TIL that in 1965, a morbidly obese man didn't eat food for over an entire year. The 27 year old was 456lbs and was put under an experimental fast by doctors. He ingested only multivitamins and potassium tablets for 382 days and defecated once every 40 to 50 days. He ended up losing 275lbs.
My best friend was recently re-diagnosed with cancer and the doctors don't know how long he has left. I decided to drop out of college so we can pursue our bucket list together and film all of it. This is our first video.
A free ride with Lyft didn't reduce the number of skipped doctor's appointments among Philly's Medicaid population, according to a study from UPenn. Further, just 85 of 288 people who answered reminder phone calls accepted the rides in the first place.
Doctors have created digital avatars to personify the voices heard by people with schizophrenia. Instead of tormenting patients, the avatars get nicer over time, and in some cases totally relieve auditory hallucinations.
TIL that in 1984, a woman started hearing a voice in her head. The voice told her she had a brain tumor, where the tumor was, and how to treat it. Despite no other symptoms, doctors eventually ordered tests and found a tumor where the voice said it would be.
This stray cat was hit by a car, had a broken jaw and arm. Doctors did surgery but had to remove most of her teeth. She recovered fully and has a goofy smile now. One of the surgeons adopted her straight from the clinic and named her Duchess the Miracle Cat.
A 90-year-old man goes for a physical and all of his tests come back normal. The doctor says, “Larry, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?”
TIL that Hitler's doctor, Theodor Morell, kept a medical diary of the drugs and other substances he administered to the Führer on a daily basis, such as; Atropine, Caffeine, Cocaine, Adrenaline, E. coli, Methamphetamine, Strychnine, Morphine, Heroin and Testosterone.
TIL that during the Holocaust, Polish doctors Eugene Lazowski and Stanisław Matulewicz saved 8,000 Jews by creating a fake Typhus epidemic. The Germans quarantined the area instead of risking outbreaks by sending them to concentration camps.
TIL doctors from UCLA found unique blood cells that can help fight infections in a man from Seattle's spleen, so they stole the cells from his body and developed it into medicine without paying him, getting his consent, or even letting him know they were doing it.
This is Kenneth, a maintenance worker in a children's hospital in Zimbabwe, proudly posing with the first new hand sanitizer dispenser he spent all morning putting up for the doctors. With all the sad stuff in the news, figured everyone could use a smile right now. [OC]
Doctors don’t just “get over” rude treatment from patients, research suggests. In simulations with an angry parent, the performance of pediatricians suffered dramatically. The findings reinforce past research that rudeness has negative effects on medical performance.
Fake news artist asks "How can a guy who eats McDonald's, KFC, all those diet Cokes and who never exercises be in as good a shape as you say he's in?" Trump's doctor: "Some people just have great genes."
Two years ago, I attempted suicide and was in the hospital for 5 months. The doctors told me I would stay in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. Today, I am riding a bike by the river during my visit to Japan.
TIL a nurse wanted to know if her farts were contaminating equipment in the lab. The doctor and a microbiologist tested the hypothesis by having a colleague fart clothed then naked onto two Petri dishes. The conclusion was that clothing acts as a filter, but naked farts can cause contamination.
Doctors Without Borders refused a donation of one million vaccine doses from Pfizer: The heart of the refusal—which could well imperil children who would have received those vaccines—is a principled stand against the extremely high cost of many vaccines.'