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What Your ER Doctor Wishes You Would Divulge

I'm not the greatest cook, admittedly. After preparing chicken breasts on the stove (dry as toast), I compensated by adding a dipping sauce to mask it. My 15-year-old arrived at the table (starving) and began wolfing down his meal. A minute later, he stood up, turned pale, and began gasping for …

Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …

Baking

Apple's HealthKit collaborator, Mayo Clinic, launches its iOS 8-integrated app

Mayo Clinic was one of the first big-name health providers Apple tapped to help with the build and launch of the HealthKit consumer health data platform.<p>Now Mayo has launched its app, which is available for free to Mayo Clinic patients and the general public at Apple’s App Store.<p>The Mayo app now …

How Brain Science Can Help Explain Discrepancies in a Sexual Assault Survivor's Story

"I believe that you believe something happened to you." The young woman repeated the detective's statement to me again. It had been the detective's response to her question of whether he believed her account of the brutal sexual assault she had experienced the past weekend.<p>As a counselor on the …

The Brain

Streaming a ‘Netflix’ Innovation for Health Care

It is time to bring medicine home. To be truly patient-centric, we need to think about the patient before he or she leaves home, not just when the …

Smartphones set to boost large-scale health studies

Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research.<p>Countless owners of smartphones and wearable devices are already using their …

3 Best Stock Investments in the Future of Healthcare

Profit from potential winners in precision medicine, telehealth, and wearables.<p>Right now might be to healthcare what the early 1990s were to the …

Why Apple's ResearchKit signals a Golden Age for health care

In a surprise announcement recently, Apple Inc. preceded the debut of its new line of connected watches by unveiling ResearchKit, a medical research …

How Do You Handle A Medical Emergency On A Mission To Mars?

NASA is still trying to figure that out<p>In order to be selected by NASA to go to space, an astronaut must be in almost perfect health, free of any known chronic conditions, and able to undergo rigorous physical training over the course of years.<p>But even though astronauts may be at the peak of …

Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”

<i>Knowing a Van Gogh painting when you see it is one thing, but understanding it is quite another.</i><p>In order to truly see and appreciate a van Gogh piece …

Christmas Eve

Day 3: Have you ever had a failed mentorship relationship?

What went wrong? What didn’t fit? What should you do if you mentorship relationship isn’t working out?

Core Patient Recovery Vest Performs Automated Triage to Reduce Paramedics’ Workload

<b>Core Patient Recovery Vest</b> has been designed to enable first responders to perform triage. Triage is a step of determining priority of patient’s …

Medical Technology

Tactical Medicine in Transition

Combat is the crucible of trauma medicine. That's been true since the earliest days of medical practice, and it remains true today. The reason that …

Emerging Market Medical Education Goes Digital

A shortage of skilled health workers is an acute and ongoing problem in many emerging markets. Weak medical education systems bear a major part of the blame. But a big opportunity for rapid progress has emerged as online medical education becomes increasingly common. Doctors and nurses in even the …

Medical Education

London's Air Ambulance new 4G app will save lives

Mobile health apps are revolutionising the way people live and the way that illness is diagnosed. A tie-up between EE and London’s Air Ambulance also means that accident victims will be treated faster and more efficiently<p>More than two decades ago, I had the misfortune of having a motorcycle …

3 of the Best (and Worst) Countries for Medical Care

Source: Thinkstock<p>The affordability of medical care is a sensitive subject area for many Americans. A Gallup poll found that as of the fourth quarter …

10 Tips for Getting Longer, Thicker, Sexier Hair

From super-easy styling tricks to game-changing cuts and nutrient-rich foods, here's how to have the hair you always wanted, but never knew how to get.<p><b>Longer Hair:</b><p>Remember Rapunzel? Once her braid was long enough, she tossed it down to the prince and girl was outta there. Today, she'd be in …

Harvard’s InciteHealth fellows will work to rethink health care

Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care has launched InciteHealth Fellowship, a new program that brings together 22 talented individuals …

Where NOT to fall ill abroad: International Health Risk Map outlines world's safest and most dangerous places for health care

• <b>International SOS published International Health Risk Map showing the standard of healthcare around the world</b>• <b><br>Outlines which countries have the best</b> …

Dental Care

A New Wearable Zaps Your Brain To Help You Focus–Or Relax

Get the mood effects of coffee or alcohol with just some electricity–and without the downsides.<p>Sometime later this year, instead of reaching for a cup of coffee to focus at work–or a beer to relax afterward–you might use a tiny electrode to zap your brain instead. A new wearable promises to …

The Brain

10 Hottest Happy Hours in Miami

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our …

Brilliant Harvard psychologist explains how to achieve happiness in this popular TED talk.

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Robot See, Robot Do: This AI Learns by Watching YouTube Videos

When humans want to learn how to, say, make a sandwich, we often watch someone else do it first and then imitate the actions ourselves. That may be how robots do it in the future as well, if research from DARPA and the University of Maryland pans out. The school's roboticists have created a system …

Robotics

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

UCSF Medical Center using robots to help conduct hospital activities

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay officially opens on Sunday, February 1, and will make use of 25 autonomous …

This Little Patch Could Eliminate Peanut Allergies For Good

The key: constantly exposing patients to small amounts of peanut extract.<p>If you can eat peanuts, you’re lucky, an increasing number of Americans are allergic to them. Studies show that anywhere from 1% to 8% of children now run the risk of a having a reaction, ranging from itchiness to breathing …

Take The Sting Out Of Bee Stings, With The Magic Of Sugar

Here’s a simple way to relieve the pain of a bee or wasp sting. Take a sugar cube, add a drop of water, and place it on the offending area. Through osmosis, the cube will draw out the toxin and the swelling will start to go down. Simple.<p>Here’s an even better way: Use one of Martin Wenckens’s …

Inflammation