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True Story: Legless Man Denied Power Wheelchair
There are bureaucrats, there are dumb bureaucrats, and then there are the health ministry bureaucrats in Sweden who've taken mindless bureaucratic stupidity to new heights.
They denied a request for a powered wheelchair from a man who had both legs amputated because of diabetes complications. Yo…
New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live
A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.
The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determ…