Surgeons complete world's first penis and scrotum transplant04/24/2018 07:35The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.The soldier lost both legs above the knee, his penis and the area around it when the IED - improvised explosive device - blasted him.The patient, who requested anonymity, is expected to be released from the hospital later this week, "and we are optimistic that he will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions following full recovery", Dr...
Christian lawyers seek European court appeal for parents of Alfie Evans04/23/2018 03:00"But it is sad also for the people who have been keeping Alfie alive for so long, the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey hospital". Alfie's cognitive abilities were actually improving after months of treatment, Alfie's parents and their legal representation argued.Specialists say his brain has been "eroded"...
Health Officials Warn 'Throw Romaine Lettuce Away'04/22/2018 03:00While the lettuce has been infected with E.Coli in the US - in an outbreak that has sent 31 people to hospital in recent weeks - no traces of the bacteria appears to have affected Canadian produce, the agency said.Despite a nationwide recall on romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz. area, lettuce found in Harvard's residential dining halls is safe for consumption, according to Harvard University Dining Services Director of Communications Crista Martin...
Kentucky Health Officials Urge Derby-Goers To Vaccinate For Hepatitis A04/21/2018 03:00KCHD recently received notification specimens submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the local investigation match a specific genotype identified in the California and Kentucky outbreaks.Due to an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A, the state's Department for Public Health is recommending vaccination for everyone residing in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties...
Power restored for most of Puerto Rico after huge blackout04/20/2018 03:00"With power having been restored to over 95 percent of the Island before this temporary outage, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority officials have ensured us they are quickly addressing the situation to investigate the cause of this incident and restore power as quickly as possible" PRTC officials said...