NHS Prescribes Apps For Depressed Five-Year-Olds

Mental health treatment, like most parts of the NHS, is severely underfunded. We could argue all day about the causes and potential solutions to that fact, but in the meantime, there are kids that need therapy. And the NHS has decided to do something about it – something it actually has the funds and resources to do. Read More >>

Paralysed Patients Learn to Walk Again Using Virtual Reality

A groundbreaking new experiment shows that brain-machine interfaces, when used in conjunction with exoskeletons and virtual reality, can trigger partial recovery in patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. Read More >>

A Mutant Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Cure Addiction and Overdoses

Ready for some weird science? Certain bacteria found in the dirt near coca plants are powered by an enzyme that eats cocaine. Unfortunately, the enzyme breaks down quickly at body temperature, meaning it can't be used to treat human overdoses or addiction. Now, though, researchers have designed a version that can survive body temps—and more than doubles its cocaine appetite. Read More >>

An Injury Primer: When to Heat, When to Ice It

When you're faced with a sports-related injury, half of your friends will be adamant that ice is the only way to treat it. The other half will tell you that heat is the way to go. The problem is that most of your friends are idiots. So, which of your idiot friends are you supposed to listen to? Read More >>

Sick Baby Frozen for Four Days, Thawed Out and Restored to Health

An amazing bit of weird medical science came to the help of newborn baby Edward Ives, who was stripped, wrapped in an ice blanket and left to freeze for four days. On purpose. By doctors. And it worked. Read More >>