Health Headlines: Recession suicide link, first synthetic organ and stem cell breakthrough

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Recession suicide link - BBC News
The financial crisis 'almost certainly' led to an increase in suicides across Europe, health experts say.
Suicide ‘link’ to money problems

First synthetic organ - Daily Telegraph
Surgeons have carried out the world’s first transplant of a fully synthetic organ - a windpipe created using the patient’s stem cells and an artificial 'scaffold'.
Transplant of world's first man-made organ

Stem cell breakthrough - Independent
Scientists have for the first time isolated single stem cells that give rise to many different types of blood cell, from the white cells of the immune system and the platelets that help to clot blood, to the red cells that carry oxygen around the body.
Stem cell found that may regenerate blood system

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