Home > Medical > Archive Archive 7 ways boomers are rewriting the rules of retirement The baby boom generation has broken the mould at every stage of life, and it looks like old age won't be any different. Soldier who lost all limbs gets two arm transplants A retired US Army sergeant who underwent a double arm transplant after losing both arms and both legs in Iraq was discharged from The Johns Hopkins Hospital. New imaging technique ID's corpse age, sex Researchers at the University of Granada, Spain, have designed a new computing system that determines the age and sex of a corpse with a reliability of 95%. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps US halts funding for research using chimps America's foremost medical research agency, said it would no longer fund studies involving chimpanzees as it prepares to revise its policies using the primates. Male scientists likelier to commit research fraud Male and older scientists are more likely than female and younger colleagues to commit research misconduct, according to a new study. Pioneering SA limb reconstruction surgery a success Four hours of pioneering surgery paved the way for 25-year-old Trevor Mntungwa, a Blount’s disease sufferer, to get back on his feet. Watch the video here. Docs to use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images Doctors may soon use a system in the operating room that recognises hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during surgery. Products made from melamine harmful to people Melamine, a chemical that sickened and killed babies in China when it tainted baby formula, can also leach off tableware and into food, according to a Taiwan study. The next pandemic could trigger global recession The potential cost of a global outbreak a highly contagious disease is essential for government officials and business leaders to know. Checklists help doctors in emergencies Having step-by-step checklists on hand may help doctors and nurses manage emergencies in the operating room, a new study suggests. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!