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How human poo ‘transplants’ could help doctors treat deadliest form of skin cancer

A team of Canadian scientists is exploring whether human poo transplants can be used to treat one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Traditionally, melanoma is treated with immunotherapy drugs, which stimulate the patient’s immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells. But while these drugs can significantly improve survival outcomes in those with… Read More »

Student told by doctors her paralysis was ‘all in her head’ is now confined to a wheelchair

Student who was told by doctors her paralysis was ‘all in her head’ is now confined to a wheelchair because of ‘medically unexplained’ condition Poppy McCollum woke up on April Fool’s Day last year with severe back pain Her pain worsened the next day, prompting her parents to call an ambulance By April 3, 18-year-old… Read More »

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man’s life support against his parents’ will. The fate of Vincent Lambert has renewed a fierce debate over the right to die that… Read More »