Researchers use telehealth to head off hospitalizations and ER visits

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rural Americans are more likely than their urban counterparts to die prematurely from the five most common killers: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Telehealth—the use of technology to provide healthcare remotely—is an emerging way to Continue Reading

Antidepressants found to drastically increase head injuries among Alzheimer’s patients

A nationwide cohort study conducted in Finland found that antidepressants increased the risk of head and traumatic brain injuries among patients with Alzheimer’s disease. While antidepressants have been linked to an increased risk of falling, no study thus far researched a possible connection between the drug and brain injuries in Continue Reading

Twilight zone: Human head successfully transplanted on a corpse; professor claims the next operation will be on a live human

On the morning of Nov. 17, 2017, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made a shocking announcement at a press conference in Vienna. The professor claimed that the world’s first human head transplant was performed on a corpse in China. Led by Chinese orthopedic surgeon Xiaoping Ren, the team at Harbin Medical Continue Reading