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Controversial Neurosurgeon Completes Successful Head Transplant On A Corpse

Italian Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced his team have completed a successful head transplant on a corpse. The surgeon said they will release a detailed report of the procedure on a surgical journal.

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American Heart Association President Suffers From Mild Heart Attack During Scientific Conference

The American Heart Association president John Warner suffered a mild heart attack hours after delivering his speech at the organization's Scientific Sessions. The interventional cardiologist is now recovering post-coronary stenting.

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Half Of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure Based On New Guidelines: Here's How To Lower Your Risk

As a result of the new high blood pressure guidelines issued by U.S. heart organizations this week, nearly half of American adults are now considered to be hypertensive. Here’s what people can do to lower their risk for hypertension.

Medicine November 16, 2017

FDA Warns About Deadly Risk Associated With Using Kratom As Opioid Painkiller Alternative

The FDA issued a statement warning consumers about the opioid-like effects of kratom. The Southeast Asian herbal supplement has the potential to cause addiction and death.

Medicine November 15, 2017

World's First Digital Drug: FDA Approves Pill That Can Track If Patients Swallow It

The FDA recently approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite. The drug is the world's first digital pill that can check if patients are taking their medication or not.

Medicine November 14, 2017

New Health Guidelines Say Millions Of Americans May Need To Lower Blood Pressure

Medical experts released a new set of guidelines for diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure. The lowered blood pressure criteria will increase the number of Americans with high blood pressure by as much as 32 percent.

Medicine November 14, 2017

Old Donor Lungs May Be Good For Transplant: Study

Five-year survival rate of patients who received double-lung transplantation from older lung donors do not differ much from younger donors. Scientists urge the use of older lungs to increase lung donor pool.

Medicine November 11, 2017

More Than Half Of Medical Cannabidiol Products Sold Online Mislabeled: Study

Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products online are either over- or under-dosed. They believe that mislabeling and discrepancy is a direct result of a lack of regulation on the products.

Medicine November 11, 2017

Wounds May Heal Faster When Sustained During The Day: Study

A new study revealed that wounds sustained during the day heal 60 percent faster than those sustained at night. Researchers say the finding can help doctors find effective wound-healing drugs and also improve surgery.

Medicine November 10, 2017

Prescribing Basic Painkillers May Curb Growing Opioid Crisis: Study

A recent study showed that managing ER pains is possible through a combination of simple painkillers. Rather than haphazardly prescribing opioids, doctors should first consider using non-prescription medications as the first line of treatment.

Medicine November 8, 2017

Kentucky Sues Drug Company Endo For Opioid Epidemic

Andy Beshear, the attorney general of Kentucky, is filing a lawsuit against Endo International PLC for allegedly deceiving people - through its marketing practices - about the safety of its product, Opana ER.

Medicine November 8, 2017

Trans Women Could Get A Uterus Transplant: Fertility Expert

An expert has reportedly stated the plausibility of pregnancy for trans women by way of a uterus transplant. Few transgender individuals get fertility preservation information prior to transitioning.

Medicine November 5, 2017

Pregnant Woman Becomes Pregnant Again: Here's How It Happened

A 31-year-old woman from California named Jessica Allen became pregnant while she was already pregnant in a rare medical incident, called 'superfetation.' Here's how it happened.

Medicine November 4, 2017

Man With 3-Foot Penis Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery

A young man from Kenya finally got a life-changing surgery to reduce and remodel his enlarged penis and testicles. Elephantiasis does not just lead to physical deformity, but also poor mental health and social stigma.

Medicine October 28, 2017

Depressed Woman Sweats Blood Because Of Rare Condition

Hematohidrosis, the spontaneous production of blood sweat through intact skin, causes a woman to experience blood-sweating episodes that last between one and five minutes. What causes this rare condition?

Medicine October 24, 2017

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Mastectomy And Hysterectomy

A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.

Medicine October 28, 2017

Formerly Conjoined Twins Doing 'Fantastic' 4 Months After Surgery To Separate Them

Erin and Abby Delaney, former conjoined twins who were connected at the head, are recovering well from the 11-hour surgery that separated them in June. The sisters will be back home to celebrate Thanksgiving with their parents.

Medicine October 23, 2017

Ex-Inmate Sues For Negligence Over Mocked 91-Hour Erection Caused By Unidentified Pill

A former inmate is suing multiple people for failing to provide medical attention to his painful 91-hour erection. His ordeal began after taking an unidentified pill from a fellow inmate.

Medicine October 22, 2017

Study Explains How Cancer's 'Sweet Tooth' Is Related To Tumor Aggressiveness

Scientists have discovered how the growth of cancer cells is related to the consumption of sugar. The discovery could enable other scientists to delve deeper into the mysteries of how cancer can multiply.

Medicine October 20, 2017

Some Fertility Tests For Women Might Be Useless: Low Egg Count Not Related To Infertility, Study Shows

Certain biomarkers might be insufficient methods to tell whether or not a woman is infertile. In a new study, researchers found that low egg count might have no relation to reproductive potential.

Medicine October 12, 2017

Genetically Engineered Chickens Lay Eggs That Contain Drug Against Cancer And Hepatitis

Japanese scientists have genetically engineered hens to lay eggs that contain interferon beta, a type of protein used as treatment for malignant skin cancer and hepatitis. Here's how they did it.

Medicine October 9, 2017

Engineers Develop A Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds In Just 60 Seconds

Scientists have developed a surgical glue that can seal wounds in just 60 seconds, potentially changing the course of surgeries going forward. It’s called MeTro, and it’s scheduled for human testing soon.

Medicine October 6, 2017

The ACLU Wants To Make The Abortion Pill More Accessible To Women Who Need It

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, as it looks to make the abortion pill more accessible to women. According to the ACLU, the FDA imposes 'onerous and medically unnecessary' restrictions over Mifeprex.

Medicine October 4, 2017

ICU Grandpa: Man Volunteers To Cradle Preemies When Their Parents Can't

'ICU Grandpa' has been volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the past 12 years. See how David Deutchman's simple habit helps the preterm babies.

Medicine September 30, 2017

Wanted Teen Tried To Poison 11-Week-Old Baby: Her Text Messages Revealed The Horrible Plan

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda tried to poison her 11-week-old niece by mixing a lethal concoction of crushed pills into breast milk meant for the baby. An arrest warrant has been issued for the teenager, who has been charged with attempted murder.

Medicine September 29, 2017

A Cancer Tumor Turned Out To Be A Tiny Traffic Plastic Cone: Why Was The Toy Inside A Man's Lungs?

A British man underwent a bronchoscopy as he was suspected to have lung cancer. The tumor, however, turned out to be a tiny plastic cone, a toy that the patient inhaled during his childhood.

Medicine September 28, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

Medicine September 24, 2017

LOOK: Robot In China Successfully Performs Dental Surgery On Living Person

A robot in China successfully performed dental surgery on a brave volunteer. Along with 3D printing, this new technology could help solve China's dentist shortage.

Medicine September 24, 2017

Hospital Staff Cited, Doctors Suspended For Photos Of Patient's Genital Injury

The staff of a Pennsylvania hospital were cited after photographs and videos of a patient's genitals circulated among staff members. The patient was under anesthesia when the photos and videos were taken.

Medicine September 15, 2017

Hormone Replacement Therapy Won’t Cause Early Death, Long-Term Study Finds

Hormone therapy might be safe after all. A new study has found that hormone replacement therapy, which is linked to premature death, did not significantly affect death rates of women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trials.

Medicine September 14, 2017

Ostrich Egg-Sized Bladder Stone Removed From 64-Year-Old Man

A man from California had a surprisingly large bladder stone removed. What are bladder stones and what could have caused his to grow that large?

Medicine September 10, 2017

Cancer Pen Could Detect Tumors In Just 10 Seconds

The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.

Medicine September 7, 2017

Immunotherapy Trial Shows Promise In Peanut Allergy Treatment

A combination immunotherapy treatment has proven effective against peanut allergies four years after being administered in children. The treatment shows promise in fighting the deadly allergy that has increased in years.

Medicine August 18, 2017

This Blood Test Is A 'Liquid Biopsy' That Can Detect Early-Stage Cancers

Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.

Medicine August 18, 2017

Hospital Sued After Mother Accidentally Smothers Her Newborn

An infant died at 10-days-old after his mother had accidentally smothered him on the bed in the middle of the night. The infant's mother is suing the hospital for negligence.

Medicine August 12, 2017

Protein That Mimics Effect Of Exercise May Help Heart Failure Patients

The CT1 protein mimics the effects of going to the gym. Treatment causes the heart muscles to grow healthier and boosts the ability of the heart to pump blood. This may lead to new treatments for heart failure patients.

Medicine August 9, 2017

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson's Disease Patients

Exenatide is a drug used by diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels. Researchers now find that the drug could also be useful in treating Parkinson's disease.

Medicine August 5, 2017

Half Of People Using Cannabidiol Products Stopped Taking Prescriptions And Traditional Medications

A recent survey of HelloMD members who use Cannabidiol products reveals that nearly half discontinued taking pharmaceutical drugs. Eighty percent believe CBD is very effective.

Medicine August 4, 2017

Immune Drugs Darkened Gray Hair Of Lung Cancer Patients

New immunotherapy drugs turned the gray hair of some lung cancer patients into black or dark brown. Do these drugs hold promise for a new gray hair treatment?

Medicine July 22, 2017

FDA Grants Approval For First-Ever Neonatal MRI Device

The U.S. FDA has granted Aspect Imaging a 510(k) clearance for its Embrace Neonatal MRI device. Embrace is the first MRI designed for babies in the NICU.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Cows Could Be Key To Effective HIV/AIDS Vaccine

An NIH-supported study showed cows have a fast and effective immune response to HIV immunogens. Antibodies, which HIV-infected humans take two years to develop, can be generated by cows in just 35 to 50 days.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Senator John McCain Has Glioblastoma: How Doctors Treat This Aggressive Brain Cancer

80-year-old Arizona senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Learn the current standard treatment of care for this condition and hope for more effective therapies in the future.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Doctors Reverse Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler: What To Know About Normobaric And Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Two-year-old Eden Carlson has almost fully recovered just over a year after incurring brain damage from drowning. Get to know the oxygen therapies that doctors used to essentially reverse the damages to her brain.

Medicine July 21, 2017

More Than Half Of People Infected With HIV On Life-Saving Antiretroviral Treatment

More than half of HIV-infected people are now on life-saving treatment. Experts, however, said that more could have been done given the amount of money spent for battling AIDS epidemic.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler

In what is known as the first case of brain damage reversal, doctors used normobaric oxygen therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a toddler who drowned and suffered brain damage. Here’s how the treatment works.

Medicine July 20, 2017

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