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Man Flu Does Exist: Study Shows Men Suffer More When Sick

Do men experience worse symptoms than women when they catch the flu or are they just overreacting? In a recently published review, a Canadian doctor delved further into the matter to find out whether this is true or not.

Medicine December 12, 2017

Teenage Girl Denied Of Insurance Coverage For Brain Surgery To Stop Seizures: Here's Her Response

A teenager had a simple two-word response to the insurance company that denied coverage of a brain surgery that would have ended her seizures. The 15-year-old girl suffers several seizures every week.

Medicine December 12, 2017

Surgeon Sued For Talking On Phone During Surgery

A surgeon is being sued for inappropriate behavior after taking a language proficiency test over the phone during an operation. The doctor has since admitted to his mistake.

Medicine December 8, 2017

Pfizer Slashes Viagra's Price In Half As It Launches Generic Version Of Impotency Drug

A generic version of Viagra will be sold by pharmaceutical company Pfizer from Monday onward in the United States. The drug will be half the price of Viagra and compete against generics of the drug manufactured by other companies.

Medicine December 7, 2017

Birth Of Baby From Transplanted Uterus Raises Ethics Question

The first successful pregnancy from a transplanted uterus in the United States gave a new hope to many women who are unable to give birth. But, it also sparked an intense debate about the ethics of the risky surgery.

Medicine December 6, 2017

Viagra For Free: Villagers Claim Men And Dogs Get Arousing Effects From Fumes Of Factory Producing Erectile Dysfunction Drug

Residents of a small village claimed that fumes from a factory that produces the impotence drug Viagra have an arousing effect on men and their dogs. Here's Pfizer's response to the tale of "Viagra in the air."

Medicine December 5, 2017

Dengvaxia: Philippines Probes Immunization Program Involving Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine That May Pose Health Risks

Earlier recommendations greenlighted administration of Sanofi's Dengvaxia in healthy individuals to prevent dengue fever. Findings of a new long-term study, however, found the dengue vaccine could pose risk to certain individuals.

Medicine December 4, 2017

Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance: Here's How To Address The Problem

Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.

Medicine December 4, 2017

FDA Gives Green Light To Monthly Injection For Opioid Addiction

The FDA gave its approval to a once-a-month injectable treatment for patients recovering from opioid addiction. What's the monthly cost of Suboxone and what are its side effects?

Medicine December 2, 2017

Medical Breakthrough: First US Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus Delivered In Texas

The first baby born from a transplanted uterus in the United States was delivered at a hospital in Texas. He was born thanks to a generous uterus donor.

Medicine December 2, 2017

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Inspiration Anthony Senerchia Dies At 46

Anthony Senerchia, one of the people who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, passed away at the age of 46. Because of the global movement, the ALS Association has since raised $115 million.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Young Mother Dies Just One Day After Flu Diagnosis

Alanie 'Joie' Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona, had died on Nov. 28 just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu. The flu caused Murrieta to develop pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs.

Medicine December 5, 2017

First Migraine Drug In 2 Decades Can Cut Monthly Migraine Days In Half

Researchers tested a new drug called Erenumab on nearly 1,000 migraine sufferers and found that it was very effective at reducing migraines. They said the new drug managed to cut the number of migraine attacks in half.

Medicine November 30, 2017

This Popular Vitamin To Make Hair Grow Faster Is Screwing Up Blood Tests

Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Prehistoric Women Had Bones Stronger Than Today’s Athletes, Study Finds

Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Woman 'Drowning In Poo' After Botched Surgery: Here's What's Happening And How To Help

Kelly Yeoman, a 34-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, is currently 'drowning in poo' after a surgeon accidentally damaged her bowel. Medical staff have been draining the toxic waste from her body daily to prevent her from suffocating.

Medicine November 27, 2017

Avatar Therapy Can Help Schizophrenia Patients Who Hear Voices

A new study has found that 'avatar therapy' was more effective than supportive counseling in bringing down auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia. Researchers say the therapy could offer a promising new approach for schizophrenia treatment.

Medicine November 26, 2017

Pregnant Women Should Sleep On Side To Lower Stillbirth Risk

There’s an easy way to decrease the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Apparently, women must sleep on their side instead of their backs to avoid increased risks of stillbirth.

Medicine November 20, 2017

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.

Medicine November 18, 2017

Doctors Still Prescribe Codeine To Children After Tonsillectomy Despite FDA Black Box Warning

Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the safety risks of codeine, a new study found that 1 in 20 children was still getting the medication after undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

Medicine November 20, 2017

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.

Medicine November 17, 2017

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

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