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Aspirin and Sex Drive
Watch this video about the effects of aspirin on people's sex drive on HowStuffWorks. Researchers have found that aspirin changes a rat's wiring in its brain in the same regions that are involved with sex in human brains. Learn about aspirin and sex in this video from ScienCentral.
Assignment Discovery: Growing a New Bone
These days, if you lose a thumb, a new one can be regenerated in a lab. Learn how studying marine life led to this discovery on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
One Step Beyond: Maggot Therapy
Maggots, or fly larvae, can help heal wounds by cleaning the infected area and promoting growth of healthy tissue. Learn more about using maggots for medical treatment on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
At the Ergonomics and Remote Environment Laboratory at Tufts University, future surgeons get to practice their craft without endangering any actual patients. Through synthetics and video games, these doctors can safely learns the ins and outs of surgery.
Mystery Diagnosis: The Boy Who Bit Himself
From the Discovery Health series Mystery Diagnosis, little Tristan bites his lip and tongue to the point of bleeding. His parents try to stop him as best they can, but they soon realize that he can't control his actions.
Immunizing Against West Nile
Watch this video about potential vaccines for west Nile virus on HowStuffWorks. The best vaccine may be a type that is made from the virus' DNA. Learn about west Nile virus in this video from ScienCentral.
One Step Beyond: Bee Venom Therapy
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," witness nature's alternative therapy for arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Bee venom therapy causes the body to release cortisone, which is thought to aid in the healing process.
Medical Mysteries: Tapeworm Epidemic
Doctors are surprised to learn that Aaron has a tapeworm linked to pork consumption. He's an Orthodox Jew who doesn't eat pork, so how did he get tapeworm? Discover the surprising answer in this video from Discovery Health's "Medical Mysteries."
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Bizarre ER: Home Improvement
While trying to make some home improvements, E.R. patient Christopher Rowland's fingers were mangled by a run away lawnmower. Can his hand be saved?
Bizarre ER: Skewered On a Fence Post
Gareth Williams was blindsided by an oncoming car that led him to swerve off the road into a series of somersaults. Gareth survived the crash, but with a huge fence post through his leg.
Bizarre ER: Folded Sandwich
After a hard day playing in the Garden, five-year-old Shakira Loader decided to rest on a folding chair--until she slips through and folds in half. Check this clip out to see how Shakira became a folded sandwich.
Wheeler Dealers: Adding Windows
Chris is living with a terrible secret. Despite having successful gastric bypass surgery, he continues to live life under a cloud of personal shame because of an unexpected side effect of the weight loss: Excess Skin.