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A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis is recovering in Philadelphia hospital Wednesday night after a double lung transplant. Sarah Murnaghan was allowed to receive adult lungs after a federal judge made a rare ruling that she and an 11-year-old boy were eligible. National policy for organ donations had said adult lungs should go to adults before children. Lawyers for the group that sets that policy say what’s in place is based on scientific judgment and is in the best interest of the patients.
Many people suffer from acne and fight it with antibiotics, but a new study shows that those drugs may lead to another health problem: sore throats.
A prominent bioethicist has offered $10,000 to charity if Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann can prove her claim that a vaccination caused mental retardation.