[♩INTRO] More than eighteen hundred people have died so far in the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But doctors on the front lines now have a new weapon. Two of them, actually, because a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed two new treatments which can… Continue Reading We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News

A Student felt a sharp pain in her side. This is how her organs shut down J.C. is a 21 year old woman Presenting to the emergency room with appendicitis The inflammation of her appendix her boyfriend Jake tells the admitting nurse that they were together at a fraternity house… Continue Reading A Student Felt A Sharp Pain In Her Side. This Is How Her Organs Shut Down.

Every second of your life, you are under attack. Billions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are trying to make you their home. So our bodies have developed a super complex little army with guards, soldiers, intelligence, weapons factories, and communicators to protect you from…well…dying For this video, let’s assume the… Continue Reading The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

A lot of hay has been made about CRISPR Cas9, the gene editing technique so precise, so easy, so versatile it’s opened the possibility of chopping and swapping DNA around like a molecular level Dr. Frankenstein. The implications are huge for humans and our genome. We could alter the genes… Continue Reading Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing?

With gingivitis, gingiva refers to the gums, and -itis refers to inflammation, so gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. With periodontitis, peri- means around, and odon-, refers to the tooth, so it’s inflammation and destruction of the supporting structures around the teeth. Broadly speaking, the two are on a spectrum… Continue Reading Gingivitis and periodontitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. The cause of migraines can sometimes be a bit of a mystery, but new research suggests gut bacteria and certain foods can trigger a migraine. Scientists have found that migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more… Continue Reading Migraines and Gut Bacteria

The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making… Continue Reading Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

Leprosy brings to mind images of biblical beggars, lonely leper colonies, and seems, for some, to have all but disappeared into the history books. But leprosy stills haunts many parts of the world and there’s an absurd amount that we don’t know about the disease. Leprosy has been around since… Continue Reading How Does Leprosy Damage the Human Body?

I’m Mic, and today: how your body transforms over time on a vegan diet. Now, I could just flash some success stories like how Tammy lost 70 pounds in two weeks on a vegan diet. Those stories are out there, but instead I want to be a little more intellectually… Continue Reading How Your Body Transforms On A Vegan Diet

Hey it’s professor Dave, let’s learn about pharmaceuticals. We all get sick from time to time. Whether it’s just a cold, or something more serious, and there’s great controversy amongst the public about how to treat disease. Some argue that conventional medicine is best suited to address the health needs… Continue Reading Pharmaceutical Drugs: Inhibitors and the Nature of Disease