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Arms, Cells … Faces? How 3D Printing is Reconstructing Medicine (Gallery)

<i>Live Science staff compiled these images for Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>As 3D printers get cheaper and designers grow more …

VGH doctor first in Canada to use robotic laser to target brain tumours

Print<p>A neurosurgeon at Vancouver General Hospital has become the first surgeon in Canada to use new robotic laser heat technology to destroy brain …

Baby born inside amniotic sac described as ‘medical miracle’

Silas Philips entered the world wrapped in a perfect package.<p>The baby delivered via emergency Cesarean section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., was born still inside his mother’s amniotic sac.<p>Curled up in the fetal position, the tiny body and head could be seen through the …

Hip fracture patients more likely to die if released within five days

Patients sent home within five days were twice as likely to die within six years than those who recovered in hospital for 15 days or more.<p>Older people who suffer hip fractures are more likely to die if they are discharged from hospital within five days, a study has shown.<p>Many hospitals are under …

Ebola: the race to find a cure

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

Disease

'Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.<p>"I'm a very visual learner. Most doctors are ... and we like to talk to each other," …

Social Media

The Health Care Revolution You Haven't Heard About

Throughout the country, a revolution is happening in health care. Frustrated by insurance regulations, increasing paperwork and limited time to see complicated patients, a group of primary care physicians are leading a movement. It's called direct primary care, and it could change your</b> …

One-Third of Americans Delaying Health Care Due to Costs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) succeeded in increasing the number of insured Americans. Most estimates give a range of 20-25% more Americans that were insured in 2014 compared to 2013 – adding approximately 10 million people to the insurance pools.<p>Nobody disputes that there …

America's largest health care company tells Supreme Court that anti-Obamacare argument is "absurd"

Health Care

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine Leaders Invited to White House for Ebola Recognition

University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska …

Depression: It's Not Your Serotonin

<i>“Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.”</i><p>Herein lies the …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Genetics

Defeating cancer, the 'evil genius'

<b>"If you had to describe cancer I would say it's an evil genius."</b><p>It's a vivid metaphor from Dr Udai Banerji, of the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden, for the challenge facing patients, scientists and clinicians.<p>Over the past 18 months, I've been part of a Panorama team that has …

Cancer

Survey Finds Doctors Concerned About Impacts Of Climate Change On Patient Health

WASHINGTON -– American medical professionals specializing in respiratory conditions and critical care are concerned about what climate change may mean for patient health, a new survey finds.<p>A survey of members of the American Thoracic Society, which represents 15,000 physicians and other medical …

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.<p>This year there are two lists: this one, for entrepreneurs who are changing the healthcare space, and a second for pure scientists, which you can find here.<p>The 30 Under 30 in …

Entrepreneurship

Couple Gets $200K Medical Debt Forgiven, But Some Aren’t So Lucky

Half of all unpaid bills on credit reports are medical bills, but the median amount is relatively small. Here's why it's a problem for so many …

Personal Finance

Why Working at Night Boosts the Risk of Early Death

Sleep isn’t just a time to rest and give your body and brain a break. It’s a critical biological function that restores and replenishes important …

Sleep

Where Do Undocumented Immigrants Go for Medical Care?

PHOENIX, Ar­iz.—Two years ago, a hus­band and wife bought a bun­ga­low in down­town Phoenix for $85,000. They cleaned out the re­fuse and junk, and …

Health Care

Why The FDA Panel's Nod To Sandoz's Filgrastim (Zarzio) Is Good News For Patients

<b>Update March 8, 2015:</b> On March 6th the FDA approved this drug for sale in the U.S. with a new brand name, Zarxio.<p>—<p>There’s big news from the FDA today with implications not just for the pharmaceutical industry, but for patients. The U.S. agency’s ODAC unanimously recommended* approval for Sandoz’s …

Biotechnology

Ebola Kills Nearly 500 Health Care Workers

The Ebola virus has infected more than 800 health care workers, killing nearly 500 of them, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization Wednesday.<p>The epidemic continues to spread across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, and it’s now sickened more than 20,000 and killed …

Disease