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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...
(Credit: Maxx-Studio/shutterstock) If you’re struggling with fertility, you might want to switch up your underwear. When it comes to sperm health, the boxers vs. briefs debate has delivered inconsistent results over the last few decades, leaving dads-to-be questioning their choice of undergarments. But the latest study, published on August 8 in...
(Credit: Pressmaster/Shutterstock) Body odor gets a bad rap, but a person’s fragrance doesn’t have to reek like teenage boys after sports practice. Some bodily smells are pleasant. And new research suggests they might appeal to more than our noses. Straight men find the smell of women’s reproductive hormones attractive, scientists report today...
(Credit: Shutterstock/angellodeco) More than half of all new drugs in the U.S. are made from compounds found in nature. These so-called secondary metabolites are produced in the cells of plants and microorganisms like bacteria. You certainly know the most famous ones: household names like caffeine, aspirin and penicillin. There’s the lycopene...
Scientists are just starting to unravel the genetic causes of age-related hearing loss. (Credit: Tish1/Shutterstock) Even though our ears get bigger as we age, our hearing tends to fade. This ironic problem is common and gets progressively worse the older we get. An estimated 25 percent of Americans between the ages...
Baby Grady at 2 weeks old. (Credit: OHSU) Childhood cancers rob kids of their youth. The treatment often saves lives but steals their opportunity to have kids of their own. About 30 percent of childhood cancer survivors become permanently infertile thanks to chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Now researchers show they can restore...
The Importance of EMR Implementation
Electronic health records are a vital part of the health IT, and the meaningful use program offers financial incentives for providers who adopt EMR technology. According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association in conjunction with CDC's National Center for Health Statistics in 2010, more than 80%...
In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province. He helped make world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it...
Heart With No Beat, A New Hope Of Life 1
As the quest for a perfect artificial heart continues, Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have created an artificial heart that has no pulse or audible heartbeat. As a result, developing a heart that does not wear out, break down or cause clots and infections could be avoided. These pumps don't wear out,...
How Could Digital Disruption Cure A Crisis?
The healthcare crisis presents challenges for all and sundry. This is mainly attributable to the fact that over 11 billion dollars are annually squandered because of lack of efficient communication tech. This massive figure also signifies how badly this industry requires change in its system. In the day and...

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