Meet Rick Rosner. He's a sometime TV personality and constant smart alec. But that's no insult, Rick revels in his reputation as clever. In fact, he's proud to say that he's technically the second smartest guy on the planet. The 54 year-old boasts an incredibly high IQ score of 192...
A doctor is being praised after he built a homemade inhaler whilst treating an asthmatic toddler on a transatlantic flight. Dr Khurshid Guru, director of robotic surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York, was a traveling back to the States from a conference in Spain when...
This is Jesse Shand. Back in 2013, at the age of just 26, Jesse weighed a whopping 50 stone (700lb). He was housebound and unable to wash. He spent his days playing computer games and eating. He had reached rock bottom. One day he decided to sign up to a...
Most of us suffer from one medical ailment or other. Whether it's high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress or something else. And we seek the answers and solutions to such problems pharmaceutically, don't we? We book an appointment with our doctor and seek pills and lotions and other medicines...
Meet Stephanie Turner. The twenty two year old suffers from a rare skin condition called Harlequin Ichthyosis, which causes her skin to grow at a rate ten times faster and thicker than the skin of people without the illness. This leads to her skin cracking and blistering, and also...
Contact lenses have never been so popular. More than 30 million people worldwide use the little convex plastic discs to improve their vision. But the rules around wearing them are often ignored by users. They're not just snippets of advice that the optician dishes out. The rules are important...
It's long been suggested that cannabis may have untold health benefits. And that's a rumor that turned out to be true when GPs and doctors began being able to prescribe what became known as 'medical marijuana' to people - mainly as pain relief. But campaigners have long insisted that...
A brave little girl fighting brain cancer recently got a call from Frozen's Princess Anna of Arendelle! Six year old Avery Huffman suffers from Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor that fewer than 10% of children survive. After hearing about Avery's story, Kristen Bell - who...
Muntathar Altaii's life became a struggle and then almost unbearable after an accident saw him do some pretty bad damage to his back. Pulling out a tree, he did something that left him bed-bound and constantly medicated to relieve the pain. He says that at his weakest, his thoughts...
The practice of bracing teeth has been around a lot longer than you may think. In ancient times, catgut (animal intestines) was bound around crooked teeth in an attempt to straighten them out. By the 18th Century, technology had improved slightly from wrapping bits of guts around teeth, with...
An Indian holy man has claimed that he has not eaten or drunk anything in 75 years, and has the medical evidence to prove it! Prahlad Jani, 83, who lives in a cave near Amba Ji Temple, claims to have gone without food or water since the age of...
AIDS and HIV are no joking matter. They go hand in hand, but luckily not everyone who is diagnosed as being HIV positive goes on to develop AIDS. Only 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome' can be a truly debilitating disease. A killer. Since the spread of the disease back in the 1980s,...