Medicine

What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?

It takes a brave soul (in some cases, emboldened by a strong drink or two) to get a tattoo. And while people may spend time considering what design …

Science

Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know

While it is possible to live without a pancreas, doctors only recommend removing a pancreas when a person has a serious medical condition such as …

Diabetes

Experts believe mosquitos are spreading a flesh-eating bacteria in Australia

A Victorian teenager was recently reported to be suffering from a Buruli ulcer, an infection caused by the “flesh-eating” bacteria <i>Mycobacterium ulcerans</i>. She was said to have caught it on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, where cases seem to be on the rise.<p>Buruli ulcer, also known as Bairnsdale …

Life Sciences

This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

An estimated 4 percent of Americans have food allergies, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that allergies are a growing public health concern. But diagnosing allergies can be tricky, and kids can outgrow them, too.<p>Now, a new study sheds light on the effectiveness of a …

Life Sciences

The Post-Antibiotic Era Is Here. Now What?

When Alexander Fleming came back from a Scottish vacation in the summer of 1948 to find his London lab bench contaminated with a mold called</i> …

Public Health

'World's heaviest woman' who once weighed half a tonne dies in hospital aged 37

Doctors treating Eman Abdul Atti described her death as being due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.<p>An …

Life Sciences

Parts of UK identified as high risk areas for Lyme disease

South England and Scottish Highlands have higher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease, says health body<p>The south of England and the Scottish Highlands have been earmarked as high risk areas for Lyme disease.<p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said some areas …

Disease

Why people shy away from using public defibrillators - Futurity

Even though they can save lives, public access defibrillators are used in just 0.15-4.3 percent of heart attacks that occur outside the hospital. Why?

Health

A worm dug holes in this teen's eye for weeks

Losing a contact in your eye, having an eyelash linger, or accidently getting shampoo beneath your lid are all unpleasant feelings that most of us …

Life Sciences

Acer plans U.S. marketing application for Edsivo for rare connective tissue disorder; shares ahead 10%

Thinly traded nano cap Acer Therapeutics (ACER +9.6%) is up on light volume in response to its announcement that it plans to file a New Drug …

Business

One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

One of the most well-known purported uses for medical marijuana is to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, and a new study finds that use …

Science

'No quality of life:' Halifax woman with rare disease paying $60,000 for U.S. surgery

There are no specialists in Canada that perform the procedure for those with Tarlov Cyst Disease.<p>Leanna MacIsaac, 37, has spent most of the last …

Life Sciences

In A First, Pfizer Spins Out Biotech Firm With $103 Million In Funding

Pfizer is announcing today that it is spinning out a new company, SpringWorks Therapeutics, to develop several drugs for rare diseases that the drug giant did not want to move forward internally. The new firm will be funded with $103 million from Pfizer, Bain Capital Life Sciences, Bain Capital …

Life Sciences

What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine side effects may be high on your list of worries - find out how likely you actually are to have problems when taking this …

Depression

Doctors told to think twice before signing patients off work or ordering x-rays

Australian health body NPS Medicinewise says work can help with long-term recovery and should continue where possible<p>Doctors should rethink classifying patients as unfit for work and instead consider how work could benefit their recovery, an expert body has recommended.<p>The proposal is among the …

Pain

Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says

While a number of studies have suggested that marijuana may be effective for reducing seizures, new research cautions that potent and synthetic forms …

Life Sciences

VA tightens oversight of medical experiments on dogs after surgery failures, canine deaths

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is tightening oversight of controversial medical experiments on dogs after an investigation found surgery failures and canine deaths in research projects at a VA facility in Virginia — findings that spurred a push in Congress to defund the experiments …

News (U.S.)

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer.<p>McCain underwent surgery in July …

Brain Cancer

Former World’s Heaviest Woman Dies: Eman Ahmed’s Cause Of Death Came As Shock To Doctors

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian once believed to have been the world’s heaviest living woman, died in a United Arab Emirates hospital, mere weeks …

Life Sciences

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

WASHINGTON: US researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments …

Health Care

A New Push For the Male "Pill"

The creators of a male birth control gel designed to inhibit sperm production—while maintaining healthy testosterone levels in the bloodstream—will …

Life Sciences

Eurovision 2017’s winner Salvador Sobral ‘in intensive care’ as he awaits heart transplant

Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral is reportedly in intensive care in a Lisbon hospital as he awaits a heart transplant operation.<p>According to …

Life Sciences

The male contraceptive pill? Bring it on

Women have shouldered the burden of birth control for too long<p>Tomorrow is World Contraception Day, a perfect time to remember just what a radical difference birth control, and particularly the pill (60 years old this year), has made to women’s lives. What you may not know is that contraception is …

Opinion

Qld researchers close to discovering how human heart can repair itself

“There was a big switch in a newborn’s metabolism at the same time the ability to regenerate heart tissue disappears,” Dr Hudson said.<p>"When we …

Brisbane

Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect

A urinary catheter is a device that empties urine from the bladder. It usually includes a flexible tube that drains the urine and a place for the …

Life Sciences

What the Heck Happened to My Body During Reiki?

If you know what I’m talking about when I talk about reiki, you likely feel strongly about it. Maybe you describe it as the life-changing saving …

Fashion

Colon Cancer Metastases - Case Study

Matthew Weiss, M.D., F.A.C.S, Surgical Director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, and Assistant Professor …

Cancer

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Waiting For Lung Transplant In D.C.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinians’ chief peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, is in Washington, D.C. waiting for a lung transplant.<p>Erekat, 62, who also is …

Israel

Nagoya doctor's treatment research deflates overblown hype over fire ant venom

Medical information on how to treat patients bitten by fire ants posted on a doctor’s website at a Nagoya hospital has garnered great interest by …

Life Sciences

BRIEF-Prometic receives FDA clearance of its IND to initiate PBI-4050 phase 2/3 trial in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Prometic Life Sciences Inc PLI.TO<p>* Prometic receives FDA clearance of its IND to initiate pivotal PBI-4050 phase 2/3 trial in …

Life Sciences