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This Cancer-Detecting Yoghurt Could Replace Colonoscopies

I am sure most people would agree that anything entering something as sensitive as the anal cavity is sure to bother. Yes, anything at all. This puts invasive medical procedures such as colonoscopy into question. Physician Sangeeta Bhatia has been busy... 

Woman Gives Birth To First Child Born Following A Womb Transplant

We have heard of all sorts of organs being transplanted but what about a mother’s womb? Could that be transplanted, one wonders. A successful experiment in Sweden seems to have made it possible afterall. A Swedish woman with a transplanted womb only... 

Supplements That May Help Fight Against Depression

Depression has been recognised as a widespread medical problem in the past few decades. It has been categorised as a potentially fatal psychological disorder if left unchecked. Floating around the market are a variety of pills for countering depression,... 

Schizophrenia Is Actually Eight Genetically Distinct Disorders, Not One

Latest research in the field of medicine has proven that the disease Schizophrenia is not a disease in itself but constitutes multiple disorders that genetically vary. As a result, each of these disorders comes with distinct symptoms. However, researchers... 

New Heart Failure Drug Significantly Lower Deaths and Hospitalisation

Heart patients have more reason for hope as a new drug called LCZ696 has proven effective in significantly reducing cardiovascular fatalities. Moreover, it cuts down the threat of hospitalization for heart patients more vulnerable to heart attacks by... 

Scientists Grow A Whole Organ Inside An Animal For The First Time

There is good news for folks who were waiting for someone to grow an organ inside an animal’s body. University of Edinburgh researchers from Scotland have achieved this feat. The team of researchers extracted a sample of cells from an embryo of a mouse... 

Musician Plays Violin During His Own Brain Surgery

Those who have read about the life of Einstein probably have come across his love of music and his hobby of playing the violin. He often commented on the ability of music, especially when he played the violin, to clear his mind of doubt and confusion.... 

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

It follows from an ‘ancient’ tradition that 6 to 8 hours of sleep can get you through the day. This tradition has been translated in to conventional wisdom today. No one knows exactly why, even to this day, sleep is crucial to the human body.... 

WATCH: A Total Knee Replacement Surgery Procedure

Knee replacement is a pretty common operation performed the world over that helps replace a joint with a prosthetic joint. There are many forms of arthritis that can be treated using this procedure including: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis... 

Doctors in India Remove 232 Teeth From Boy’s Mouth

So they said you will have no more than 32 teeth when you are an adult, right? Well, how about 232 teeth instead? Ashik Gavai is a 17 year old Indian boy who had a whopping 232 teeth removed from his mouth. You would normally imagine a person that age...