It sounds like sci-fi, but it’s just science.
Researchers have created the first human-sheep hybrids, which could lead the way for organs to be grown in animals that can be transplanted into people.
In addition to boosting supply of much-needed healthy organs, the process could lead to a cure for diabetes by creating healthy pancreases.
A similar study with pigs was announced a year ago, but the Stanford University-based human-sheep hybrid research a [...]
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.
"The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago's Rush University Medical College. "The vast majority of gun violence is not attributable to mental illness."
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with killing 17 people [...]
Cheers to life — seriously.
When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.
The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.
Researchers discovered that subjects who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18% less likely to experi [...]
Housework can be harmful to your health.
So say researchers at Norway’s University of Bergen who found that regular exposure to cleaning products — at home or on the job — has significant impact on women’s lungs.
Irritation from chemicals, including ammonia, on mucous membranes lining airways is the key, according to research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
An Indianapolis woman has been accused of feeding her daughter bleach to cure the child’s autism.
The unnamed wife and mother was indicted, according to police reports, for putting hydrochloric acid and a chorine-based water purifying solution into the girl’s drink, Fox 59 reported.
The Indiana child was removed from the home and the Department of Child Services were carrying out the investigations into the incident, according to the Indianapolis Metro [...]
Television-loving toddlers are in for poor health in adolescence.
So says a study from the Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation warning that watching too much TV at age 2 can translate into bad eating habits in teen years and poor performance in school.
Researchers tracked nearly 2000 Quebec girls and boy born between spring 1997 and 1998. At age two, parents reported on their childrens’ daily TV habits. At age 13, the kids themselves n [...]
Kidney stones are becoming painfully common, especially in women.
The reason, in part, is the increased use of CT scans to detect crystal masses that can develop anywhere along the urinary tract, Mayo Clinic researchers note in a new study.
“We are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they would not have been detected,” said lead author Andrew Rule.
The findings — in the March issue of the j [...]