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Thirteen-Year-Old Lost 60 Life-Saving Pounds With Surgery: Her Life Now

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One year ago, 13-year-old Alexis Shapiro tipped the scales at over 200 pounds. Her health was at risk. So she had to undergo a type of gastric bypass surgery, according to Yahoo! Parenting. In 2011, Alexis underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Unfortunately, that surgery caused her hormones and metabolism to go wild,… Read more »

Anglo-Saxon Remedy Cures MRSA Superbug

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An Anglo-Saxon remedy consisting primarily of cow bile can reportedly cure the MRSA superbug. The 1,000-year-old mixture, which was used during the medieval era to cure eye infections, was discovered in an old manuscript in a British library. MRSA is typically resistant to many antibiotics and can often result in death. Doctor Christina Lee of… Read more »

Deadly Polio Virus Could Cure Brain Cancer

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Scientists over at Duke University have begun a surprising new treatment for brain cancer, which sees the polio virus used to treat those afflicted with the disease — and it turns out that it’s been successful, too. Scientists and investigators spearheading new anti-cancer research over at Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University… Read more »

Alcoholic? Coffee Can Negate Potential Liver Cancer

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If you are a heavy drinker of alcohol, perhaps you have thought about the possible health risks. Now, a new study says that you can negate some of those health risks by maintaining a steady intake of coffee. A study performed by the World Cancer Research Fund based in London in collaboration with the American… Read more »

Cure For HIV Found? Scientists Successfully Delete HIV From Human DNA

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Researchers from Temple University have successfully deleted the HIV virus from a strand of human DNA for the first time ever, but when will the ground-breaking treatment be offered to HIV patients? Temple University researchers note that HIV-1 virus has historically been incurable because of the fact that the virus permanently embeds itself in the… Read more »

4D Ultrasound Scans Show Babies Grimacing In Womb As Mothers Smoke

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The harmful effects of smoking while pregnant has been long known, but still some expectant mothers find it difficult to put the cigarette away for the safety of their unborn child. Now, 4D ultrasound scans allow us to witness the damaging effects of smoking on fetuses. In these scans, the unborn baby is seen ‘grimacing’… Read more »