Hospitals acquire new technology to fight superbugs
By: Leigh Goessl
As the use of antibiotics continues to rise, many bacteria have become resistant to the effectiveness of many drugs. These types of bacteria, known as "superbugs", are becoming a growing problem. The term "superbug" emerged in 1985, according to Merriam Webster. And since that time...
Toddler receives groundbreaking windpipe transplant
By: Christine Zibas
A toddler, Hannah Warren aged two, is the youngest person ever to receive a bio-engineered organ. Born to a Canadian father and South Korean mother, the young girl was born unable to “breathe, speak, swallow, eat or drink on her own since birth,&rdquo...
Study: Vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria
By: Isabelle Esteves
Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is becoming an increasing problem around the world. According to the World Health Organization, in 2011, 8.7 million people fell ill with TB and 1.4 million died from the disease. Over 95 percent of the deaths are in third...
How a 3-D printer helped save a baby's life
By: Penne Cole
Kaiba Gionfriddo was just six weeks old when he was diagnosed with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a rare respiratory disease that caused his airway to collapse, making him stop breathing and turn blue. At just two months’ old, baby Kaiba had to be intubated to help him...
By: Robin Lamb
Modern medicine has made great progress in diagnosing and treating physical ailments, but it has rarely had the same success when it comes to disorders of the brain. The major problem is that the brain is such a complicated piece of machinery; its estimated 86...
Euthanasia
By: Leonard J Sherrott
Euthanasia is generally regarded as either assisted suicide or manslaughter. In most civilized countries, both are illegal. Whether the former is ethical or not is always bound to remain a point of conjecture. A number of arguments could be mounted to support the negative. Religious...
Should an organ donors medical history be revealed to organ recipients?
By: Amber Celeste
Certainly for safety, legal and health reasons an organ donor's complete medical history should be revealed to a recipient's physician, and to the surgeons performing the donation/transplant...But what necessity exists for disclosing this information to a recipient? Divulging too many details in one respect...
By: John Atchison
Modern science can sometimes be a marvelous thing to ponder. Though some diseases still manage to elude a cure, researchers and scientists are making incredible discoveries on a daily basis. Doctors have now stamped out some childhood diseases while also performing transplants of everything from...
Study: Drinking coffee may be good for your liver
By: Andrew Moran
The morning fix may be just what the doctor ordered, at least according to the findings of a new study. A study by a group of international researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina found that caffeinated beverages may protect a...
By: Retha Boswell
Dichloroacetate (DCA), or more specific sodium dichloroacetate (NaDCA), is identified by the chemical formula Cl2CHCOONa. It is the salt form of dichloroacetic acid, Cl2CHCOOH. The acid is also sometimes abbreviated DCA, but the acid is highly corrosive and dangerous, while the salt form is relatively...

 

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