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A New Weapon Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections?

A New Weapon Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections?

There’s no question that antibiotics had a tremendous impact since their introduction in the 1940s. These medicines have proven very effective in eliminating harmful bacteria in the human body, allowing patients to recover quickly from certain infections. Unfortunately, a growing ...

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The Bionic Hand: A New Breakthrough in Medicine?

The Bionic Hand: A New Breakthrough in Medicine?

Imagine losing your hand in a terrible accident, only to have it replaced with a prosthetic mechanism that allows you to feel objects in your grip? Such a scenario probably seems far-fetched, involving technology that may not exist for decades, ...

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The Risks of Excessive Texting

The Risks of Excessive Texting

In the past decade or so, text messaging has fundamentally altered the way people communicate with each other. Consider that in the year 2000, Americans sent a total of 14 billion text messages. Just a decade later, this figure had ...

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Restoring Vision with Telescopic Implants

Restoring Vision with Telescopic Implants

Imagine undergoing a surgical procedure to restore your vision with minute telescopes. Such a surgery might sound like something that is years away from becoming a reality. In fact, this operation is currently available to patients across the United States, ...

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Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?

Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?

One of the well-known causes of premature death in United States is heart attacks; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 715,000 heart attacks occur each year in the United States. Making matters worse is that ...

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Cataracts: What Patients Should Know

Cataracts: What Patients Should Know

It’s common knowledge that surgeries of all types are performed on a routine basis. Despite this fact, you’ll probably be a bit surprised at just how often Americans go under the knife. In the year 2010 alone, the Centers for ...

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Parkinson’s and Stem Cells: A New Treatment?

Parkinson’s and Stem Cells: A New Treatment?

Though medical science has made great strides in the last several decades, there remain a number of chronic diseases that cannot be cured. Among the maladies on this dreadful list is Parkinson’s disease, a condition that strikes the body’s nervous ...

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Taking Care of Stretch Marks

Taking Care of Stretch Marks

If you have stretch marks anywhere on your body, then you know how much of an eyesore they can be. All body types can experience stretch marks, whether you’re short, tall, skinny, overweight, pear-shaped or top-heavy. Making matters worse is ...

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