Medical Discoveries

Medical Mystery: The Boy Who Doesn’t Want To Eat

12-year-old, Landon Jones, a once healthy young boy from Iowa, is now withering away because he doesn’t have the urge to eat or drink.  His parents Michael and Debbie have told reporters that he has lost a total of 40% of his body weight over the past year.  He was once a healthy young boy at 104 pounds, but started ...

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Yale doctors help bald teen grow hair using novel cream

bald hair growth

A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after using a novel cream devised by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. The 17-year-old patient suffered from alopecia areata, a disfiguring autoimmune disease that affects tens of millions of people worldwide and has limited treatment options. Alopecia areata may cause spotty hair ...

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Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cancer Cells Kill Each Other

Researchers have been battling to find the cure for cancer since we began to understand what cancer really was. A cure is the ultimate goal, but most medical professionals and patients would be ecstatic even hearing about new treatments. Current cancer treatments often come rife with side effects so severe that many choose to forgo them altogether. Stopping the growth ...

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Eating With Your Fingers Is Way More Healthier

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Nice and well – mannered eating with a special cutlery is not always the healthiest and most recommended alternative. The rude eating with hands and licking the fingers, can be healthier and more useful in some situations, and it can also prevent from certain diseases. Prevention of Diabetes Type 2 Lot of people that eat fast have more chances to suffer from ...

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Pregnant women’s diet linked to baby heart risk

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Women who eat healthily before and during pregnancy may cut the risk of their baby developing a heart problem, researchers believe. The link is suggested by a study of 19,000 women in the US who were asked about their diet in the year leading up to pregnancy. A healthy diet was one with plenty of fresh fish, fruit, nuts and ...

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Skipping Meals Promotes Belly Fat Storage, Increases Risk For Insulin Resistance

Anyone looking to lose weight knows they have to restrict the amount of calories they consume, but how much and when they restrict those calories can make all the difference. A recent study conducted at Ohio State University has revealed that skipping meals not only leads to abdominal weight gain, but it can also lead to the development of insulin ...

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Natural birth is ‘on the way out’

Women are at risk of losing the ability to give birth naturally, according to a leading obstetrician. French doctor Michel Odent has suggested that women risk being unable to give birth naturally, or even breast-feed their babies, because of modern aids. The 84-year-old, who pioneered the use of birthing pools in hospitals, has argued in his new book Do We ...

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Diet Drinks Linked To Expanding Waistlines In Older Adults

After following the lives of almost 500 older adults for several years, researchers found that increasing diet soda consumption is linked to escalating abdominal obesity. According to the study, those who drank diet soda every day experienced an increase in waist circumference that was three times greater than those who did not consume such beverages. The more diet soda people ...

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The Eye Is Our Window To The Brain

The human brain is the most complex arrangement of matter in the known universe. Through our five senses it “digests” vast amounts of information that allows us to see, hear, taste, touch and balance. It commands our muscles, it learns, remembers, hungers, loves and hates. Understanding how the brain works is a major research challenge; thousands of scientists are studying ...

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Scientists Convert Cancer Cells Into Harmless Immune Cells

Laboratory studies do not often go as planned, and while this is usually a source of endless frustration amongst scientists, some wonderful discoveries have been made by accident in the past, such as the pacemaker and penicillin. Now, researchers may have happened upon something that could turn out to be a powerful agent against a particularly aggressive type of cancer. ...

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