Tag Archives: Used

15 studies retracted due to fears they used Chinese prisoners’ organs

By Clare Wilson Campaigners say organs are being taken from prisoners in ChinaGetty Fifteen studies about transplanted organs by researchers in China have been retracted this month due to concerns the work may have used organs from executed prisoners. Three other papers have been the subject of expressions of concern for the same reason, according… Read More »

Popular drugs used for treating enlarged prostates associated with high-grade prostate cancer

If a man has an enlarged prostate, there’s a good chance he’ll be treated with a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These drugs shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). However, a side… Read More »

7 tips for getting used to your new hearing aids

Many people are surprised to learn that it can take awhile to get used to hearing aids, especially if you’ve never worn them before. Along with learning how they work, you’re also grappling with all the new sounds and stimuli that your brain has forgotten about in recent years. Your hearing care professional will be an important… Read More »

HIV Used to Treat “Bubble Boy” Immune Deficiency

HIV is well known for causing immune deficiency, but in a new twist, researchers have used a disabled form of the virus to deliver gene therapy that successfully treated children with inherited immune system impairment. Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis tested the experimental approach in eight infants with severe combined immunodeficiency… Read More »