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Is your back surgery helping your doctor more than you?

Amid concerns about mounting drug and health care costs, physicians are coming under scrutiny regarding potential financial conflicts of interest …

Chronic pain patients are suffering because of the US government’s ongoing War on Drugs

Andrea Chandler went to her local pharmacy a few weeks ago hoping to get the opiates she needed to manage her chronic pain. Because of new regulations, however, she couldn’t get her medication and eventually went into withdrawal. She spent the next several days experiencing “tremors, nausea, …

Pain

New Eczema Treatments Could Be Available Soon

A pair of drugs for the skin condition may reach the market in 2017; they are potentially safer and more effective than current steroid creams or pills<p>A new generation of treatments for severe eczema is on the horizon, which doctors say could help millions more patients gain relief from chronic …

FDA

More Employees Are Suing Over Family Care — and Winning

Amid a groundswell of support for paid family leave programs, it’s worth noting that, at lots of companies, even unpaid leave hasn’t caught on …

Employment

Arizona Has Become The 20th State To Ban Discrimination Against Pit Bulls

Arizona has just become the 20th state to completely do away with breed-specific legislation — laws that ban or otherwise regulate dogs by …

Could this ‘Mars Base Camp’ really send astronauts to the Red Planet in 2028?

When are we going to Mars? The aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s answer is 2028 — but that date comes with an asterisk.<p>The company last week unveiled its vision of a “Mars Base Camp.” This is a 256-foot segmented spacecraft that would carry astronauts to Mars just 12 years from now, under the …

Space Exploration

Alien Life? Radiation May Erase Mars, Europa Fossils

The hunt for signs of alien life in the solar system may be much tougher than researchers had thought, thanks to the damaging effects of …

Astronomy

Toss the OxyContin and Turn to Pot for Pain Relief Instead?

Dorio hosts a Wednesday morning radio show on KHTS 1220 AM and often talks about pain relief through marijuana. So does Dorio’s patient and co-host …

Cannabis

What you need to know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

On Friday, President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the only sitting U.S. president to visit the first city targeted in a nuclear attack. While the exact details of Obama’s trip have yet to be revealed, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said last week that the president would …

Make your grill non-stick in 2 minutes

If you're out of non-stick spray or just want to go a more organic route, you can use certain vegetables or a lemon to stop lean meats from sticking to your grill.<p>It's warming up outside and summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to fire up the grill and have a backyard cookout …

Food

Former Delta Force officer says the elite military unit taught him you only have to be 70% certain before you act — here's why

Over more than 20 years in United States Army special operations, first as a Ranger and then a Delta Force operator, Dalton Fury learned that effective leaders never wait for perfect certainty to act.<p>Fury is the pseudonym he uses for both his nonfiction and fiction writing, since his time in the …

Special Forces

North Korea threatens United States with peace treaty demand

SEOUL, May 4 (UPI) -- North Korea threatened to "settle the score physically" with the United States, unless Washington agrees to a peace …

North Korea

The Devil: Understanding the Root of Evil - The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Article

For thousands of years, different religions have worshipped deities and seen them as benevolent creators and protectors. But many also have believed that divine goodness has a dark counterpart. They see evil as being personified by evil supernatural beings who aim to lead humanity astray.<p>These …

Aston Martin Details Its New, Twin-Turbo V-12—Hear It Roar

Launched in 1999, the venerable 6.0-liter V-12 has served Aston Martin well for the past decade and a half. Its roots are in the Ford 3.0-liter Duratec V-6 of that era and, apart from marketing purposes, it’s really a 5.9-liter 60-degree V-12, displacing 5935 cc. Over the years, the engineers in …

Sports Cars

Should a 'Potential Criminal Background' Override the Second Amendment?

A <i>New York Times</i> story about state laws loosening restrictions on carrying guns in public quotes Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun …

Guns

Why Doesn't The Military Use Pulse Jet Engines?

<i>Why isn’t the pulse jet used in military applications? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tom Farrier, retired USAF command pilot; expert in aviation safety, on Quora:</b><p>A pulse jet is as …

Engines

Germany gives go-ahead to relax rules on medical marijuana

Paraplegics and MS patients can heave a sigh of relief: doctors will soon be able to prescribe medical marijuana to relieve pain or symptoms. Berlin …

Cannabis

Georgia governor will veto bill allowing concealed carry on college campuses

Rejection of gun proposal comes weeks after the Republican governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed a bill shielding opponents of same-sex marriage<p>Georgia governor Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by …

Guns

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Facing Long-Term Effects of Chernobyl

<i>Scene from the former day care facility in the town of Pripyat – the company town for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was built as a shining</i> …

Nuclear Energy

Doctor Ready to Perform First Human Head Transplant

Tech & Science Brains Brain Issue 2016<p>One fall day in 1974, when he was 9, Sergio Canavero visited his regular newsstand on a bustling street in …

Survival Medicine: Why You Need EMT Shears In Your Kit

<i>Photograph by Tim MacWelch</i><p>I’ve had EMT shears rolling around in the bottom of my medical kit for years now. I’ve known these heavy-duty scissors were …

What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug— something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports as well as some studies have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to helping with certain forms of …

Cannabis

DEA Green Lights Clinical Trials for Medical Marijuana | Inc.com

In a historic move, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency granted approval for a nonprofit to study marijuana's medical benefits on military veterans suffering from combat-related psychological disorders.<p>The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California-based nonprofit that …

Cannabis

Balloon Atrial Septostomy - Conditions, Procedures, Modifications, Complications

The human heart consists of four chambers, right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium and left ventricle. The right side of the heart gets …

Cleft Palate Surgery | Palatoplasty - Procedure, Post-operative Care, Complications

The palate consists of two parts - a hard palate and a soft palate. The hard palate is made of bone. The softer part attached at the end of the hard …

Medicine

I Got a Concealed Carry Gun Permit I Can't Even Use

In San Francisco it's pretty much impossible to get a license to carry a gun, but that doesn't mean you can't find nearby classes that will teach you how to do so.<p>Say you live in San Francisco, and you want to carry a gun around. First you have to have a gun, which isn't the easiest thing in the …

Guns

Congress Considers Rebooting the F-22 Stealth Fighter Production

Citing a growing perception that the U.S. military is losing its advantage in the skies, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee has asked the Air …

Military

College Could Be Free In America If Corporations Paid Reagan-Era Taxes

If corporations paid the same tax rate as they did under Ronald Reagan, governments in the U.S. would have enough money to fund prekindergarten for every 4-year-old in America and higher education for every American attending public colleges and universities, according to a Huffington Post review …

Income Inequality