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The surgeon who wants to perform a head transplant by 2017

By Lindsay Brown <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A surgeon who wants to carry out the first ever head transplant says the first one could take place as early as next year.</b><p>Prof Sergio Canavero has told Newsbeat he's got lots of volunteers from the UK who want it done.<p>The procedure would see the patient using a …

A comprehensive multiomics approach toward understanding the relationship between aging and dementia.

2015 Nov;7(11):937-55.<p>1The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.2Department of Medicine, University of California San …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Chemistry

One third of asthmatics may not have the condition, study suggests

One third of people with asthma may not actually have the condition either because it has got better, or they were wrongly diagnosed in the first place, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers selected more than 700 adults at random who had been diagnosed with asthma in the last five years and checked …

America is in the middle of its worst drug epidemic ever. Obamacare’s repeal could make it worse.

A new analysis found 2.8 million people with drug use disorders would lose access to treatment if Obamacare is repealed.<p>America is currently mired in the worst drug epidemic in history, as tens of thousands die every year from overdoses linked to opioid painkillers, synthetic opioids, and heroin. …

Scientists discover concussion biomarker

EVANSTON - The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from …

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.<p>As with the …

Health Care

BPA plastics chemical poses no health risk, says European watchdog

LONDON (Reuters) - The chemical bisphenol A, used to stiffen some plastic food containers, poses no health risk to consumers of any age, including unborn children, at current levels of exposure, Europe’s food safety watchdog said on Wednesday.<p>Some studies have suggested possible links to everything …

Inner Life Of A Cell - Full Version

Publishing

Doctors and business leaders share their 9 best pieces of career advice

From doctors to researchers in labs to sales force teams at pharmaceutical companies, healthcare covers a whole variety of careers. So, while at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in June, Business Insider asked more than 20 healthcare executives for the best advice …

This Woman Documented Her Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

The result is beautifully honest.<p>Sometimes the best way to deal with something as serious as a mental illness is to get real about what it feels like to live with it.<p>That's exactly what 28-year-old Norwegian Ida Storm decided to do. After being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Storm …

What Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about the opioid epidemic

The industry has pushed drugs like Oxycontin for even minor pains, and the FDA has enabled it every step of the way<p>Martha Rosenberg<p>June 3, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The prescription opioid epidemic is not new. It began when Pharma rolled out and aggressively …

'Most exciting cancer treatment since chemotherapy' could save patients using DNA tests

A revolutionary approach to treating cancer using DNA tests can shrink tumours at six times the rates of conventional medicine, major trials reveal today.<p>Experts said the promise shown by “precision medicine” was “the most exciting thing since chemotherapy” meaning that in future, patients could be …

How not to talk to someone with anxiety

As part of mental health awareness week, we asked people with anxiety to explain the most and least helpful things to say<p>In the UK a third of Britons now experience an anxiety disorder at some stage in their life. But, despite its growth, how well do we really understand it?<p>As part of mental health …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

A Princeton psychology professor has posted his CV of failures online

A Princeton psychology professor has come up with a way to show people that that their “invisible” failures and setbacks are as important as their …

Research

'Instagram for doctors' Figure 1 reaches a million users, adds messaging tool

A Toronto startup that has been likened to "Instagram for doctors" now boasts more than one million health-care professionals using its platform, double the level it had seven months ago.<p>Figure 1 said its free online mobile tool – used by medical practitioners around the world to share images of …

Health Care

When I think about leaving medicine, it's the people who make me stay

As a doctor I feel so lucky to be surrounded by colleagues and patients with whom I share intimate moments every day<p>“Why do you want to work as a doctor?” someone asked me recently. It caught me off guard – I had not been asked that question for years. The last time was seven years ago and it was …

Why I Decided To Become A Medical Marijuana Doctor

I hadn't planned on becoming a medical marijuana doctor, especially not as a nerdy kid raised by conservative Indian parents. From early on, I was on …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Are You Depressed or Just Sad?

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a devastating breakup, or a super sad movie, plenty of things in life can bring you down. And it can happen to …

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Watch the incredible moment baby born still INSIDE the amniotic sac takes its first breath

This is the incredible moment a baby who was born still inside its amniotic sac takes its first breath on camera.<p>The unidentified baby's face, hands …

Anti-ageing breakthrough as scientists find enzyme for youthful skin

Finding a way to restore the enzyme ‘mitochondrial complex II’ should reverse the damage caused by ageing, scientists believe<p>Powerful anti-ageing treatments which banish wrinkles for good are a step closer after scientists found the enzyme responsible for youthful skin<p>For the first time, scientists …

Is 'porn addiction' a real thing?

<b>A video series by actor Terry Crews detailing his struggles with pornography has been watched by millions over the past few weeks - but is porn really addictive?</b><p>Crews called his three-part video series Dirty Little Secrets. It's a frank account of his use of porn, which he says started when he was …

Zika virus: scientists present strong evidence of Guillain-Barré link

Findings published as experts warn that paralysing illness could overwhelm intensive care wards of Latin America<p>Scientists have amassed the strongest evidence yet that the Zika virus can cause the serious neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome, and are warning that the potential number of …

A Letter To Premedical Students: Stay The Course

The holidays are now long over and college students everywhere are beginning to return to campus after spending several weeks away at home.<p>Many of you were subjected to an earful of career advice—both solicited and unsolicited.<p>If you are an aspiring physician, there is a strong likelihood that you …

'Surgery of war': Paris hospital doctors reflect on 12 hours of mayhem

City’s medics tell how they dealt with an emergency on a scale France has not seen since 1945 as 221 patients are still in hospital following Paris attacks<p>Fifty-seven of those injured in the Paris attacks remain in intensive care on Thursday, three of them in a critical state, following an …

I Survived A Suicide Attempt

"You are worth your life."

Mental Health

We are creating a nation of addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.<p>It started in the spring when long-standing pain in my back, dating to my high school football days, …