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Fewer Patients Have Been Dying From Hospital Errors Since Obamacare Started

Report says about 87,000 lives have been saved since 2010.<p>Hospitals have cut down on deadly medical errors, saving around 87,000 lives since 2010, according to a new government report.<p>Pinning down the precise reasons for this change is difficult, to say nothing of predicting whether the decline …

Male and female brain? Research says they're unisex

There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests.<p>An analysis of more than 1,400 MRI scans suggests that biologically unmistakable sex differences don't extend to the brain. Instead, the brain is home to a mix of so-called "masculine" and "feminine" characteristics, …

5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

UX Design

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Ben Carson’s Story About Ben Franklin Is Contradicted By Ben Franklin

Carson says Franklin led the Constitutional Convention to hold a prayer. Franklin himself noted that the convention found prayers “unnecessary.”<p>Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has, on several occasions, recounted how Founding Father Benjamin Franklin led the Constitutional Convention …

The FDA just approved a drug that could revolutionize the way we treat a type of blood cancer

The FDA just approved a blood cancer treatment that stimulates the immune system to fight off cancerous cells.<p>The drug, elotuzumab was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie but will be marketed by Bristol-Myers alone under the name Empliciti.<p>This is the 40th new molecular entity (or drug …

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

Male vs. female brains - just how big are the differences?

There are certain characteristics within male and female brains that are more pronounced. As an Israeli-German research team found out, a "mostly …

Mortuary mistakenly allows pensioner's brain to be cremated before truth behind death can be revealed

Elisabeth Edwards' brain could have provided vital evidence in criminal investigation into head-on crash in which she was killed in Poole, Dorset<p>The family of a car crash victim were denied justice after their dead mother's brain was "lost" before being wrongly destroyed.<p>Elisabeth Edwards' brain …

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Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …

The Brain

5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth your money

Science tells us that taking most vitamins is worthless — but here’s a few that buck the trend<p>Recently, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly sure of: The vast majority of vitamins and mineral supplements are …

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

This telepresence robot helps people with disabilities explore with their minds

The rise of the telepresence robot — a device that looks like a monitor attached to a Segway roaming the halls of your office — has been met with bemusement, to say the least. But a team of researchers from Switzerland and Italy have figured out a way to use the device to help people with motor …

Parents Are Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters

Millennial parents are looking to Instagram filters to help name their children, according to one parenting site. The most popular name derived from …

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