Category: Health and Medicine

Doctors Save Life Of Kaiba Gionfriddo, Ohio Boy, By 3-D ‘Printing’ Him An Airway Tube

In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It’s the latest advance from the

Blocking Medicine to Iran

Patients in Iran are dying of treatable diseases because of shortages in life-saving medicines. The past year has been nothing short of catastrophic for the Iranian health-care sector: Imports from American and European drug makers in 2012 were down by

Health Book Review: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition Sapolsky

Stress, Portrait of a Killer – Full Documentary (2008)

Smoking ‘rots’ brain

Smoking ‘rots’ brain, says King’s College study Does smoking affect the health of the mind as well as the body? Smoking “rots” the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King’s College London. A study of

US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google

A native of Iran doctor – DEA targets local doctor in prescription painkiller probe

A North Tonawanda family doctor illegally swapped potent painkiller prescriptions for landscaping and home repair services and even economy-size packages of toilet paper and a gas grill without ever examining the individuals for whom he was writing the prescriptions, according

Law and order: Blame it on the brain

Advances in neuroscience could transform our criminal justice systems. But the jury is out as to whether “my brain made me do it” will ever be accepted in court. Neuroscientist Dr Kent Kiehl has scanned a convicted psychopath’s brain as

Gene flaw ‘explains why drugs failed to treat MS’

Brain of a person with MS The findings provide more understanding of MS Continue reading the main story Scientists have identified why a once-promising class of drugs do not help people with multiple sclerosis. An Oxford University team say an

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney TED