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Medicine

(Un)happy brains: Research shows how opioids help to cope with romantic breakups
Apparently, moving on from a tough breakup isn’t as easy for some people as for others. According to new research, it has to do with their brains releasing less of the stress-reducing natural opioids than others.

28.02.2015 12:56

3-parent babies ‘violate human dignity,’ breach EU law – MEPs
Britain’s recent decision to allow the creation of co-called ‘three-parent babies’ has breached EU laws and “violated human dignity,” a group of MEPs have said.

27.02.2015 13:16

First head transplant possible within two years, says Italian ‘Frankensurgeon’
Controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claims he could perform the world’s first ever human head transplant in 2017, despite ethical and scientific reservations from many of his colleagues.

26.02.2015 16:07

Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function
Humanity is edging ever closer to full robot mode: three Austrian men have just controlled their new bionic hands with the power of their minds, after muscles from other parts of the body were transplanted and they were retaught how to use them.

25.02.2015 10:48

3-parent babies: Britain first to legalize radical DNA treatment
Britain has become the first country to legalize the creation of in vitro fertilization (IVF) babies using three parents, which doctors say could prevent inherited genetic diseases.

25.02.2015 10:10

Antibiotics cause dangerous bacteria communities to appear, study says
Antibiotics can cause the appearance of new harmful bacteria, new research suggests. The findings come as concerns grow that the overuse of antibiotics is creating resistance to bacteria, and the appearance of so-called “superbugs.”

24.02.2015 06:13

Dishwashers could be causing children allergies, study says
While dishwashers indisputably save time in the kitchen, a questionnaire sent to Swedish households found the appliances may be increasing children's risks of developing allergies.

24.02.2015 02:41

3-parent babies against EU law and could ‘affect humanity’ – EU MEP’s
MEP’s have claimed the UK has infringed EU law by allowing three parents babies to be created. Britain has become the first country to allow the procedure, but critics say the country has “violated human dignity,” and could affect the human race.

22.02.2015 10:38

Nano 'drones' could help prevent certain type of heart attack - study
Targeted nanomedicines 1000 times smaller than the tip of a human hair may be able to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs to arterial fat deposits in order to combat atherosclerotic plaque buildup, thus preventing heart attack risk, according to a new study.

19.02.2015 18:14

Sweet young thing: Wrinkle-smoothing chocolate to make a splash
The first wrinkle-removing chocolate is set to hit stores and spa salons in the UK as soon as March. The ‘anti-aging chocolate’ is not only capable of improving skin conditions, but is low calorie and safe for diabetics.

19.02.2015 19:29

Deadly superbug outbreak at UCLA, some 200 exposed
At least two people have died and a further seven exposed to a deadly strain of drug-resistant superbug bacteria at a hospital on the UCLA campus. Authorities are notifying 179 more people that have potentially been exposed.

19.02.2015 06:48

‘More than a tragedy’: Research efforts to cure dementia falter, UK centers renew push
Without a major breakthrough in finding a drug treatment for dementia, the disease will “move from a major health challenge to a global economic crisis,” a report warns.

18.02.2015 11:59