‘Rewiring Nerves’ Reverses Hand And Arm Paralysis

Nerves inside paralysed people’s bodies have been “rewired” to give movement to their arms and hands, say Australian surgeons. Patients can now feed themselves, put on make-up, turn a key, handle money and type at a computer. Paul Robinson, 36 from Brisbane, said the innovative…

Measles Record Means US Could Lose Elimination Status

The number of US measles patients has reached a record high and may cause the nation to lose its “measles elimination status”, US health officials say. Sixty new cases were reported in the past week, bringing this year’s total to 971 cases in 26 US…

Heart Scan ‘Could Pick Up Signs Of Sudden Death Risk’

Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death. But University of Oxford…

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Seemingly out of nowhere, it feels like your heart is skipping beats. Or, as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute further describes, it’s “fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast.” You’re not sure what to think and it freaks you out. You…

Does Having Your Appendix Removed Cause Parkinson’s?

There’s a link between appendicitis and Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published this week. The new research, set to be presented at a conference next weekend, says a person is nearly three times as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease if they’ve had their appendix…

9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash

Having a skin rash can feel like you’re in a bizarre, dermatological version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Your skin is unhappy for some reason, and instead of doing the polite thing—chilling out—it’s going to express its displeasure. Boldly. Meet your new rash. 1….