The Link Between Genes and Depression
Oct11

The Link Between Genes and Depression

As scientists continue to make progress in decoding the human genome, we’re constantly getting closer to understanding the cause of some of the most common and uncommon illnesses. We’ve been able to pinpoint the location of defective genes which cause rare, debilitation conditions like Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and even some types of muscular dystrophy. But, is there a link between genes and depression? It’s still unclear...

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Hearing Health Awareness During Fall Concert Season
Sep01

Hearing Health Awareness During Fall Concert Season

With the Fall concert season rapidly approaching, you’ll see many music-lovers of all ages enjoying these outdoor concerts in a variety of different venues. However, one major health concern has been on the rise and it has to do with these popular gatherings. With the high-decibel music that occurs at the typical Fall concert, it’s no surprise that physicians are seeing a rise in hearing issues from those attending loud music...

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Editing Human Embryo DNA | New Research
Aug09

Editing Human Embryo DNA | New Research

Although genetically modifying plants and animals has been considered a fact of mainstream science for decades, it’s only until recently that similar processes have been applied to human DNA. Already, there are innumerable advocates and opposers to the processes, especially with the most recent report… editing human embryo DNA Editing Human Embryo DNA | A Look at New Studies Now, for the first time, an international team of scientists...

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10 Strange Medical Conditions
Aug04

10 Strange Medical Conditions

There are a lot of strange medical conditions that exist in the world that seem to have no explanation. From being allergic to water to having blue skin, the world has seen it all. In 2015 we wrote a blog post on 8 strange and rare medical conditions that plague today’s societies. Today we bring you ten additional strange medical conditions that will peak your interest in the medical field. 10 Strange Medical Conditions 1. Cold...

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New Cancer Treatments Show Promise
Jul12

New Cancer Treatments Show Promise

Recently during two small clinical trials, researchers observed what are being hailed as incredible results in response to new cancer treatments in the form of personalized vaccines. With new technology and techniques emerging every day, the field of oncology is getting closer to solving one of humanity’s most difficult diseases to defeat. New Cancer Treatments Show Clinical Promise Cancer is a disease that comes in a wide range of...

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Open-Label Placebos | Mind Over Matter?
Jun09

Open-Label Placebos | Mind Over Matter?

As far as medicine goes, placebos are objectively the most useless prescriptions in regard to their active ingredients…being none whatsoever. Still, these “sugar pills” as they’re known somehow create noticeable, positive health effects in patients. Conventional perspectives would say it’s the thought of receiving treatment that actually makes the impact. Now, new research studies are showing how “open-label” placebos may actually...

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