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Groundbreaking blood test could detect over 20 types of cancer

September 30th, 2019

Modern medical innovations have given doctors the power to screen for a variety of cancers, and that’s great, but screening for multiple types of cancers at the same time, and with a single test, is essentially still a pipe dream. However, that may be about to change thanks to a new kind of blood test …

cancer misdiagnosis

Mom of two was misdiagnosed with cancer, endured chemo and surgery before the mistake was found

July 20th, 2019

A mother-of-two from England was misdiagnosed with cancer three years ago, with doctors telling her she had a particularly aggressive form of the disease that would require intense treatment and surgery. It took months before the hospital realized the mistake. The patient, Sarah Boyle, underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy before doctors realized that the …

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Patients of rude surgeons have more problems after surgery, study says

June 20th, 2019

Having surgery — even minor surgery — can be an incredibly stressful experience for any patient. Placing trust in a surgeon is often frightening, even if that surgeon is impeccably trained and highly skilled, but a new study suggests that the level of professionalism a surgeon exhibits when interacting with colleagues can be an indicator …

poop transplant

Poop transplant claims one life, prompts FDA warning

June 15th, 2019

In a bulletin that will make many people do a double-take, the Food and Drug Administration just issued a very serious warning for individuals considering a controversial treatment where one individual’s poop is transplanted into another. Yes, poop transplants are a real thing, and they’ve actually proven to be incredibly beneficial for certain people suffering …

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Now there’s a nasal spray that rapidly crushes depression

May 21st, 2019

Depression affects the lives of a great many people and, while there are plenty of options on the table as far as treatment, many are slow-acting and take days or even weeks before a person feels the benefits. On top of that, a large percentage of people diagnosed with depression don’t respond to many modern …

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Woman complaining of eye pain had four live bees in her eye, doctors say

April 25th, 2019

When a 28-year-old woman arrived at Taiwan’s Fooyin University Hospital with complaints of eye pain, doctors approached it like a normal, run-of-the-mill case of eye discomfort. Her eye, which was badly swollen, was unable to completely shut, so Dr. Hong Chi Ting peered into the small slit between her eyelid and cheek. That’s when he …