KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Doctors in Missouri recently pulled a brown recluse spider out of a woman’s ear after she complained of discomfort, according to WDAF . Torres, who despises the creepy, crawly arachnids, said she first noticed some discomfort in her ear Tuesday morning. “I woke up Tuesday hearing a bunch of swooshing and water in my left ear.
CANTON, Ohio – An Ohio woman was hospitalized for more than 80 days and had multiple limbs partially amputated after catching a severe infection from dog saliva. The last thing Marie Trainer remembers is feeling sick and lying down on the couch.
The last thing Marie Trainer remembers is feeling sick and lying down on the couch. The Stark County wife and mother woke up from a coma ten days later with both arms and legs partially amputated.
“When I opened my eyes I didn’t know where I was,” said Marie. “It was very hard to find out that they had to remove my legs and my arms … very hard to cope with.”
Doctors at the university hospital of the Federal University of Ceará, led by Professor Leonardo Bezerra (pictured), said the operation they pioneered themselves is ‘simple, safe and effective’.
A teenager born without a vagina has had one successfully sculpted for her out of fish skin.
The pioneering operation meant the 17-year-old could have a normal sex life but is not believed to have made her fertile.
First visiting doctors because she had never had a period, the unidentified teenager was then diagnosed with a genetic disorder which had left her without a vaginal canal.
The fish skin operation was used for the first time by the same Brazilian medics in 2018 on a 23-year-old, and the first trans patient had it done earlier this year at 35.
**The details in this story/video may be considered graphic or disturbing to some** PHOENIX, Ariz. — A lawsuit testimony provides gruesome details of a FBI raid in which agents found buckets full of body parts and a body made of sewn-together parts from different people that was hung up on a wall at an Arizona body donation center.
“This is a horror story. It’s just unbelievable! This story is unbelievable,” said Troy Harp, who is one of over 30 plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the facility.
Thirty-three plaintiffs have sued Biological Resource Center, saying the company lied to families and treated bodies with a lack of dignity.
A head sewn onto a mismatched body, a bucket of limbs and a cooler filled with penises are among items found by FBI agents during a raid on a Phoenix body-donation business.
The now-shuttered, for-profit Biological Resource Center specialized in accepting the bodies of people after they had died, and in exchange offering their families free pickup of the bodies plus the cremated remains of the body parts the company did not sell.
A Canadian healthcare company is betting on the future of regenerative medicine by offering consumers an accessible and more cost-effective way of collecting and storing their cells for future medical therapies.
Toronto-based Acorn Biolabs has developed a non-invasive method of preserving the genetic material found in the cells of human hair follicles.
By simply plucking a few hairs from your head, extracting and analyzing the cells, and storing them at cryogenic temperatures, the company says it can provide “biological life insurance” in the form of healthy, preserved cells that can be later transformed into stem cells to treat disease — providing that advancements in genetic therapy have been made by the time you are diagnosed.
UBC researchers develop new laser microscope that could be ‘revolutionary’ for treatment of diseases such as skin cancer.
Developing an HIV vaccine has been a perplexing challenge that has mostly resulted in failure, but now scientists have identified key factors that allow some people to naturally suppress the HIV virus—work that could lead to better vaccines to both treat and prevent the infection. Researchers believe they have identified crucial points on the virus’s surface where the immune system can successfully attack HIV.
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