Australian woman gives birth to 13-pound baby, sans epidural

The mom was told her baby would be heavier than the average newborn before she went into labour. The mother said she always wanted a little fat baby and was overjoyed to have got one

Australian woman gives birth to 13-pound baby, sans epiduralNatashia Corrigan welcomed Brian Jr. on Jan. 24 in a natural birth. She posted photos of the new addition on Facebook. “It’s hard to get our minds around such a whirlwind of a day,” Corrigan wrote in the post. “I never dreamed we’d get so much love for our BIG baby boy and family.” Corrigan, […]

This teenager can sleep 18 hours straight unless he naturally awakes, leaving doctors stumped

Harry had always suffered from periods of sleeping for a long time, but 22-months ago the condition began to happen more often. Doctors have diagnosed him with extreme episodic fatigue, or a feeling of severe tiredness, but they are still baffled by the fact he cannot be woken up

This teenager can sleep 18 hours straight unless he naturally awakes, leaving doctors stumpedHarry Appleton sleeps for 18 hours a day and his slumber is so deep his parents are unable to wake him. But the 13-year old is not lazy; he is suffering from a mystery condition that causes him to sleep for extended periods of time. Harry, from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, has not been to school […]

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme Court

The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did not attend upon the patient

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme CourtQuashing a criminal case lodged against a doctor, the Supreme Court has held that an ‘error in judgment’ by a doctor does not make him guilty of criminal negligence under Section 304-A IPC. The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did […]

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third time

Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it. It’s much less common in men than women; with only around on new case of breast cancer diagnosed for every 100,000 men – about 350 to 400 cases – in the UK each year. It develops in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third timeA dad-of-two who made history when he fought to receive a breast cancer drug only available to women is now battling the disease for a third time – despite having a mastectomy more than a decade ago. Payroll clerk Stuart Weaver, 48, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago. Now, Stuart is battling […]

‘Give my son a chance,’ pleads father with judge to keep seriously ill baby alive for pioneering treatment

Eight-month-old Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome which causes progressive muscle weakness and means that he is deaf and unable to cry. Medics believe that further treatment would unnecessarily prolong Charlie's suffering

‘Give my son a chance,’ pleads father with judge to keep seriously ill baby alive for pioneering treatmentThe father of an eight-month-old baby at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment battle has pleaded with the judge to give his son “a chance”. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London believe it is time to stop providing life support treatment to Charlie Gard, however, his parents want to be […]

Family to donate organs of a 20-year-old student who died of choking at a pancake-eating contest

Caitlin Nelson, whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan, died at a New York hospital on Sunday. Nelson was participating in her sorority-sponsored charity event on March 30, when she reportedly began to shake uncontrollably and fell to the floor after eating four or five pancakes

Family to donate organs of a 20-year-old student who died of choking at a pancake-eating contestThe family of a 20-year-old student who died three days after choking during a pancake-eating contest at Connecticut’s Sacred Heart University said they will donate her organs. Caitlin Nelson, whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan, died at a New York hospital on Sunday. Nelson was participating in her sorority-sponsored charity […]

Canada has world’s most crybabies

According to new research from the U.K., babies in Canada, Britain, Italy and the Netherlands cry more than babies in other countries. On average, Canadian babies cried 30 minutes more than babies from other countries

Canada has world’s most crybabiesBabies cry. It’s what they do. It’s how they express themselves. And it appears that babies in Canada excel at it. According to new research from the U.K., babies in Canada, Britain, Italy and the Netherlands cry more than babies in other countries. Researchers at the University of Warwick conducted a meta-analysis of studies involving […]

Researchers discover new drug target to improve cardiac output in heart failure patients

The team discovered modifying one protein in particular— myosin binding protein-C, or MyBP-C — can significantly enhance cardiac output in mouse models, providing the first evidence that this protein could be specifically targeted to modulate heart function in humans

Researchers discover new drug target to improve cardiac output in heart failure patientsResearchers led by Julian E. Stelzer, PhD, associate professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have found a new target for drug developers seeking straightforward ways to improve cardiac output in heart failure patients. In a recent study published in Science Advances, the researchers bypassed complex […]

Indian researcher develops world’s first 5D ultrasound system to assist cancer detection, treatment

Nishikant Deshmukh’s breakthrough technology, which gives “eyes to surgeons to find a cancerous tumor,” will be especially useful in the developing world

Indian researcher develops world’s first 5D ultrasound system to assist cancer detection, treatmentAn Indian researcher at the Johns Hopkins University has developed the world’s first five-dimensional ultrasound system that will help surgeons detect and treat cancerous tumors. The ultrasound technology currently used by most surgeons is predominantly two-dimensional. Some hospitals also use a more advanced 3D computer graphics. However, the 3D model is not real-time, and it […]

Study shows PTSD victims of violent crime find positive self-growth facing trauma

According to a new study by Ottawa's Algonquin College, research suggests some victims of violence who can push past the trauma, have found ways to improve their lives. Post-traumatic growth (PTG), the term used to identify the resilience some PTSD sufferers demonstrate, defines the positive, transformational effects in people's lives

Study shows PTSD victims of violent crime find positive self-growth facing traumaCountless soldiers and medics, police and victims of crime, live with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to a new study by Ottawa’s Algonquin College, research suggests some victims of violence who can push past the trauma, have found ways to improve their lives. Post-traumatic growth (PTG), the term used to identify the […]