Medicine

Does Parkinson's disease begin in the gut? New research suggests it does

They say that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But this is definitely not true of the vagus nerve, which wanders from the stomach to the brain, passing through the heart, esophagus and lungs along the way.<p>A new study offers fresh support for an intriguing theory about the vagus nerve’s role …

Neuroscience

Harvard doctors say a counterintuitive strategy can turn a stressful situation into a chance to shine

Stress isn't fun, but it can be productive.<p>In a new report, a team of doctors at Harvard Medical School suggest that turning a stressful situation into a chance to shine requires a simple change in mindset. Their findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called "Stress …

Harvard Medical School

Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, claims surgeon

People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed.<p>Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then …

Medical Technology

This woman developed a flesh-eating infection from her razor after shaving her bikini line

She developed a flesh-eating infection from her razor.<p><i>Warning: contains very graphic content.</i><p>If your stomach is of a sensitive disposition, you might not want to scroll down any further, because what happened to one woman's legs after she shaved her bikini line will send you over the edge.<p>Dana …

Beauty

Fit for 40: how an osteopathy course turned me into a crack addict

“It’s actually incredibly hard to kill someone this way,” said Duncan, grabbing my head and suddenly yanking it 45 degrees to the right – basically like he’s trying to kill me.<p>In a movie, I’d have dropped to the floor like a lead weight, profoundly dead. Shorn by the powerful hands of Duncan. But …

Alternative Medicine

The 37 jobs that are most damaging to your health

Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others.<p>A flight attendant working in close quarters with passengers is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example. Factor in the greater exposure to cosmic radiation, abnormal sleep patterns, and a …

Life Sciences

Opposition to Trumpcare swells

The American Medical Association said it opposes the Republican health care bill.<p>The opposition to Trumpcare is growing. The American Medical …

ObamaCare

The Final Word on Whether Antiperspirant is Safe - Tonic

The rumored dangers of antiperspirants make a lot of people nervous. Maybe you're sweating just thinking about them: Since the '60s, studies have linked aluminum, the active ingredient in antiperspirants, to several degenerative and chronic diseases.<p>Here's the deal: Two types of sweat glands …

Health

A 1,000-Year-Old Recipe Could Be The “Silver Bullet” Of Medicine 

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously …

Life Sciences

Chris Packham comes face to face with giant parasites as he highlights dangers of Lyme disease carrying ticks

TV presenter Chris Packham comes face to face with two giant ticks as he raises awareness of the potentially deadly creatures.<p>The naturalist, 55, who …

Disease

Antiques Roadshow expert died after hospital 'neglect'

<b>Neglect and "gross failure" by hospital staff to quickly attempt resuscitation contributed to the death of an Antiques Roadshow expert, an inquest has ruled.</b><p>Alice Gibson-Watt, 34, died in 2012 from a brain injury caused by a cardiac arrest, an inquest jury concluded.<p>A week earlier, she was …

Disease

Welcome To The Poison Garden: Medicine's Medieval Roots

From the front door of the glass-walled gift shop at the Alnwick Garden in the far northeast of England, the scene looks innocent enough. A sapphire green English lawn slopes gently downward, toward traditional, ornamental gardens of rose and bamboo. Across the small valley, water cascades down a …

Plants

Column: 6 questions to ask at every doctor’s appointment

Elisabeth Rosenthal, author of “An American Sickness,” has six questions you should ask at every doctor’s appointment to make sure your medical bills …

Health Care

Patients lose vision after routine cataract surgeries at Dallas Key-Whitman center | Health Care

Routine cataract surgery in February at one of Dallas’ best-known providers left him legally blind in one eye and unable to drive -- his source of …

Health Care

Scientists Carry Out Rat Head Transplant

Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is planning to carry out the first human head transplant in December.

Biotechnology

​ How Waist to Hip Ratio Can Predict Early Death | Men’s Health

In the new study published in <i>Annals of Internal Medicine,</i> the researchers discovered that people with a normal BMI but a high waist-to-hip ratio—0.90 or higher for men—were 22 percent more likely to die during the 10-year follow up than those who were normal weight with a healthy waist-to-hip …

Health

Is My Neti Pot Going to Kill Me?

Cases of brain-infecting amoebae underscore the importance of purifying water before you pour it into your sinuses.<p>Allergy season is upon us once more, and for many allergy sufferers, that means it’s time to pull two crucial items to the front of the medicine cabinet: 24-hour non-drowsy loratadine, …

Sociology

A Noninvasive Device That Can Diagnose 13 Medical Conditions

The magical medical tricorder of the Star Trek universe is no longer science fiction. Meet DxtER, a portable device that can diagnose 13 medical …

Medical Technology

How the MIND Diet Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer's

Recent research has found that what you eat can affect your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.<p>While we all know how important healthy eating can be for our brains, recent research has found that there's something special in particular about the MIND diet that promotes brain-healthy living-- …

Disease

This is what just one energy drink does to your body

Energy drinks can cause potentially “life-threatening” alterations to the body, new research has found.<p>As little as one drink can make significant …

Life Sciences

Under fire from hospitals, legislator drops measure requiring reports of superbug deaths

After complaints from California hospitals and physicians, a state legislator has stripped his bill of a measure that would have required doctors to record deadly infections on death certificates.<p>The California Hospital Assn. and the California Medical Assn. wrote letters saying they opposed the …

Health Care

Symptoms and causes

Symptoms<p>The signs and symptoms of granuloma annulare can vary, depending on the variety:<p><b>Localized.</b> This is the most common type of granuloma …

Life Sciences

A Widely Available Medication Could Prevent the Spread of Cancer Cells

A New Weapon<p>Between reprogrammed cells, innovative vaccines, and mechanized sperm, our arsenal in the fight against cancer has never been more …

Life Sciences

One Specific Wavelength Of UV Light Might Be The Secret Weapon Against Superbugs

Physicist David Brenner has been searching for a way to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He thinks he’s found it.<p>After he saw a friend die of an antibiotic-resistant infection–following a minor surgery, despite the friend’s overall health–physicist David Brenner decided to devote his own …

Life Sciences

BBC News

A woman living with the effects of Crohn's disease has taken part in a photo shoot to raise awareness of the condition.<p>Amy Clare, 28, from Coventry, is showing off her stoma bag in the photos in the hope her story will help the confidence of other patients.<p>Amy had an ostomy - where part of the …

Life Sciences

New study: Birth control pills reduce women's well-being

Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 27, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be …

Health

Medical devices that could put you at security risk

Everyone has heard of connected insulin pumps and pace makers, but there are some other connected medical devices that might surprise you. Each of …

Internet of Things

FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Bayer AG's drug Stivarga to treat liver cancer, the first such approval in nearly a decade.<p>Stivarga is already approved to treat colorectal cancer in patients who have previously been treated with other therapies. …

Cancer

Drug Resistant 'Superbug' Fungus Attacking Patients In NY Hospitals

<i>CDC</i><p>Local hospitals have been been struggling to stop a deadly, multi-drug resistant fungus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

UK cancer fund was poor value and may have caused patient suffering

| LONDON<p>A special U.K. Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up in 2010 spent over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 bln) but failed to deliver value for patients or society and may have caused unnecessary suffering, an analysis has found.<p>Specialists looked at 29 cancer medicines approved for funding by the CDF in …

Cancer