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How Do Blind People Find Braille Signs?

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires most permanent signs in buildings to have tactile (raised) letters, along with Braille printing. I have …

A Cheap Lunch From a Pharma Rep Can Influence Doctors' Prescriptions

Here’s some good news for name-brand pharmaceutical salesmen: They don’t need to spend a lot to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.<p>A new study from …

Chicken With a Beef: The Untold Story of Chick-fil-A’s Cow Campaign

Stan Richards, founder and creative director of ad agency The Richards Group, was sitting in a routine staff meeting in 1994 when he learned his …

The evolution of surgery over the last 100 years is horrifying and astounding

But the fact we don't marvel about this on a daily basis shows how advanced surgery has become. Over the last 100 years or so, surgery has become a safe and reliable tool, not to mention a necessary component of public health.<p>Here's a taste of what that journey looked like.

Phone app that can detect heart attack a week out considered by NHS

A smartphone app that can tell if users are in danger of having a heart attack by the tone of their voice is being considered for use by the NHS.<p>Clinical trials of the software showed it accurately predicted admission to hospital for people with congestive cardiac failure one week before they were …

Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US

<b>The first case of an infection that resists the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.</b><p>The 48-year old woman from Pennsylvania recovered and the infection was vulnerable to other antibiotics.<p>However, colistin is hugely symbolic as it is used when other drugs fail and …

Scientists have determined how we can prevent half of all cancer deaths

Imagine a powerful new treatment that could cut all cancer deaths by more than half.<p>In the age of $10,000-a-month cancer drugs that often extend life by the thinnest margins — a few precious months before the cancer rages back — the idea of such a potent effect sounds like a fantasy.<p>But it isn't, …

Cancer

Critical Drugs For Hospital ERs Remain In Short Supply

At some hospitals, posters on the wall in the emergency department list the drugs that are in short supply or unavailable, along with recommended alternatives.<p>The low-tech visual aid can save time with critically ill patients, allowing doctors to focus on caring for them rather than doing research …

Pharma

Using humor: Why pharma doesn't need to fear social media

NEW YORK: During the summer of 2014, people around the world created more than 17 million videos showing them dumping buckets of water on …

Social Media

Tesla's Model 3 is causing a global scramble for the 'new gasoline'

Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle.<p>In one week alone, Tesla has racked up around $14 billion in implied future sales, making it the "biggest one-week launch of any product …

The US government just said a drugmaker could market its product for conditions it may not actually treat — and it could forever change the industry

It deals with the question of whether it's OK for drugmakers to tell doctors about other conditions their medication <i>may</i> treat — even if it hasn't been officially approved by the government's chief drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration.<p>On Tuesday, the drug company Amarin Corporation …

20 Fun and Unusual Bottle Openers

Unless you're a Rugby player, you probably need some assistance uncapping a bottle. Here are a few quirky bottle openers that will help you crack …

Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could mean the difference between life and death for more than 1,000 people in the United States each year.<p>Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have been given the okay to become the first hospital in the country to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants.<p>"This …

Why Does Your Nose Get Stuffy One Nostril at a Time?

Because your nostrils split their workload. Throughout the day, they each take breaks in a process of alternating congestion and decongestion called …

University of London

You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

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State's biggest desal plant to open: What it means

Poseidon Water’s desalination plant in Carlsbad is poised to begin regular operations within days — decades after water officials first considered …

Shortages, soaring generic injectable drug prices leave hospitals scrambling

Hospital pharmacy folk understand supply and demand and realize that when there is a shortage of the generic injectables drugs they routinely use, a …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

Body Language

How Arnold Schwarzenegger's Relentless Willpower Made His Vision a Reality

Will Power

UnitedHealth's Cancer Pay Model Froze Doctor Drug Profits And Outcomes Improved

Medical oncologists generally make money by buying cancer drugs at a wholesale price from drug makers. Doctors make a profit when the complex provider payment system allows the drugs to then be reimbursed by insurance companies at a higher retail price.<p>But under a three-year program, UnitedHealth …

Health Care

Guide to Ambulatory Care Nursing – Duties + Salary

Professional ambulatory care nursing is a highly complex specialty where you will care for patients in environments that are not in hospitals. The …

Health Care

35 Quotes From Tony Robbins: How To Become Extraordinary And Successful

These quotes will make you think about life, success and, hopefully, provide you with the inspiration you need to take action and become …

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees<p>A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists rerouted signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. The …

Brainwaves

11 Timeless Yogi Berra Quotes

The great Yogi Berra—a 10-time World Series champion and three-time MVP—was one of baseball's best catchers, but he's remembered just as much for his …

Sin City

20 Simple Things You Can Do Daily To Become A Mindful Person

The world we are living in today has taken away our ability to truly appreciate the little things that we should be thankful for. Mindfulness helps …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …