24April2017

Skinniest Person In The World- 55 lbs

I’m not going to teach young girls how to die’: Frightening words of 4st anorexic who gets FAN MAIL because she’s so thin Valeria Levitin, 39, developed the eating disorder as a teenager after years of her mother weighing [...]

Parenting with Pets: Cat cures young boy with selective mutism

The seven-year-old boy trapped in a silent world… until his cat Jessi taught him to speak When Lorcan Dillon uttered the words ‘I love you’, for the first time, his mother Jayne was understandably elated. ‘I was so moved, but I had [...]

Breakthrough drug gives girl born without bones a new chance at life

Severe hypophosphatasia left Janelly Martinez-Amador of Tennessee unable to form bones. Doctors expected her to die shortly after birth, but the little girl held on until a breakthrough drug was developed. Six years later, she’s developing [...]

Doctors use superglue to save baby with brain aneurysm

A 20-day-old baby born with a deadly aneurysm has been saved with the help of superglue. A quick-thinking and enterprising doctor University of Kansas Hospital was able to save the baby life with the help of a commonly known household substance: [...]

Study Digs Into Secrets of Keeping HIV in Check

Patients known as ‘elite controllers’ fend off AIDS for years A small number of HIV-infected patients have immune systems that are able to keep AIDS at bay by preventing the virus from reproducing for years, and researchers are reporting [...]

Zebra fish’s self-healing could help spinal injury victims

Findings in a new study revealed that zebra fish, Danio rerio, has been graced with a special characteristic. It has been recovered that the fish has a special protein, which provides the fish with a self-healing ability. The tropical [...]

Alzheimer’s Spreads in the Brain Like a Virus, Studies Find

Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell to brain cell, two new studies in mice have found. But instead of viruses or bacteria, what is being spread is a distorted protein known as tau. The surprising finding [...]

Dr. David Gorski – (So-Called) Complimentary and Alternative Medicine | For Good Reason

Dr. Gorski defines complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and contrasts it with science-based medicine. He talks about whether its acceptance is growing. He debates to what extent massage therapy and aromatherapy are examples of [...]

Indians’ growing healthcare expenses concern WHO – Times of India

The World Health Organization (WHO) is worried about Indians’ high out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses to buy medicines. WHO says, 3.2% Indians will fall below the poverty line because of high medical bills. About 70% of Indians spend their [...]

India on verge of eliminating syphilis

India is on the verge of eliminating syphilis, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the country. According to the National Aids Control Organization (NACO), syphilis, which earlier used to affect about 8% of pregnant [...]