Medical Research

This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse.<p>In Victorian London, you’d …

Lifestyle

Italian surgeon who is definitely not a supervillain says he just completed the first human head transplant

Medical advancements are happening all the time, and medical ethics seems to be having a hard time keeping up. The latest (and perhaps most …

Science

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

Science

Our Knowledge of Our Own Anatomy Is Really Bad – Here's Why It Matters

Nearly one in five men don't know that they have a prostate.<p>British people don't seem to know their armpit from their elbow. Our latest study found …

Science

Single blood test could rule out imminent heart attack risk

Professor Cullen said the study was based on recent developments of the blood test that allowed the protein troponin I to be detected in much smaller …

Medicine

Is human head transplantation possible? Italian surgeon claims he's achieved it

The medical community, however, strongly criticised the neurosurgeon and accused his work as morally wrong.<p>An Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero …

Medicine

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon to sell medical devices, supplies — FDA approves device to help opioid addicts — Clinical wearables usage takes off

<i>Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><b>Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox.</b><p><i>Have feedback? We'd like to hear from</i> …

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Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

One nice thing about teddy bears is that if your dog tears the head off of your child’s favorite one, you can just sew it back on. But you don’t …

Geek

The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

<b>Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really?</b><p><b>A.</b> The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State …

Science

Doctor makes shocking claim, first steps toward world's first 'head transplant'

The first step in what <i>USA Today</i> says would be an "audacious" therapy reportedly took place in China Friday: the world's first human head transplant, achieved with two corpses.<p>And Sergio Canavero—the Italian doctor behind the alleged procedure, says he plans to do the same thing next on two …

Medicine

Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

The tiny nation of Denmark has just three stations for monitoring atmospheric radiation. Each week, scientists change out air filters in the detectors and take the used ones to a technical university near Copenhagen.<p>There, Sven Poul Nielsen and other researchers analyze the filters to see what they …

News

Did Marijuana Really Cause an Infant's Death?

For an 11-month-old boy in Denver, ingesting marijuana may have triggered a heart problem that ultimately led to his death, according to a recent …

Science

GoPro Shows What It’s Like to Put Your Head in a Particle Accelerator

It’s official. GoPro cameras deserve the moniker, Hero. They’ve been eaten by crocodiles, gone out on spacewalks, and been submerged in lava, and …

Science

Science: Very Good Boys Could Keep Your Heart Beating Longer

Dogs, you're all doing amazing.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Exercise, Health & Mental Health<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>We all know dogs are …

Scientific Research

The Facts on Human-Animal Chimeras

<b>Q: Does</b> <b>the National Institutes of Health fund research on human-animal chimeras, or organisms that are part-human, part-other animal?</b><p><b>A: With some</b> …

Genetics

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued new guidelines to speed the introduction of treatments involving human cells and tissues, including gene therapy. But the agency also said it would crack down on rogue clinics offering dangerous or unproven versions of those treatments.<p>The …

Medicine

Renowned concussion doctor says he found CTE in living NFL player

Researchers have identified the degenerative brain disease known as CTE in a living person, according to a case report published this week in the …

CTE

VERIFY: Does coughing during a heart attack help buy time?

<b>QUESTION:</b><p>Does coughing during a heart attack--sometimes called "Cough CPR"--help buy time for paramedics to arrive?<p><b>ANSWER:</b><p>Unfortunately, no. Coughing …

Scientific Research

Surgeons find never-before-seen parasite in body of defector who was shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

• <b>The North Korean defector who was shot five times while running across the border to South Korea has been found riddled with parasites, one of which has never before been seen in the country.</b>• <b><br>North Korean defectors often come over to South Korea with parasites, once with more than 30 types of</b> …

North Korea

The FDA is strengthening its warnings about heart attack and stroke risks associated with common pain drugs

• <b>The use of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxone is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.</b>• <b><br>The FDA updated its warnings for the category of drugs, NSAIDs, based on more evidence of the increased risk.</b><p>Some of the most common painkillers …

Medicine

Scientists Have Tried First-Ever Gene Editing Directly Inside a Patient's Body

There's no turning back now.<p>In a bold first-of-its-kind experiment, scientists have edited a person's genes directly inside living tissue in an …

Science

Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president

<b>(CNN) —</b> The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.<p>Warner, CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, was taken to a …

News

Chopin's Pickled Heart Reveals His Cause of Death

Polish composer Frédéric Chopin has had a strange afterlife.<p>He died and was buried in Paris in 1849. But in a romantic gesture to his homeland, his …

Archaeology

Genetic mutation helps Amish families fight aging, diabetes and even baldness

Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a genetic mutation in an isolated Amish population that helps them live longer and healthier …

Science

Watch the Tesla Roadster accelerate in Maximum Plaid mode

It looks... quick.<p>It's hard to tell how quick a car accelerates in a cell phone video, but Tesla's upcoming Roadster looks unbelievably quick, even at a low resolution.<p>Only a select few were offered rides in Tesla's Roadster at the Semi unveiling event on Thursday night. Thankfully, there was no …

Scientific Research

Broken heart can cause same type of long-lasting damage as a heart attack

Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that poses the same sort of long-term damage as a heart attack, new research has …

Aberdeen

New stem cell research offers promise — and raises questions

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios<p>New advances in stem cell research have the potential to save lives – but not necessarily for the reasons people …

Medicine

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to a Heart Attack

Scientific Research

Robotics expert moves entire team to University of Washington, including famous Oreo-cracking robot

Researchers inside the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering in Seattle are developing innovative …

Science

FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patients

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.<p>The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Hemlibra (hem-LEE'-bruh), a weekly injection …

Medicine