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One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

The Advancement of Medicine and Where We Are Now

Like everything these days, the world of medicine is advancing at a phenomenal rate. Every day more and more specialized treatments and procedures …

Digital Health

In Raising Awareness For Women's Health, Is Pink Overshadowing Red?

There’s no denying the power of breast cancer awareness efforts—especially in October, a month-long campaign that features everything from special …

Doctors are failing to protect your privacy as a patient

Somewhere on the Internet there is a photo of me topless. I'm not a celebrity, and this photo was not taken by paparazzi, an ex-boyfriend, or hackers—it was taken by a medical professional. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was followed by a mastectomy, and then reconstructive …

What you need to know about voting for medical marijuana on Nov. 8

On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical marijuana<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot …

The new scanners that can really get inside your head

Equipment allowing UK scientists to track the workings of the brain in much more detail is being unveiled at Cambridge University<p>New visions of the brain and body’s detailed operations will be unveiled by a suite of medical scanners being opened this week. The newly refurbished Wolfson Brain …

Neuroscience

BMA calls for helpline for people addicted to prescription drugs

Organisation says specific services needed for those addicted to strong tranquillisers used for issues such as anxiety<p>The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for a 24-hour helpline to be introduced for patients who are addicted to prescription drugs.<p>The group believes it could help tackle …

Medicine

Are doctors prescribing too many drugs?

<b>It's a question being asked more frequently in medical circles in many countries.</b><p>Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?<p>With the finances of the NHS under increasing pressure, the debate on what's been dubbed over-treatment and the medicalisation of society has gained added …

Radiation Therapy

Hip surgery does not improve physical activity levels, research finds

Hip replacement surgery is failing to improve the physical activity levels of patients, a new study has shown.<p>Around 60,000 hip implants are carried out in Britain each year and most people tell doctors their main goal after the operation is to reduce pain so they can achieve the same fitness …

Exercise

Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit

<b>Women over 45 do not need a blood test to diagnose the menopause and X-rays are no real help to those with lower back pain, doctors have said.</b><p>The advice, drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, features on a list of 40 treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients.<p>The list is …

Medicine

This brilliant 13-year-old figured out how to make clean energy using a device that costs $5

Maanasa Mendu thinks she's cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective "solar leaves" design to create energy. In …

10 New Tech Inventions You Didn’t Know Existed #2

Bixpy<p>Check out these top 10 new amazing inventions, you didn’t know existed in this technology World. Here we make a list of best new tech gadgets …

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.<p>The web, they’ve said, will bring us closer through new forms of mass communication, connect us to business and government to give us more power over our lives, and deliver a …

Internet of Things

This Is Why Your Drug Prescriptions Cost So Damn Much

When the Republican-controlled Congress approved a landmark program in 2003 to help seniors buy prescription drugs, it slapped on an unusual …

Health Care

Here's how a $50 drug ends up costing you $700 in America's healthcare system

For years they've been watching their customers struggle to pay for prescription drugs, even when they have generic or over-the-counter alternatives. These drugs are supposed to treat simple, everyday ailments, like acid reflux and heartburn.<p>In the case of acid reflux, the drug in question is …

U.S. quietly lifts medical embargo on Cuba, opening floodgates for new drugs | Fox News

While much of the country has been excited about a recent rule change allowing Americans to buy as much Cuban rum and cigars as they want, the medical community has been trumpeting the easing of the Cuban embargo for a different reason.<p>Last week, the Obama administration quietly lifted obstacles to …

Cuba

At Stanford symposium, a look at the next four years of health policy - Scope

During talks, health policy expert Bob Kocher, MD, likes to show a slide of the signature page of the Affordable Care Act, which he helped draft when …

How to empower kids to make informed health decisions

Beatrix Watson was five years old when she told a female doctor she would not take off her underwear unless her mother was in the room. Despite the need for a physical examination, however, the doctor discussed options with Beatrix's father, who had taken her to the appointment and made time to see …

Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

Onions are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This pungent vegetable has previously been cited for its health …

Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence Poised to Shake Up Healthcare

October 20, 2016 - Only a few short years ago, healthcare organizations were wondering what exactly “big data” was and why they had to care about …

Artificial Intelligence

Visualizing the Toughest Challenges Facing Global Cities

At Habitat III, stunning mapping projects from around the world showcase the need for science and data in urban planning.<p>It’s one thing to say that climate change is taking its toll on cities, or that 2.5 billion people will pack into urban areas by 2050. It’s another to actually show how the …

Sustainable Development Goals

Where Will Data Science Be in Five Years?

<i>How will data science change in the next five years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Anthony Goldbloom, co-founder and CEO of Kaggle, on Quora.</b><p>How will data science change in the next five …

10 Cool New Technologies and Inventions You didn't know existed

Portal<p>In this post we collect some best cool technologies and new tech inventions from internet, you didn’t believe these gadgets existed in this …

How people actually get on board with new technologies

How long will it be, do you think, until companies such as Amazon start delivering packages to you by drone?<p>If that prospect seems fantastical to you, you're not alone. According to a survey published Tuesday by the U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General, 57 percent of people are either …

Drones

Autoimmune Disease Drugs Might Help People With Depression, Too

More proof that depression’s not "all in your head."<p>A new group of anti-inflammatory drugs may help treat depression, a new review finds.<p>And the link between these drugs and depression may shed light on the role that inflammation plays in the mental health condition, according to the review of …

Depression