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Surgeon Claims Monkey Head Transplants Are A Reality

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.21.2016 | Science

A controversial neuroscientist who has long promoted human head transplants as a cure for paralysis is now claiming that the procedure has been succes...

Anna Almendrala

Vaccines Should Be As Nonnegotiable As Seat Belts, Experts Say | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

In recent weeks, a host of public figures -- from comedians to columnists to President Barack Obama -- have called on parents to vaccinate their child...

National Donor Day: Inspiring Stories And Ways To Take Action

Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact

Today is about showing love in more than just the traditional way. Valentine's Day also marks National Donor Day, which highlights ways people can sav...

Donated 'Heart In A Box' Saves Mom's Life

Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact

Amy DeStefano started off the new year with a new lease on life when she got the heart for which she had waited three years. After a virus damaged ...

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

Beyond Guantanamo: Torture Thrives in Connecticut

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In the case of Coleman v. Lantz, Connecticut has argued for the right to force feed a hunger-striking inmate in an excruciatingly painful manner.