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Indian Doctors Remove 232 teeth from Boy’s Mouth

October 22, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3053
Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital’s dental department, told the BBC. The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the… View Article

Second American Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

October 8, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2363
A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday. Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan’s Purse, told The Associated Press that Dr. Kent… View Article
Medical Marijuana

Federal Bill Would Legalize Some Marijuana Strains

September 9, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5949
Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. That was the middle of March, when Haleigh’s brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them. Worse, the drugs were damaging Haleigh’s organs. “She was… View Article

Smart Contact Lens Could Be a Reality With Novartis and Google Collaboration

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2337
Novartis, the Swiss healthcare firm, has announced it will license Google’s exciting smart contact lens technology, initial unveiled by the Google X team at the beginning of this year. This is the first step in making the revolutionary lenses a reality, and potentially helping millions worldwide understand and manage certain medical conditions more effectively. Under… View Article
Nurses’ Role in the Future of Health Care

Nurses’ Role in the Future of Health Care

August 18, 2014 3:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2075
Nurses currently form the largest sector of health care providers, with more than three million currently registered; but few have led or even been involved in the formal policy discussions regarding the future care of patients. To address this discrepancy, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation assembled a national panel of health care… View Article

Groundbreaking Research Could Lead to HIV Cure

August 4, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2073
Local researchers in Philadelphia announced a major step forward in the battle against AIDS and the HIV virus. Researchers successfully eliminated the HIV virus from cultured human cells for the first time, according to Temple Health. “This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS,” says Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor… View Article

Smell Test May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

July 23, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2386
(CNN) — In the future, a test of your sense of smell may help doctors predict your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week. In two separate studies, scientists found that people who were unable to identify certain odors were more… View Article

Aspiring Model With Crohn’s Disease Shows Off Colostomy Bags

July 12, 2014 5:53 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6439
Looking at Bethany Townsend’s beautiful face, you’d never think she suffers from Crohn’s disease, a debilitating condition that wreaks havoc on a person’s digestive system. Earlier this week, the 23-year-old make-up artist and aspiring model posted a striking photo of herself on Facebook sunbathing in a barely-there black bikini with an unusual accessory: a colostomy… View Article

Ebola Virus Epidemic is Spreading in West Africa

July 10, 2014 6:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3655
Ebola outbreaks usually are confined to remote areas, making the disease easier to contain. But this outbreak is different; patients have been identified in 60 locations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. “The epidemic is out of control,” says Dr. Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations. “With the appearance of new sites in Guinea, Sierra… View Article

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Regenerate Human Corneas

July 9, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2509
Scientists have developed a new technique to regrow human corneas. Using key tracer molecules, researchers have been able to hunt down elusive cells in the eye capable of regeneration and repair. They transplanted these regenerative stem cells into mice – creating fully functioning corneas. Writing in the journal Nature, they say this method may one… View Article