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Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

The Brigham & Women's Hospital surgeons have been thanked by a 40-year-old quadruple amputee on Tuesday. The surgeons carried out an unusual dual arm transplant on him last month. He explained the experience of getting the new limbs as strange.

Acid in Vulture's Stomach may Help them Neutralize Some Poisons in Decaying Meat

Acid in Vulture's Stomach may Help them Neutralize Some Poisons in Decaying Meat

According to a new study, the microbial population of the vulture's gut is composed mainly of two bacteria and both of them are poisonous to vertebrates.

"They are really neat birds, once you get all over the gross stuff", said Keith Bildstein, director of conservation science at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, Pa., who was not involved in the study.

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy may not have Significant Heart-Health Benefits for Older People

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy may not have Significant Heart-Health Benefits for Older People

According to a new research, there is possibility that daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not provide significant heart-health benefits to older people.

The study involved over 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to 85 years. Researchers found no major difference in heart-related deaths or non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who consumed aspirin and those who didn't.

Researchers rediscover Brain’s Major Pathway after Disappearing from Medical Texts for Decades

Researchers rediscover Brain’s Major Pathway after Disappearing from Medical Texts for Decades

A team of researchers claimed that it has tracked the complex history of a major pathway in the human brain. The neural pathway was not in medical textbooks for many years. According to the team, the tract of white matter, which is a component of the central nervous system, could be helpful in knowing how visual information is processed in human brain. It could also tell how reading skills of children develop.

Kaiser Permanente teams up with Target Corp. to enter Growing Retail Clinic Business

Kaiser Permanente teams up with Target Corp. to enter Growing Retail Clinic Business

Kaiser Permanente has joined hands with retailer Target to enter growing retail clinics business. It opened three clinics in Target's stores in Southern California on Monday, with two of them in San Diego County, one in Mission Valley and the other in Vista. One more clinic is slated to open in Fullerton next month.

Vape is Oxford’s Word of the Year

Vape is Oxford’s Word of the Year

According to Oxford's editorial staff, the word is linked to this year's massive debate about health and society. Every month, Oxford's lexicographers notice more than billions of words from literary novels to academic journals to blogs and at the end of the year they all work together with an aim to select a single word that best embodies the zeitgeist. Out of this year's confusion of nominees and debate emerged four small letters. Oxford's word of the year for 2014 is vape.

A Kiss Can Transfer As Many As 80 Million Bacteria

A Kiss Can Transfer As Many As 80 Million Bacteria

According to scientists, a 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria. Although a moderate kiss on lips cannot transfer that many bacteria, French or tongue kissing can transfer them in large quantity.

Parents of Sanfilippo Syndrome Patient Raise Funds for Clinical Trial

Parents of Sanfilippo Syndrome Patient Raise Funds for Clinical Trial

Eliza, daughter of Glenn O'Neill, is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo syndrome, type A. The disorder can ultimately cause the death of the patient suffering from the painful condition.

In 2013, Eliza was diagnosed with the disorder and now with time, she is losing the ability to speak. Doctors are saying that she will not be able to walk, eat and breathe over time.

Eliza's parents are trying hard to raise an amount of $2.5 million for a clinical trial. The clinical trial is the only way to save her by finding the possible treatment.

Beat deafness recognized by Study

Beat deafness recognized by Study

A study conducted by a team of researchers from University of Montreal and McGill University has found that if a person has trouble keeping up with the rhythm, then the person is suffering from what has been identified as beat deafness.

Polar Vortex to slide south, will affect 42 states this week

Polar Vortex to slide south, will affect 42 states this week

Polar vortex, the persistent, large-scale cyclone that circles either of the planet's geographical poles will slide south over the course of this week, thereby bringing arctic air to a majority of the United States.

It is forecasted that this week, 42 states will witness temperatures well-below average so much so that the record lows are expected to be broken. It is said that only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska, and South Florida will be spared from the polar vortex's wrath.

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