DR. OZ

Scientists Fact-Check Dr. Oz, And It’s Even Worse Than You Thought

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Dr. Oz doesn't play much of a doctor on TV, according to actual doctors who fact-checked his show.

DEPRESSION

The New, Cutting-Edge Depression Treatment Is… Ketamine?

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Ketamine is a drug ravers love... but increasingly, it's being used by doctors as a treatment for depression.

Medicine

Today In NOPE: This Guy Had A Tapeworm Crawling Around In His Brain

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Think you're having a bad day? Imagine being the doctor who found a tapeworm in some poor guy's brain.

science

Chronic Fatigue Might Be All In Your Head (Literally)

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Doctors at Stanford used brain scans to try and pinpoint the real cause of CFS.

science

A Disabled Man Can Walk Again After An Experimental Surgery Reconnected His Spinal Nerves

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Darek Fidyka lost the use of his legs in 2010. Now, four years later, he has them back again.

diabetes

A Cure For Type I Diabetes Is Just A Few Human Trials Away

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Type I diabetes is a serious medical problem affecting millions. And we are tantalizingly close to a cure.

PENIS

Scientists Can Now Grow You A New Penis

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Yes, they are now working on growing a penis in a lab. Isn't the future amazing?

science

The First Baby Carried In A Transplanted Uterus Has Been Born

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A baby has been carried to term in a transplated uterus for the first time, and that raises new questions about fertility.

science

Your Selfie Could Soon Double As A Cancer Test

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Thanks to polarized light, and the mantis shrimp, soon your smartphone could be administering cancer tests.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

We Can Now Genetically Engineer Muscular Dystrophy Out Of Mice

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Muscular dystrophy is a terrible disease... but we might be surprisingly close to a new, powerful treatment.

science

How Did This Eight-Year-Old Get 40-Pound Hands?

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Mohammad Kaleem's hands weigh twenty pounds. Each. But why?

STEM CELLS

Failed Stem Cell Treatment Sees Patient Growing A Nose In Her Spine

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Stem cells are still something we're experimenting with and struggling to understand. Just ask the lady who grew a nose inside her spine.

science

A Baby Believed To Be Cured Of HIV Now Has HIV

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In 2013, it seemed that a baby had been cured of HIV. Sadly, now, not so much.

tough kids

The First Survivor Of Terminal Brain Cancer Is Not Who You’d Expect

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The first person to survive terminal brain cancer is still dealing with second grade. Meet Claudia Burkill.

VACCINES

Cancer Eradicated In Mayo Clinic Patient By Using The Measles Vaccine

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One patient at the Mayo Clinic went into remission from cancer after receiving a superdose of the measles vaccine in a clinical trial.

STEM CELL RESEARCH

There Will Be (Mass Produced, Artificial Human) Blood

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a way to coax human stem cells into producing artificial blood.

WAKE FOREST

The First Lab-Grown Vagina Implants Have Been A Success

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Four teenage girls born without a vagina (due to Mayer-Rokitansky-K├╝ster-Hauser Syndrome) have had long-term success with lab-grown vagina implants.

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Scientists Have Regenerated A Living Organ For The First Time

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Regenerative medicine researchers have successfully regenerated a living organ in a mammal for the first time. Much science. So breakthrough. Wow.

suspended animation

Suspended Animation Is Here! Human Trials Set To Begin.

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Doctors in Pittsburgh are ready to test an experimental suspended animation technique to treat patients with fatal traumatic injuries, like gunshot wounds.

VISIBLE ERECTIONS

An Irish Man Suffered A Five-Week Erection After A Mountain Bike Crash

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According to a report in the Irish Medical Journal, a man was treated for a severe, 5-week erection after he was injured in a mountain bike accident.


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