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Top 25: Medical stories

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Posted: 4:24 PM EST (2124 GMT)

(CNN) -- Much of the marvel of medicine has to do with discovery. Mapping the human genome, the complete sequence of DNA, gave scientists a blueprint for building a person, making it the No. 1 medical story, according to a distinguished panel CNN gathered to rank the top 25 medical stories of the past quarter-century.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/01/31/cnn25...ical/index.html

Top medical stories

1. Human genome mapping

2. Stem cells

3. Cloning

4. AIDS

5. Living liver transplant

6. Self-contained artificial heart

7. Prozac

8. Seatbelt laws

9. Overweight America

10. Body mass index

11. Phen-Fen

12. Low-carb diet

13. Cosmetic surgery boom

14. Gene therapy

15. Anthrax attack

16. West Nile/SARS

17. Prescription drug advertising

18. Tobacco settlement

19. Silicone breast implant settlement

20. Reproductive surgery

21. Laser-eye surgery

22. Mad cow

23. ADHD

24. Tylenol tampering

25. Viagra

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Just the other day some British scientists proved that acupuncture has a theraputic effect and is not a placebo. I think that will be seen as an incredibly significant discovery in the future but at the moment it's announcement was hardly reported.

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...it's announcement was hardly reported.

Of course..all docs would prefer their "pills"... and few docs would want to spend several longer years learning the science of punching needles to few thousnads locations... tongue.gif

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For me, I think what greatly effect my today life is Tylenol's issue...

Thus, Tylenol introduced their "caplet" form...much safer, and easily swallowed...

 

Which story effect your life?????

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Silicone breast implant settlement.

I do not know if in the future he will be bad for who uses it. But personally taste to see beautiful breasts. cool.gif

555... I never know that "Silicone breast implant" has great "impact" to your life.. biggrin.gif

 

Somehow, I think ...natural looks, though smaller, is more lively than the "implanted" one...I mean two... tongue.gif

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I think the simple "seat belt" helped save more lives than many diseases...considering that "car" is men's invention that has killed probably highest number of people..

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Well, i think we all know which one has made most impact to ~Pot~ don't we...

25. Viagra

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anyway, aside from the simple jokes about others bodily functions... huh.gif how was this list calculated? how did they come up with what has made the most impact? and why is Anthrax Attacks higher than SARS, tobacco and Silicon breasts?

 

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how was this list calculated? how did they come up with what has made the most impact? and why is Anthrax Attacks higher than SARS, tobacco and Silicon breasts?

Well, I don't know either..and a also disagree on some too....however, all are certainly very important...

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