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Here's What 6 Doctors Really Think of Dr. Google

The doctor is in. Or online, anyway.<p>In early September, Google announced that it would be rolling out health information about 900 conditions in the …

Digital Health

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New stethoscope shows how technology can reinvent health care

About 200 years ago, a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient's heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.<p>Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture …

DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

Biochemistry

This Plastic Chip Is Changing Medicine

A series of micro organs embedded on thumb-drive-size chips is opening new possibilities for drug research.<p>They may look like simple chunks of plastic to the average person, but to a drug researcher they could be the key to transforming the notoriously expensive and inefficient process of bringing …

UC Berkeley

Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why

“I hate myself, and my brain,” Pam Tusiani wrote in her journal while under 24-hour watch on the fourth-floor psychiatric ward of Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Nothing is worse than this disease.”<p>When Tusiani wrote those words in 1998, doctors had little understanding of the disorder that …

10 game-changing companies that are on track to revolutionize how we treat illness

From innovations in precision medicine that aim to make treatments customizable to patients to cures for some of the world's deadliest diseases, our treatments are shaping up to look very different in the next decade.<p>Here are the top 10 drug companies to watch.

Urologists Say This May Be the Cure for Erectile Dysfunction

Find out how this 75-year-old is having sex like he’s 18 again<p>Gordon Lawson has had prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and issues with his kidneys—all medical conditions that research has linked with erectile dysfunction (ED).<p>Yet despite Lawson’s health problems, the 75-year-old says his sex …