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Novel brain implant may lift treatment-resistant depression

An electrical implant that sits in the skull and is wired to the brain can detect and treat severe depression, scientists believe after promising...

Donor to recipient transmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 by lung transplant

A US woman contracted COVID-19 and died two months after receiving a tainted double-lung transplant from a donor who turned out to harbour the...

US team 'jump-starts' two people's brains after long-term coma

The US team that five-years ago "maybe got lucky" in its ultrasound treatment of a man recovering from coma, reports that two patients with...

Man dies of an overdose of black liquorice — NEJM

A US construction worker's love of black liquorice cost him his life after eating a bag and a half every day for a few...

Skin-lightening cream puts woman in a coma

A woman's skin-lightening face cream put her in a coma because it was contaminated with mercury, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention...

US man becomes a chimera after bone marrow transplant

Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nevada, learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. According to a...

AI-driven exoskeleton lets quadriplegic man walk again

A French quadriplegic man has walked again thanks to an artificial intelligence (AI) breakthrough. The Daily Telegraph reports that the man, who has been...

Political events like Brexit can trigger psychosis

Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned, after treating a man with a brief episode of acute...

'Picky eating' teen's blindness caused by a junk food diet

A “picky eater” UK teen who ate nothing but chips and other junk food for years, slowly went blind as a result of his...

Medicine mix-up causes 'werewolf syndrome' in Spanish children

A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to "werewolf syndrome" (hypertrichosis) after receiving incorrect medication. BBC News reports that...

UK man's severed hand saved by temporarily sewing it into his groin

A man whose hand was grafted to his groin for two weeks, after a carpentry accident, has regained some hand movement, reports London News. A...

Use of vitamin D drops and kidney failure

A 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, showed increased levels of creatinine,...

Call for doctors to use block capitals in prescriptions

An unnamed Glasgow patient had to be treated in hospital after the pharmacist dispensed an erectile dysfunction cream instead of an eye lubricant, due...

Chiropractic neck manipulation and vision loss

High velocity neck manipulation has been shown to result in stress on the eye and lead to spotty vision. The risk is rare, but...

Ebola 'flare up' infects woman's family a year later

A woman who survived Ebola in July 2014 may have infected her husband and two sons more than a year later,with the one son...

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair extensions

Rapunzel syndrome, the rare and extreme presentation of ingested hair, was found in a series of five patients, reports the SA Medical Journal. According to...

Tattooing may hold immune system risk

Getting a tattoo may have some unexpected complications if your immune system isn’t up to scratch, doctors at the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,...