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She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

This Osteoporosis Drug Has a Surprising Side-Effect. Scientists Say It Could Cure Baldness

Researchers may have discovered a new cure for baldness using a drug initially intended to treat osteoporosis.<p>Scientists from the University of …

hair loss

‘The Bleeding Edge’: Not Even Doctors Know How Medical Devices Are Regulated

Angie Firmalino, a mail carrier in upstate New York, was like thousands of women trying to take control of her birth control. Instead of popping a …

Medicine

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Jeff Bezos Just Confirmed the "Question Mark Method" That Scares the Heck Out of Everyone at Amazon

Imagine you're working at Amazon, and you get an email from your boss.<p>The subject line has a couple of those little "FWD:" notations, and you realize to your horror that the email originated with a customer, who sent a complaint directly to CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>Bezos forwarded it to your boss, with only …

Jeff Bezos

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Sepsis

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.<p>"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.<p>At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he …

Lyme Disease

You’re Overpaying for Drugs and Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You

Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, …

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

5 Calls Makes Calling Your Government Representatives as Simple as Possible

Making your voice heard by your government reps is now more important than ever. 5 Calls shows you who to call about which issues, and even gives you …

Voice Mail

Future medical breakthroughs may come from an unexpected industry

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently announced a $3 billion effort to cure all disease during the lifetime of their daughter, Max. Earlier this year, Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker donated $250 million to …

Microbiome

How Technology Will Transform Retirement

Get ready for a new array of devices and services that will make it easier to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family<p>By<p>Joseph F. Coughlin<p>For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to …

Service Industry

Ikea, Part 1: Half-price hinges for DIY'ers

I'm working on another DIY project, this one involving cabinets. I'm gonna need tons of European hinges, and my collection of street-scavenged hinges …