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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...
According to the CDC, the incidence, deaths, and medical costs due to Clostridium difficile, or C. diff have reached historic highs but a new procedure, called fecal transplantation, may be the solution, The Washington Post reports. Fecal transplantion treats conditions such as irritable bowel...
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...