeon on payroll.

  There’s one big problem with robotic surgery that will keep your human doctor on the payroll: It’s not better, and much more expensive. Since the first robotic surgery was performed in 1985, the popularity of robotic surgery has exploded, yet a study published Dec. 18 in JAMA Surgery suggests that there’s still a long … Continue reading

A “game-changing” new cancer database announced on 12 June 2013

  The world’s largest single database of cancer patients is being set up by Public Health England in a major step forward to harnessing the power of data to revolutionise care. It will collate all the available data on each of the 350,000 new tumours detected in the country each year. The aim is to … Continue reading

Coronavirus

The new virus emerged in 2012 A patient infected with the novel coronavirus has died in France, according to the health ministry. The virus, which is similar to those which cause Sars and the common cold, emerged last year. Out of 44 confirmed cases around the world, 23 people have now died with most infections … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2013

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