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Death with Dignity: Brittany Maynard’s New Video Released

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Death with Dignity: Brittany Maynard’s New Video Released

Compassion & Choices launched Wednesday a national initiative for expanded access to death with dignity on what would be Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. The organization released a new “call to action” video narrated by Brittany and featuring death-with-dignity activists from across the nation, including Anita Freeman of California, Sara Meyers of Connecticut and Dustin Hankinson [...]

FDA Clears World’s First Patient-Specific Spinal Rod

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FDA Clears World’s First Patient-Specific Spinal Rod

The Medicrea Group announced Monday the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UNiD, claimed to be the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. Medicrea specializes in the development of personalized implants produced for a patient’s specific need in the treatment of spinal pathologies, The technology will be [...]

Ebola: What Nurses Need to Know

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Ebola: What Nurses Need to Know

As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, Nurse.com and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future have launched a new initiative to educate nurses across the U.S. about the disease. An educational grant provided by Johnson & Johnson to Nurse.com — a leading provider of continuing education for nurses — provides a comprehensive [...]

Was Brittany Maynard Right to End Her Life?

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Was Brittany Maynard Right to End Her Life?

The Vatican on Tuesday condemned the assisted suicide of American brain cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard at the weekend. However, Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life, issued a statement in response to the Vatican official’s condemnation of Brittany Maynard for choosing to die with [...]

Ebola Treatment Center Opens in Sierra Leone

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Ebola Treatment Center Opens in Sierra Leone

Save the Children is opening its first specialist Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Sierra Leone, as part of its wider fight to treat and stop the spread of Ebola. Located in Kerry Town, 40 kilometers outside the capital Freetown, the 80-bed facility provides diagnosis and treatment to infected patients, while ensuring that children receive the [...]

Brittany Maynard Dies with Dignity

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Brittany Maynard Dies with Dignity

Here is 29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s public story of bravely enduring brain cancer. She died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 1, in her Portland home, surrounded by family and friends. “Brittany has died, but her love of life and nature, her passion and spirit endure,” said Compassion & Choices president Barbara Coombs Lee. “In Brittany’s memory, do [...]

Dalai Lama Wants to Increase Human Happiness

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Dalai Lama Wants to Increase Human Happiness

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, opened the 2nd International Symposium for Contemplative Studies (ISCS) in Boston on Friday with more than 1400 academics, researchers, practitioners and graduate students present for his plenary on Science and Society. In his remarks, Dalai Lama challenged the conference-goers with the leading question, “with so many advances over the [...]

Will Brittany Maynard Die with Dignity?

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Will Brittany Maynard Die with Dignity?

Terminally ill 29-year-old Brittany Maynard has released a new video as part of her joint campaign with Compassion & Choices to expand access to death with dignity in California and other states in the U.S. Brittany has an aggressive, fatal form of brain cancer, diagnosed on New Year’s Day. She and her family took on [...]

How to Enjoy Free Sex Without Using Condoms

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How to Enjoy Free Sex Without Using Condoms

Technology is slowly trying to invade your sex areas. Recently, an app-compatible vibrator was introduced. It allows couples to keep their flame ignited—together or apart. The free app, We-Connect, provides couples the opportunity to control their partners’ vibration across the room or from anywhere in the world. [ Read: Sex Goes Mobile with App-Enabled Vibrator [...]

How to Test Ebola in Just 60 Seconds

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How to Test Ebola in Just 60 Seconds

Believe it or not; a Canadian company claims it has developed a 60-second Ebola testing kit. bioLytical Laboratories, which offers rapid infectious disease diagnostic tests, has developed a pre-clinical prototype diagnostic test for the rapid detection of antibodies to the Ebola Zaire strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa. The prototype is based [...]

New Pregnancy Sleep System for Expectant Mothers

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New Pregnancy Sleep System for Expectant Mothers

Lotus Leaf is claimed to be a therapeutic pillow system that provides the alignment, comfort and stability necessary for pain relief and quality sleep during pregnancy. Julie Robbins, the inventor of the Lotus Leaf and CEO of LotusLeaf Solutions, LLC, calls herself a pregnancy sleep geek – and with good reason. A doula and prenatal [...]

Sex Goes Mobile with App-Enabled Vibrator

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Sex Goes Mobile with App-Enabled Vibrator

We-Vibe, which offers pleasure product for couples, has launched the We-Vibe 4 Plus, an app-compatible vibrator. According to the company, the vibrator allows couples to keep their flame ignited—together or apart. The free app, We-Connect, provides couples the opportunity to control their partners’ vibration across the room or from anywhere in the world. We-Connect features [...]

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