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There was suffering that should haunt every doctor - but with the end of the Liverpool Care Pathway, we can look forward to an era of compassionate palliative care, writes DR TONY COLE

You would think that the withdrawal of something as obviously wrong, flagrantly inhumane and at times downright cruel as the Liverpool Care Pathway …

Analysis: Even in defeat, Greece sends powerful message to Europe

WASHINGTON — The deal agreed to Monday between Greece and its creditors was hard fought, and even if Athens did not come out on top, the lengthy negotiations call to mind another Greek battle: the Battle of Marathon, a famous Greek victory against Persian invaders in 490 B.C. that later inspired …

At least 33 people dead in Afghanistan suicide blast

At least 33 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack near a military base in Afghanistan's Khost province, where Afghan and foreign soldiers are stationed, authorities say.<p>Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said that the attack happened just before 7pm, when many people …

$1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.<p>The new leading pill for hepatitis C is more expensive, and the number of patients seeking a cure has surged.<p>Sovaldi, last year's wonder drug, has been pushed aside by …

New AIDS Vaccine Protects Monkeys

Health news<p>There's progress in the quest for an AIDS vaccine. An experimental vaccine protected half of a batch of monkeys against a virus similar to the AIDS virus, scientists reported Thursday.<p>The company helping develop the vaccine is already trying it in people, and vaccine experts say it takes …

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1177000/1177965_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397258_4ee9cb9790730a39658afbd0dc24e658<p><b>Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.</b><p>Writing in Science, …

Woman randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian …

The butterfly effect

“His whole body, his skin was blistered and falling off everywhere someone had touched him,” Khavari remembers. “His parents were devastated, of …

How pharmaceutical company Alexion set the price of the world's most expensive drug

What if your life depended on a drug that cost half a million dollars a year, every year, for the foreseeable future?<p>That's the price of Soliris, one …

Manhunt for remaining New York prison escapee intensifies

MALONE, N.Y. (Reuters) - A manhunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison focused on a rural area near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after his fellow escapee was killed.<p>David Sweat, 35, remained at large three weeks after taking flight from the …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S6 Plus Leaks, Microsoft's Trojan Horse, Google Attacks Apple Music

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes leaked details on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, Google’s counter-attack against Apple Music, Microsoft Office’s arrival on Android smartphones, Hello Kitty’s official Android Wear watch face, …

The Week in Review: Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

Today, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 ruling. The decision was quickly celebrated by gay rights advocates across the country, as well as President Obama, who extended his congratulations and support in a phone call on live television.<p>Along with heads …

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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robotics

35 California counties grant healthcare to immigrants in U.S. illegally

In the latest wave of such decisions, a group of 35 mostly rural counties in California agreed this week to grant healthcare to immigrants in the country illegally.<p>For several years, just 11 of the state's 58 counties provided some form of low-cost medical care to these uninsured immigrants. But as …

Apple Watch Has Some Millennials Feeling Guilty: Study

Gadgets<p>Since the recent launch of Apple Watch, investors have been eagerly watching consumers' reaction to the new wearable. For the most lucrative of buyers, interest may be waning.<p>According to a new study by MBLM, a brand intimacy agency, millennials are dissatisfied with the watch. Many reported …

Apple Watch

US man accidentally records doctors mocking him during surgery

American patient awarded $500,000 in defamation and malpractice lawsuit after accidentally recording his own operation<p>An American patient who recorded his doctors making derogatory remarks about him while he was unconscious on the operating table has won a $500,000 payout.<p>The patient, who has not …

New York prison worker in spotlight after convicts' escape

<b>Dickinson Center, New York (CNN) —</b> Almost as soon as guards discovered that two convicted murderers had broken out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, the talk began that someone must have helped them. The tools they used, the knowledge they had and the intricacy of their plan left …

Acupuncture for Frequent Migraine: A Randomized, Patient/Assessor Blinded, Controlled Trial with One-Year Follow-Up. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of manual acupuncture as a prophylaxis for frequent migraine.<p>METHODS:<p>Fifty frequent …

Acupuncture

Nutrition is Vital for Mental Health

Poor nutrition is often an underlying factor and aggravator behind many types of mental illnesses, including depression, according to a new …

Depression

Common Acid Reflux Drugs Associated With Increased Risk for Heart Attacks

Based on results of a new study from researchers at Houston Methodist and Stanford University, adults who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and other gastrointestinal ailments are between 16% and 21% more likely to experience a heart attack than those who do not use the widely …

C-section births linked to long-term child health problems

About a third of all babies in the U.S. are delivered by cesarean section. Now a new study has found that newborns delivered by C-section face an …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Exercise

Baltimore gangs call for peace after riots

Two major street gangs have apparently joined forces with the Nation of Islam to take part in peaceful demonstrations and even try to discourage violence, a stark contrast to officials' grim announcement that the gangs had teamed up to "take out" police officers.<p>The below picture shows Bloods (in …