Medicine

Man Checks Into Hospital for Routine Surgery, Wakes Up with Vasectomy

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You go under to fix a minor urological problem; you wake up shootin' blanks.

WTF

12 totally bizarre, gross remedies from old medical texts

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As fascinating as earlier centuries may be, especially in film, getting sick back then usually involved the ingestion or application of something truly disgusting.

thimble bioelectronics

Your adhesive bandage might soon also be a painkiller

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The humble adhesive bandage hasn't changed much since it was introduced; the glue has gotten a little less painful to remove, the materials have gotten better, but there hasn't exactly been a massive technological leap in bandage technology.

Medicine

DARPA wants to save soldier’s lives with… foam?

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We're no stranger to DARPA, the military's mad science research division, around here.

wives tales

15 wives tales, superstitions and urban legends people really believe

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Back in the old days (you know, the 1990s), science, medicine and technology were in their infancy and most people had no explanation for why bad things happened.

Medicine

Woman Sues Brooklyn Doctor for Correctly Diagnosing Her With HIV

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An interesting way to thank someone for saving your life.


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