Monday, February 18, 2019
A technique is being trialled by London surgeons to reduce the risk of men losing their sexual potency from prostate cancer surgery. The “NeuroSAFE” procedure aims to minimise the chance of having to remove the nerves around the prostate...
Biologists expand life’s alphabet to include two new letters ALL life on Earth uses the same four chemical letters, known as bases, to store genetic information in the form of DNA. Three bases form a codon, a genetic “word” that...
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome. Mr...
It's hard to keep track of advice telling us how much water to drink. Some say we need eight glasses a day, but recently the Mayo Clinic said we could need as much as 15 glasses. To be on...
A new device has been created that can clip onto birth control packs to make sure women remember to take their daily pill. ‘Popit’ uses a microphone to hear the ‘pop’ sound of a pill being pressed out of the...
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever global guidance on testing for chronic viral hepatitis B and C on 16 February 2017. Viral hepatitis causes an estimated 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year. The guidelines were released in...
Robots are taking on new roles in society as Japan and other countries face aging populations and rising demand for medical and elderly care. Industrial robot makers are now looking to apply their high-precision control technologies in health care, with...
A blood sucking mosquito really turned Dracula, when it lodged in a Vietnamese man’s nose for several days. The man, living in the city of Hai Duong had complained to his doctor of a strange noise in his nose and...
Music legend, Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris 20, is being treated at an undisclosed mental health facility, according to media reports. According to sources close to E! News, the daughter of the late famous music icon is currently living in a...
Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday. High blood pressure should be...