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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Prosthetics have come a long, long way over the years, but quick and affordable 3D printing technology has made it possible to make even better prosthetics for a lower cost, allowing more people to benefit.
While medicine has come a long, long way in the last several years towards beating HIV, the HIV virus is a tricky little fuck that constantly finds new way to trick our immune system and dodge antiviral medicine. But with the power of supercomputers, we may be closer to figuring the virus out.
As a biological fact, men can be fertile and still be sexually active well into their 70s or 80s. On the other side, once women hit menopause, or even shortly before, their libidos can plummet to nearly nothing. And for many couples this is fine. But for women who want to try and maintain a sex life with their partner into old age, this is a huge hurdle. Viagra and the like have been a godsend for men who want to keep up a sex life even when their bodies age, but what about women?