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Modern Medical Treatments

Modern medical treatments use the latest research to combat disease. Learn all about personalized medicine, stem cells, orthomolecular medicine and more.


Give Me Some Antibiotics and a Side of Maple Syrup

Maple syrup for medicinal purposes? Sign us up. See more »

Surgeons Plan to Transplant Human Head by 2018

A neurosurgeon duo hopes to transplant a living human head from a patient whose body is dying to a healthy donor body. But that raises questions — a lot of questions. See more »

Four Wrong Ways to Treat Your Child's Concussion

A new survey found that most parents have some very outdated ideas of treating a concussion. See more »

Ultrasound Helped a Patient Recover Remarkably From a Coma

Ultrasound may not just be for pregnant women anymore. It could play a critical role in helping patients recover from coma. See more »

How a Gift Certificate Program Could Revolutionize Kidney Transplants

A new program allows people to donate a kidney now and get a certificate a loved one can "cash in" later. See more »

Paranoid Fears Crumble in the Virtual World

VR's good for way more than just games these days. It's been used to treat autism, PTSD, depression and other conditions. Soon we could add paranoia to that list. See more »

MDMA May Be Legal for PTSD Therapy in Five Years

About eight percent of the U.S. population will have post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetime. Combining verbal therapy with MDMA could help those millions. See more »

New Vaccine Seeks to Destroy Cancerous Tumors

Fighting off tumors in advanced-stage cancer patients isn’t easy, but a team of scientists in London have a vaccine that may do the trick. See more »

Viewing Your Body as an Ecosystem Could Help Personalize Medical Care

If we look at not just our own cells, but the microbiome of bacteria living in and on us, humans could better understand our own bodies. See more »

Wanted: 'Skinny' Gut Microbes for Poop Transplants

A study shows gastric bypass surgery helps 'skinny' gut microbes flourish. Could this pave the way for a weight-loss pill? See more »