Interesting Medical Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!!
Medical Science is Constantly Discovering More About The Capabilities Of The Human Body
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As you all know, the human body is so unique that there will always be something new and exciting which will surprise anyone. Daily new studies and reports are being released but it might be difficult for you to keep track of what’s new in health, wellness and medical innovations.
Below you will find some amazing and unbelievable facts that will blow your mind for sure.
1. Know About the Virgin Birth
Everyone knows that Females have XX chromosomes and Males have XY. You will be shocked when you get to know that XX chromosomes are found in a Boy. Recently, a 3- year old boy with his mother visited the hospital for a normal check-up at Edinburg. However, the boy was healthy but mild learning deficiency a kind of brain function and also had an asymmetric face. When he went through a blood test, doctors and researchers were shocked as the boy DNA only had XX Chromosomes – according to his blood report which means boy was a girl.
To know further doctors performed a similar test with skin tissues taken from the boy, again another revelation came out. The result from the skin test showed that this boy’s skin had a completely different DNA from his blood – It had XY Chromosomes. Another interesting thing found is that all the X Chromosomes in a boy’s blood were identical and belonged to his mother. There were no X Chromosomes in his blood from a male source. Which depicts that he literally had no father! Indeed this is the case of a rare medical miracle.
And hence the boy became the first medically recorded case of Parthenogenetic Chimaerism. According to his blood, he had a Virgin birth.
According to the report of researchers, the birth of a boy happened when an unfertilized egg of his mother got self-activated and began to subdivide on its own. Shortly after this process started in the womb of his mother, a sperm cell from this boy’s father, managed to intervene and fertilize one of the cells. And though the boy has only mother’s chromosomes in his blood, father’s chromosomes on his skin and a few other organs.
2. Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?
Some studies show that Gum disease may be associated with the higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries. The treating gum disease alongside other stroke risk factors might help limit stroke by reducing the buildup of plaque in arteries and narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. However, the studies do not prove that stroke is caused by gum diseases. Because inflammation appears to play a major role in the development and hardening of blood vessels, and gum disease is associated with blockages in brain vessels and strokes caused by atherosclerosis (hardening) of the brain vessels.
Sen is chairman of clinical neurology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine with his team investigated about gum diseases and they found that patients with gum disease had twice as many strokes due to thickening and hardening of brain arteries as patients without these diseases. Gum disease was more common in patients who had a stroke affecting large blood vessels within the brain, but not among those who had a stroke due to blockages elsewhere.
3. Eating Bananas Can Improve Your Mood
Bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, iron, fibre, potassium, phosphorus and carbohydrate. A banana has approximately 30% of your daily suggested consumption of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps the brain produce serotonin, which is considered as a mood stabilizer. Serotonin impacts your working skills and emotions.
It is also the chemical that helps you sleep and digest food. Eating a banana daily can help you decrease depression and anxiety by stimulating the serotonin levels in your body. Mood-boosting carbohydrates help in the absorption of tryptophan in the brain, while vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into the mood-lifting hormone serotonin
4. Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer
Scientists have discovered that stem cells are responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. They also found a way to block the growth of these cancers in three models of the disease. Tumours contain potent cancer stem cells which produce metastases and can regenerate the disease if they escape a treatment. Not all cancer cells are equal.
This cell makes them vital targets for therapies – if scientists can isolate them and investigate their weaknesses. But these cells are often so rare that for many types of cancer, they have yet to be found.
5. Smart Remote Control Bandage For Chronic Wounds
People with diabetes suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds, often leading to severe infection. Thus it is essential for them to treat these wounds on a continuous interval with the application of medicines and the regular changing of bandages to prevent infection. To remove the problem of continuous changing bandages Biomedical engineers have developed a remote control or “smart” bandage that can help treat chronic wounds.
This smart bandage can be controlled wirelessly via a smartphone-sized platform to provide the proper medications to the wound with independent dosing without the need to see the patient. Medicine is equipped with miniature needles that deliver the drugs to the wound.
The breakthrough bandage is developed by Dr Ali Tamayol who is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental. This is an important innovation in engineering as this advanced bandage can facilitate the healing and treatment to the wounds treat and it does not need to be changed continuously.
Sources: Quora, news-medical.net and Drugs.com