10/23/2014
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  • NEWS

    Two major drug companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson, aim to work together to produce an Ebola vaccine for use next year. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that Americans' trust in the medical profession has severely declined in recent years, with only 34 percent of polled adults showing confidence in their doctors. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Sweden suggests that the male Y chromosome may influence man’s longevity and ability to fight cancer. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s advice to help you conquer cravings.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

    —E.E. Cummings


  • NEWS

    Researchers at the University of Michigan and Harvard Medical School have been able to restore hearing in noise-deafened mice by increasing the production of one key protein. Read more.


  • NEWS

    Danish scientists using brain scans say they've been able to determine why some people are more prone to getting the blues during the winter.  It has to do with serotonin levels in their brains. Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A British surgeon named Joseph Carpue performs the first nose reconstruction in Europe and launches the practice of plastic surgery in western medicine. Carpue, a surgeon at Duke of York’s Hospital in Chelsea, England, had read an article in a magazine about doctors in India reshaping the mutilated noses of soldiers and went there to learn more about the process. Upon his return to England, he attempts a rhinoplasty on a soldier whose nose had been eaten away by the effects of mercury treatment, used at the time to treat some diseases. Taking skin from the patient’s forehead, the surgeon fashioned it into a nose. Get the full story.

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