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Saved by a foot-long METAL BAR inside his chest

Saved by a foot-long METAL BAR inside his chest

A man whose ribcage was crushing his heart and lungs has been saved after doctors slotted a metal bar through his insides - to fashion a bizarre ‘ribcage brace’. Dale Hay, 25, was born with the unusual Pectus excavatum - a Latin term meaning hollowed chest. But ingenious doctors m

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Blind Paralympian who has 23 golds can finally see all his medals...

Blind Paralympian who has 23 golds can finally see all his medals…

He's won more than 50 medals swimming for his country, but Tim Reddish only ever had the pleasure of seeing a handful of them. Diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition at the age of 31, the former Paralympian went totally blind 17 years ago. But thanks to the fitting of a bionic eye, the 55

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Printed cyborg muscle produces artificial heartbeat

Printed cyborg muscle produces artificial heartbeat

You might expect a robot's heartbeat to be a metallic ticking. But the pulsing in this video isn't completely artificial: it's powered by living material. Created by Peter Walters from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and colleagues, the pump uses the gas released by live ye

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The world's first bionic hand with 'feelings'

The world’s first bionic hand with ‘feelings’

A bionic hand which allows the recipient to feel ‘lifelike’ sensations is to be transplanted on to a patient’s arm for the first time. Until now, artificial limbs have been able to pick up brain signals destined for the absent hand and translate them into movements, but they c

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Unborn babies get taste for fruits from their mothers

Unborn babies get taste for fruits from their mothers

The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night. Pregnant women with a varied diet are less likely to give birth to fussy eaters, they said, and babies are more accepting of foods mothers eat regularly while expectant and bre

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'Hey mom, can you hear me?'

‘Hey mom, can you hear me?’

A Texas mother has emerged from more than a decade of silence to hear her eight-year-old son talk for the first time. Dawn Keim, 43, from El Paso, began losing her hearing 15 years ago due to a debilitating genetic condition. The mother-of-three never thought she'd hear her older sons' voices

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Need an organ? Just print some stem cells in 3D

Need an organ? Just print some stem cells in 3D

Printing blobs of human embryonic stem cells is the latest step towards being able to grow organs on demand. Researchers had already used inkjet printers to print out 2D cultures of living cells. But printing blobs of cells rather than flat sheets is closer to real tissue. Human embryonic ste

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The Healing Power of Dogs

The Healing Power of Dogs

One boy confided in the gentle-faced golden retriever about exactly what happened in his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School that day—which his parents said was more than he'd been able to share with them. A little girl who hadn't spoken since the shootings finally started talking to he

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Exercise Helps Maintain a Healthy Brain!

Exercise Helps Maintain a Healthy Brain!

People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, a study suggests. Researchers found that people over 70 who took regular exercise showed less brain shrinkage over a three-year period than those who did little exercise. Psychologi

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Acupuncture can relieve the extreme tiredness

Acupuncture can relieve the extreme tiredness

The 40 per cent of breast cancer patients who suffer from extreme fatigue may benefit from acupuncture, new research suggests. This was the first clinical trial using acupuncture to treat this particular symptom of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of patients overcoming the disease battle

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