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The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

As with the beginning of each new year, the word "improved" gets bandied about: improved patient care, improved patient satisfaction, improved efficiency. Physicians are constantly being told to push past their burnout and embrace multitasking for the sake of improved health care delivery. Patients …

Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/health/2011/09/01/nr-cohen-college-drugs.cnn_01202203_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always …

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

WASHINGTON— PresidentObama's health law has led to an even greater increase in health coverage than previously estimated, according to new Gallup survey data, which suggests that about 12 million previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage since last fall.<p>That is millions more than Gallup …

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Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that over 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.<p>Obama …

Finding Brown Fat In MRIs Is A Big Step For Obesity Research

<i>A digitally-enhanced axial MRI of the upper chest (as if viewed from the feet). Areas of potential brown fat are shown in green.</i><p>In the world of brown fat news, this is kind of a big deal.<p>Researchers for the first time have been able to capture evidence of brown fat in a living adult via MRI …

Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

Health officials in Columbus, Ohio, are calling the city's mumps outbreak the biggest since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s.<p>Columbus generally gets an average of one case of mumps a year, but since February, there have been 244 cases reported in an outbreak that began on the Ohio …

FDA approves Eli Lilly drug for stomach cancer | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Monday approved an Eli Lilly and Co drug to treat advanced stomach cancer and a form of cancer in the area where the esophagus joins the stomach.<p>The Food and Drug Administration said it has approved ramucirumab for use in patients whose cancer cannot be …

Medical School: From the Beginning

Except for the first 15 minutes of introductions and pleasantries, the van was silent. There were a total of six of us, including the driver. Three were from the liver transplant team, while Dr. M and I were the heart team. The atmosphere seemed a little too ordinary to be a car full of surgeons …

With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center is hard to miss. The practice's new 30,000-square-foot building is marked with an enormous sign along one of the main roads in Alexandria, a central Louisiana city of about 48,000 people.<p>In the elegant, high-ceilinged interior, the medical practice's …

Vaccines prevent more than 700,000 child deaths in the U.S.: CDC | Reuters

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal government program launched 20 years ago to increase vaccinations for low-income children in the United States will prevent more than 700,000 deaths, but measles remains a stubborn adversary, with more than 129 cases so far this year, a federal agency said on …

State of Confusion: One-Third of American Parents Continue to Link Vaccines and Autism

A Sept. 14, 1961 <i>New York Times</i> headline boldly proclaimed "Measles Vaccine Effective In Test, Injections With Live Virus Protect 100 Per Cent of Children in Epidemics." Before the measles vaccine, this was a disease that infected nearly every child in America by the age of 15, killing up to 500 …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Why are women more opposed to abortion?

It is often assumed that women support abortion rights while men seek to deny them – when Jeremy Hunt suggested reducing the legal abortion limit to 12 weeks, for example, The Telegraphremarked that his comments "could have an impact on the Conservatives’ attempts to boost their support among …

16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

There are various hidden Easter Eggs, jokes, and little timewasters in almost every Google web service, product, or new device. Here are some hidden …

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the<p>hepatitisC virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear the …

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FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

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U.S. insurers fear backlash over new Obamacare rate increases | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the first Obamacare enrollment period comes to a close, U.S. insurers are already anticipating the need to raise prices for 2015 and fear that it will put them at the center of the political blame game over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.<p>A boy waits in line at a …

Japanese Pianist Yoshiki Battles Holographic Version Of Himself

Japanese pianist Yoshiki Hayashi is well known for his flair onstage.<p>The co-founder of the wildly popular group X Japan often dons elaborate, David Bowie-level ensembles while dramatically pounding piano keys -- and sometimes drum sets -- amidst dizzying electric light displays. His ability to blur …

The 50 Coolest Inventions From All 50 States

We didn't just invent fast food.

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

Some young people seeking to buy health insurance are finding themselves falling into a subsidy gap that leaves them ineligible for financial assistance that was heavily advertised.<p>Subsidies in the health law were designed to lower insurance costs for people who make around $11,000 to $46,000 a …

How Identical Twins Develop Different Personalities - D-brief

By Lisa Raffensperger | May 9, 2013 1:13 pm<p>Why are you who you are? At a simple level, biology says you’re a product of your genes and your …

Slightest change makes myelin come unglued - Futurity

Small changes in the composition of myelin's layers can affect its ability to insulate axons, offering clues to diseases like multiple sclerosis.

UK moves to legalize controversial IVF technique

The United Kingdom today inched closer to legalizing a controversial method of reproduction, known as mitochondrial replacement, or ‘three-parent …

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …