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Paraplegic Man Walks Again

A man confined to a wheelchair for the last 20 years can walk again after being bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider. The potentially deadly bite put paraplegic David Blancarte in the hospital, where a nurse noticed his leg spasm and ran a test on him. Five days later Blancarte was walking. More details and video from CBS 13.

Holiday Half-Truths

Poison poinsettias, body heat escaping through your head, and an upsurge in suicides are just a few of the commonly held beliefs from the holiday season that researchers have deemed "medical myths." The New York Times has more on the story.

'Star Trek' Medicine

While researching his book Virtual Medicine, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby came across the Russian 'SCENAR' machine, which calls to mind the hand-held healing device on Star Trek. The SCENAR was developed by the Russian military and interacts with the body's biological energy to treat a variety of conditions.

Diet & Longevity

Researchers who have studied the effects of caloric restriction (CR) are convinced that a diet limited in calories but possessing all necessary nutrients can extend the lifespan of a variety of organisms, possibly even humans.According to a online report at iangoddard.net, "CR not only extends the lifespan of laboratory animals but also reduces the incidence of virtually all diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, auto-immune disorders, neurological decline and diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's."

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