Thalidomide saves Kids!

Cancer children given Thalidomide

Like something out of the film Sleeper, Thalidomide, the 1950s drug that caused thousands of babies to be born deformed, is now being used to treat Cancer in kids!

The same properties that caused the limb deformities during gestation, the pevention of blood reaching certain extremities, is being used to prevent the bloodflow to a tumor, thus preventing its growth.

It is good to see that things with such a horrific stigma can now be used to save lives.

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