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What happens if you have prostate surgery?

After a person reaches the age of 40 years old, cells in the prostate gland can sometimes begin to multiply. This growth can lead to enlargement of …

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.

Not even the tennis dynamo Serena Williams is immune from the complications and challenges new mothers face during and after childbirth.<p>In a Vogue cover story published online on Wednesday, Ms. Williams, who holds 23 Grand Slam titles — some call her a superhero, others a queen — shared her …

What to know about chronic sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation that causes pain, pressure, and swelling in the sinuses. Chronic sinusitis is sinusitis that lasts for a long time, usually …

The 5 Most Wondrous Medical Breakthroughs This Year

Medicine sped into new territory this year, breaking ground in gene editing and figuring out new ways to treat timeless problems, and more.<p>The news …

What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

In medicine, the term “evidence-based” causes more arguments than you might expect.<p>And that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budget documents.<p>The arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” …

3-D printed ovary allows infertile mouse to mate and give birth

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new era of regenerative medicine could be on the horizon. A 3-D printed ovary allowed an infertile mouse to naturally mate and go on to give birth to two pups of their own, according to new research published Tuesday in Nature Communications.<p>The 3-D printed bioprosthetic ovary, as it's …

Bioengineering

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

Immune System

What Causes Hiccups and How to Get Rid of Them

At best, hiccups are a nuisance. At worst, they could be a symptom of something seriously wrong. Luckily, it’s usually the former—a brief episode …

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Tip: 10 Spices That Help You Live Longer

Boost your health and punch your taste buds right in the face with these medicinal spices.<p>1 – Turmeric<p>Curcumin is the main health-boosting compound …

Wearable Technology That Can Diagnose Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis

Most cystic fibrosis diagnoses today require sitting for 30 minutes while an instrument collects sweat.<p>That bodily fluid is usually transported …

How Much Force Does It Take To Break A Bone?

Your bones are incredibly strong. Ounce for ounce, bone is stronger than steel. One cubic inch of bone can withstand the weight of five standard …

Are you a chocaholic? Your genes could be to blame

Burgers, fries, chocolate - we know these foods are bad for our health. So why are some of us incapable of cutting them from our diets? A new study …

Diabetes

Patients can teach the next generation of doctors, experts at Stanford Medicine X Ed say

The pain from her rheumatoid arthritis hasn’t stopped Jennifer Walker from expressing herself — she paints, advocates for the Arthritis Foundation …

Science or Snake Oil: can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?

Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called <i>Curcuma longa</i> …

Tumors

My friend was dying. As his doctor, I had to tell him the truth.

It was a cold December morning in 2015, and Roger was slowly dying. With end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he had been in and out of the hospital for months, each episode worse than the last. Once able to walk to his favorite corner store with an oxygen tank, Roger had morphed …

Medicine

Here's All The Impossibly Hipster Food At Coachella This Year

The only lineup you need to know.