Tag: "altruistic" at medical news
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...ave a clear, ethical responsibility to respect the altruistic
gift from each organ donor family. Our job is to apply medical principles to find balance between that gift and the needs of potential recipients. "We do not intend to throw wisdom out the window, rather we want to update widely held beliefs and offe...
Kidney donors pay the price
... "We found that living organ donors, through their altruistic
act to improve the health of others, may experience substantial economic losses in a variety of cost categories," Klarenbach said. Klarenbach and fellow researchers from the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University reviewed 35 relevant...
'Domino' transplant program makes best use of altruistic donated kidneys
...the benefit of the organs from these non-directed, altruistic
living donors. In a paper published in the Augus...plants can maximize the benefits of these donors' altruistic
acts. Under the terms of the domino-paired donation program, a kidney transplant patient who has...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, August 1, 2006
...ay Who Gets their Kidneys? Organs donated by altruistic
strangers (people who do not know the recipient) "...he science and ethics of organ allocation. He says altruistic
strangers who want to donate an organ should attend a "mandated education program before donation th...
Activation of brain region predicts altruism
...cipants' brain scans with their estimated level of altruistic
behavior. The fMRI scans showed that increased act...ulcus strongly predicted a person's likelihood for altruistic
behavior. According to the researchers, the results suggest that altruistic
behavior may originate ...
Energy supplement under study for Parkinson's disease
... learn more about the disease, he says, noting the altruistic
nature of many of his patients. They want to beat this disease and if they cant, they want to help somebody else beat it. Avicena Group, Inc., will provide creatine and placebo for this first large study in a series of National Institutes of Health...
Why do people have sex?
...tual (I wanted to feel closer to God) and from the altruistic
(I wanted the person to feel good about himself/herself) to the manipulative (I wanted to get a promotion). Some said they had sex to feel powerful, others to debase themselves. Some wanted to impress their friends, others to harm their enemies (I ...