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The First Successful Penis Transplant Has Occurred

The First Successful Penis Transplant Has Occurred

By Josh Wolford March 13, 2015

It took nine hours, but a team of surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa have completed the world’s first successful penile transplant. Well, the team pulled it off in December of 2014. But it’s now being …

Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

In November Californians will have the opportunity to significantly change medical malpractice law in their state. Proposition 46 would raise California’s cap on non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state’s cap is currently $250,000, set in 1975 by …

Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

Alzheimer’s disease studies have had a major breathrough with new information from Monday’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine. Their discovery of cells that act as the brain’s gps could have a serious impact on our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease …

Antihistamines: Are There Better Options?

Antihistamines and decongestants are often the last line of defense for those poor souls suffering through seasonal allergies and colds. While the medicines that use these ingredients such as Claritin or Allegra boast effectiveness, sometimes there are some unpleasant side-effects …

Plague Found in China, City of Yumen Sealed Off

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the city of Yumen has been sealed off since last week, after a 38-year-old man died of bubonic plague. Yumen, which has a population of roughly 30,000, is situated in the northwestern province of …

Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that fish oil might be one of the most effective preventative measures against developing Alzheimer’s disease, for those who aren’t genetically inclined to develop the common form of dementia. There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s; …

Panda Animal Clinic Offers Groundbreaking Holistic Care for Pets

Holistic medicine, also known as holistic health or holism, is an all-inclusive type of health care that attempts to focus on all areas of a person’s well-being – not just any particular malady. Holistic health practitioners take into account a …

Blood Test for Alzheimers Getting Closer

Alzheimer’s disease is one of those ailments that strikes fear throughout society, no matter what your socioeconomic standing. It does this for two simple reasons: There is no defined cause. And there is no known cure. Folks suffering from Alzheimer’s …

Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis

Feeling like the respiratory spasmodic little dude from Snow White this summer? While that anticipated pollen vortex was not nearly as unpleasant as expected, we may not be out of the woods – so to speak. Experts concede that the …

Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman …

$650 Million Settlement: Pradaxa Maker Wants To Avoid Litigation

A $650 million settlement is a hefty chunk of change, but it was a better outcome than the alternative for one drug maker. Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, was facing multiple lawsuits after families claimed Pradaxa, a blood thinner, …

Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule

As I live and breathe! Wait – where did that saying come from? We can’t very well do the former sans the latter. That’s why it’s awesome news for asthmatics that a medicine capable of suppressing allergen-induced asthma attacks might …

Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration

While there are plenty of settings where wearable tech like Google Glass is rather inappropriate and can make you, well, look like a tool, it’s becoming more clear that one place it could find a home is in the medical …

Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a …

Blake Shelton Sings Duet With Shakira

Shakira has decided to take a walk on the country side, and has recruited fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton to help her. Shelton was approached by Shakira when she decided she wanted to shake it up a little bit …

3D Systems Gets Into Medicine With Acquisition Of Medical Modeling 3D Systems Gets Into Medicine With Acquisition Of Medical Modeling

3D printing is going to change the face of medicine. That’s at least what some people will tell you. It’s hard not to believe them either as there have already been amazing success stories of lives restored thanks to 3D …

Cholesterol Medications Have a Romantic Side

U.S. News reports that new research from the American College of Cardiology’s 63 Annual Scientific Session asserts that certain cholesterol medications also improve erectile dysfunction by almost 25 percent. The soon-to-be most popular cholesterol medication in the world are of …