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How Can Honeybee Venom Cure Cancer?

Honeybees are any group of insects within the family Apidae, order Hymenoptera. While essentially all bees make honey, honeybees specifically pertain to seven members of the genus Apis. They are also referred to as the European or Western honeybee. In recent studies, researchers have found out that honeybee venom had medical advantages. But did you …

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How Can Too Much Caffeine Trigger Psychotic Episodes?

Coffee affects the blood by shifting and enabling the muscles. It revs the digestive procedures, hounds away sleep, and provides us the ability to employ a little extended in the drill of our minds. While drinking coffee once in a while is acceptable, too much is said to trigger psychotic episodes.  In psychiatric in-patients, caffeine …

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How Did Medical Schools in Japan Get Caught for Manipulating Exam Results?

Japan is one of the best countries in the world. Their university ranks along with the Netherlands’ University of Leiden, Switzerland’s University of Zurich, and Germany’s University of Munich which produces top-quality medical professionals. But in spite of this fact, there was an instance when Japanese Medical Schools got caught falsifying exam results to get …

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What is the Donda West Law?

Generally speaking, plastic surgery complications are not as common as we’d think. According to a review done in 2018, out of the 25,000 surgeries done, less than 1% of cases go wrong. The death rate for cosmetic surgery is at 1 out of 50,000. But did you hear about the Donda West Law and why …

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Who Performed the First Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure where a tiny, flexible, hollow tube is placed into a blood vessel in the groin, arm, or neck leading into the chamber of the heart. This is often done for diagnostic and interventional purposes, but did you know who first performed this procedure? Dr. Werner Forssmann performed the first heart …

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Who Popularized the Use of Surgical Gloves?

Today, we are all well aware of the importance of using surgical gloves. We know that they serve as a protective barrier to prevent the transmission of diseases between a healthcare worker and their patient. But did you know who truly popularized their use? Caroline Hampton, a surgical nurse at John Hopkins, almost quit her …

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Can You 3D-Print A Human Heart?

Thanks to the ever-evolving technology of 3D-Printing, scientists have finally made a way to make their own organs and prosthetics for their patients. But did you know that a modified 3D printer made it possible? In 2019, a group of scientists from Tel Aviv University was able to print a human heart using a patient’s …

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Did Doctors Downplay Postpartum Infections?

The findings of physicians Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Philip Semmelweiss emphasized the need for cleanliness to decrease postpartum infections. The pair were faced with questioning and rejection from many esteemed medical practitioners. But were they right? Despite the studies done by Oliver Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweiss, the general disbelief of physicians to the significance …

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What Was the Longest Surgery and How Long Did It Take?

Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha are not just ordinary twins; they were conjoined at birth, with their heads fused. Doctors at the Singapore General Hospital now took on the role of saving these twins, devoting much of their time to separating their heads.  Aided by computer-imaging technology, a team of 20 doctors led by Dr. Goh …

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How Did Dr. John H. Kellogg Improve Administering Enemas?

The Kellogg brothers helped change the landscape of American nutrition, paving the way for the American standard of breakfast, which is cereals. This was despite their animosity towards one another. According to Dr. John Kellogg, most illnesses were caused by filthy bowels full of toxins from undigested food. To that purpose, he used a system …

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