Right Now in Health

  • Is urine really sterile?

    Is urine really sterile?

    "Pee on it" has long been the advice for a jellyfish sting or even a regular cut if nothing else is available. But is this really the best advice?

  • How Human Head Transplants Could Work

    How Human Head Transplants Could Work

    In 2014, 29,532 people in the U.S. received organ transplants, like hearts, lungs and kidneys. What if you wanted a whole new body for your head?

  • Can lasers cure addictions?

    Can lasers cure addictions?

    Addiction isn't pretty. It ruins health and tears apart families — and we don't have any sure-fire way to cure it. When we're examining the possibilities, how do lasers measure up as a possible solution?

  • Why can’t you smell your own breath?

    Why can’t you smell your own breath?

    If you're worried you have bad breath it might be for good reason. You can't smell your own breath so it might be hard to tell — until it's too late.

  • Is urine really sterile?
  • How Human Head Transplants Could Work
  • Can lasers cure addictions?
  • Why can’t you smell your own breath?
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