Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.
A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplantDawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedureGiven a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney By Christine Fieldhouse PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Saved survivor: Dawn Carter's six-organ transplant surgery took 17 hours It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.
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Why a smooch with your pooch could make your teeth fall out! Pet owners warned that dogs can pass on gum disease | UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 11 October 2012 They say a dog is a man’s best friend – but being overly affectionate with your pet could be bad for your health.
Taking low dose of aspirin to prevent heart disease could slow down memory loss Older women taking low doses to prevent heart disease found it helped to preserve memory | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 4 October 2012 Older women who took low doses of aspirin found it helped to preserve their memory Taking a low dose of aspirin may help keep the brain young, claim researchers.
Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don't workScientists have isolated genomes of 11 bacteria-destroying virusesCould lead to topical therapies to treat condition associated with adolescence | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 Breakthrough: Viruses could be used to target and kill acne, a condition that commonly develops during adolescence Viruses could be used to treat acne, according to a new study.
Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are 'more likely to lose their hearing' The more often a woman takes either medication, the higher her risk of hearing loss, researchers claimNo link between aspirin use and hearing loss By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 13 September 2012 Regular use of household painkillers including ibuprofen and paracetamol can lead to an increased risk of hearing loss in women, according to a study.
Heat gun that can blast away rosacea in a flash | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A ‘gun’ that fires energy waves and light has been developed to treat rosacea and other skin conditions.
Why a fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 6 September 2012 Scientists think adding vitamin E to soup could be a good way of increasing levels in pregnant women A fortified bowl of soup could help pregnant mothers to reduce their child's risk of developing asthma, say scientists.
It's never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut risk of heart diseaseTwo-and-a-half hours of light exercise a week can suppress inflammation in the body – which is believed to contribute to heart diseaseThe exercise simply has to raise the heart rate to be of benefitPeople of all ages can improve their health by working on a DIY or gardening project every week | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 13 August 2012 Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.