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Medical errors cost the country billions. Does the hospital or patient pay?

When Charles Thompson of Greenville, S.C., checked into the hospital one July morning in 2011, he expected a standard colonoscopy.<p>He never anticipated how wrong things would go.<p>Partway through, a doctor emerged from the operating room to tell Thompson's wife, Ann, that there had been complications: …

Health Care

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | Toronto Star

A crack of light wakes me: Is it morning? No, it’s just Amiko coming to bed. I’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours. But I feel delirious. It’s …

Inflammation

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …

'These Leggings Instantly Sculpt My Butt and Legs' | Women's Health

<b>Buy it:</b> Sweaty Betty Power 7/8 Leggings, $110, sweatybetty.com<p>I even showed this picture to a friend, marveling at my new-found muscles—and she instantly asked where she could get the "magical outfit." Here I am, on the far left:<p>Though they look amazing, these leggings aren’t just for show. When it …

New system in the human brain discovered

Exploring the Human Brain<p>The human brain is a complicated organ that’s difficult to understand, so it’s only natural that we always have more to …

Neurophilosophy

'Strangers stared and then bowed at Diana's corpse' at Paris hospital says Princess's driver

Colin Tebbutt describes the events of the night 20 years ago.<p>Diana's driver has spoken of the bizarre night when strangers entered the Paris hospital …

Lab notes: A new method may simplify diagnostic testing for kidney function

Researchers have developed a new biosensor for kidney function tests.<p>The Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay and Indore have jointly developed …

India

Beauty Water For Better Skin | Women's Health

Dr Smood is a company with the tagline "Smart food for a good mood," and the water—which is simply water infused with orange, thyme, rosemary, and rose petal—proved that theory for me. Because who's not in a good mood when their skin looks incredible?<p>Photograph courtesy of Dr Smood<p>Etti Ben-Zion, …

Call for ‘body farm’ in UK to help police solve murder cases

A facility for research into decay process in British conditions would help detectives find missing bodies<p>Forensic scientists are holding detailed talks with the government about setting up Britain’s first body farm, where researchers would study decomposing human corpses.<p>The aim would be to …

Forensics

Doctors say this start-up could revolutionize how we fight infectious diseases

A three-year-old child in the Bay Area was recently admitted to the hospital with a rash. The child was sent home with a diagnosis of …

Medicine

IVF is painful. Will I leave my final embryo frozen forever?

The embryo in the freezer is no longer just an embryo, it’s the sibling to my daughter. But I’m not sure I am ready to go through a pregnancy all over again<p>My daughter’s unborn sibling is in the freezer, to be made into a real human being at a later date, should we decide to do another round of …

Pregnancy

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

Postnatal care in America is pitiful.<p>For the first time ever, women in their 30s in the US are having more babies than women in their 20s, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>That’s significant because older women can have much more difficulty recovering …

Pregnancy

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.<p>The EU's highest court said that if the development of a disease is timely to the person's receiving a …

Public Health

Ex-nurse suspected of killing up to 60 kids

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas grand jury returned a second murder indictment Wednesday against a former Texas nurse who was previously convicted in the murder of other children. Prosecutors say she could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children.<p>The Bexar County District Attorney's Office …

Crime

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Genetics

Secret stash of Nazi toys, memorabilia found in Argentina

Among the slew of Nazi artifacts recently found in a house outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, perhaps the most notable were the toys.<p>Toys reportedly …

Full Body Workout | Women's Health

​The Total-Body Workout You Can Do In 10 Minutes<p>​ You can do this versatile workout at the gym or at home.<p>Meet your body fat’s new worst enemy: the best total-body workout you can squeeze into your day in just 10 minutes. You can do this versatile workout in the gym or at home, as long as you've …

Exercise

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say.<p>“The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it …

The Brain

Passing HIV Infection To A Child While Conceiving Can Be Avoided By Following Preventive Measures

Despite the popular notion that a woman must not risk having unprotected sexual intercourse with a man infected with the Human Immunodeficiency virus …

Breast-feeding linked to lower risk of endometrial cancer

An analysis of 17 past studies suggests that while breast-feeding for any period of time appears to lower a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer, mothers who breast-fed for the recommended six months lowered their risk even further.<p>Surpassing the 6-9 month recommended timeframe for breast-feeding …

New technique prevents strokes by reversing blood flow through brain

Oxygen-rich blood generally flows from the heart to the brain, but a new technology aimed at preventing strokes temporarily reverses that …

Medical Research

Embarrassing Period Stories | Women's Health

5 Women Share Their Most Embarrassing Period Stories<p>"My friend told me at the end of the class that I had a little stain in the back."<p>Let's be real: Periods aren't exactly fun. But they can be fun<i>ny</i>. If you've experienced one of those days when you just bleed right through your clothes to the …

I'm an Abortion Doula—Here's What I Do and See During a Typical Shift

<i>I’ve volunteered as an abortion doula for the past year and a half in the Washington, D.C., area. This is a look at what I do—and what I see—on a</i> …

Pregnancy

Resurrected: A Controversial Trial to Bring the Dead Back to Life

For any given medical problem, it seems, there’s a research team trying to use stem cells to find a solution. In clinical trials to treat everything …

Medicine

How does the body process pain? Study sheds new light

Currently available pain medications have limited efficacy and numerous side effects. New research, however, provides deeper insights into how our …

Pain

Why One Mom Wants to Live-Stream the Labor & Delivery of Her Second Baby

The Australian blogger says her first childbirth experience dramatically shifted her perspective on what labor is supposed to be like.<p>A pregnant blogger from Melbourne, Australia named Adele Barbaro is making headlines around the globe after announcing that she'll live-stream the birth of her …

Pregnancy

Drug Is First to Treat Cancer Based on Genetics, Not Location

<b>A change in how cancer is treated means more people will benefit from immunotherapy.</b><p>In a first for precision medicine, a cancer drug has won …

Cancer

Sneaky Gonorrhea Symptoms in Women - Signs of Gonorrhea for Women

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, the second most commonly reported communicable disease in the U.S.—gonorrhea—is a sly one. It's …

Women's Health

Daydreaming Into An Out-of-Body Experience

<b>In a 2012 video Anna Poole related an unexplained encounter she had near Muscadine, Alabama:</b><br>“So there was this lady, she was real old. She was in a …

Paranormal