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Donating a kidney may put you at a greater risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) compared to similarly screened health non-donors, CNN News reports. The finding is based on a study published in JAMA that compared living kidney donors to "healthy individuals who would also likely qualify to donate but...
The Huffington Post reports that the FDA has issued a warning against the improper use of oral and rectal sodium phosphate laxatives. According to the report, 54 cases of serious side-effects, including 13 deaths, have been associated with the laxatives. Currently, "labels for these laxatives carry warnings...
Organ donations and, specifically, kidney donations are usually done on a carefully matched one-to-one donor-to-patient basis. Now, The Washington Post reports that John Hopkins University has come up with a new chain-based organ donation system where "kidney transplants are being arranged not through...