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New era of medicine begins as first children cured of genetic disorder

The pioneering therapy offers hope to the hundreds thousands of people suffering from inherited conditions<p>British doctors have cured youngsters of a deadly inherited disorder using a ground-breaking stem cell treatment which heralds a new dawn for genetic therapies.<p>Patients with the most severe …

The 40 Best To-Do List Apps in 2018

What was once the simple choice between a notebook, legal pad, or stack of Post-it notes to manage personal tasks is now a mind-numbing decision …

Rand Paul’s dystopian America: 6 things to know about the war-mongering, faux libertarian

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The Kentucky senator is no maverick. His agenda threatens the middle class at home and Middle Eastern peace abroad<p>David Atkins<p>April 18, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Many young people and progressives who are wary of a Clinton presidency are seeking …

Rand Paul

Book excerpt: a healthy planet, healthy people

An excerpt from <i>Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet,</i> by <i></i>Kathy Gerwig<i>.</i><p>The very nature of health care is changing. Health care …

Health Care

12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

bodymindsoulspirit | April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment<p>When I was little, my grandma had this little green Buddha statue.<p>It wasn’t a statue of the original …

Spirituality

Thinking with Animals: From Aesop to Darwin to YouTube

How metaphors of nonhuman beings help us give shape to the human experience and make sense of our inner lives.<p>We think in metaphors — they are our bridge of meaning between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Anthropomorphism — the tendency to project human qualities onto nonhuman beings and objects — …

CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match - MIT Technology Review

In a legal maneuver with billion-dollar implications, the University of California has asked the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to decide who was …

Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together …

This Common Over-the-Counter Drug Could Be Screwing with Your Happiness

What to know before you pop another pill<p>Whether you tweaked your shoulder during an intense gym session or you’ve got a raging headache, a painkiller can seem like a godsend, offering just the relief you need. But new research says some varieties can cause a pretty wonky side effect. Acetaminophen, …

Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testing | Reuters

(This version of the April 12 story corrects reference to Dr. Daly’s role in publishing recommendations for genetic testing in paragraph 18)<p>By Caroline Humer<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical researchers call it the “Angelina Effect,” the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star …

Tents for Camping: in-Depth View on How to Pick The Best Camp Tent

At first it may seem easy to choose a tent for camping, but when you come face to face with the reality of how many choices you have you actually end …

A beginner’s guide to CRISPR genome editing

Senate approves bill changing how Medicare pays doctors

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians late Tuesday in a rare show of near-unanimity from Congress.<p>The legislation headed off a 21 percent cut in doctors' Medicare fees that would have taken effect Wednesday, when the government planned to …

7 Pieces of Tech That Will Make You More Productive

<i>This piece originally appeared on our sister site, The Freelancer, and has been modified slightly.</i><p>There are plenty of distractions we succumb to …

3 Easy Steps to Bust Computer Clutter

<b>By Rick Talavera</b><p>One of the most oft-overlooked tenets of the Information Age is making sure that information is easily accessible to people who need …

Sustainable Business

Changing Sick Care To Health Care With A Simple Blood Test

There’s a lot of talk these days about the use of genomics and proteomics to develop personalized clinical treatments and improve the quality of our lives. At a high level, genomics is essentially the study of a person’s genome and the use of its genes. Proteomics is the study of the full set of …

10 Time Management Mistakes Most People Fall Into

LinkedIn, Lynda.com and the Skills You’ll Need for Your Next Job

Skills are a big business these days. LinkedIn Corp.’s decision to buy online training platform Lynda.com for about $1.5 billion makes that point with an exclamation mark.<p>With employers lamenting that they can’t find enough people with high-demand digital skills, and workers increasingly expected …

Employment

Try Using Your Failures, Bad References And Non-Skills To Get A Job With The “Relevant Resume”

“The Relevant Resume” says the ugly truth will set you apart.<p>The explosion of social media has caused a disconnect between who we really are and the version of us portrayed on Facebook, Instagram et al. Some say it causes depression, others that it boosts self-esteem. We were all embellishing our …

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Mongabay.com 15 June 2018<p>Among the top articles from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of June 4 - 10 was one about a …

INSIGHT-Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testing

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - Medical researchers call it the “Angelina Effect,” the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie’s public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.<p>But there’s a catch: Major insurance companies …

Cancer

Motivation for Chrome puts the finger in the wound to stop procrastination

I have lots of ideas and plans. I want to write a book, create an Android application for Ghacks that rocks, create other Android apps for various …

17 Hobbies To Try If You Suck At Hobbies

For introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between.

7 Basic Sewing Tricks That Will Save You Money

You know those little sewing kits you can buy at the grocery store? They're definitely worth the money when you consider how they might save your …