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NEWS Mother offered hush money after son dies from BSE-infected meat

December 4th 2013

A mother whose son died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in 2007 after he ate BSE-contaminated meat has revealed she turned down a lb120,000 payment by the UK government because she believes it was 'hush money'

NEWS Surgery causes Alzheimer's, and the lawsuits could follow

July 14th 2010 /

Doctors are bracing themselves for a series of lawsuits after it was established this week that surgery is an unsuspected cause of a range of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

FEATURE Tonometry

2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 8)

Tonometry An early warning for glaucoma, this simple test can detect low eye pressure, or IOP (intraocular pressure), an indicator of other eye disorders such as inflammation, a detached retina and a poor blood supply to the eye

FEATURE Tonometry

2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 8)

As the infectious agent of the spongiform encephalopathies is present in the cornea of an infected person - and the equipment used in the two contact forms of tonometry is not properly disinfected between tests - the test can spread Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

FEATURE Endoscopy

2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6)

Endoscopy is the direct visualisation of the digestive tract using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera mounted on it that is small enough to pass into cavities in the body such as the stomach, colon, lungs and oesophagus


2001 (Vol. 11 Issue 12)

* Irish health officials are in a spin since being informed that one blood donor, whose plasma was used to make polio vaccine, has a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)

NEWS Eye transplants may have risk of mad cow disease

February 1st 2000 /

Recipients of donated eye tissues, such as those undergoing corneal transplant, may be at increased risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD (also called "mad cow disease"), suggests new evidence

FEATURE Bse: the chemical connection

1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 9) /

Science has made a monumental blunder

NEWS Growth pill: new dangers

September 1st 1991

The Lancet recently waxed enthusiastic about the potential of growth hormone supplementation in elderly people to reverse some of the effects of old age

FEATURE Blood transfusions:

1990 (Vol. 1 Issue 2)

The blood transfusion is a standard procedure in our hospitals, and many of us regard it as our social duty to give blood

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