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Four New Types Of Human Blood Cell Discovered

Four New Types Of Human Blood Cell Discovered

The human body is probably the most studied biological system ever. You’d think that by now we’d know all there is to know about our lungs, skin, and kidneys. But time and again, scientists keep uncovering yet another facet of our own make-up. Now, researchers have discovered four new types of blood cells that we didn’t know existed. Previously, types of blood cells have been identified based on t... »

Toilet Funded By The Bill Gates Foundation Could Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives

Toilet Funded By The Bill Gates Foundation Could Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives

As crazy as it sounds, a toilet could help change the world for the better. Poor sanitation is a serious killer across the developing world, causing 1.7 million deaths each year, around a third of which are children under the age of five. Much of this is because over 2.4 billion people don’t have access to a proper toilet. That’s quite a maddening thought, considering there are around the same num... »

Disturbing: Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease

Disturbing: Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease

What if I told you that cancer is a man-made disease? According to a recent study that could be a good possibility. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, have come to a conclusion that cancer is a purely modern, man-made disease. In the UK alone, Cancer claims over 150,000 lives each year. Statistics have also shown that somewhere around one in three people in the Un... »

Surgeon Who Aims To Perform The First Head Transplant Just Gave A Rat A Second Head

Surgeon Who Aims To Perform The First Head Transplant Just Gave A Rat A Second Head

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made headlines around the world two years ago with the bold claim that he would soon be stitching one person’s head onto another’s body. Despite the numerous obstacles Canavero faces from ethical and scientific standpoints, he appears to be moving full-steam ahead. Last year, he performed what he called a “proof-of-concept” procedure in ... »

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

VIDEO: An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device cou... »

How med student loan burdens can deepen health disparities

How med student loan burdens can deepen health disparities

The high loan burden associated with medical school can discourage students from underrepresented minority groups or lower-income families from pursuing a career as a physician. This creates a ripple effect of widening health care disparities that disproportionately affect the accessibility of primary care physicians in underserved areas. Adjusted for inflation, the average medical student graduat... »

5 of the Most Gruesome Experiments Carried Out On Humans By The Government

5 of the Most Gruesome Experiments Carried Out On Humans By The Government

Science can only make progress through trials and experiments. It is done to ensure that the specific study or vaccine is safe for replication. As time progressed, research ethics as well as experiments on humans started to boom. Prisoners, slaves and even enemies were subjected to experiments that were inhumane and risky. Their emotional or physical health were never taken into consideration and ... »

NY Is Worst State For Doctors

NY Is Worst State For Doctors

New doctors straight out of college might want to think twice before opening a practice in New York. According to a recent study by the financial website WalletHub, New York came in last among all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several key factors including starting salaries, the cost of malpractice liability insurance, the number of hospitals per capita, and finally, the overall ... »

The family of a McKeesport man is suing his doctors, claiming that they repeatedly gave him prescription painkillers despite knowing about his addiction.

Man’s family sues doctors after fatal overdose

Man’s family sues doctors after fatal overdose, writes WPXI. McKEESPORT, Pa. – The family of a McKeesport man is suing his doctors, claiming that they repeatedly gave him prescription painkillers despite knowing about his addiction. Nicholas Classic died in October 2015 after overdosing on prescription drugs. He was 29. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday in Allegheny C... »

'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

‘500kg’ Egyptian woman’s sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

The sister of Eman Abd El Aty, an Egyptian woman thought to have been the world’s heaviest, has accused doctors of lying about her weight loss after surgery in India. She underwent surgery in Mumbai’s Saifee hospital, and last week doctors said she had lost 250kg (550lbs). But her sister said this was untrue, adding that her sister was in delicate health as she may have had a stroke. T... »

2017 Match results: Pediatrics continues to be strong choice

2017 Match results: Pediatrics continues to be strong choice

Results of the largest Match on record show that pediatrics continued its tradition of being a strong choice for the thousands of medical school students and graduates who found out on March 17 where they will train for the next three to seven years. Pediatrics filled 98% of all positions offered, with categorical pediatrics’ fill rate at 98.4%. U.S. senior allopathic medical students filled 66.8%... »

SALARIES FOR DOCTORS IN GERMANY: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO EARN?

SALARIES FOR DOCTORS IN GERMANY: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO EARN?

Good news – the medical profession has the highest starting salaries in Germany and doctors are well paid throughout their careers. Of course, exactly how much you earn depends on your professional experience and the medical area you work in. STARTING A CAREER WITH A VERY GOOD SALARY You will usually start your working life as a doctor in a clinic. There are different career levels, with rising sa... »

Execution Science: What's the Best Way to Kill a Person?

Execution Science: What’s the Best Way to Kill a Person?

The execution of convicted murderer Albert Greenwood Brown was called off Wednesday, in part because of continuing legal wrangling over the constitutionality of lethal injection in California. However, Brown ultimately won’t face the death penalty this week (or even this year) because of another, more practical factor: All of California’s supply of a drug used in lethal injections expi... »

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