October 2014

The Danger of MRI

Before going in for an MRI, patients are required to remove anything metal they may be wearing on carrying

Before going in for an MRI, patients are required to remove anything metal they may be wearing on carrying. This is because the scanning of the MRI is very powerful. Sometimes mistakes happen and through the years, and reports of a brain aneurysm clip being dislodged, an oxygen tank hitting a patient in the head, and metallic fragments slicing patients have surface.

The only human cured of HIV

only man cured of hiv, scientists think rare mutation in donor played a part, tested on monkeys and non survived

In 2007, a man known as the “Berlin Patient” Timothy Ray Brown, was given a working cure for HIV. He is still the only individual who has been successfully cured of the virus, but scientists aren’t sure which part of his treatment was responsible for curing him. A new study has given some hints on this mystery and has eliminated one possibility.

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