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Will You Be Able to Help Your College-Age Child in a Medical Emergency?

Early one October morning, Sheri E. Warsh, a mother of three from Highland Park, Ill., stepped out of the shower to a ringing phone. On the other …

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Why your NHS surgeon could be a robot in the future

Day-to-day interactions between humans and machines may well become commonplace in hospitals within a decade<p>Long waiting times, staff shortages, exorbitant agency fees, doctors’ working hours: it’s no secret that the NHS is facing a labour crisis. Post-Brexit it could very well get worse, with the …

Physiology

Type 2 diabetes can be cured through weight loss, Newcastle University finds

Millions of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could be cured of the disease if they just lost weight, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the …

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Jordan Rosenfeld <br>mentalfloss<p>When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of …

7 Reasons Why You Should Wait For iPhone 6s / 7

We’re now hurtling towards the end of June, and as that magical September month draws ever nearer, iPhone buyers are starting to make decisions on …

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Africa

Watch an Ebola Survivor's Powerful Speech to Med School Grads

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Disease

What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana for Pets

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Botany

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How Pebble’s CEO Plans To Win The SmartWatch Wars

Eric Migicovsky's not afraid of Apple<p>Long before Apple dove into the smartwatch business this spring, a little company called Pebble made a big splash--and set a $10-million Kickstarter record--by debuting an intelligent timepiece that provides emails, texts, and music controls. Pebble Time, its …

Apple patent explains how USB-C will make every other connector obsolete

Apple still hasn’t owned up to inventing USB-C, the brand new connector featured on its 12-inch MacBook — but Apple patents have all but tied the technology to Cupertino. The latest describes how a do-it-all connector that fits USB-C’s description is going to make every other port you’re using …

7 Health Benefits of Bee Propolis

Bees make more than honey. They also make gunk called propolis. And this “bee glue” is a powerful health balm. In fact, studies show it has …

A 3-D-printed airway splint cures babies, then disappears

At the<p>University of Michigan, printers spit out problem sets and term papers. Now there’s one that makes biodegradable medical devices, allowing babies with a potentially fatal condition to grow up and live a normal life.<p>The new device is called an airway splint. It's designed to support the tiny …

Scans reveal why knuckles go 'crack'

<b>Have you ever wondered what happens when people crack their knuckles?</b><p>Well scientists have used medical scans to try to capture each "pop" or "crack" in action.<p>They found the noise was linked to gas collecting in the joint spaces.<p>As people flex or pull their fingers, the joint spaces get bigger and …

University of Alberta

'Preventable rabies kills 160 people per day'

<b>Around 59,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs, with the poorer regions of the world worst affected, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.</b><p>The report authors said more should be done to vaccinate dogs, particularly in low-income countries.<p>Vaccines for bite …

Public Health

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy

<b>Two common drugs - one used for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - may be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.</b><p>In early animal studies, the medicines repaired some of the cell damage and paralysis seen in MS.<p>The drugs encouraged new growth of myelin …

Imperial College London

4 Women Share What It's Like to Have Colon Cancer

Although the study authors note that more research needs to be done to determine why this increase is happening, the fact is this: 47,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015 (and more than 16,000 women are expected to get rectal cancer, which is closely linked), …

6 Health Worries You Need to Address

<b>Penetrating Chest Pain</b> <b><br>Worst fear</b>: Heart attack <b><br>Likely culprit:</b> Muscle spasm or stitch<p>"This is every man's nightmare," says Reid Blackwelder, M.D., a professor of family medicine at East Tennessee State University. "But if the pain goes away relatively quickly, it's probably not a big worry." Sudden, …

Cancer cure? Scientists discover ‘unknown’ immunity boosting protein molecule

A “game changer” protein that promotes the body’s immunity to cancer has been discovered by scientists, offering fresh hope the often deadly disease will be conquered in years to come.<p>Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a <i>“completely unknown”</i> molecule, proven to improve the body’s …

The world's youngest self-made female billionaire

Elizabeth Holmes was named to this years' TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people Thursday. She's being compared to visionaries like …

Meet The Company Secretly Running All Your Favourite Social Media Accounts

A group of twentysomethings in Manchester are taking over Twitter in Britain, and making hundreds of thousands of pounds in the process. But there are questions they need to answer about possible large-scale plagiarism and less than savoury advertising practices.<p>It only takes 26 minutes for the …

What Happens When You Eat Excessive Bananas?

Bananas can be an important part of a healthy diet. They contain potassium and fiber, and are low in calories. They are typically considered a …

How Genome-Sequencing Could Lead To State Control Of Kids

The medicine of the future will be genomic. That means each patient’s genes can predict what asthma medication or cancer treatment will be most …

Genetics

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

Apple's ResearchKit is now open to app developers and medical researchers

Apple is opening its ResearchKit platform to developers and researchers who can use the tool to learn more about patient diseases and conditions, …