Posts Tagged Diagnosis and treatment

Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Senators owner undergoes successful liver transplant

TORONTO (AP) — Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night.

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Stem cell ‘Wild West’ takes root amid lack of US regulation

In this Dec. 5, 2014 photo, Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, injects a patient with a solution he says is rich in adult stem cells, at his practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. Berman’s company is the largest in the mushrooming industry of for-profit clinics that market stem cells to patients with dozens of different diseases and conditions. Critics say the businesses have flourished due to a lack of government oversight. (AP Photo/Raquel Dillion)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions — a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

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