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Study: Paramedics’ Risk of Being Assaulted Exceeds Firefighting Colleagues

An ambulance coming out of its bay for a call. Photo by Jeff Fusco.<p>Research out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health determined …

How You Can Function on Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep

I don’t have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I’m one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren’t any drugs involved, …

CEOs

What's the Difference Between Circuits, Supersets, and Intervals?

Just when you think you’ve nailed down the names of all the different exercises in your new workout program (and are ready to give it a whirl), it …

Exercise

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.<p>Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those for all …

The Science Of Bisexuality

It's complicated.<p>Bisexual folks have an image problem in America. Could science help?<p>A new feature, published in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, follows the efforts of the American Institute of Bisexuality to fund scientific studies on bisexuals. The institute works to combat damaging beliefs about …

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

Why Your Dog Is Smarter Than My Baby

Dolphins are as smart as 3-year olds, and dogs as smart as two-year old children, and some chimps are better at remembering things than any adult I know. But what do intelligence comparisons actually show us?<p>On the surface, human babies appear to be miles behind the rest of the animal kingdom. …

Events In Your Past Determine Which Microbes Live On You

A scientist with a swab and a microscope could tell what school you went to<p>Trillions of microbes live in and on our body. We don’t yet fully understand how these microbial ecosystems develop or the full extent to which they influence our health. Some provide essential nutrients, while others cause …

Dirty Dog: Do Pets Track Bacteria In Your Home?

A little over a year ago I was hunched over my dog in the living room of my apartment, methodically running a set of sterile swabs over various parts of his body. First came the sole of his right front paw, then his bellybutton. Neither seemed to bother him. But when I pried open his mouth and …

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

Today’s discovery of dwarf planet 2012 VP113 suggests that many planet-sized worlds lurk undetected beyond the orbit of Pluto, maybe even a giant ‘Super Earth’<p>We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the …

1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital

About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>Patients acquired some 721,800 infections at hospitals that year, according to the research. Of those infected, about …

Readers' Poll: 10 Greatest Rush Albums

The band's best work, from their 1974 debut through 2012's 'Clockwork Angels'<p>Last week, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson told Rolling Stone that the trio …