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Google Flunks Out Of Medical School

'Knowledge Graph' doesn’t solve our self-diagnosis problem<p>When faced with a strange ache or rash, many of us turn to the Internet for a diagnosis, rather than a doctor. That rarely goes well. (It’s Rocky Mountain spotted fever! No, shingles! Leprosy?) To ensure that at least some credible …

Semicolon Tattoos Offer A Sense Of Unity And Hope To Those Affected By Mental Health Problems

Semicolon tattoos are becoming increasingly popular - and while you might initially think it's some kind of "hipster" fashion statement, in reality …

New Definition of Addiction: A Chronic Brain Disease

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recently released a new definition of addiction.1 In this podcast, Dr Michael Miller discusses the …

Scientists discover that male and female mice process pain differently

This is why studying female animals is so important<p>Do women and men experience chronic pain differently? A new study suggests there may be sex differences when it comes to pain — one that may open doors for better treatment.<p>The nervous system's dials for communicating chronic pain to the body work …

Neuroscience

Obese 7-year-old from Sydney travelled to Egypt for life-saving surgery

Parents of a seven-year-old Sydney girl were forced to take their daughter abroad for surgery after she put on 30 kg in one year.<p>Hanna Tarraf …

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption …

The Real Reason You're Not Losing Weight

You probably know that weight gain ups your risk of diseases like diabetes. But you might not realize how complicated that link really is, says Osama …