Joey Corbit

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Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Cancer

After Eight Days of Itchy Eyes, Oregon Woman Finds 14 Worms

It’s a medical discovery you’d hate to be part of: A 26-year-old Oregon woman is believed to be the first human ever reported to be infected with a …

Extracted

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It's a great way …

Google

These 8 Steps Will Prepare You For a Good Night's Sleep

Get it right from the afternoon onward.<p>Wondering when to stop drinking coffee and using screens to avoid messing with your sleep? How frequently you …

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.<p>Maybe he could, but not …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Cancer

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

We Finally Understand How Lithium Stabilizes Bipolar Disorder

"The only way that you can make a therapy better is to understand how it was working to begin with."<p>For sufferers of bipolar disorder, lithium is a …

Neuroscience

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

It is a rare unifying moment. Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few exceptions, are speaking with one voice and urging significant changes to the Republican health care legislation that passed the House on Thursday.<p>The bill’s impact is wide-ranging, potentially …

Health Care

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

5 Key Takeaways From President Trump’s Speech

WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s world, boring is disruptive.<p>After five-plus weeks of gleefully setting the Washington establishment ablaze and declaring a new war with virtually every public utterance, Mr. Trump took the radical step on Tuesday night of delivering a soothing comfort food of an …

5 things to watch during Trump's address

Can he deliver a substantive policy speech, will Democrats heckle, and more.<p>On Tuesday night, 39 days after his brief and ominous inaugural address, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to flesh out real policy proposals in the highest-profile speech of his presidency to date.<p>In his first …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

A Dramatic Showdown at the Department of Justice

Donald Trump dismissed the acting attorney general for insubordination, after she refused to defend his immigration order in court.<p>President Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates only hours after she instructed Justice Department lawyers not to defend his controversial executive order …

It’s only wrong when YOU do it! The psychology of hypocrisy | Dean Burnett

Hypocrisy seems to be everywhere lately. How do people reconcile themselves to saying one thing and doing another? And are there benefits?<p>In these times of political turmoil, aggressive online discourse, “post-truth” society and lord knows what else, one thing is hard to deny: there’s a lot of …

Hypocrisy

The triumph of Trumpism: the new politics that is here to stay

Consider the scale of Donald Trump’s victory: someone who had never run for office led a successful revolt against the Republican establishment, and then roundly defeated a candidate who enjoyed a significant fundraising advantage, a superior ground game, and the nearly unanimous support of …

Republicans

The Fascinating Psychology Of Why And What We Choose To Recycle

Can we nudge people to recycle more by redesigning packaging?<p>Marketers have long investigated what motivates us to buy stuff: how to arrange shopping aisles and shelves; the best colors, fonts, and logos to use on packaging; and so on. But, until recently, little work has gone into the other end of …