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If you are using the Internet for health information, most likely you are among those who search the Internet for a diagnosis. Yet, patients with serious concerns still turn to health professionals for the top source of information. Most of those who answered a questionnaire say they still start their quest for medical advice with search engines. The survey, quoted by USA Today, confirms people ask online questions related to symptoms and diagnoses.
Four boys with a rare and often fatal brain disease were implanted with stem cells that began fixing damage that impeded their ability to walk, talk and eat, a trial found. The findings, published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are from the first stage of human tests funded by StemCells Inc. (STEM), a Newark, California-based company.
To arthritis patients, they still seem like wonders of modern medicine: artificial hip and knee implants that curb chronic pain.
"Like autism, cerebral palsy or brain injuries of that nature are a diffused population, it's not one cause," said Dr. Michael Chez, who is the Medical Director of Pediatric Neurology at the Sutter Neuroscience Institute. Doctors at the Sutter Neuroscience Institute are now beginning research to evaluate cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior in autism patients.
Freezing girls' reproductive tissues before their cancer treatments could enable them to bear children in adulthood. But the results are unclear.
Positive results from clinical trials exploring algal DHA supplementation during pregnancy and infancy were presented this week at the 10th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids - an international scientific society focused on research of dietary fats, oils and lipids.
Fathema Ibrahim Ali Al Ali from the United Arab Emirates believes she has been given a new life in Seoul thanks to a successful kidney transplant performed by Korean doctors. The organ transplant for the 35-year-old woman was conducted at Asan Medical Center, and she has shown signs of a fast recovery in resuming her previous activities and even adding some new ones after going back home.
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Taking a human heart out and replacing it with an artificial heart is rare. Only 800 adults have had a total artificial heart, and it's even rarer for children.
Toronto's Sick Kids hospital now offers a drastic option for obese 12-year-olds. Canada's obesity epidemic is damaging some children so badly that surgeons are turning to an aggressive remedy once reserved for adults: weight-loss surgery.