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28 Disney-Inspired Recipes You Have To Try

Disney = good. Food = good. Disney food = GREAT.

Zoom Wants Health Care to Be More Like Visiting An Apple Store

The Portland, Oregon-based company has a plan to redesign the “full stack” of medical services and health insurance.<p>There’s one reliable way to get on-demand health care in the United States: have (or wait for) something medically serious to happen to you, and then haul yourself up the triage desk …

Health Care

How to Make Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>Header image: Chocolate Chip Cookies from CHOW</i>Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, of course. But we all have an idea of the perfect version – …

No baking necessary for these fridge cake recipes | Ruby Tandoh

No-bake desserts are a winner, whatever the weather. These creamy refrigerator cakes – one with burnt honey swirled through biscuits and cream, another swathed in salted caramel – will help keep kitchen temperatures down<p>In the chaos of a recent house move, I’ve found myself without a working oven. …

Dessert

Exploring the benefits of pursuing anthropology and medicine - Scope

As a PhD student in medical anthropology, and having come from a very "medical family," pursuing an MD has been a kind of shadow-dream of mine. For a …

Here's What's Missing From <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up

<i>On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member</i> <i>Dr. Dre brutally</i> …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

India’s war on Greenpeace | Samanth Subramanian

Environmental activists are being investigated, prevented from leaving the country and having their funds frozen. Why is India’s political class lining up to brand them enemies of the state?<p>After deciding not to sleep at all before her 6.50am flight out of Delhi, Priya Pillai felt slow and drowsy …

Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

<b>Don't miss my follow-up post to this one with<br>8 MORE REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL FLAVORS<br>plus FAQs and more tips<br>CLICK HERE</b><p><i>This easy, no-cook "summer porridge"</i> …

Why This Is The Best Of Times To Be A Physician In America

This is the best of times to be a United States physician. But it also is among the most challenging.<p>My optimism about the professional lives of physicians today has ample basis in reality. The trust and respect patients feel for their personal physicians still runs extremely high. The number of …

The Fascinating Histories Behind 9 of Your Favorite Foods

The “pye”—as it used to be spelled—is a venerable dish, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. But those pastry-based …

Food

Mentoring: a solution to educational inequality?

For many young people, a lack of confidence and poor educational resource access can be major hurdles: mentoring may provide a solution<p>For many young people, educational inequality is still very much a feature of modern day Britain.<p>It is a costly problem too, last year Teach First founder and CEO …

Top Buy: Actavis

From mega pharmaceutical mergers to Obamacare, biotech and healthcare stocks are some of the most interesting to watch. To compile this list, we looked at the trades of billionaire hedge fund managers in the half-year ending Mar. 31. The top picks are ranked based on the number of billionaires who …

Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?

This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the …

No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie

1. <b>Make the Crust:</b> In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until they form fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs (you should have about …

Texting From the Operating Room

Hospitals are struggling to develop policies on doctors using cellphones during surgery. They can be both a valuable resource and a dangerous distraction.<p>Cellphone use is not generally restricted in the operating room, but some experts say the time for rules has come. In interviews, many described …

US hospital cyberattack involved sensitive data on 4.5 million people

A hack targeting UCLA Health's computer network may have exposed personal and medical data on 4.5 million people.<p>The attack tapped into parts of the …

Identity Theft

Congress Moves To Stop States From Requiring GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON -- Congress took the first step Tuesday to ban states such as Vermont from requiring companies to label whether foods contain genetically modified organisms, advancing a House Agriculture Committee bill that would pre-empt such laws.<p>The bill, called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling …

A moment that changed me – the day I discovered protest

It was an email. It read: “No, but you could always organise something.” It arrived in my inbox on a Wednesday afternoon in October 2010. At the time I was working in a poorly paid job in Liverpool, unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, bored out of my mind and fidgety about the recently …

Strengthen Health Systems to Reduce Premature Deaths

<b>Last year, life expectancy on the planet reached 70. This is remarkable progress -- just 115 years ago in 1900, life expectancy was around 30. In Roman times, life expectancy was about 22 years. Compared to a century ago, each of us has now been granted more than two lifetimes.</b><p>But there are still …

How the War on Drugs Is Hurting Chronic Pain Patients

Despite the claims of some government agencies, research has shown that the overwhelming majority of addictions do not start with a prescription, and most opioid prescriptions do not cause addiction.<p>When 58-year-old Zyp Czyk* had a serious mountain biking accident in June, she refused to go to the …

11 great recipes for peaches

Feeling peachy? With all the peaches in the markets right now, you're probably wondering what to do with them.<p>Here's a list of 11 of our favorite peach recipes — cocktails, ice cream, bread pudding, popsicles and more — so you can put this summer staple to good use.<p>Ever try grilling peaches? A few …

Aetna's 21% rate hike amounts to 'price gouging,' California regulator says

California's managed-care regulator slammed health insurance giant Aetna Inc. on Thursday for "price gouging" after it raised rates on small employers by 21%.<p>This marked the fourth time since 2013 that California officials have found Aetna's premium increases on small businesses unreasonable.<p>Aetna, …

Uber Cofounder's 'Uber For Healthcare' Startup Raises $14 Million

While dozens of startups today look to Uber as a template for how to bring on-demand convenience to a long-standing market, one “Uber for healthcare” startup has an advantage. Its cofounder Oscar Salazar, who helped build the first Uber prototype, knows a thing or two about the $46 billion-plus …

FDA To Take Another Look At Essure Contraceptive Device After Health Complaints

When Amanda Dykeman was certain she was done with having children, she had two options for permanent birth control: surgical sterilization, which typically involves general anesthesia and a laparoscopy, or Essure, the only nonsurgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug …

Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars

• Cooking spray<br>• 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<br>• 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, diced<br>• 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar<br>• 1 …

The Cultural Demographic Shift Is Changing The Business Of Healthcare

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.” Albert Einstein said that, but we don’t need to be geniuses to implement new thinking in business. We only need real leadership that’s innovative and courageous enough to evolve and take action now. That’s …

Haiti's Unstoppable Outbreak

The nation has been battling a cholera epidemic since 2010—and it's still killing people. Why has no one been able to stop the spread of the disease?<p>In early February, when Jenniflore Abelard arrived at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, her father Johnson was home. …

JAMA Forum: Learning About Competition From the UK’s National Health Service

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is a nationalized health care system—meaning its physicians are employed by the government. From …