5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook
Medicine

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

There’s arguably no scarier diagnosis a patient can receive from their doctor than cancer. But the grim reality, based on data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, is that 38.5% of all people, men and women, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during …

Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology
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Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology

People with locked-in syndrome suffer from total paralysis of all voluntary muscles. Though their thinking, hearing and feeling abilities are unaffected, those with this rare misfortune cannot breathe, chew, swallow, or speak. Though most victims can communicate with their eyes, those who have completely locked-in syndrome (CLIS) have lost even …

Doctor On The Verge Of Giving Birth Pauses To Deliver Another Woman’s Baby
Medicine

Doctor On The Verge Of Giving Birth Pauses To Deliver Another Woman’s Baby

Dr. Amanda Hess was dressed in a hospital gown and ready to have a baby when she heard another mom-to-be crying in pain down the hall. Amanda Hess was dressed in a hospital gown and ready to give birth to her second child last week in Frankfort, Kentucky. But when …

Doctor On Transgender Women Giving Birth: ‘You Could Do It Tomorrow’
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Doctor On Transgender Women Giving Birth: ‘You Could Do It Tomorrow’

Since 2014, Sweden has successfully performed five similar procedures. For transgender women hoping to give birth, scientists believe that good news may be coming sooner than they thought. According to Dr. Richard Paulson, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Los Angeles, medical treatments for transgender people have become “mainstream,” meaning there’s more attention on them …

The World’s Youngest Mother - Only Five years OLD
Medicine

The World’s Youngest Mother – Only Five years OLD

In 1939, a healthy young girl gave birth to an equally healthy baby boy. The only noteworthy detail about this event was the mother’s age: She was five years old. In the early spring of 1939, a worried family from a remote village in Peru took their five-year-old daughter to …

How to fix all of your sleep problems
Health

How to fix all of your sleep problems

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, keeping you from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us …

VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart
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VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart

The heart itself is made up of 4 chambers, 2 atria and 2 ventricles. De-oxygenated blood returns to the right side of the heart via the venous circulation. It is pumped into the right ventricle and then to the lungs where carbon dioxide is released and oxygen is absorbed. The …

Nine places across the world where CANNIBALISM is still alive and well
Medicine

Nine places across the world where CANNIBALISM is still alive and well

We all know that life is dog-eat-dog but in some pockets of the globe, things are more man-eat-man. Cannibalism is very much still alive today despite being considered repulsive by the vast majority of societies. There are, however, areas where eating human flesh is ingrained in tradition and a part …

Cure for HIV
Medicine

Cure for HIV

HIV, or ‘human immunodeficiency virus’, is a serious virus that is most known for its role in causing AIDS – a condition that causes the progressive failure of the immune system and that leads to potentially threatening infections and cancers to occur. Often HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably for …