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Dogs Can Sniff Out Breast Cancer

Dogs Can Sniff Out Breast Cancer

With just six months of training, a pair of German Shepherds became 100-percent accurate as breast cancer spotters in an unusual but promising diagnostic trial. Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumor, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual but promising diagnostic trial. With just six months of training, a pair of... »

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found

Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don’t just facilitate respiration – they also play a key role in blood production. In experiments involving mice, the team found that they produce more than 10 million platelets (tiny blood cells) per hour, equating to the majority of platel... »

Medical Terms That Make Me And You Laugh :)

Medical Terms That Make Me And You Laugh :)

We, as patients, need to be aware when we’re being made fun of or used as an example. This page will bring some of the doctor slang into perspective. I’ve done the deciphering for you. The list is not finished, it’s just beginning. AALFD — Another A**hole Looking For Drugs. Acute Lead Poisoning — Gunshot wound. Adminisphere — Where hospital managers work, reckon... »

11 Doctors On Facebook Were Asked About Their Dumbest Patients

11 Doctors On Facebook Were Asked About Their Dumbest Patients

Their Responses Did Not Disappoint… 1. via Imgur 2. via Imgur 3. via Imgur 4. via Imgur 5. via Imgur 6. via Imgur 7. via Imgur 8. via Imgur 9. via Imgur 10. via Imgur 11. »

25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

As many ScienceBlogs readers know by now, last month Popular Mechanics published a list on their website of “25 Skills Every Man Should Know,” which included such esoteric talents as “frame a wall” and “extend your wireless network.” How these two made the list over such accomplishments as “find tickets to a Hannah Montana concert,” or “pass gas anonymously on an airplane flight” is beyond me, but... »

Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages

Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means love is in the air for everyone, even busy physicians. Find out why a fellow health care professional may be your best match this holiday. Nearly 40 percent of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health care professional, according to the 2014 Work/Life Profiles of Today’s Physician  released last year by AMA Insurance. Many physici... »

Spider Venom Could Help Save Brains After Strokes

Spider Venom Could Help Save Brains After Strokes

Stroke victims may one day experience far less brain damage, but arachnophobes might not want to think too closely about their salvation. A molecule found in the venom of Australian funnel-web spiders has been shown to be highly effective at preventing stroke damage in rats, and human trials are next. Strokes kill an estimated 6.4 million people a year. Far more are left with damage to parts of th... »

Girl Is Separated From Her Parasitic Twin In Risky Operation

Girl Is Separated From Her Parasitic Twin In Risky Operation

A little girl has traveled from Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa to Illinois in order to receive a daring operation to remove her parasitic twin, in what the hospital describes as an “exceedingly rare variant of an already exceedingly rare condition.” The child, known only as Dominique, was born with the lower half of her undeveloped conjoined twin’s body – including two legs a... »

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