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Renewed Battle Over Using Fetal Tissue in Medical Research 13 December 2018 – Snopes.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune system to battle cancer, and ...

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Pro-Abortionists Call Fetal Tissue Holy Grail in Life-Saving Research, Pro-Lifers Say 'Not True' – And They Have Proof – CBN News

WASHINGTON – The battle over whether or not to discontinue the use of fetal tissue in taxpayer-funded research played out before two House subcommittees on Capitol Hill Thursday. Pro-life groups say government funds should not pay for research using cells or tissue from aborted babies – a position strongly advocated by GOP Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rep. ...

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Fentanyl Now Behind More Deaths Than Heroin – Rolling Stone

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) assessing overdose deaths from 2011 to 2016 offers further evidence of fentanyl’s impact on the ever-worsening opioid crisis. The report also emphasizes what public health experts have been saying for years — that most people who suffer fatal overdoses have more than one drug in their system. Historically, most reporting ...

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Penn professor: Stethoscopes are loaded with bacteria – WPVI-TV

It is an invaluable tool that every medical student must learn to use, but it could end up getting you sick. A new study published in the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, analyzed the DNA found on stethoscopes in an intensive care unit. The results showed that they were loaded ...

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