Amber Beckett

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Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68

A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.<p>Madeline Reid died at Children's Hospital of Michigan, where she had been transferred "for advanced services," according to the Detroit …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

A carnivorous plant has inspired an invention that may turn out to be a medical lifesaver.<p>Nepenthes, also known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, produce a superslippery surface that causes unfortunate insects that climb into the plant to slide to their doom.<p>Scientists at Harvard's Wyss …

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

Texas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola as CDC suggests breach of safety protocol

A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be given a diagnosis of Ebola in the US, who died on Wednesday, has tested positive for the deadly virus.<p>At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the …

The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. More photos<p>Mexico City: Protesters march during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the 43 students who went …

Apple's got a mess on its hands in Mesa, Arizona

OK, I’ve read the court papers filed last week by GT Advanced Technologies in a New Hampshire bankruptcy court.<p>Not much was revealed about where …

Eric Schmidt explains how arrogance cost potential Google employees half a billion dollars

Former Google CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt can put a pretty high price on arrogance: about $500,000,000.<p>In an interesting interview with Steven Levy, Schmidt talks about what Google looks for when it’s hiring.<p>The test, he explains, is to ask whether you believe a candidate can …

How Flipboard Does Money

The rising costs of pharmaceutical drugs, equal pay for women and the perils of processed food—these are just some of the topics covered in the …

Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A new study suggests people with Alzheimer's may keep feeling happy or …

Faecal capsules 'may help stop gut infection'

<b>Capsules containing frozen faecal material may help clear up C. difficile infections, research suggests.</b><p>Twenty people were given the therapy, using material from volunteers, in an attempt to treat serious diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile bugs.<p>The work builds on previous studies showing …

Getting Pregnant When One Partner Has HIV

In "mixed-status" couples, the path to conception is often fraught with medical and legal obstacles.<p>In 1999, when Poppy Hillsborough walked into work in her newly adopted home of San Francisco, she wasn’t expecting to fall in love. But then Ted Morgan, a tall, lanky Californian with sandy-blond …