Category Archives: Medicine

What Hands Look Like After 10 Days Underwater

Tim Yarrow was underwater for 240 hours, beating out the previous record, 212 hours and 30 minutes

Ever notice how wrinkly your hands get after a few minutes in the tub? Just imagine how’d they look after 10 days underwater. Tim Yarrow doesn’t have to imagine it. He experienced it in November 2002, when he was submerged n a small pool located in a South African mall. In the process, he set

Prahlad Jani Mataji, Indian Cave Man Claims To Have Lived Without Food, Water For 70 Years

Prahlad Jani Mataji, Indian Cave Man Claims To Have Lived Without Food, Water For 70 Years

A 83-year-old holy man claims he has spent the last seven decades without food and water. Military doctors hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies. The long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour observation by a team of 30 specialists during three weeks of tests at a hospital in

Three-year-old Liang Xiaoxiao is world’s tiniest girl

Three-year-old Liang Xiaoxiao is world’s tiniest girl

With a height of 54 cm and weight 2.5 kg at the age of three, Liang Xiaoxiao is believed to be the world’s tiniest girl and unfortunately, the little girl will never grow. Liang Xiaoxiao’s height was 33cm and weight 1.05 kg when she was born. According to doctors, the cause behind her not growing

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagus

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagus

A swallowable camera-in-a-capsule could help doctors spot early signs of oesophageal cancer, research has shown. The hi-tech transparent device is about the size of a large multivitamin pill. It contains a rapidly rotating laser that shines a beam of near-infrared light onto the wall of the oesophagus, or gullet, the pipe that carries food to

The yawn of the unborn: Scientists prove foetuses yawn in the womb (video)

The yawn of the unborn: Scientists prove foetuses yawn in the womb

Waiting to enter the world is a tedious business – so perhaps it should come as no surprise that foetuses yawn. Scientists have shown conclusively for the first time that unborn babies yawn repeatedly in the womb. But it is not because they are sleepy or bored. The most likely explanation is that foetal yawning