Kim Holmden

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Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629189_84817b0ff5891e3e3ff4f8fef99fe124<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs

Every month, nearly 20% of the country gets a Social Security check. What if that number were 100%? What if the government gave everyone an income?<p>That’s the premise behind universal basic income (UBI), an idea with a long and surprisingly mainstream history. Its popularity last peaked in the 1970s …

Economics

The chart that shows how close we are to a climate catastrophe

We’re inching closer to climate catastrophe. Every month this year has been, on average, hotter than any other in recorded history.<p>India and Ethiopia are suffering some of the worst droughts in decades. Unexpected flooding has hit Pakistan and the US.<p>Some of these extreme weather events are partly …

Climate Change

Why I stopped prescribing narcotics, and never looked back

15K Shares<p>I was never a big prescriber of narcotics. I grew up “country,” in a tougher world where your parents taught you to accept pain as a part …

Panama -- The Coming Crash Of Capitalism

Watching the alarming scene of global capitalism today is akin to seeing a vehicle hurtling at full speed towards a wall and while shouting and screaming on the sidelines the pilot remains oblivious and keeps pushing on the accelerator. You know it is going to crash as you watch in disbelieving …

'Zero pain is not the goal' of medical treatment, doctors say

As doctors contemplate a future without opiates to treat chronic pain, some are making the case that eliminating their patients' pain is not only impossible, it's unnecessary.<p>“Zero pain is not the goal,” Dr. Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer of the healthcare consulting firm Press Ganey, wrote …

Prosthetics

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Emotions

Rattled by drug price increases, hospitals seek ways to stay on guard

CLEVELAND — Doctors at the University Hospitals of Cleveland see an immediately recognizable symbol pop up alongside certain drugs when they sign in online these days to prescribe medications for patients: $$$$$.<p>The dollar signs, affixed by hospital administrators, carry a not-so-subtle message: …

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

Six in ten grieving people 'see or hear dead loved ones'

Researchers say the hallucinations are strikingly common, but many fear they are going mad and don't mention them to friends<p>Up to six in ten grieving people have “seen” or “heard” their dead loved one, but many never mention it out of fear people will think they’re mentally ill.<p>Among widowed …

Grieving

“Stop the sham!”: Pro- and anti-choicers clash at rally while Supreme Court weighs fate of legal abortion in Texas

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Pro-choicers vastly outnumbered opposition at a SCOTUS rally, but there were still plenty of culture war fireworks<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>March 3, 2016 3:58pm (UTC)<p>Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a Texas case to determine …

Feminism

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

9 Types Of Couples Who Are Fated To Divorce

Sorry folks, not everyone is "meant to be."<p>Like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward or Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, some couples are so well-matched, they almost seem fated to be together. Others are so incompatible, you have to scratch your head wondering how they even got together in the first …

The Real Reason Your Wait At The Doctor's Office Is So Long

I was hugely dismayed to walk into a local doctor's office recently and see the following sign:<p><i>Please be advised that your waiting time could be extensive. If you are unable to continue your wait, please let the receptionist know and she will reschedule your appointment. Thank you for your</i> …

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Private Sector

Power Wars: How Obama justified, expanded Bush-era surveillance

Review: Veteran national security reporter has inside scoop on Obama White House.<p>Over the winter holidays, I took some well-needed time offline, away …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …