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Doctors announce first successful penis and scrotum transplant
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:32:26 GMT
The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday.
Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:29:35 GMT
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.
Plastic pollution is all around us
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:51:10 GMT
Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:57:07 GMT
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.
How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:51:19 GMT
Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."
Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:11 GMT
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.
Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:32:24 GMT
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?
Here's how much kids should be exercising
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:03:14 GMT
How can you get your kid or teen excited about exercise, and how much physical activity is ideal for growing bodies? Experts weigh in with answers, exercising tips and new research efforts.
Every man's nightmare: A 'Broken Bananah'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:14:10 GMT
What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian.
More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:08:32 GMT
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
A growing number of universities teach Weed 101
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:59:26 GMT
There's no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana.
FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:34:19 GMT
William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.
Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:11:11 GMT
Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.
Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:35:58 GMT
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.
'Re-gifted' kidney gives new life to a 70-year-old woman
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:07:02 GMT
Vertis Boyce is a 70-year-old African-American woman. But her new kidney used to belong to a 24-year-old Hispanic man.
Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:07:39 GMT
Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics.
The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:35:40 GMT
America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.
Rodents and filth linked to egg recall by FDA
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:25:05 GMT
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices.
Woman loses two sons in one night to opioids
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:05:12 GMT
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:34:28 GMT
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:48:52 GMT
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana will save many addicted to opioids
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:25:02 GMT
Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year.
Foam rolling can relieve muscle tension
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:20:59 GMT
Physical therapists say placing your body on a foam roller to target knots and trigger points can help you in many ways.
One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:37 GMT
A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.
Aging gracefully: Preventing falls
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:14:38 GMT
Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.
Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:46:02 GMT
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.
Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:19:50 GMT
Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.
FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:36:01 GMT
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors.
Man's second face transplant is a world first
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:13:34 GMT
A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face.
Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:30:48 GMT
Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.