West Australian Boy Gets First Artificial Pancreas
January 23 2015 5:11 PM
Xavier Hames, a 4-year-old, was fitted with an artificial pancreas for the purpose of treatment of type 1 diabetes.
23-Year-Old Student Experienced Déjà Vu For Eight Years; Drops Out Of University
January 21 2015 11:57 PM
A student, who preferred to remain unnamed, was said to be experiencing severe déjà vu which could be linked to anxiety attacks.
British Tourist Receives $250,000 Medical Bill For A Heart Attack After Having Sex In A Remote Desert
January 21 2015 11:14 PM
A couple had sex in the middle of a remote desert, after which the man suffered a heart attack because of the excitement.
Powerful Fat Burning Tool Could Be The Human Brain
January 20 2015 10:59 PM
Two hormones were found in the human brain which could help in the process of burning fat.
Couples Are Likely To Get Healthy If They Exercise Together: Study
January 20 2015 10:53 PM
A research found that when couples work out together, they have more success in weight loss when compared to those couples in which there was one consistently healthy partner.
Hundreds Of Smokers Hospitalised Every Year With Serious Lung Diseases: Study
January 20 2015 3:00 AM
A study found that about 12,480 smokers were hospitalised with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the New South Wales Central Coast.
Development Of Universal Flu Vaccine Is On The Horizon
January 20 2015 2:25 AM
New studies on broadly-neutralizing antibodies led scientists to the possibility of creating a universal vaccine that gives protection from all strains of flu viruses.
Russia Bans Transgenders From Driving On Roads
January 20 2015 1:24 AM
The Russian government has passed a bill which included that transgenders would not qualify for obtaining their drivers' license.
Scientists Find Stem Cells That Generates Bone And Marrow In Mice
January 17 2015 10:24 AM
Stem cells that could help to repair fractures in people, have been discovered.
Health Canada Being Supplicated To Authorise The Use of Abortion Pills
January 17 2015 9:55 AM
The National Abortion Federation Canada is advocating the legalisation of abortion pills in the country as statistics reveal that one out of three Canadian women is likely to have an abortion in her lifetime. The problem, the agency says, is that these women will not have access to safe and effectual abortion pills. The medical group is now working to urge Health Canada to approve the use of abortion pills, particularly the drug mifepristone, which has been used legally since the year 2000 in se...
Ahead Of The Game: Ebola Vaccine Frontrunners
January 16 2015 2:22 PM
With an astounding death toll and thousands still being affected on a daily basis, there is an evident and urgent need for a vaccine against the lethal Ebola virus that is sweeping West Africa. Experts from global health agencies are saying that hundreds of thousands of doses of the potential vaccine is required to provide protection just to the health workers that are working on the front lines during Vegas global health crisis. At least 12 million more are needed to vaccinate the people within...
Birth Control And HIV: What You Absolutely Need To Know About A Potential Correlation
January 16 2015 2:20 PM
According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, there is a possible correlation between an increased risk of contracting HIV and the use of a specific type of injectable birth control for females. Depo-Provera is a type of hormonal contraception that is said to increase a female subject’s susceptibility to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), increasing her potential to transmit and contract the virus by up to 30 percent.
C-Section Crackdown In Brazil
January 16 2015 2:19 PM
Way over the 10 to 15 percent cesarean section figure recommended by the World Health Organization, the number of Brazilian women undergoing elective cesarean sections as a birthing method is now reportedly up to 52 percent. These figures have been statistically confirmed due to the fact that an increasing number of Brazilian women choose the said procedure in order to preserve their sex lives after giving birth.
American Doctor And Ebola Survivor Sets Out For West Africa
January 16 2015 2:18 PM
American doctor, Dr. Richard Sacra, was cured of the deadly Ebola virus after he contracted the lethal disease while on a medical mission in West Africa in August of last year. Now, Dr. Sacra is reportedly returning to Liberia in order to lend a hand to his exhausted colleagues in that region.
Female Smokers Susceptible To Emphysema
January 16 2015 12:30 AM
Female smokers are susceptible to emphysema, a disease that causes shortening of breath.
Medicare Rebate To Drop To $16.95, Announces Abbott Government
January 15 2015 11:48 PM
The Abbott government has announced that Medicare could be paying $20.10 less for consultations that took place for 6 to 10 minutes.
73 Mozambicans Dead After Drinking Homemade Beer
January 14 2015 7:40 PM
More than 70 people who attended a funeral last Friday died the next morning after drinking Pombe.
Certificates Acknowledging Loss Of Baby To Be Provided To Women With Miscarriages In New South Wales
January 14 2015 11:52 AM
The New South Wales government has provided an option for mothers who lost their babies before they reach 20 weeks to receive a certificate for their loss.
Sex Is Healthy, Study Shows
January 14 2015 12:19 AM
Sexual reproduction is healthier over time, a study has shown.
New Implant Helps Paralysed Mice Walk
January 14 2015 12:07 AM
Scientists have developed a tissue like implant that could help patients of paralysis.