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Bonesetter Reese And The (Mostly Painless) Birth Of Sports Medicine

Honus Wagner’s career hung in the balance. In 1901, the superstar shortstop was in his second season with his hometown Pirates. But a wrenched knee suffered on the turf at Exposition Park—the Pirates’ home on the north side of Pittsburgh, a few hundred feet from where their current stadium stands today—along with…
Tags: Science, Medicine, History, Baseball, Pittsburgh, Fl, Pirates, Sports Medicine, Exposition Park, Honus Wagner, Bonesetter Reese, Sports Doctors


Diet and depression: what you eat impacts your mood

For years a friend has been telling my diet was hurting my general demeanor. Last year I stopped ignoring her and switched to a diet more like what is described in this study. I will never be Mr. Cheerful, but it really did help. NPR: A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style pattern of eating for three weeks. Participants saw their depression ...
Tags: Food, Post, Science, News, Diet, Medicine, Mental Health, Depression, Mood, Npr, Francis, Self Care, PLOS ONE, Sydney Australia, Macquarie University, Heather Francis


Humans Have a ‘Salamander-Like’ Ability to Regenerate Damaged Body Parts, Study Finds

Salamanders are renowned for their regenerative capabilities, such as growing back entire limbs. We can’t pull off this biological trick, but new research highlights a previously unknown regenerative ability in humans—one held over from our evolutionary past.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Regeneration, Regenerative Medicine, Cartilage


Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $8 Billion in Risperdal Case Involving Male Breast Growth

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $8 billion in punitive damages in a case involving the way that the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal was marketed. Some male patients have argued that the drug caused them to grow large breasts and that the company downplayed this side effect when marketing the drug to doctors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Lawsuits, Johnson, Johnson Johnson


3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, London, News, Sweden, Medicine, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Parliament, Oxford University


Five Years After Surgery, Face Transplant Recipients Experience Significant Improvements

A five-year follow-up of six face transplant patients has found significant improvements in their sensory and motor functions, along with reported improvements to their quality of life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Face Transplants


Medicinal Plants Used During the U.S. Civil War Are Surprisingly Good at Fighting Bacteria

With conventional medicines in short supply during the Civil War, the Confederacy turned to plant-based alternatives in desperation. New research suggests some of these remedies were actually quite good at fighting off infections—a finding that could lead to effective new drugs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, History, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Plants, Civil War, Antibiotics, Fighting Bacteria


How A.I. will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements

Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed. A.I. can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses. The freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections with their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment plans.
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ai, Eric Topol, Machine Intelligence




Nanotechnology vs. cancer: How tiny particles sniff out the deadly disease

Cancer is an aberrant function of a normal cell, where the regulators of that cell's dividing are broken and the cell starts to divide without regulation. Left to its own devices, that dividing without regulation will overcome the entire body.Until we have a cure, early detection is the holy grail. MIT professor Sangeeta Bhatia is currently devising a simple urine test that works just like a pregnancy test to detect cancer the moment it starts.How does it work? Nanoparticles are injected into th...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Cancer, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Human body, Susan Hockfield, Sangeeta Bhatia


Nanotechnology vs. cancer: How tiny particles sniff out the deadly disease

In the United States, smoking cessation has resulted finally in a reduction of deaths from cancer. However, even if we were to have all the vaccines that are prescribed, and exercise all of the preventions, cancer would still be with us.Cancer is an aberrant function of a normal cell, where the regulators of that cell's dividing are broken and the cell starts to divide without regulation. Left to its own devices, that dividing without regulation will overcome the entire body.Early cancer detecti...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Cancer, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Disease, Human body, Susan Hockfield, Sangeeta Bhatia


Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries – podcast

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking on its head• Warning: this article contains discussion of suicide• Read the text version hereIf you have been affected by anything you have heard in this episode, in the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 1...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Australia, Africa, US, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lifeline


Bummer: Denver Voters Reject Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Measure

An ordinance to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in Denver that the Denver Post reported was “the first of its kind put to a vote in the nation” failed on Tuesday, with results showing it failed 48 to 52 percent.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Depression, Psychiatry, Denver, Hallucinogens, Denver Post, Psilocybin, Drug Legalization, Magic Mushrooms, Denver Voters Reject Magic


3D-Printed Organ Capable of “Breathing”

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Washington crafted a first-ever 3D-printed “breathing” organ. Developing an organ that can maintain (aka breathe and transmit oxygen) has proven to be the most difficult part of the research: growing living cells is simple, researchers argue, but keeping them alive is much more difficult. This lung is 3D-printed from soft gels which allow it to expand and …
Tags: Science, Design, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, 3d Printing, Linkaboutit, University of Washington, Rice University, Organs, Organ Transplants


Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands


Why asking doctors to prescribe fewer antibiotics is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence, and constipation.These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because the symptoms also suggest her dementia may be worsening or she has simple constipation. Sending a sample to a lab for analysis could confirm bacteria in the urine, but getting a result takes days, so the doctor decides to play it safe and prescribe antibiotics.Scenes like...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Bacteria, Public Health, Innovation, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Antibiotics


FDA Clears Horrible-Sounding 'Heat Not Burn' Tobacco Vape Made By Phillip Morris for Sale

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared for sale tobacco giant Phillip Morris International (PMI) and its sister company Altria’s baffling, “heat not burn” iQOS dry tobacco vaporizer on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported, handing Big Tobacco a major win despite there not actually being any evidence it is safer than…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Medicine, Bloomberg, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaping, Altria, Phillip Morris, Vapes, IQOS, Literally Just Smoking With Extra Steps, Phillip Morris International PMI


Alzheimer’s-Detecting VR Game

VR game Sea Hero Quest—developed by game studio Glitchers, Deutsche Telekom (a German telecommunications company) and several European universities—is capable of identifying the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in players. The game takes players on an ocean voyage, during which they are tasked with controlling the ship and navigating a specific route—first with a map, and then without. Apparently, “every two minutes spent playing the …
Tags: Health, Science, Design, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Alzheimer's Disease, Vr, Virtual Reality, Linkaboutit, Sea Hero Quest, Glitchers Deutsche Telekom


Trump's Health Secretary Praises Trump for Opening Up 'Debate' on Vaccines That Is 'Settled' Now

The nation’s top health official, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, praised his boss Donald Trump on Monday for supposedly contributing to some kind of scientific “debate” about whether vaccines cause autism (they do not) and that it is now “settled” and Trump deserves even more credit for changing his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Trump, Measles, Antivaxxers, Alex Azar


3D printing might save your life one day. Here's how it's transforming medicine and health care.

Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery. Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body. Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways. None Imagine that a health emergency strikes and you need an organ transplant – say, a heart. You get your na...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Medicine, Future, Afghanistan, Marine, Medical Research, Innovation, Health Care, Daniel, Patel, Isaiah, Northwell Health, Lasko, Goldstein


Jewelry Could Replace Contraceptive Pills and Implants

Developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a tiny patch might change the future of contraception. Potentially replacing traditional options for birth control (from pills to IUDs and implants), the small contraceptive patch will administer contraceptive drugs through consistent skin contact and therefore can be attached to accessories—from earring backs to the back of a watch. Engineer Mark Prausnitz says, “The more contraceptive …
Tags: Health, Jewelry, Accessories, Science, Design, Medicine, Watches, Birth Control, Linkaboutit, Contraceptives, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mark Prausnitz


Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers: 2019 Is Already a Record-Breaking Year for Measles, CDC Says

Measles is having a big year: According to the Washington Post, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 695 reported cases of measles in 22 states across the U.S. so far in 2019. That’s the largest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. at the turn of the century.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, MMR, Disease, Outbreak, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Measles, Antivaxxers, Antivax, Washington Post the Centers for Disease Control


Emirati Woman Reportedly Regains Awareness After 27 Years in Minimally Conscious State

A woman from the United Arab Emirates, Munira Abdulla, has reportedly regained a degree awareness and function after spending an astonishing 27 years in a state of reduced consciousness—popularly known as a coma.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, United Arab Emirates, Neurology, Brains, Coma, Munira Abdulla, Minimally Conscious States


Feds File Criminal Charges Against Opioid Distributor, Two Executives in First-of-Its-Kind Case

Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against drug distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) and two of its former executives, operations manager William Pietruszewski and CEO Laurence F. Doud III, in what the Washington Post reported is the first time the feds have targeted legal painkiller wholesalers…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, Law Enforcement, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, Opioids, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Opioid Crisis, Rochester Drug Cooperative, Rochester Drug Cooperative RDC, William Pietruszewski, Laurence F Doud III


19th-century medicine: Milk was used as a blood substitute for transfusions

Prior to the discovery of blood types in 1901, giving people blood transfusions was a risky procedure.In order to get around the need to transfuse others with blood, some doctors resorted to using a blood substitute: Milk.It went pretty much how you would expect it to. None For the bulk of human history, medical science has been a grim affair. Modern innovations in the scientific process and medical techniques mean that we can determine with a good deal of accuracy what's going to work and what ...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Animals, Toronto, Medical Research, Innovation, Vatican, Disease, North America, Don, Howe, Human body, Karl Landsteiner, Denys, Baptiste Denys, Baron Gustaf Bonde


Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

A group of five unnamed mothers are suing the city of New York, trying to get it to block a mandatory measles-mumps-rubella vaccination order city officials ordered earlier this month in specific ZIP codes in Brooklyn amid a major measles outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Medicine, Brooklyn, Outbreak, Vaccines, Viruses, Measles, Antivaxxers, Antivax, Mmr Vaccine


Porcupine quills are sharp AF and inspiring a new kind of surgical staple

From Deep Look: The quills of North American porcupines have microscopic backward-facing barbs on the tips. Those barbs make the quills slide in easy but very difficult to remove. Researchers at Harvard are looking to porcupine quills for inspiration in designing a new type of surgical staple that would also use tiny barbs to keep itself lodged into the patient’s skin. This helps because traditional staples curve in under the skin to keep the staple in place. This creates more damage and ...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Medicine, Animals, Medical, Harvard, Surgery, Prickly Little Beasts


DOJ Charges UK Firm With Conspiracy, Fraud Over Opioid Withdrawal Drug Suboxone Film

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted British firm Indivior Plc, the manufacturer of the opioid craving and withdrawal drug Suboxone Film, with misleading doctors and government health programs into thinking the drug was safer and less addictive than it really is, Bloomberg reported. According to the U.S. Justice…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Bloomberg, Courts, Pharmaceuticals, Department Of Justice, Doj, U S Justice, Indivior PLC, Indivior, Opioids, Opioid Crisis


Alphabet's Wing Lands 'World-First' Approval for Drone Deliveries of Food and Medicine in Australia

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing…Read more...
Tags: Google, Food, Videos, Science, Medicine, Australia, Skynet, Canberra, Plans, Suburbs, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Project Wing, Civil Aviation Safety Authority CASA, Guzman Y Gomez, Chemist Warehouse


FDA Warns Virginia Lab for Illegally Marketing Unproven Genetic Tests

A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its manufacturer, Inova Genomics Laboratory, as the tests aren’t backed by scientific data, alleges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Ethics, Government Regulation, Bioethics, Inova Genomics Laboratory, U S Food and Drug Administration Read



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