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Surgical instruments may spread Alzheimer’s proteins

In need of more thorough sterilisation?Getty By Andy Coghlan Surgical instruments may need to be cleaned more thoroughly after brain operations, following the news that they might be spreading proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no evidence yet that spreading these proteins from one person to another can cause Alzheimer’s disease itself. But a study…

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Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby

A step closer for trans women Oleksiy Maksymenko/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day. “This is a very big…

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