10/23/2014
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  • NEWS

    Two of the world's biggest drug companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson, say they plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine. The goal is to produce millions of doses for use next year.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Americans continue to lose trust in the medical profession.  According to a report from the Harvard School of Public Health, only 34 percent of polled adults said they felt a sense of confidence about the medical community.  Read more


  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Sweden suggests that men who have lost part of their Y chromosome may have less ability to fight cancer and are more likely to die at an earlier age. 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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