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Medicine

Organ donations surge in Canada after legalization of assisted suicide

Canadian patients approved for euthanasia can be approached for organ donations, creating an ethical quandary.

Catholic Medical Association launches conscience app

Doctors who have ethical questions in the midst of treating a patient can check their phones for answers.

Twins born weighing less than a pound beat the odds and survive

Despite a 1% chance of living, these twins born at 23 weeks bring hope and joy.

Explore the fascinating world of 11th-century herbal remedies

In a time before science dominated medicine, many remedies were meant to soothe the soul, along with the body.

Inspired by St. Francis, this renowned American doctor works in one of the most remote places in the world

As head of Mother of Mercy hospital in the Nuba Mountains, Dr. Tom Catena relies on God every single day.

The fascinating history of Paris’ “Hostel of God”

The Hôtel-Dieu de Paris is the oldest hospital in Paris and the longest operating in the world.

The 92-year-old Brazilian pediatrician who sees patients for free

He tried retirement, but couldn't keep from helping kids in need.

Groundbreaking research discovers how to put cancerous cells to “sleep,” for good

A team of Australian scientists developed a new anti-cancer drug which could prevent relapse in cancer patients.

The hospital boat ‘Pope Francis’ will meet medical and religious needs in the Amazon

The floating hospital will serve 11 communities, roughly 700,000 people.

Who will make life or death decisions for increasing number elderly without family?

Aging baby boom generation, increase in elderly living alone, with dementia, present challenges for health care givers

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