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Pre-residency boot camps prep med school grads for new realities

In taking a hard look at the shortcomings of new residents, Christian Jones, MD, realized that they were lacking in the so-called soft skills such as …

Medicine

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

Black History

Stephen Hawking: 'His laboratory was the universe'

Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking's cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.<p>Hawking, who died at his home in …

Timeline of Stephen Hawking's life

A glance at the life of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76.<p>Jan. 8, 1942 — Born in Oxford, England, the eldest of four …

Brainstorm Health: Stephen Hawking and ALS, Theranos Settlement, U.S. Health Spending

Hello, readers! This is Sy.<p>Stephen Hawking, the celebrated physicist, passed away at the age of 76 early Wednesday. Hawking will be remembered for …

Health Care

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

A test to prevent stillbirths could be just a few years away

An Australian researcher thinks he may have unlocked the secret to what causes stillbirths.<p>Professor Roger Smith, from the Hunter Medical Research …

Pregnancy

The Bad Science Behind Campus Response to Sexual Assault

Assertions about how trauma physiologically impedes the ability to resist or coherently remember assault have greatly undermined defense against assault allegations. But science offers little support for these claims.<p><i>This is the second story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing</i> …

Title IX

Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery

Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, made medical history in late 2015 when he successfully replaced two vertebrae with custom made prosthesis. The patient, in his 60s, suffered from Chordoma, a particularly nasty form of cancer that had formed on his top two …

New robotic drill performs skull surgery 50 times faster

A robotic drill could perform your future surgery -- way, way faster than usual.<p>Researchers from the University of Utah have created an automated machine that can do a complicated cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures. The team's approach reduces the surgery time from two …

Medical Technology

Fewer painkillers with less invasive pancreas surgery - Futurity

Less invasive surgery for severe pancreatitis "can mean less pain for patients, reducing the need for opioids and their complications."

Medicine

Spinal surgery company NuVasive expanding headquarters

San Diego spinal surgery company NuVasive says it will add more than 100,000 square feet to its San Diego headquarters, bringing the total space to …

San Diego

The Breakthrough Medical Technology For Cardiac Conditions

(Credit: Pixabay)<p>Have you or anyone close to you ever developed sudden chest pains such that you thought it could be the onset of serious heart …

Medical Technology

'Phenomenal' non-beating heart transplant operation will slash waiting lists by nearly half, doctors say

A revolutionary procedure is set to slash waiting lists for heart transplants by nearly half within the next few years, <i>The Independent</i> can reveal.<p>As …

Medicine

Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease<p>Doctors in China have been pushing needles into patients’ skin, supposedly to restore the flow of healing “qi energy”, for more than 4,000 years. Sometimes it feels as though …

Acupuncture

5 useless human body parts left over from evolution

Your body is walking proof of evolution, but some parts have grown unnecessary over time. Here are five useless body parts left over from evolution.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Human Anatomy

Adam Silver ‘interested in the science’ of medical marijuana

“I would say it’s something we will look at,” Silver recently said. “I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana. My …

Cannabis

Right ventricular hypertrophy: Causes and complications

Right ventricular hypertrophy is a heart disorder characterized by thickening of the walls of the right ventricle. It can be caused by excessive …

The Supplement Industry Is Barely Regulated And It's Endangering Actual Lives

"Most people don't consider it a medication... and so she didn't tell us."<p>When Pouya Jamshidi, a resident at Weill Cornell Medical College, delivered …

Repairing damaged hearts with self-healing heart cells

Researchers discover a new molecule, 'Singheart,' that may hold the key to triggering the regeneration and repair of damaged heart cells<p><b>Singapore</b> - …

Where do heart cells come from?

Id genes play surprise role in cardiac development<p>La Jolla, Calif., August 22, 2017 - Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery …

Why Seattle’s Omeros continues to be dogged by questions over its next big drug

Omeros, one of Seattle’s biggest biotech companies, may have its hands on a lucrative new drug — but questions about the drug and how it has been …

Biotechnology

11 Heart Failure Facts Cardiologists Want You to Know

Heart failure occurs when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood throughout the body, leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue. …

Cardiovascular System

'Beating Heart' Patch Offers New Hope for Desperately Ill Patients

Researchers are using stem cells to fabricate tiny patches they hope will be able to restore function to damaged cardiac tissue.<p>From clot-busting drugs to bypass surgery, cardiologists have many options for treating the 700,000-plus Americans who suffer a heart attack each year. But treatment …

Medical Research

Experts Weigh in On the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon: "I Just Don't Think He's Done the Science"

Real-Life Frankenstein<p>To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.<p>The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s …

This Musician Played The Saxophone While Doctors Removed a Tumour From His Brain

Watch him play without missing a note.<p>It's not unusual for patients to remain awake during brain surgery. This helps surgeons monitor the effect the …

Gene Causing Dracula-Like Appearance Exposes the First 'Vampires'

From <i>Nosferatu</i> to <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, the stories of vampires are told over and over again. This trend doesn’t look like it will slow down …

Inflammation

These are the supplements that are the most likely to send you to the emergency room

Supplements send about 23,000 people to the emergency room every year.<p>Because of the way the US Food and Drug administration defines them, however, supplements are not regulated as drugs. It is only when a specific supplement is shown to cause significant harm that it is called out as unsafe.<p>With …

Weight Loss

Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat?

Scientists may be on the verge of an effective new treatment for diabetes and obesity, after designing a drug that can be injected directly into …

Why can't I take a deep breath? Causes and treatment

The sensation of feeling unable to take a deep breath is also known as dyspnea, or shortness of breath. This feeling can be very frightening and …