The future of robotics: in a transhuman world, the disabled will be the ones without prosthetic limbs
Bertolt Meyer's amazing bionic hand controlled by an iPhone app is a glimpse of the advances being made in prosthetics. But in years to come, will everyone want one?Bertolt Meyer is used to being viewed as not fully human. Born with a stump where his left hand should have been, he spent his childhood wearing a hook connected to an elaborate pulley and harness. "To open the hook and grasp things I had to flex my shoulders like this," he says, striking a he-man pose. "The harness was very uncomfortable. To stop it chafing my skin, I had to wear a shirt underneath it at all times. I was always sweating."Ev...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Robots Sport Disability sport Society FutureFest Drugs in sport Technology Editorial The Observer Science Source Type: news

Pennsylvania court case on organ donation guidelines put on hold
Girl at center of lawsuit over adult organ transplant rules, Sarah Murnaghan, received a set of adult lungs on Wednesday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Needing Judge's Order, Girl Gets New LungAfter Needing Judge's Order, Girl Gets New Lung
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Are transplant policies fair?
A 10 year-old girl fought the system for her lung transplant. Do we need to reform America's transplant policies? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Lung transplant for ill 10-year-old
The family of a severely ill 10-year-old girl, who was given a prime spot on the adult transplant list by a US judge, says that she's doing well. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Inside parents' fight to get daughter double lung transplant
The parents of Sarah Murnaghan, 10, challenged a rule that kept her off a list for life-saving lung transplant. Terrell Brown reports on the transplant debate and how the young recipient is doing after the controversial surgery that's being called a success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year-old girl gets long-awaited lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, got a new set of lungs Wednesday, her family said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's long-awaited lung transplant complete
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs, received new lungs Wednesday, her family told CNN. Her surgery took about six hours, and there were no comp... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother says Pennsylvania girl's lung transplant a success
(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis who only became eligible for an adult organ transplant because of a federal judge's order is out of surgery after a double-lung transplant on Wednesday and doing well, her mother said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Girl Gets Adult Lungs
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, who has cystic fibrosis, underwent successful surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a family spokeswoman said.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Murnaghan, Sarah Pennsylvania Transplants Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Lungs Source Type: news

Pa. girl's double-lung transplant deemed success
10-year-old girl's efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl gets lung transplant after judge's order
(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis, who only became eligible for an adult organ transplant because of a judge's order, on Wednesday received a double-lung transplant from an adult donor, her family said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lung transplant for ill US girl
A severely ill 10-year-old girl to whom a US judge granted a prime spot on the adult transplant list despite her youth receives a new set of lungs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's lung transplant leaves thorny ethical questions
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, receives adult lungs in a transplant after a judge's ruling. Experts say the case leaves open complicated ethical issues.The emails arrived by the dozens. Then the hundreds. Then the thousands. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 13, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Girl's lung transplant leaves thorny ethical questions
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, receives adult lungs in a transplant after a judge's ruling. Experts say the case leaves open complicated ethical issues.The emails arrived by the dozens. Then the hundreds. Then the thousands. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl gets long-awaited lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, got a new set of lungs Wednesday, her family said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, gets adult lung transplant she fought for
A week after judge ruled that Sarah Murnaghan could be considered for adult lungs, her lungs arrived (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: 10-year-old who sued for adult lung gets transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis, will receive a new set of adult lungs. The transplant comes just days after a federal judge granted her family's request to suspend a rule that blocked her from being put on a waiting list for an adult lung because of her age. Marlie Hall speaks to Sarah's mother Janet Murnaghan. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl gets lung transplant after judge's order
(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis, who only became eligible for an adult organ transplant because of a judge's order, on Wednesday received a double-lung transplant from an adult donor, her family said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother loses son, fights for other
Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl to get long-awaited lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, is getting a new set of lungs Wednesday, her family said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl who needed judge's order to be on transplant list to get new lung
(Reuters) - A lung donor has been found for a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who only became eligible for an adult organ transplant because of a judge's order, her mother said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lung transplant under way for 10-year-old who sued to get on adult waiting list
Sara Murnaghan's mother thanks supporters on her Facebook page; judge's ruling set off an ethical debate among doctors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Transplant Pool for Kids Just Got Bigger
(MedPage Today) -- The high profile story of two children who need lung transplants has moved organ transplant board members to action, with ramifications for other youngsters in need of new lungs. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Transplant Policy for Kids Amended After LawsuitsTransplant Policy for Kids Amended After Lawsuits
A U.S. group that sets policy for organ transplants voted to give some children access to adult organs after the parents of two children successfully sued to add them to the adult list for lung transplants. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Transplant group OKs change to lung policy
The organization that oversees national transplant policies has approved a one-year change that makes children younger than 12 eligible for priority on adult lung transplant lists, the group announced Monday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' transplant policy change
The organization that oversees national transplant policies has approved a one-year change that makes children younger than 12 eligible for priority on adult lung transplant lists, the group announced Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vote Aids Children Under 12 Seeking Lung Transplant
Officials with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network voted in an emergency meeting to create a new avenue for children seeking lung transplants.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Murnaghan, Sarah Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Decisions and Verdicts Transplants Sebelius, Kathleen Health and Human Services Department Lungs Acosta, Javier Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Committee allows special review for children's lung transplants
But the national organization rejected making an emergency rule to allow kids to qualify for adult lungs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's ordeal spurs temporary change to lung transplant policy for kids
The organization that oversees national transplant policies has approved a one-year change that makes children younger than 12 eligible for priority on adult lung transplant lists, the group announced Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second U.S. Family Urges Change to Transplant PolicySecond U.S. Family Urges Change to Transplant Policy
A second family has stepped forward in the public fight to change a donor-organ policy that places sick children younger than 12 years of age at the bottom of the adult lung transplant list, regardless of the severity of their illness. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 10, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Mom lost son, fights to save other
Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. Now she's hoping her younger boy, Javier Acosta, 11, will get such an operation in time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who lost one son fights for young son
Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. Now she's hoping her younger boy, Javier Acosta, 11, will get such an operation in time. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother pleads for child's lung transplant
The case of Millie Martinez's son Javier, who has cystic fibrosis, highlights the issue of organ donor policy when it comes to children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: The fight for a life-saving lung transplant
Two terminally-ill children in Philadelphia, whose lives could be saved by a lung transplant, are at risk of not receiving it in time if a court order is allowed to expire. Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom lost one son, fights to save other
Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. Now she's hoping her younger boy, Javier Acosta, 11, will get such an operation in time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Not Fighting For Just Sarah': Rating Transplant Priorities
Sarah Murnaghan's family took up a legal fight to push the 10-year-old higher on the adult organ waitlist. In addition to trying to secure new lungs, mother Janet Murnaghan says the system needs to change.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children added to adult lung transplant list amid outcry a dilemma for doctors
10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and 11-year-old Javier Acosta successfully sued to get added to adult lung waiting list (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: The difficulties of getting a lung transplant
The case of two young patients waiting for lung transplants at the Children's hospital of Philadelphia has many experts debating the rules for organ donation in the United States. A federal judge has granted that both children are to be added to the adult waiting list. Marlie Hall reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge: 2nd child eligible for adult lungs
A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Diacetyl Lung Injury Suit Closed By Appellate Mandate To Washington Federal Court
SPOKANE, Wash. - A mandate issued March 25 to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirms a September 2012 order dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the appeal of an expert excluded from a personal injury lawsuit filed by a microwave popcorn consumer who alleges a link between artificial butter flavoring and his lung disease (Larry I. Newkirk, et uxor v. ConAgra Foods Inc., et al., No. 10-35667, E.D. Wash.; See 9/18/12, Page 26). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Girl in need of lung highlights transplant rules' favoritism
Rules about children receiving organ donations in the spotlight amid the case of 10-year-old girl who needs a life-saving lung transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Experts say it's time to fix transplant rules
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants review of rules to make children eligible for adult organ transplants. Last year, there were 20 lung donors under the age of 12, while there were more than 1,700 donors for adults. Dr. Jon LaPook shares the story of another child waiting for a transplant. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruling puts 2nd child in line for adult lungs
A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl added to adult lung transplant waiting list, boy also sues to be added
Ruling doesn't guarantee Sarah a new set of lungs, since matches are based on blood type, risk of dying (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Belongs To Which List?: Debate Over Organ Allocation
A judge's ruling puts a 10-year-old girl on the transplant waiting list for adult lungs, setting off an ethical debate over organ allocation.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's Need Breathes Life Into Debate Over Organ Allocation
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has been moved to the adult waiting list for lung transplants. Murnaghan's parents are thrilled for their daughter, who's clinging to life. But a federal judge's ruling is also raising a number of concerns.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chance for a transplant
A judge's ruling may help a 10-yr-old Pennsylvania girl get the lung transplant she desperately needs to save her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl wins transplant ruling
The father of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who desperately needs new lungs told CNN on Wednesday night the family was "very excited" after a judge's ruling that could help his daughter get a transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news