Home Tags Medicine

Tag: Medicine

People with autoimmune diseases may be more likely to develop psychosis, according to new research

New research has found a link between autoimmune disorders and developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. However, certain types of arthritis, which are also autoimmune, may be protective against it.

UPDATE: A business owner left his company after sexual harassment and drug allegations is now giving a medical school commencement speech

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine has booked a commencement speaker who left the company he founded in 2017.
My wife and I hold our newborn baby.

Babies cry in the womb and 18 other surprising facts I learned when I became a dad

Studying up on my wife and developing baby revealed just how much science knows — and doesn't — about what goes on in the womb when a woman is pregnant.
Parachute Health CEO David Gelbard with his father, who had trouble getting access to a walker after being discharged from the hospital in 2015. This led Gelbard to start the company.

A startup just raised $9.5 million to take on an unlikely competitor: the fax machine

BI PRIME: Parachute Health aspires to digitize the prescription process for durable medical devices such as wheelchairs and oxygen tanks by bridging the gap between the patient and supplier while increasing transparency in the process.

A drug originally designed to treat a bone disease may offer a new way to cure baldness

There are only a few treatments that experts say actually work for people who are starting to lose their hair — and even those don't work for everyone. Researchers may have found a drug that could offer a new way to reverse hair loss and help cure baldness, though questions remain.
Astronaut Scott Kelly (right) and former astronaut Mark Kelly (left) are identical twin brothers who have helped NASA explore what life in space does to the human body.

Living in outer space can cause these 9 weird changes to your body

NASA and companies like SpaceX and Boeing are looking to the moon and Mars as exciting targets for astronaut exploration or even colonization. However, we're only just beginning to understand what long-term life in space can do to human bodies, thanks to twin astronauts.

The exact cause of hiccups is still a mystery, but here’s what we know about a cure

A "hiccup" is the sound we make when we try to breathe in but an involuntary diaphragm spasm causes vocal chords to snap shut. The exact cause of hiccups is unknown, though there are treatments doctors can try to stop persistent hiccups.

Doctors say Apple Watch helped save the life of a 32-year-old man who experienced a sudden medical crisis

Doctors say if 32-year-old William Monzidelis hadn't received the Apple Watch notification when he did, he may not have survived his medical emergency.

MDMA can help people who suffer from PTSD, according to new research — and it could be approved by 2021

MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy pills, could help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests — and researchers are hopeful another trial could mean FDA approval by 2021.