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How This Technology Is Making Doctors Hate Their Jobs

Chances are that your doctor feels like a glorified data entry clerk.<p>Matthew Walvick is a doctor. But until recently, when he left a large hospital to work at a startup, he felt like his day was utterly consumed with data entry.<p>Walvick, a former internal medicine physician at John Muir Health, …

Digital Health

Muscle relaxants, opioids offer no benefit for low back pain

In a new study, people who arrive at the emergency room with severe low back pain didn't experience more relief with muscle relaxants or opioids than with over-the-counter painkillers.<p>Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone offered as much relief as more powerful painkillers.<p>This was …

Virtual reality maze 'predicts Alzheimer's disease'

<b>Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.</b><p>People aged 18 to 30 were asked to navigate through a virtual maze to test the function of certain brain cells.<p>Those with a high genetic risk of Alzheimer's could be identified by their …

Aspirin trial to examine if it can stop cancer returning

<b>The world's largest clinical trial to examine whether aspirin can prevent cancers returning has begun in the UK.</b><p>About 11,000 people who have had early bowel, breast, prostate, stomach and oesophageal cancer will be involved.<p>Uncertainty about the drug's possible anti-cancer qualities has led to …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Red Blood Cells

We generally only hear about blood shortages during a natural disaster, but the truth is that blood banks are often in short supply. That’s a risky …

Stem Cells

Drugmaker offers $1 alternative to medicine that skyrocketed 5,000%

A San Diego-based pharmaceutical company says it will offer a low-cost alternative to Daraprim, a drug used by cancer and AIDS patients that recently skyrocketed from $13.50 to $750 a pill.<p>Imprimis Pharmaceuticals says the substitute drug will be priced as low as $99 for a 100-capsule …

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What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

We shouldn’t wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.<p>The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.<p>“What that 32 years is …

TED Talks

Magnets Might 'Unlock' Paralyzed Arm After Stroke

Stimulation could ultimately "teach" the brain how to move the paralyzed arm.<p>People who suffer a stroke face many physical and emotional hurdles on their long road to recovery. But now, there may be a glimmer of hope for those with one common stroke symptom: partial arm paralysis that leaves the …