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X-Rays: Toddler Survives Hook in Brain - ABC News

54 votes | submitted 2010-07-27 15:41:18 by angelina311 | 7 comments

Seventeen-month-old Jessiah Jackson fell into a pressure washer when a chair in which he was sitting tipped over. A metal hook that was part of the appliance became lodged .....

Aggressive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Is the Norm in U.S.

75 votes | submitted 2010-07-27 14:27:54 by subatomicdoc | 10 comments

More than 75% of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer undergo aggressive treatment -- either complete removal of the prostate or radiation therapy, according to a new study.

20 Years Ago, Disabilities Came Out of the Shadows

82 votes | submitted 2010-07-27 07:12:21 by amyvernon | 8 comments

Seventeen years before the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted, I heard the words "learning disabilities" for the first time. My daughter Allegra was diagnosed with severe LD. Her disability became a looming presence in our family, always there, always influencing our lives in both small and large ways.

The Science Behind "Having a Bad Day" (and How to Solve It)

1 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 22:29:39 by evanszach | 0 comments

Here's the thing… there is absolutely no such thing as a bad day in reality. A bad day only exists in our interpretation of reality, which then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Claim: Exercise Can Worsen Chronic Heartburn

0 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 18:50:09 by wbrns | 0 comments

For people with chronic heartburn, minimizing exercise might seem like a no-brainer: too much running and jumping can induce acid reflux. But the right type of exercise, with a few precautions, may actually improve the condition.

10 Most Terrifying Parasites Ever (PICTURES) - Health Blog -

263 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 16:52:12 by misslindadee | 42 comments

These Little Nasties Are Out for Blood; It Could be Yours Read more by Aina Hunter on CBS News' Health Blog.

Man receives historic live cartilage transplant [w/vid]

295 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 15:11:32 by mmaine | 18 comments

A Calgary man has made history after receiving the first transplant of live cartilage into his shoulder. Researchers hope the technique will one day lead to a treatment for arthritis.

Our Aging World (Visualization)

273 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 09:33:15 by vtstarin | 22 comments

By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged 60 or over. The age of a country's population can reveal insights about that country's history, and can provide a glimpse towards the economic and healthcare trends that will challenge their societies in the future. - via

Medical Marijuana To Be OK In Some VA Clinics

273 votes | submitted 2010-07-26 07:18:55 by mysticdave | 32 comments

Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal, according to new federal guidelines.....

Axe falls on NHS services

199 votes | submitted 2010-07-25 15:32:46 by gbudavid | 135 comments

NHS bosses have drawn up secret plans for sweeping cuts to services, with \r\n restrictions on the most basic treatments for the sick and injured.

St. John's Wort: Herb Protected Against Evil

151 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 22:58:52 by tomasj | 19 comments

St. John's wort is commonly used to treat depression and anxiety, and has also been shown to fight infection and help relieve pain and inflammation. Both ancient Romans and early Christians believed that this herb protected against evil, and in medieval times it was used it to treat insanity believed to be caused by demonic possession.

Dosing Kids with Drugs to Shut Them Up is Child Abuse

500 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 19:13:32 by mikek814 | 106 comments

Dr. Shan Yin, a toxicology fellow at the University of Colorado, led the study and concluds that there are at least 160 reported cases a year where parents severely and maliciously control their children with drugs. The key word there is "reported." Countless more cases fly under the radar.

Study: Men Suffer More in Crappy Relationships Than Women Do

857 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 18:00:10 by iamkhayyam | 551 comments

A study of over 1600 Miamians, aged 18 to 23, surveyed by The Journal of Health and Social Behavior (and translated out of academese by the New York Times), reported, "It appears that young men benefit more than women from support, and that they are more harmed than women by strain in ongoing romantic relationships."

Steak & a BJ: a man's point of view

236 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 08:54:00 by louiebaur | 41 comments

Football, flat-screen TVs, fat juicy steaks... there's no doubt that they top every man's list of all-time favorite things - but only as a distant second, third and fourth behind oral sex. Girls, listen up: Sex expert Ian Kerner, PhD, describes the oral sex technique men prefer.

How Heat Affects Your Life [Infographic]

210 votes | submitted 2010-07-24 05:02:30 by habschick | 53 comments

Childhood Obesity & Disability (Infographic)

365 votes | submitted 2010-07-23 20:33:49 by socialwarrior | 87 comments

While we all know that childhood obesity is one of the most important challenges ahead for us as a country, do you know that the obesity rate is almost TWICE (30%) when it comes to children with disability? Take a look at this infographic created by Jessica Toro of the National Center on Physical Activity Disability, to learn more.

Genetics may determine sensitivity to social side of alcohol

251 votes | submitted 2010-07-23 20:14:13 by mdpatrick | 36 comments

Your friend walks into a bar to meet you for happy hour. He sidles up to the bar and orders a drink -- does that make you more likely to get a drink yourself? According to new findings, genetics may determine the extent to which you are influenced by social drinking cues -- signals such as advertisements, drinks placed on a bar, and seeing other pe

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