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1st Frostbite Drug Approved by FDA After Clinical Trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for the first-ever drug to treat severe frostbite. The new drug, called iloprost, works by making blood vessels wider and stopping blood from clotting in frostbitten people. After...

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...

Viagra May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Study Claims

In a new study, scientists from University College London suggest that men who use drugs like Viagra for erectile dysfunction might lower their chances of acquiring Alzheimer's disease. Researchers looked at over 260,000 men and found that those using these...

Liver: The Seat of Emotions, According to Ancient Greeks

For the ancient Greeks the liver had an important role in divine and spiritual daily life: the liver was the center of the soul and the source of emotions.

Earliest Evidence of Brain Surgery Found in Israel

An Israeli archaeological team has recently discovered significant artifacts from an "uncommon" sort of brain surgery, performed in approximately 1500 B.C. In the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo, a tomb was found to contain the skeletal remains of two...

The Ancient Greek Remedy for Depression Still Used Today

Medicine played a central role in Ancient Greek culture, as it did in history at large. The oath of Hippocrates is still taken by young medicine students internationally today. Ancient Greek medical practices date back to the very early Mycenean...

Scientists Hail New Antibiotic That Can Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Researchers have found a new type of antibiotic that seems capable of killing drug-resistant bacteria. The bacteria, which doesn't respond well to many medicines is one of three that has proven to be especially tough to handle. The newly discovered...

Scientists Destroyed 99% of Cancer Cells in the Lab

Researchers have come up with a new innovative method in the elimination of cancer cells. When scientists shine near-infrared light on aminocyanine molecules, they begin vibrating together. This synchronized vibration is potent enough to rupture the outer walls of...

Spider Poison May Treat Erectile Dysfunction, Scientists Say

Thirty years ago, Brazilian scientists started looking into an interesting outcome of getting bitten by a banana spider: the venom caused people to experience priapism, which is a painful and long-lasting erection. Inspired by the spider's venom, these scientists worked...

Eight Traditional Remedies From Wise Greek Grandmothers

Greek grandmothers, or "yiayias," in their accumulated wisdom and vast experience, have been known to use homemade remedies for millennia.

Major Breakthrough for Severe Asthma Treatment

A landmark study has shown that severe asthma can be controlled using biologic therapies, without the addition of regular high-dose inhaled steroids which can have significant side effects. The findings from the multinational SHAMAL study, published in The Lancet, demonstrated...

Marriage Can Raise Your Blood Pressure, Scientists Say

New studies reveal a truth to the age-old saying that marriage can increase your blood pressure. Studies have now indicated it's not just a joke but that couples are indeed more susceptible to this potentially dangerous condition. Shockingly, nearly half...

World’s 1st CRISPR Therapy Has Been Approved

The world's first treatment using CRISPR therapy, a gene-editing technology, got the green light on November 16, 2023. Casgevy, also called Exa-cel, got the approval from the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) less than a week ago....

Wegovy Shows Heart Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

A clinical trial released last week demonstrated that Wegovy helps patients to lose an average of 15 percent of their weight, but also reduces the incidence of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease by 20 percent. The study...

Breast Implants Save Man With Severe Lung Damage

A man who was sick and in critical condition due to vaping and pneumonia was rescued by the use of breast implants to replace his damaged lungs. The man is Davey Bauer, a 34-year-old landscaper from St. Louis, Missouri...