Posts tagged with ‘medicine

Scientists invent an injectable oxygen particle to let you breathe without breathing

Just trying to inject raw oxygen or atmospheric air into your bloodstream would be really bad— I wouldn’t recommend it. But when airways are obstructed, every second counts as the oxygen level in your body drops. Now, science has created the perfectly sized injectable oxygen particle by gently wrapping a handful of oxygen molecules in lipids, creating microscopic gel-caps of oxygen that are the bite size for your red blood cells, providing emergency oxygen for when breathing normally isn’t an option.

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Woman wins the right to watch porn and masturbate at work, because life isn’t fair

The 36-year-old accountant, suffers from a chemical imbalance that triggers anxiety and hypersexuality. She is said to need to masturbate for at least fifteen minutes every two hours. The condition, that requires the sufferer to orgasm to relieve stress and anxiety, caused Ms Bezerra difficulty at work. At the peak of her condition she was having to masturbate up to forty-seven times a day. Guanabee.com quotes Ms Bazerra as saying: “I got so bad I would have to masturbate up to forty seven-times a day. That’s when I asked for help, I knew it wasn’t normal,” Now on on a variety of tranquillisers, Bezerra reportedly (only) has to masturbate around 18 times a day.

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During Prohibition, your doctor could write you a prescription for medicinal booze

Way before the push for medicinal marijuana, during the days of Prohibition in the US, if you wanted your liquor fix, you could take your chances on the black market, or you could stroll down to your doctor’s office and get a prescription for medicinal booze. It’s for my glaucoma *hic*

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Kat Arney from Cancer Research explains what happens when there are mistakes in your DNA code, how this can lead to cancer and how possible cancer treatments could target cancer cells. Time for cake and science.

Belgium one step closer to euthanasia for children. Aw.

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While some countries struggle with the idea of providing euthanasia for terminally ill and suffering elderly, Belgium looks to be the first country to pass laws allowing for the euthanasia of minors who are terminally ill. Visit Belgium… come for the waffles, stay for the child murder.

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Imagining life in the post-antibiotic future

As if there isn’t enough else to worry about these days— the global environment being totally fucked up, governments spying on everybody, crazy people out there with guns, bombs and an agenda… here’s something else to keep you up at night. After 85 years of being the greatest thing to ever happen in medicine, antibiotics are slowly growing impotent. People have talked about it for decades, but the reality will be here within this century. Rising tides, rising temperatures, rising tempers and people dying of simple infections like it’s the Middle Ages because antibiotics have lost all use.

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Time to get healthy: 6 recreational drugs with health benefits

One of the more convincing arguments for the legalization of marijuana is not just that it’s fairly harmless, but it also has a number of useful health benefits. But weed isn’t the only recreational drug that can be good for you in one way or another. So click on the link below, if you can see it through all the dancing elephants.

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This Heart in a Box concept could revolutionize the way heart transplants are done

It’s the 21st century, yet doctors are still reliant on waiting for a heart to show up in a cooler. A much, much better way is to keep the heart warm and pumping from extraction to transplant. 

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Gamers Take 3 Weeks to Solve HIV Puzzle That Has Eluded Scientists for 10 Years

Scientists from Washington University have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of a enzyme that exhibits AIDS-like behavior, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure for the disease. Gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme’s structure in ten days.
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Gamers Take 3 Weeks to Solve HIV Puzzle That Has Eluded Scientists for 10 Years

Scientists from Washington University have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of a enzyme that exhibits AIDS-like behavior, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure for the disease. Gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme’s structure in ten days.

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Why shocking a flatlined heart won’t do shit

All over TV and in movies, there’s always a scene somewhere where a person is hooked up to a machine that goes beep beep beep and suddenly there’s just one long death hum and the nurses pull out the paddles and administer a shock, and the doctor is all like “LIVE DAMN YOU!” and maybe the person survives, maybe they don’t. But in “real life”, if a heart has totally flatlined, throwing it a bunch of electricity isn’t going to to shit, because that’s not how hearts work.

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Chris O’Dowd’s Indiegogo campaign to make the world’s largest flying scrotum

‘Skyballs’ is a campaign which aims to combat the ignorance of testicular cancer by building and flying the world’s largest pair of flying bollocks. The Indiegogo campaign (backed by Bridesmaids star Chris O Dowd) has just been launched to fund the project.

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One scientist thinks head transplants are possible and likely in the near future

Science fiction is full of head transplants and brain transplants, and while we can transplant damn near everything else, and even though there has been very limited success with experimental head transplants in animals, it’s an idea many scientists don’t even want to consider for a number of reasons. But one Italian neuroscientist not only thinks it’s possible, but likely sooner than you might think.

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TED talk of the day: What if blaming the obese is blaming the victim?

It’s incredibly easy to blame obesity on the individual, but Peter Attia of the Nutrition Science Initiative says that we don’t know enough yet about the exact science of weight gain to make that assumption. He sounds fat






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