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10 Zika Facts You Need to Know Now

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas—and with hundreds of imported cases here in the United States—here’s what every American …

Public Health

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Jordin Purcell-Riess has worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for three years. She describes her workplace as phones going off, voices everywhere, every room full. "You look around and the hallways are full of patients on stretchers; …

Health Care

Watch the world's first surgery streamed in virtual reality live from London

The world's first surgery to be broadcast live through virtual reality is happening today in London.<p>Dr Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital who is pioneering VR surgery, is today broadcasting the first live surgery - in virtual reality.<p>The operation is being performed on a …

Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases

<b>Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis, scientists have discovered.</b><p>Armed with this new knowledge, doctors might better determine which patients need the most aggressive treatment, the Institute of Cancer Research team say.<p>They looked at laboratory and clinical data …

Cancer

What Medical Schools Do Today

It seems obvious: medical schools are where you go if you want to become a doctor.<p>But in addition to <i>teaching</i> the next generation of physicians and surgeons, they also do so much more--especially now in the age of Obamacare.<p>Medical schools are hotbeds of scientific <i>discovery</i>. Connected to …

Digital Health

Will Blood Transfusion Be the Republican Party's Next Medical Target?

Photo: ICSident<p><b>Why Stop with Abortion Restrictions?</b><p>Emboldened by recent legislative incursions into gynecology, the GOP may soon look for other ways to practice medicine without a license. Why not meddle in transfusion medicine next?<p><b>Implementing the Program</b><p>Following their anti-abortion playbook, …

Health Care

Company Will Lower Drug Price After Critics Called 4,000% Hike 'Unjustifiable'

The CEO of a pharmaceutical company, which increased the price of a drug used for parasite infections by more than 4,000 percent, said the company …

3D printed windpipe improves girl's operation

<b>A 3D-printed windpipe has been used to practise delicate surgery before an operation on a six-year-old girl at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.</b><p>It meant doctors could pick the correct tools needed to wash her lungs.<p>And as a result, Katie Parke, from Northern Ireland, needed to spend less time …

3D Printing