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“Nuts” or a Trail Blazing? Doctor Planning First Human Head Transplant

Dr. Sergio Canavero at a TEDTalk

Dr. Sergio Canavero at a TEDTalk

Imagine if you’d been told your only chance at living involved severing your head off and transplanting it on to a new body.

Aside from the fact that is sounds like a story plot inspired from the 90’s sci-fi movie Face Off, could you do it?

One Russian man has volunteered to do so, and to quote the famous star trek line, “He is boldly going where no man (or woman) has ever gone before.”

Valery Spiridonov is a 30-year-old computer scientist who suffers from Werding-Hoffman disease, a terminal condition that destroys muscle.

Spiridonov, who lives 120 miles east of Moscow, has been struggling with this disease since birth.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, he said his condition gets worse each year. He has lost control of his body, only has one leg and is confined to a wheelchair, but he is fortunate in that he has lived to age 30--- most Werding-Hoffman sufferers don’t live past 20.

Nurses Should Embrace a Little Chocolate

The Easter holiday is now behind us, but one thing sure to be left over everywhere is chocolate.

You may have already spotted a couple chocolate eggs or chocolate Easter bunnies at your hospital’s receptionist desk.  Or maybe they were tucked in various areas near nurses’ admin area.

Either way, professionals like you already know the fat, sugar and calories in chocolate is filled with threats to your waistline and overall health---like obesity, diabetes and a number of other complications. 

There’s no doubt that’s it’s easy to give into a craving and take a bite, but you may appreciate the fact that certain chocolate has some seriously redeeming health benefits.

The cocoa bean used to make chocolate contains plant sterols and flavanols, which are very powerful antioxidants.

Chocolate rich in plant sterols and flavanols have been linked to improved memory, blood circulation, prevent strokes, lo