Showing posts from August, 2015

Pioneering Surgery gives man world's first 'bionic' penis

Medic-ALL (08;26;2015) IN THE NEWS! FromengadgetWhen Edinburgh, Scotland resident Mohammed Abad was six years old, he was involved in a horrific car accident. He was struck by a vehicle and then dragged nearly 600 feet (180 meters), tearing his tallywhacker (and left testicle) clean off. But thanks to advances in modern medicine, and a dedicated team at the University of London, Abad will soon have a bionic penis that puts Steve Austin's junk to shame.
The University of London team has spent more than three years crafting a new, 8-inch wang out of skin grafts culled from Abad's forearm and becomes erect by mechanically pumping fluid into it. This pump is activated by a button located near his remaining testicle. "When you want a bit of action you press the 'on' button," Abad told The Sun. "When you are finished you press another button. It takes seconds. Doctors have told me to keep practising." He'd already undergone two surgeries before the rec…

NOT IN VAIN! The Ice Bucket Challenge


About this time last year, a whole lot of people from all works of life voluntarily bathed with ice-containing buckets in what was popularly known as the "Ice Bucket Challenge" all in  a bid to raise awareness and money for research the medical condition Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis A-L-S , also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. A year and over $220 million donations later we have dividends to show.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins , who took the challenge themselves and got soaked, say they've made a major breakthrough in A-L-S research, and they credit it largely to the massive influx of public interest and the funds raised through the movement.

Jonathan Ling and Philip Wong, researchers at John Hopkins say they have discovered how a brain protein called TDP-43 linked to A-L-S works and with it, have developed a potential treatment for the disease.

About a decade ago, researchers discovered people with A-L-S often had clumps of TDP…

The "Female VIAGRA" is HERE; FDA approves the Pink Pill

Medic-ALL (08:19:2015) SEXUAL HEALTH Up until now it was totally right to use the phrase "it's a man's world" when it concerned managing sexual dysfunction and improving sexual function and libido. But not anymore, as the United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA yesterday approved a counterpart for the men's "blue pill" in the form of the "Female Viagra" or if you like, "the Pink Pill.

The pill which is aimed at improving the female's desire for sex was approved after extensive lobbying campaign by the drug's makers, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which has gone on for several months. In fact, there were campaigns launched by activist groups with petitions claiming that the lack of libido-enhancing drugs for women reflected "persistent gender inequality" at the FDA,since there were 26 government-approved drugs to treat sexual dysfunction in men.

The approved drug is called Flibanserin and will be marketed under the brand…

International Left-Handers' Day: Separating Facts From Myths About Lefties

Medic-ALL (08:13:2015)Happy Left-Handers' DayThere are a lot of beliefs and myths about left handed people or "lefties" as they are fondly called. This beliefs range from how this handedness plays a role in their behaviors and level of intelligence to whether it's a genetic trait or not.

Today, August 13 the International Left-Handers day, set aside to celebrate the 11% of people in the world who have the amazing ability to use their left limbs for tasks that most of the general population can only carry out comfortably using their rights limbs.

Facts show that about 13% of men are left-handed , while it's 10% in women.

READ MORE in this Medical Daily article on the Facts regarding Left-Handedness. Happy "Left-Handers' and "Left-Footers' Day!

Click on this LinkAugust 13 Is International Left-Handers' Day: Let's Separate Facts From Myths About Lefties

Ref: MedicalDaily

Medical Jobs in Saudi Arabia

Medic-ALL @ One !!!: MedJobs: Medic-ALL ( 08: 03;2015) Jobs for Doctors in Saudi Arabia  There are great opportunities for doctors to work in the Kingdom of...