Breakthrough 4D images of the human heart can now be made using ultrasound, following new software developed by General Electric. Unlike X-rays, this method of imaging internal organs is safe, while it can also capture pictures of a fetus in a womb.
Sales of legalized marijuana have put over $65 million into Washington state’s tax coffers over the past year, officials said. They are now lowering excise taxes and regulating medical cannabis to help the fledgling industry.
A Spanish singer has performed a special concert to 380 embryos in an IVF clinic in Barcelona. The clinic says the experiment, first of its kind, is based on a study that proves music increases the success rate of IVF.
Researchers in the UK have suggested that smoking tobacco is linked to an increased risk of developing psychosis, while people who develop illnesses like schizophrenia are three-times more likely to smoke than the general public.
Those feeling unable to satisfy their urge for a perfect “selfie” can now seek aid via Moscow’s 24/7 psychological dependency hotline. Psychiatrists hope that the service may reduce the number of severe and sometimes fatal incidents among young people.
The City of New York has paid a former jail inmate $750,000 after detention center staff failed to address a painful six-day erection which left him impotent. The man said he was treated “worse than a dog” by workers at the facility.
Chile has moved a step closer to legalizing marijuana after the country’s lower house passed a bill that would allow small amounts of the drug to be used. However, a health commission and the Senate still need give approval before it become law.