DailyDirt: Medical Research Discoveries

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Unfortunately, there are a lot of ailments that have no real cures, but medical science is making slow progress to develop various treatments for all kinds of disorders. Some treatments are discovered by accident, and others are skillfully crafted based on previous research. In either case, it's nice to know there are dedicated folks trying to solve these problems. Here are just a few interesting medical discoveries. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Pixelation, Mar 7th, 2011 @ 5:50pm

    "but it might be a bit harder to justify a stress-blocking drug for re-growing human hair"

    What a terrible side affect!

    Let's see, stressed and bald or hairy and calm?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 7th, 2011 @ 6:02pm

    Re: calm and hairy...

    Pixelation,

    Well... I wonder if drugs meant for treating psychological disorders have exhibited this side effect at all...? That would be interesting.

     

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    Pixelation, Mar 7th, 2011 @ 9:32pm

    "Well... I wonder if drugs meant for treating psychological disorders have exhibited this side effect at all...? That would be interesting."

    Heart medications have, why not psychological medicines?

    Here is an interesting read. If correct, it's pretty cool...
    http://tahomaclinicblog.com/lithium-the-misunderstood-mineral-part-1/

     

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    Colin (profile), Mar 8th, 2011 @ 10:06am

    Hair

    I'm getting really tired of shaving my head every couple of days. Couldn't researchers put a bit of effort into figuring out how to stop hair growth?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 8th, 2011 @ 10:37am

    Re: Hair

    Colin,

    That's kind of a solved problem...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_hair_removal

     

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