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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... »

One day soon mechanical hearts could replace our flesh and blood ones

One day soon mechanical hearts could replace our flesh and blood ones

Back in 1982, Barney Clark became the first person to live without a human heartbeat when he had the Jarvik 7 artificial heart implanted in his chest. Since then, thousands of others have joined him, but none have been able to permanently live with an artificial heart. But someday (possibly soon), science will develop artificial hearts that beat as well as our own flesh-and-blood ones, according t... »

Australia Set To Keep Unvaccinated Kids Away From School

Australia Set To Keep Unvaccinated Kids Away From School

Australia isn’t getting a lot right when it comes to science right now, but one area in which it’s nailing it is vaccinations. Under a new government plan spearheaded by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the “No Jab, No Play” policy of several states – where unvaccinated kids cannot attend preschool or daycare centers – will apply to the entire country. Currently, Queensland, New South Wales,... »

What's Up With The Weird Ring On This Woman's Eye?

What’s Up With The Weird Ring On This Woman’s Eye?

If eyes are the window to the soul, these ones have a particularly unique window ledge. The case was recently presented in the ever-fascinating New England Journal of Medicine. The 37-year-old women went to the doctors in Guangzhou, China with complaints of watery and itchy eyes. An examination from an ophthalmologist (an eyeball expert) showed that she was simply suffering from a mild eye infecti... »

CT Scan Show's Man's Pancreas Caked In Calcium

CT Scan Show’s Man’s Pancreas Caked In Calcium

If you needed some inspiration to go easy on the drinks this weekend, look no further. A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine tells the story of a heavy drinker whose habit ended up calcifying his pancreas, one of the main enzyme factories of the body. Yes, that sounds horrible. The 50-year-old man went to the hospital with severe pain in his abdomen below his ribs and co... »

VIDEO: MAN FILMS OWN BRAIN SURGERY

VIDEO: MAN FILMS HIS OWN BRAIN SURGERY

AWAKE BRAIN SURGERY  – Resection of Oligodendroglioma, Right Frontal Lobe Just to be clear this video is NOT intended to shock or scare its to educate and to commemorate the amazing medical doctors, surgeons, nurses that save lives everyday! The video pauses momentarily from 4:53-4:56 and from 8:29-8:32. Just let the video play through and it will sync back up! SHARE THIS AMAZING VIDEO WITH ... »

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