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Good medicine is realised as much through art as science | Peter Thomas and Sam Guglani

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize champions a less reductive, less consumerist view of illness and medicine – and the human fragility that underlies both<p>Good medicine is about more than a set of technical decisions or interventions involving drugs, operations and tests. It demands identification …

Scientists use lasers to detect drunk drivers

Device can measure blood alcohol from the side of the road<p>Polish researchers have developed a laser that can be fired at cars to find out if their drivers are drunk. The device, detailed in a study published by scientists at Warsaw's Military University of Technology, can detect alcohol vapor …

Study IDs 'master' protein in pulmonary fibrosis

The research team, including co-senior author Erica Herzog of Yale and co-lead authors Yang Zhou (who is transitioning to Brown from Yale), Huanxing …

Real-Time Wastewater Analysis Shows What Drugs Are Being Used Where

Drugs have been found in wastewater around the world.<p>When people take drugs, they end up in the water, either unchanged or broken down into specific metabolites. Increasingly, water can be tested to gauge how much drug use is going on in an area, and a new study shows that the level of illegal …

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s

Study finds monkeys on low-calorie diets live longer, healthier lives

Results hold promise for humans after competing 2012 findings questioned benefits of caloric restriction<p>For decades, a group of rhesus monkeys has been under observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Half were randomly selected to eat as much as they desired for the rest of their lives, …

The Link Between Breasts, Cancer and Germs

No matter where you look, there is bound to be a pink ribbon. From nationally televised sports, such as the NFL and NASCAR, to the countless number of local events, raising awareness and money to find a cure is ubiquitous and for good reason. In the United States, some 300,000 cases were found last …

Healthy eaters are big consumers of medical care

The idea that a good diet means a healthy population with lower health costs only holds true when it comes to emergency care, a study …

Health Care

A miniature space robot might one day perform surgery on astronauts

Astronauts tend to be healthy people, but even the healthiest among us can feel the wrath of an inflamed appendix. So, scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are trying to develop a tiny robot that can perform simple surgical procedures in zero gravity, reports <i>New Scientist</i> — for those …

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

A Day In The Fitness-Tracked Life

A completely unscientific sleep study<p>Many of the latest fitness trackers also claim to monitor sleep, so I decided to test a few. I strapped four of them to my arm 24/7 for a week of self-designed experiments. Some nights, I curbed caffeine, exercised early, and got to bed on time. Other nights, I …

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?<p>Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has spent a lot of time thinking about the effects of media on young children.Christakis tells NPR's Arun Rath that not all TV is bad.<p>Some …

The 10 Best Things From March 2014

Norway Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

European Travel

Every Passenger Onboard Missing Malaysia Air Flight Is Now a Suspect

Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

European Travel

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