The Maimed and the Healing

December 13, 2018

The casualties of the First World War brought a new understanding of human fragility and wholeness

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Foam from cow lungs can be transformed into a lifesaving treatment for premature infants struggling to breathe. We take you to a slaughterhouse in Canada where an unusual sort of craftsmen retrieve this precious liquid before it’s shipped around the world

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No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment

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Pain in the Machine

July 17, 2017

Pain leads to empathy and self-preservation: should we make robots ‘feel’ it?

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Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies

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Researchers at Columbia University studied transplant data from 2000 to 2013. There are a number of factors that play into how likely a candidate for an organ transplant is to join a second wait list, not just finances and education, said Jeffrey Kahn, professor of bioethics and public policy at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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