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How Telemedicine Has Already Surpassed Our Earliest Predictions

Today, remotely operated robot doctors are zipping around intensive care units while smartphone apps beam vital signs from ambulance to hospital. …

Australian doctors give patients less control over their e-health records: survey

Doctors in Australia are more resistant to giving patients’ control over electronic health records than doctors in other countries, according to an …

Digital Health

Creating Passionate Users

Crash course in learning theory<p>One formula (of many) for a successful blog is to create a "learning blog". A blog that shares what you know, to help …

Study Finds Gamers Have Greater Cognitive Function And More Grey Matter

Gamers everywhere rejoice! It turns out that gaming prowess is an indication of a better connected brain. This latest conclusion was drawn from …

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Idealism

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

The right’s gross ACA fight: Rooting for healthcare chaos to benefit GOP

<b>Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Joshua Roberts/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Conservatives like Michael Barone salivate over the political benefit to ripping away Americans’ health coverage<p>Simon Maloy<p>November 10, 2014 8:36pm (UTC)<p>With the Supreme Court ready to hear arguments in …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …

#edc with the crew

Apparent hackers claim they have stolen nearly 7 million Dropbox passwords

<i>Updated 8:30pm Pacific with Dropbox’s response.</i><p>Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox have been published on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site.<p>The apparent hackers claim to have nabbed 6,937,081 passwords and today published a “teaser” of 400 username-password pairs. …

Where’s the business model for mHealth?

“<i>U.S. physicians and hospitals are in the digital dark ages when it comes to using the latest mobile devices and Internet services to deliver patient</i> …

Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return

The website CrowdMed lets you outsource your medical diagnoses to users competing for points and cash. Is it the solution to online hypochondria, or …

Wi-Fi Monitoring Could be Next Senior Care Breakthrough

<b>The Innovation Series is Brought to you by Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE, committed to creating technology-based</b> …

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s

The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum

“He drank too much and smoked too much. He granted too many interviews full of cynical observations about himself and his business. He made too many …

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets during stressful times.<p>And many of us are quick to turn to either …

Samsung Beats Apple to the Punch with Their New Health Monitor

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Samsung has officially beat Apple to launching a health tracking system. While Apple is set to …

27 Things You Need To Know About Happiness

We all have different ideas of how to achieve total bliss. For some it's in the company of loved ones, for others it's following their passions -- but is there more to it when it comes to the bigger picture of happiness?<p>It turns out there are a lot of factors that can affect whether you're sporting …

A Beautiful Mind

In Adam Gazzaley’s new lab, the brain is a kaleidoscope of colors, bursting and pulsing in real time to the rhythm of electronic music.<p>The …

'Trackers' willing to share health data

People who use wearable devices and smartphone apps to track their health and fitness are generally willing to share their data with researchers, …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Feeling Grateful Makes You A Better Saver And Investor, Study Shows

How were you feeling the day you had to turn in the form telling your benefits department what percent of your salary you wanted to set aside for your 401K? Or the time you were deciding to rack up $5,000 in credit card debt so you and your spouse could take a two-week cycling vacation in the south …

Meet the Super Taskers

The moment the broadcast goes live, Joe Perota suddenly goes from normal to extraordinary. Perota is a director for live multi-camera TV. While …

The Brain

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Molly Fox, 28, Anthropology

0<p>SHARES<p>Molly Fox, 28, Anthropology<p>In ninth grade, Molly Fox started volunteering at a local nursing home. “The better I got to know the residents …