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Man loses sight in one eye after vigorous orgasm

Man loses sight in one eye after vigorous orgasm

A 29-year-old man in the UK burst a blood vessel in his eye after an orgasm. Yes, after having eye-wateringly good sex he noticed his vision was impaired and went to the doctor. First, the patient didn’t exactly go blind, but his vision was legitimately impaired. The man went to the hospital after waking up with vision problems, and admitted ... Read More »

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Good news for dog owners: Man’s best friend may help lower a person’s risk of heart disease, a new study from Sweden finds. A total of more than 3.4 million individuals without any prior cardiovascular disease in 2001 were included in the researchers’ study linking together seven different national data sources, including two dog ownership registers. The results are being ... Read More »

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Doctors are happy to announce that sex is not a risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest, a study says. The research found that only about 1 in 100 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in men and about 1 in 1,000 of such deaths in women could be linked to sexual activity. That’s less than 1 percent of all deaths from ... Read More »

Breastfeeding cuts risk of eczema by 54 percent, says new study

Breastfeeding cuts risk of eczema by 54 percent, says new study

Tots who were breastfed for between four and six months from birth are half as likely to develop the painful skin condition, according to new research A study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, and was led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University, examined ... Read More »

Mary Jung: UBC developer creates diabetes diet

Mary Jung: Scientist creates diabetes diet

With world diabetes day just around the corner on November 14, UBC Okanagan associate professor Mary Jung wants to help those living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes create, and more importantly, maintain healthy habits. The developer and researcher has devoted her research career to investigating what makes healthy habits stick. Her laboratory at UBC’s Okanagan campus —while petri dish ... Read More »

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

A medical team from Italy’s University of Modena’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and the burn unit at Ruhr-Universität Bochum successfully transplanted genetically modified stem cells to treat a boy who was suffering from extensive skin damage. People with JEB have a genetic mutation that makes their skin blister easily and makes them more likely to develop cancer. (About 500,000 people ... Read More »

Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer, Says New Study

Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer, Says New Study

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top doctors, is warning people about the ties between drinking and cancer. This quote comes from Dr. Noelle LoConte, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is the lead author of a statement recently put together by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in the Journal ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

If you are always losing your keys in the morning or walking out of the house without your mobile phone, sleep deprivation could be to blame. A study has found a lack of sleep makes us feel foggy for a reason: brain cells lose their ability to communicate with each other when we’re tired. A study published in the journal ... Read More »

Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers have found a new and effective method to acquire viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples, which could help researchers to collect and analyse samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion and function of multiple joints. Though joints are the ... Read More »

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

People who enjoy spicy foods tend to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, according to a study. Blood pressure has been linked to the amount of spicy foods people eat. Those eating more spicy foods appear to eat less salty foods. Reducing the amount of salt in the diet also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. ... Read More »

Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain, says new study

Research finding heart stents are often useless stuns cardiologists

A new research has found that inserting stents into arteries of hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year to relieve chest pain may be a waste of time, and its effectiveness might be due only to the “placebo effect.” In the study, 200 patients were either given stents or a placebo surgery as if they were receiving a stent, ... Read More »