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- Feb 9 201726 minutes
Bias In The ER: Doctors suffer from the same cognitive distortions as the rest of us.
The dazed young woman who arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital, Canada’s first and largest regional trauma center, from a head-on car crash presented the surgeons treating her with a disturbing problem. In addition to her many broken bones, the rhythm of h
- Jan 6 201720 minutes
U.K. Scientists Are Deciding the Future of Humanity
Pioneering gene editing research has put the U.K. at the forefront of the next scientific revolution—whether the rest of the world is ready for it or not.
- Feb 3 20172 minutes
Tooth, Heal Thyself
Researchers stimulated the regrowth of teeth in mice.
- Feb 13 20173 minutes
Survival Of The Fitted
Old-line retailers enlist the help of data-rich startups | “We’re building a recommendation engine around clothing”
- Jan 20 20171 minute
Sunlight Could Boost Immune Activity in the Skin
A new study shows exposure to blue and ultraviolet light increases the movement of T cells, a key part of the immune system.
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
Searching For a Vaccine For the Plague
The scourge of the Middle Ages survives
- Jan 27 20172 minutes
Genetic 'Signatures' Help Spot Deadly Cancers
Our genes contain information related to how cancer cells grow which researchers can use to address life-threatening cases.
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman’s chances of having a baby.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Charles Ellis Convinced Us to Index
FOR INVESTORS, 2016 was the year of the index fund. Some $175 billion was yanked from actively managed funds, while $326 billion was stashed in passive ones. This shift came about in large part because of the ideas of investment consultant and author
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts
An unexplained shortage of the injectable version of the vaccine slows attempts to kill polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
- Feb 20 20171 minute
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet the Designers Hoping to Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's with Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Dec 5 20164 minutes
The Gift of a Face
Tragically disfigured for 14 years following a horrific accident, firefighter Patrick Hardison becomes the successful recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant
- Dec 22 20162 minutes
How Much Do Businesses Pay for Stolen Data?
A lot, according to a new report
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
How Zika Harms Fetal Brains
Researchers broke down the components of the virus to find the gene that could be causing microcephaly.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Many Women With Breast Cancer Treated Needlessly
Many women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found slow-growing tumors that are essentially harmless.
- Jan 27 20178 minutes
Veterinary Interns Speak Out Against Exploitation
Thirteen individuals described their current or former internship experience as akin to being "slave laborers."
- Jan 23 20176 minutes
All The Doctors Will See You Now
Executive health programs are convenient for the C-suite—and great for hospitals’ balance sheets
- Nov 7 20161 minute
Model’s Death Ruled Accidental After Chiropractic Adjustment
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
- Sep 1 20131 minute
How to Innovate in E-Commerce
Zappos Labs brings startup spirit to an online powerhouse.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
A Doctor’s Life-Changing Choice
HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGIST JEANELLE FOLBRECHT OPENED HER HEART AND HOME TO A BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA ALL ON HIS OWN
- Feb 22 201728 minutes
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
- Feb 20 20173 minutes
Mirror, Mirror, You’re the Smartest of Them All
Oak Labs aims to do away with fitting-room pain | “You can really learn some truths other than what’s sold”
- Oct 24 20161 minute
What’s In Your Wallet?
A growing number of retailers look to strengthen ties with customers by melding loyalty programs with new mobile wallets.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Slim Down to Save
THE MONEY LINK: When you’re carrying extra pounds, the extra expenses add up, starting with health care. In a 2013 Duke study, researchers tracked health care spending by body mass index levels. The average annual cost for a person with a low BMI of
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
This Insurance Strategy Could Save You Thousands
Captive insurance companies have saved some firms millions in premiums and taxes.
- Sep 1 20161 minute
5 Things To Know About HSAs Now
1 CHANCES ARE YOU’LL SEE ONE THIS FALL Health savings accounts, which let you pay medical bills with pretax dollars, are surging: 72% of large employers offered them in 2016, up from 40% in 2010, says the National Business Group on Health. Employers
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Want to Run a Flower Shop? What You'll Need -- and What You Won't.
There's more to the business than beautiful bouquets.
- May 31 20132 minutes
Be Careful With the Powerful Medicine That Is Poop
It has recently become clear that each one of us is more microbe than human—at least when it comes to the number of cells in our bodies. The bacteria that swarm through our guts, across our skin, and in every orifice you have outnumber our human cell
- Jul 18 20161 minute
44. Health Care That Reaches Everyone
A.S. Once dismissed as a deficient approach to providing health care, telemedicine—when patients meet with experts in another city or even in another state via video conference—is proving to be a valuable tool in closing access gaps for some of the