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Breakthrough injection could help you shed 14 pounds a month

British scientists have developed a hormone injection that could help people lose 14 pounds in just four weeks.<p>The jab mimics the effects of a …

"Game-changing" synthesized antibiotic successfully treats infections for the first time

Back in 2015, a team of scientists discovered an exciting new antibiotic called teixobactin. Now an international team of researchers has, for the …

I love my Teddy

The first effective drugs for preventing migraine may be available soon

I suffer from migraines. At least once a month, I have excruciating head pain, sensory problems and intermittent bouts of vomiting. The attacks can …

Eli Lilly

Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors

It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen.<p>A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a …

Medicine

Obesity Linked to 13 Types of Cancer

The placebo effect has an evil twin that makes you feel pain

A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects from placebo when they think it costs more money.<p>The placebo effect is one of the most mystifying phenomena in medicine. When we expect a pill to make us feel better, it does. If we see others get better while using a medicine, we …

Seven Body Organs You Can Live Without

The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but your body quickly replaces …

Scientists awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for work to visualize biomolecules

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as those in the Zika virus.<p>Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Joachim Frank of the US and Richard Henderson of the UK were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found

A new study led by scientists in South Korea and Singapore "overturns three decades of consensus" on what causes Parkinson's disease symptoms.<p>A study …

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

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New Heart Attack Diagnosis Test Could Cut A&E Waiting Times

A new blood test that speeds up the diagnosis of heart attacks could save the NHS millions of pounds every year, research suggests.<p>The new test is …

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are typically used to treat cancer, but they do not work for all patients with the disease. In a new …

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Public Health

Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B

Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding.<p>Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper Esprit, with participation from European VCs Oxford …

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already …

Deep Learning

What happens after you quit smoking?

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, but quitting can be daunting.<p>Many fear it will take a long …

Medical Research

Immunotherapy offers hope to certain cancer patients not responding to chemo

The oncologist was blunt: Stefanie Joho's colon cancer was raging out of control and there was nothing more she could do. Flanked by her parents and sister, the 23-year-old felt something wet on her shoulder. She looked up to see her father weeping.<p>"I felt dead inside, utterly demoralized, ready to …

Doctors are trying an unorthodox approach to treat burn victims — using fish skin

Traditionally, burns are treated using pig and human tissue, which transfer collagen, a healing protein, to the victims' skin. In Fortaleza, Brazil, however, those tissues weren't readily available.<p>That shortage led researchers at the José Frota Institute to turn to tilapia as an alternative …

Fish

The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life

Her heart had stopped beating and she was no longer breathing. Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead. At 91 years old, she had lived a long life. But …

A powerful drug derived from marijuana is on the cusp of federal approval

The drug's active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Cannabidiol doesn't contain THC, marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient, so it doesn't get users high.<p>According to results from two large clinical trials released …

Cannabis

North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, …

North Korea

Taking Certain Antibiotics While Pregnant Increases Your Risk of Miscarriage

A new study published in the <i>Canadian Medical Association Journal</i> has linked several antibiotics, including some common ones used to treat respiratory infections and UTIs, to an increased likelihood of miscarriage for pregnant women. It's a scary thing to see, since UTIs are so common in women, and …

Pregnancy

Infected kidneys save lives

Every day, on average, 22 people die in the United States alone while waiting to receive an organ transplant. Typically, organs from patients with …

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

Pregnancy

'Coffee Naps' Are A Thing And They May Help You To Get Through The Day

For most of us, there is nothing more satisfying nor energising than a good cuppa or an afternoon kip.<p>Caffeine (most commonly consumed in the form of …

Sleep