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PillCam Is A New Endoscopy Camera That You Can Swallow 1
It’s a well-known fact that colonoscopy is a great pain in the butt. For those unaware, it’s a process employed by doctors to examine a patient’s bowel state. Insecure as it may sound, it constitutes the insertion through the rectum of a camera that is thin and long, commonly...
3D Printed Heart Model Saves Boy's Life 1
3D printing is becoming more and more useful as the days go by. From being able to fulfill an on-duty astronaut’s appetite to being able to print Honda concept cars, this means of technology has impressed all and sundry. Since these advancements haven’t been limited to a specific industry,...
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 and osteoarthritis. Moreover, it is used to treat illnesses such as...
Surgeons Performed C-section To Save a Turtle
Egg binding is the name given to a condition where animals such as reptiles and birds are unable to deliver eggs. This condition can cause serious infections leading to death. This can be avoided if the egg or eggs are removed surgically. In 2013 a turtle faced this same problem...
Medical Research Suggests Antiretroviral Drugs Can Help Fight HIV
A two-year old baby and fourteen adults infected with HIV are said to have been 'cured' after blasts of Antiretroviral drugs (ARV). The baby was said to have been born to a woman with HIV. The child underwent treatment almost immediately after birth. According to reports, three blasts of ARV...
2/3 Of Deaths Are Caused By Diabetes, Cancer, Heart And Lung Disease
Latest study shows that more than two third of the deaths all around the world are caused by four non communicable diseases that are cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease. The main causes of the said diseases are excessive use of tobacco, lack of physical activity and exercise and...
Apple iWatch Could Predict If You're About to Have a Heart Attack 1
Heart attacks have accounted for plenty of lives in the past, and continue to be a cause of concern. Lack of awareness and inability to timely act make a stroke an inevitable occurrence. In such times of need, the situation only gets worse if one is short of a...
Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Awaiting Approval
A new blood test that detects pancreatic cancer in its early stages may reduce the deadliness of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is known as the "Silent killer" because it is usually too advanced to treat by the time symptoms arise. Only 5 percent of people diagnosed with it are still alive...
Using Stem Cells to Create Zombies
In a controversial move, a US biotechnology company has been given permission to recruit 20 clinically dead patients and try to bring their central nervous system back to life. If they can successfully reanimate parts of the upper spinal cord, where the lower brain stem is located, there's a possibility...
Custom 3D Printed Kidneys Help Doctors Remove Tumors
The process of tumor removal off an organ is a complicated one. If that tumor is formed in a remote location, there is a threat of causing harm to the fragile tissues around it during operation. That explains why surgeons usually rely on CT scans before operation to plan...

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