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92-year-old Greek Grandpa Takes Viral Dive From High Platform

Giorgos Kagais is a 92-year-old Greek "pappou" from Rhodes who gained internet fame due to his impressive sea jump. A video of his daring jump from a six-meter diving board garnered over 1.2 million likes on Instagram. Giorgos, who has...

Greek Tourist Dies After Botulism Outbreak at Restaurant in France

A Greek tourist has died from botulism after eating sardines at a Bordeaux restaurant and 12 other people, mostly foreigners, are being treated for the rare condition, French health officials said Wednesday. The woman who has not been named dines...

New Cancer Cases in Under-50s Have Risen by 79% in 30 Years

A recent study reveals concerning news about cancer among younger people worldwide. From 1990 to 2019, there was a significant increase in the number of new cancer cases and deaths in individuals under 50 years old. This research underscores the...

Patients Treated by Female Surgeons ‘Less Likely to Die’

A recent study published in the JAMA Surgery journal suggests that patients treated by female surgeons tend to have a higher chance of recovering well and are "less likely to pass away." This research involving over a million individuals...

New Discovery Could Slow Down the Aging Process

Scientists from the University of Cologne in Germany have uncovered some intriguing findings that could slow down the aging process. They have learned that, as we get older, a critical process in our cells, called gene transcription, speeds up....

Live Worm Found in Woman’s Brain in Unusual Discovery

A live worm has been discovered in the brain of an Australian woman. The woman had been experiencing memory issues and sadness prior to medical professionals removing an eight centimeter-long worm, typically found in pythons. Medical experts were astonished when...

Anti-Aging and Ancient Greeks

Although medicine and healing were important in ancient Greece, anti-aging may have been considered unnatural by the ancient Greeks. by Patrick Garner In the last decade some branches of modern medicine have shifted from viewing aging as inevitable to treating it...

Scientists Crack the Y Chromosome Code for the First Time

Researchers have successfully charted the Y chromosome's genetic landscape for the very first time. This significant advancement holds the potential to pave the way for addressing health concerns such male-related cancers and problems with fertility. The Y chromosome, which is...

Skipping Aspirin After Heart Attack Increases Risks

After experiencing a heart attack, your doctor probably advised you to take a small dose of aspirin every day. This is to lower the risk of having another heart attack or stroke. However, many people do not stick to...

Eye Scan May Detect Parkinson’s Years Before It’s Diagnosed

A breakthrough discovery has found a clue in the back of the eye that could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a condition affecting movement. What's remarkable is that this clue might show up many years before doctors are able...

New Pill Cuts Cholesterol and Heart Attacks

A new cholesterol-lowering drug called Nexletol has shown promise in reducing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in people who cannot tolerate traditional statin drugs, according to a major study presented at the American College of...

Gut Bacteria May Impact Speed of Aging

Recently published research by a group of scientists has revealed that gut bacteria may impact the rate of aging experienced by humans. The intricate environment of the human gut hosts billions of microorganisms, forming a vital ecosystem that actively contributes...

Ancient Greek Medicine Comes Back to Life

Greeks take their traditions, including those related to food, holidays, spirits, dances, and arts, which have persisted for thousands of years, very seriously. Those cultural practices which have helped them in the healing of disease and maintenance of good...

Advancements in Transplanting Pig Kidneys to Humans

Exciting breakthroughs in the realm of transplanting pig kidneys into humans were unveiled on Wednesday by two distinct groups of researchers. These remarkable strides mark important advancements in the developing field known as xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation involves employing organs or tissues...

Medical System on Greek Islands Struggles in Tourist Hotspots

Greek medical infrastructure is reportedly struggling to meet demand, particularly on the islands and in areas popular with tourists. A recent spate of deaths this summer, which were likely preventable, have prompted increased scrutiny of Greece's medical system. A limited number...