Modern Medical Treatments

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

Learn More

Being a Poop Donor Isn't as Easy as It Sounds

There's actually a need for donated stool to help treat certain intestinal infections. But not everyone is qualified for the task.

Could Phage Therapy Fight Superbugs?

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections pose a grave danger to the health of millions of people every year. Phage therapy may provide a solution.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Raises Hopes

An as-yet untested Ebola vaccine is giving health officials hope of containing the outbreak sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa.

Fecal Transplants: There's a Pill for That

Fecal transplants have been proven effective in treating C. diff bacterial infections, but a new pill might be cheaper and less invasive.

Groovy News: Shrooms Help Reset Depressed Brain

Psilocybin (the drug in magic mushrooms) provides relief for severely depressed people, according to new research. But there are some caveats.

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.

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A new survey found that most parents have some very outdated ideas of treating a concussion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

What is the future of spine surgery?

If you've ever dealt with sciatica or degenerative disc disease, you know the unique agony of back pain. Spine surgery has traditionally been a little dicey. Here's what researchers are working on to make it better.

What is the future of regenerative medicine?

Oh, you can't regrow your own limbs like a starfish? You soon may be able to. That's the promise of regenerative medicine, at least, a field that seeks to help you replace and regenerate your own body parts.

What is the future of minimally invasive surgery?

When it comes to your own body, you generally don't want to hear the words "Open 'er up." Minimally invasive surgery is a modern blessing. As researchers innovate, what can patients expect?

How Personalized Medicine Works

Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates pointed out that diseases affect everyone differently. Fueled by that philosophy, today's scientists and physicians are using personalized medicine to treat the most common to the most complex conditions.

How Google Flu Trends Works

You develop a cough and hop online to search for flu information. Google tracks those searches to predict waves of illness geographically. But how accurate are those predictions?

10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

In the 20th century, fats were bad and women needed yearly mammograms. But in the new millennium, both have been overturned. What else don't doctors believe anymore?

5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work

You got a flu shot, but you're under the weather just the same. That doesn't mean the vaccination failed, and there are plenty of misconceptions about flu vaccines.


Recommended