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Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of... [Read More]
If you are one of the 5.7 million Americans who ends up in the intensive care unit each year, you are at high risk of... [Read More]
Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying... [Read More]
Scientists affiliated with Harvard and MIT have been battling with colleagues at University of California, Berkeley over who deserves patents for a revolutionary technology used... [Read More]
Microbe-eating-microbes are found in "almost every ecosystem on Earth," says a defense department scientist who hopes bacteria of this type might one day be deployed... [Read More]
The U.S. has the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease cases in the industrialized world, say health trackers, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reaching 2.3... [Read More]
The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen also says the multicenter study of life-threatening sepsis will at best produce confusing results. A Harvard doctor and designer... [Read More]
For a long time, the digital ecosystem consisted of two distinct worlds: search and commerce. Search companies like Google offered a way for users to... [Read More]
Many social sciences experiments couldn't be reproduced in a new study, thus calling into question their findings. The field of social science is working to... [Read More]
HPV testing is now seen as equally effective as Pap tests for cervical cancer screening. An influential federal advisory group has changed guidelines for how... [Read More]
The FDA has approved a generic version of the EpiPen to treat dangerous allergic reactions, but it remains to be seen how much that will... [Read More]
Young women with simple pregnancies can safely ask a doctor to induce labor, a study finds. It doesn't increase their risk of needing a C-section... [Read More]
This fascinating book is a sequel of sorts to the previous similar book "Rejected Princesses," by an author flippantly described on the jacket as "some... [Read More]
When you go to your doctor's office, sometimes it seems the caregivers spend more time gathering data about you than treating you as a patient.... [Read More]
Researchers are looking to redeploy drugs used for years to treat cholesterol and high blood pressure as remedies for influenza and Ebola. [Read More]
Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic... [Read More]
A timeline along the wall of the Historic Lyric Theater's current exhibit, on Miami's black health care history, looks like an EKG. The first beat... [Read More]
Are some people getting too much treatment for their cancers? The answer, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, is an emphatic... [Read More]
This brief book, "On Tyranny," is a short but very thoughtful discussion of 20 steps citizens of a democracy need to take to guard against... [Read More]
If you go to the hospital for medical treatment and scientists there decide to use your medical information to create a commercial product, are you... [Read More]
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