Adults who were born as pre-term babies often have lower incomes and fewer sexual encounters, according to a new study from researchers at McMaster University in Ontario. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected on 189 adults born between 1977 and 1982. They found that by their mid-20's those born pre-term were making on-average $20,000 less per year than the term babies.
The first ever successful penis transplant has taken place in the United States. The man, 64-year-old Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, received the transplant over the course of a 15-hour surgery between May 8 and 9 in Boston. Manning was forced to have his penis removed due to cancer and doctors say they are "cautiously optimistic" that the surgery was successful.
Those who routinely take Tylenol could have decreased levels of empathy for others, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health. For the study 80 undergraduates read eight different scenarios. Half of the group had taken Tylenol while the others had not. "Pain might actually decrease empathy as well. So, there are other factors that need to be taken . . ."
Tanning may limit the skin's natural ability to produce vitamin D, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pernambuco Medical School in Recife, Brazil. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for 1,000 males and females from Recife who were between 13 and 82 years old.
A new freezing technique may reduce phantom limb pain in amputees, according to a new study. The new study, presented at a meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, in Vancouver, Canada, included 20 amputees diagnosed with phantom limb pain who underwent image-guided cryoablation, which involved insertion of a probe needle under the skin at the point of limb loss.
A record number of surgical lip procedures took place in 2015, according to a new study from researchers at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For the study the researchers collected data on plastic surgeries throughout the U.S. over the course of the last decade. They found that in 2015 there were 27,400 lip implant surgeries in the U.S., up 48 percent from 2000.
Dyson hand dryers may actually spread more germs than paper towels, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Westminster. For the study the researchers test the quantity of germs and bacteria on a variety of powered hand dryers and paper towels. They found that compared to paper towels the Airblade model Dyson hand dryer spread 1,300 times more germs than paper towels.
Transplanting insulin-producing pancreas cells is an effective treatment for patients with severe diabetes, reveals a new study by the National Institutes of Health. Purified human pancreatic islets were used in the single arm multi center phase 3 study.
Nutty about nuts - then you may be less prone to colon cancer. The supposition is being reported by Live Science, citing the findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting on Monday. The new findings from South Korea suggest a reduction in colon cancer risk for both men and women.
A pre-clinical trial, using a mouse model, found that applying sun protection factor 30 or SPF30 sunscreen, prior to ultraviolet-B or UVB light exposure, will help delay melanoma. According to Ohio State University's Cancer Center, sunscreen before exposure to UVB light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease.