Man Hospitalized After Injecting Own Semen To Treat Back Pain

Man Hospitalized After Injecting Own Semen To Treat Back Pain
A new study published in the Irish Medical Journal recounts the case of a 33-year-old man who was hospitalized after repeatedly injecting himself with semen to relieve chronic back pain. “This is the first reported case of semen injection for use as a medical treatment,” doctors in Dublin wrote in the case study, titled “‘Semenly’… Read More

Study: Chocolate might cure your cough better than cough syrup

Study: Chocolate might cure your cough better than cough syrup
WILX A sweet treat might be the best remedy for your nagging winter cough. According to a new study conducted by the University of Hull in England, researchers found chocolate-based medicine works better than cough syrup in calming that tickly throat. Researchers say the secret ingredient is alkaloid in cocoa that helps relieve inflammation. In the study, researchers looked at the... Read More

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Phys EdIrisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.ImageCreditCreditGetty ImagesA hormone that is released during exercise may improve brain health and lessen the damage and memory loss that occur during dementia, a new study finds. The study, which was published this month… Read More

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy

The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.ImageMason Wicks-Lim, right, with his mother Ali at home in Montague, Mass.CreditCreditMonica Jorge for The New York TimesTURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s… Read More

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

The Upshot|The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s RisksThe New Health CareCannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available. ImageNo one should be under the impression that marijuana is harmless, but it's safer than alcohol and tobacco. CreditRick Bowmer/Associated PressAre we underestimating the harms of legalizing marijuana?Those who hold… Read More

Scientists found a way to implant memories from one animal to another

Scientists found a way to implant memories from one animal to another
The possibility of scientists triggering you to recall memories of things you’ve never done before is now real, thanks to new findings from the University of California. Mike Segar/Reuters David Glanzman at the University of California taught an untrained California sea hare (Aplysia californica) to react to “tail stimulation.” Once the snail had established an involuntary defensive reflex, the team extracted... Read More

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.ImagePurdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Sacklers, who own Purdue Pharma, became one of the wealthiest families in the United States in part because of sales of OxyContin.CreditCreditGeorge Etheredge… Read More

Personal Health: A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye

Personal HealthThe CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures. ImageCreditCreditGracia LamThe death of a child is nearly always devastating and typically followed by an outpouring of support while parents mourn. But when a baby dies before it is born or shortly thereafter, parents… Read More