Medicine
  • A ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to an inmate is being praised by advocates as important recognition that the surgery is a legitimate treatment for gender-identity disorder.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
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  • The German manufacturer of thalidomide, the drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday — 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is recalling more than 31,000 units of a chemotherapy drug after discovering one vial was overfilled, putting patients at risk of an overdose.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • Italy's ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic fibrosis, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.


    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • Italy's ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic fibrosis, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.


    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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