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Jered Chinnock, 29, from Tomah, Wisconsin, was left paralyzed like late Superman actor Christopher Reeve. He is now able to walk again thanks to an implant in his spine.
Posted: 24-09-2018
We already knew exercise boosts the brain by triggering new brain cells. But this study by Californian and Japanese scientists shows a quicker effect.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Harvard professor Sanjiv Chopra claims AA Milne's lovable bear is the 'master of zen' and we could all learn a lesson or two from the honey-loving creature's optimistic perspective on life.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Cambridge University scientists along with a team in Sweden identified abnormal deposits called protein oligomers as the most likely cause of dementia.
Posted: 24-09-2018
More than 11,800 men a year are now killed by the disease in Britain, compared with about 11,400 women dying of breast cancer. The European Association of Urology led the new poll.
Posted: 24-09-2018
In the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers show racist scandals have led to poorer care for minorities and women, who therefore have poorer health.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Jason Anderson, 48, of Ogden, Utah, was on dialysis for the last four years and told he would die without a kidney transplant until his wife's co-worker, Kingslee Teo, offered to donate.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Ashley Walden, of Tennessee, was diagnosed with a benign cyst in 2013, but her doctor said there was nothing to be done. By 2016, she looked pregnant and struggled to walk.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have created a 'multicorder', which is made up of a handheld sensor that connects to a smartphone app and measures bodily fluid.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Charlie Walton, one, from Cheshire has a rare genetic condition called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome which means his development is severely delayed and he is nearly a year behind.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Andrew Milne, 32, from Corby in Northamptonshire, tried to get a tattoo of his ex-wife's initials removed from his left-hand ring finger but ended up with a pus-filled, inch-long blister.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Researchers from the Monell Center, Philadelphia, found that when mice are exposed to ill rodents, their odour changes to match the scent of their sick counteraprts.
Posted: 24-09-2018
On the back of the report, the Department of Health and Social Care announced it would soon launch a recruitment campaign to drive up numbers of carers in England.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Diet guru Terri Ann Nunns and Strictly star Katie Piper of the Healthy Happy Mum Plan have teamed up with Ro Huntriss to produce the ultimate guide to low-calorie options at your favourite restaurants.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Study of more than 490,000 people by Stanford University found that the genes that code for height may also cause valves in veins to break down. This might allow blood to flow back.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe clubs should work harder to make the sport less elusive so more people can reap its health benefits. Many believe it is 'male dominated'.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Doctors in South Africa published details of the unusual tale and an array of jaw-dropping scans of the unnamed patient in the prestigious British Medical Journal Case Reports.
Posted: 24-09-2018
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrew Shilliday, 33, from Dungannon in Northern Ireland developed gangrene in his hands and feet while he was working in the Scottish Highlands.
Posted: 24-09-2018
Growing numbers of women are reportedly using unregulated websites to find free sperm donors and are putting themselves at risk of abuse and STIs, experts have warned.
Posted: 24-09-2018
The London-based charity The MS Society found that quitting smoking could delay the onset of untreatable secondary progressive MS by as much as eight years but most people are unaware.
Posted: 24-09-2018