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Orca Health Aims To Make Understanding Anatomy Easier

When you go to the doctor’s office for an injury, or to discuss an upcoming surgery, it’s hard to retain everything that’s thrown at you. The provider will likely explain what’s going on in words, point to some x-rays, even demonstrate the issue on a physical model before sending you home with a …

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Human head transplants coming soon, doctor believes

It may sound like science fiction, but an Italian surgeon believes that the technology needed to transplant a person's head onto a new body could …

Why Does My Dog Kick When I Scratch His Belly?

Short answer: It's an adorable means of self-protection.<p>It’s called the sweet spot. That perfect place on your dog’s belly or sides that, when scratched, causes your pet’s foot to go into crazy automatic kicking mode. Every dog owner knows where to find this magical region on his or her canine, as …

Analytical Chemistry – A Guide to Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Click to enlarge<p>Today’s graphic is one for the chemists, with a guide to chemical shifts in proton nuclear magnetic resonance. At first glance, for …

Smartphone Thermometer Helps Complete Your Digital Doctor's Bag

Cheap and portable infrared thermometer<p>For us average folks, smartphones have already merged several gadgets into one: our phones, our media players, even our computers. Now they may be taking over a more specialized field: the doctor's bag. We've already seen smartphone accessories that work as …

'3-Parent Babies' Are Now Legal In the United Kingdom

The first one could be here by 2016<p>The United Kingdom is now the first country to legalize mitochondrial DNA transfers.<p>Earlier in February, the legislation passed the House of Commons by a vote of 282-12. It moved to the House of Lords, which passed it by a majority of 232. Clinical trials on …