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Heart Chambers
Man taken off transplant list after left-ventricular-assist device (LVAD) gives his heart time to heal.

Proceed To Article Mexico City Mayor Moves To Keep Abortion Legal For Rape Victims
Mexico City's mayor on has approved a proposal that would decriminalize abortion when the life of the mother is threatened or when the fetus has severe birth defects. The measure also guarantees that victims of rape will not face prison time if they chose voluntary abortion. More...

Proceed To Article Another E. Coli Outbreak - This Time In Ohio, USA
Something at the Medina County Fair in Ohio, USA is to blame for several new E. Coli infections. The current number of children treated for diarrheal symptoms stands at twelve. More...

Proceed To Article Man Taken Off Heart Transplant List After Heart Recovers On Ventricular Assist Device
A patient with severe heart disease who had been placed on the national transplant waiting list was saved not by a heart transplant but by the device University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) surgeons implanted to support his heart until a donor organ would be found. . More...

Proceed To Article Do South Africans Pay Less For Aids Drugs Than U.S. Patients?
It appears that governmental policies, not price gouging by US pharmaceutical companies may be to blame for AIDS drug prices in South Africa. More...

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Legal Battle Delays Approval Of Generic Form Of Important Cancer Drug
It looks like the world will have to wait for a generic form of Taxol, the number one selling anticancer agent in the world. Bristol-Myers Squibb is digging its heels in for a long legal battle to delay the generic form of the drug. More...

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