Just 1 in 70 candidates awaiting cornea transplants receive a cornea, the rest are subject to a life of visual impairment or even total blindness. Could induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) be the answer? Japanese researchers believe so after successfully completing the world's first corneal transplant using iPS cells.
Could genes be not only the key to explaining psychopathy but also treating it? Findings from a new study reveal that this may be a very real possibility.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new approach to treating Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG) that may give sufferers a fighting chance.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control along with various Departments of Health across the United States are investigating a spate of lung-related (pulmonary) illnesses that it suspects may be linked to vaping in adolescents and young adults.
It's a widely-held belief that the fairer sex is better at multi-tasking but is there really any truth to this gender stereotype? A new study's findings may surprise you...
Common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil and Wellbutrin interact with the opioid medications (i.e. a class of painkillers derived from the opium poppy, that act on the nervous system to relieve pain) making them considerably less effective in providing pain relief. This effectively means that some people may, in fact, be under-medicated which may explain why some of these individuals exceed the recommended dosages for certain painkillers, elevating their risk of addiction.
Researchers find that using neuroimaging-based augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) can allow doctors to visualise patients pain in real-time.
3D technology has not only revolutionised medical imaging and changed the way we watch movies, but it may now also be the answer to improving our perceptions of body image, allowing us to better appreciate how amazing our bodies really are, regardless of their shape and size.
If you think smoking a hookah pipe is a safer alternative to smoking, think again. We look at what every smoker and even non-smokers should know.