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Former surgeon general ‘could vomit’ from all the ‘vaginal politics’

During an interview on Monday, the first African-American U.S. surgeon general defended the reproductive health center Planned Parenthood and federal Title X funds, both of which have recently come under attack from social conservatives. “Reproductive rights are just an extension of every other kind of justice and right there is,”…

Surgeon’s machine ‘prints’ new kidney live on TED Conference stage

LONG BEACH, California – A surgeon specializing in regenerative medicine on Thursday “printed” a real kidney using a machine that eliminates the need for donors when it comes to organ transplants. “It’s like baking a cake,” Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine said as he cooked…

Former Surgeon General calls for legalization of marijuana

Former US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN’s Don Lemon Sunday that she supports the legalization of marijuana. Bill Clinton appointed Elders as the United States Surgeon General in 1993. After leaving her office, she became a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Arkansas. “Many people say [marijuana…

CNN star performs brain surgery on US military ship

ON BOARD THE USS CARL VINSON — Star CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta — a practicing neurosurgeon — performed brain surgery on a 12-year-old Haitian girl Monday aboard a US military ship. The girl, whose name was not released, was injured in last week’s devastating earthquake, and was diagnosed as…

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