Health & Medicine

Human history has been marked by an unending struggle against bacteria and disease, but each day brings us new research, getting us closer and closer to the cures. Here, we’ll track the research that is transforming our understanding of the human body and, ultimately, saving lives.

Bill Gates: We Are Closer Than Ever Before to Totally Eradicating Polio

If we stop now, we could see 200,000 new cases of polio every year within a decade.

June 26, 2017

Researchers Think This Electric Headband Could Help Treat Depression

While still experimental, this could be a great option in a society that stigmatizes mental illness.

June 26, 2017

Researchers Provide the First Evidence That a New Kind of Paralysis Treatment Is Effective

The new treatment is completely non-invasive.

June 26, 2017

New Study Finds Parkinson’s is Partly an Autoimmune Disease

And developing treatments to mitigate that immune response could help slow or stop the disease's progression.

June 23, 2017

A New Study Reveals That Half of Canadians Will Be Diagnosed With Cancer in Their Lifetimes

If there was ever a time to increase funding to cancer research, this is it.

June 22, 2017

A Genetic Mutation May Cause Men to Live An Extra 10 Years

It could also make them an inch taller.

June 22, 2017

Researchers Discover the Genetic Root of Antibiotic Resistance

Being able to locate exactly where the resistance begins is the first step in truly tackling it.

June 22, 2017

3D Printed Biomedical Technology Could Save Future Lives

Touch Surgery lets surgeons (and patients) see their procedure in 3D before heading to the operating table.

June 22, 2017

Researchers Uncover What Causes Cancer Cells to Spread and How We Can Slow It

"This treatment has the potential to inhibit metastasis and thus improve cancer patient outcomes."

June 20, 2017

Scientists Call for More Research into Link Between Autism and Gut Bacteria

With the hope of possibly finding a kinder treatment focusing on diet

June 20, 2017
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