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Woman Born Without Uterus Gives Birth in US Medical First Woman Born Without Uterus Gives Birth in US Medical First

A healthy baby has been born at a Dallas hospital to a mother who received a uterus transplant. It’s a medical first for the United States, and an important milestone in the battle against infertility.

Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” tattooed onto the man’s chest—with the word “NOT” underlined and with his signature beneath it. Confused and alarmed, the medical staff chose to ignore the apparent DNR…

We Regret to Inform You the White House's Solution to the Opioid Crisis Is Kellyanne Conway We Regret to Inform You the White House's Solution to the Opioid Crisis Is Kellyanne Conway

The scale of the opioid crisis gripping the United States is hard to fathom. Since 2000, lethal overdoses from opioid use have tripled, and the problem is so widespread Centers for Disease Control researchers have concluded it is dragging down the national life expectancy. Though President Donald Trump has declared…

It's Still Taking Too Long For Americans With HIV to Get Diagnosed It's Still Taking Too Long For Americans With HIV to Get Diagnosed

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control shows that, while detection rates are improving, a surprising number of Americans live with HIV for a protracted period of time before it gets diagnosed—including patients who’ve visited their doctor.

Report: Herpes Researcher Funded by Peter Thiel First Performed Sketchy Trials at Holiday Inn Report: Herpes Researcher Funded by Peter Thiel First Performed Sketchy Trials at Holiday Inn

The researcher behind an offshore herpes vaccine trial widely viewed as unethical first secretly experimented on patients in US hotel rooms, according to an investigation by Kaiser Health News.

Antioxidants Will Not Stop You From Dying

When you hear something is chock-full of antioxidants, the mental conclusion is often: That’s it—that’s the elixir of life, I have to eat a lot of that. But why do we all assume that loading up on anti-oxidants will somehow be the key to infinite youth?

Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

One nice thing about teddy bears is that if your dog tears the head off of your child’s favorite one, you can just sew it back on. But you don’t proclaim your achievement a “wild success”—rather, you say, “here, I have fixed your lifeless play-thing.”

The FDA Just Approved a Pill With Sensors in It For the First Time Ever The FDA Just Approved a Pill With Sensors in It For the First Time Ever

The era of digital pills is here. This week, for the first time ever, the Food and Drug Administration approved a pill with sensors inside to inform doctors how often the drug was taken.

Disneyland Decontaminates Cooling Towers Linked to Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Disneyland Decontaminates Cooling Towers Linked to Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak

Disneyland shut down two cooling towers after it was discovered they may have played a role in a small Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

Bandage-Like Gadget Could Make Stitches and Staples a Thing of the Past Bandage-Like Gadget Could Make Stitches and Staples a Thing of the Past

A Seattle-based startup has developed an innovative “skin closure device” that exhibits the anchoring strength of sutures and staples, but is nearly as easy to apply as a bandage. Called microMend, the device is performing well in clinical studies, and it may only be a matter of time before one gets stuck on you.

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Claims That Weed Cures Cancer The FDA Is Cracking Down on Claims That Weed Cures Cancer

In the US, so far 29 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana, as modern research has suggested that weed can help treat conditions like chronic pain and the side effects of chemotherapy. Some companies, though, are abusing the growing acceptance of weed for medicinal purposes. On Wednesday, the FDA reported…

New Evidence Suggests Doctors Are Misdiagnosing a Third Type of Diabetes New Evidence Suggests Doctors Are Misdiagnosing a Third Type of Diabetes

The common understanding of diabetes mellitus includes two types: type one and type two. But there’s a third type that’s been around for a while you may not have even heard of—and some doctors think it’s being misdiagnosed.

When Hope Runs Out, Cancer Patients Are Making Their Own DIY Immunotherapy Treatments When Hope Runs Out, Cancer Patients Are Making Their Own DIY Immunotherapy Treatments

Every generation has had its breakthrough that promised to, at long last, finally cure cancer, but this time around the chances of actually pulling it off are looking pretty good. Rapid advancement in fields like genetics have led to incredible success using immunotherapies to turn patients’ own bodies into …

Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood

Profuse sweating can lead to embarrassing pit stains and discomfort, sure. But you are sweating sweat. This Italian patient sweats blood.

Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV

Georgia State Rep. Betty Price—spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump’s administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights—casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive…

The Butchering Art: Victorian Medicine, From Blood-Caked Aprons and Body Snatching, to Antiseptic The Butchering Art: Victorian Medicine, From Blood-Caked Aprons and Body Snatching, to Antiseptic

“Ticketed spectators watched anatomists slice into the distended bellies of decomposing corpses, parts gushing forth not only human blood but also fetid pus. The lilting but incongruous notes of a flute sometimes accompanied the macabre demonstration. Public dissections were theatrical performances,” writes Dr.…

It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be

Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?

The FDA is Considering a Landmark Approval of Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness The FDA is Considering a Landmark Approval of Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness

On Tuesday, a US Food and Drug Administration review committee published a document signaling that a historic moment in medicine may be on the horizon. The committee found that an experimental gene therapy for a rare inherited form of blindness improves vision, at least in the short term. If approved, the technique…

Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or stitches. The squirtable substance could eventually be used in surgeries and in emergency situations, though it still needs to be tested on humans.

Watch Freakishly Agile Lice Swing on Pubes Like Trapeze Artists Watch Freakishly Agile Lice Swing on Pubes Like Trapeze Artists

If you’ve ever had to deal with an infestation of lice, you know that these parasites really like to get in there. A horrifying new video reveals the mad acrobatic chops that enable lice to make your hair their home, flinging themselves from strand to strand with the greatest of ease.

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