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The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Now a majority of doctors use electronic health records — what does this mean for you?

Over half of doctors in the U.S. have now ditched paper-based systems in favor of electronic health records (EHRs), according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<p>The market for EHRs is now estimated at between $6 billion and $10 billion. For this reason, noted …

In India, students can study whatever they want, so long as its engineering

There’s a joke about fathers in India. A father says to his son: You can study any field you want. As long as it’s engineering.<p>It’s part of national wisdom that an engineering degree guarantees a stable, well-paying office job.<p>“It’s a very enjoyable life. We get higher pay. Many more advantages,” …

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Compassion is a trainable skill

Study published in the journal Psychological Science shows that compassion and altruism are learnable<p>Can people be taught to act more altruistically? Newly published research, measuring both brain activity and behavior, suggests the answer just may be yes.<p>“Our findings support the possibility that …

Chinese millennials to enter worst job market in nation’s history

While the number of college graduates in China has multiplied six fold, the number of jobs has dropped 15 percent<p>HONG KONG — In America, things are finally starting to look up for the millennials. Unemployment has dropped, job prospects have brightened, and the economic hangover from the recession …