Saurabh Gupta

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Ten ways the Ukraine crisis may change the world

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.<p>Pro-Russian demonstrators …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov for Ukraine talks in Paris on Sunday

Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, US secretary of state John Kerry has abruptly changed course. He will now stay in Europe for talks on Ukraine.<p>The news followed reports from Russia that Kerry had spoken to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, by phone, a day after President Vladimir Putin …

The Stepup Scorcher

Do you have the muscular endurance and willpower it takes to finish this 500-rep challenge?<p>Hiking requires more skill than just walking uphill. Peak performance demands muscular endurance, core stability, aerobic stamina, and determination. That's why Rob Shaul, owner and head coach at Mountain …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Robotic Surgery Is More Dangerous Than Hospitals Are Letting On

Complications from robotic-assisted surgeries have gone "vastly underreported" according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins.<p>Robotic-assisted surgery is primarily carried out by the Da Vinci system, which is manufactured by Intuitive Surgical. It has been on the market for more than a …

Medical Technology

Blood test might predict who will develop Alzheimer's

Novartis chairman rules out merger with Roche: paper

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss pharma group Novartis will work more closely with rival Roche but rules out a merger, its chairman said in a newspaper …

Profit

Internet giving guidance to health providers – in unexpected ways

When Eric Horvitz was a medical student, he learned an anecdotal rule of thumb: Expect more cases of congestive heart failure around the holidays. Years later, as a computer scientist and co-director of Microsoft Research, he was able to put that rule to the test.<p>Working with anonymous patient …

Breast Cancer