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Consumer Reports Study: Demanding Respect From Doctors May Save Your Life

A hospital is a dangerous place to visit. Each year more than 400,000 people are killed due to preventable medical errors, which include preventable Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). This makes preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease (1st) …

Physiology

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Cancer

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity, research finds

Circumcision remains one of the most contested medical procedures around the world, with opponents arguing it is a needless operation which amounts …

A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line

There was a lot of news this week about a study, published in the medical journal BMJ, that looked at how diet affects heart health. The results were unexpected because they challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.<p>And the data were very old, from the late 1960s and early 1970s.<p>This …

Saturated Fats

What's New in Breast Cancer Research?

<i>Amy Tiersten, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Medical Oncology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai</i><p><b>What's New in Breast Cancer Research?</b><p>A new era in breast cancer is bringing hope to patients and physicians alike.<p>Oncologists (cancer doctors) used to look primarily at cancer size and lymph …

What Take-Out Food Can Teach You About American History

On any given day in the United States, 6% of the entire country will be eating take-out for one meal or another. Whether it’s ordered with a touch on …

10 memorable moments from Kobe Bryant's 20-year NBA career

On Wednesday Kobe Bryant will play in his final game, finishing his 20th season with the Lakers. Here is a look at 10 of the key moments over Bryant's memorable career:<p><b>10) April 12, 2013 — Two free throws with an Achilles' tendon tear</b><p>Bryant was playing at an elite level until the game against …

7 Gorgeous New Libraries Show Us The Future Of Book-Lending

These new and renovated community spaces were awarded AIA's annual Library Building Award.<p>What is a library for?<p>It’s a question that modern readers must reckon with. Even those who aren’t filling their could-be reading time with Netflix reruns have a plethora of options for getting their literature …

Libraries

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Royal Style for Real Girls: Tips from Kate Middleton's Hat Maker Jane Taylor

A lesson in getting your hat game lit, just in time for the Kentucky Derby.<p>Designer Jane Taylor was catapulted to millinery fame when one of her hats was photographed on Kate Middleton, and she now designs fascinators for the Duchess regularly. But while we're sure Taylor could give us quite the …