Lisa Baldwin

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22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Graphics

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

Migraines May Worsen for Asthma Sufferers

<b>Pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according</b> …

Prosthetics

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …

Oliver Sacks on 9/11 and the Paradoxical Power of Music to Bring Solace by Making Room for Our Pain

“Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.”<p>A science-storyteller like the late, great, sorely missed <b>Oliver Sacks</b> (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015) comes about once a century, if we’re lucky. Throughout his long career as a working scientist who bewitched the popular imagination with …

Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure

Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School …

Autism

New stethoscope shows how technology can reinvent health care

About 200 years ago, a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient's heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.<p>Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture …

Looking for a job in health care? Get the resume ready

More than 40 companies will be recruiting to fill 1,200 open jobs at the Metro Denver Health Care Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Renaissance Denver …

Health Care

What's Next For America's Practicing Physicians After King V. Burwell?

<i>This post was contributed by Lawrence Downs, Esq., Secretary of the Physicians Foundation.</i><p>On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court upheld the legality of Americans purchasing health insurance through federal exchanges offered by select states. The provision that provides federal subsidies …

Health Care

Walker's healthcare plan is perfect, if you want almost no insurance at all

When I first heard that a new repeal-and-replace-Obamacare plan was coming from Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin currently posing as a candidate for president, I set a challenge for myself.<p>I wrote down every provision I expected to find in the plan, sealed the list in an envelope …

Health Care

This new medical facility was designed with principles borrowed from IKEA, Apple, and Starbucks

The healthcare industry used to be in a bubble, says architect Michael Pukszta.<p>In the cushier days before the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), hospitals in the US had little incentive to innovate, let alone look to other industries for new ideas to enhance their services and infrastructures, …

Mobile Devices

Which Company Will Change the Future of Healthcare? Here are 10 Contenders

I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?<p>Major trends are becoming anything …

Google Is Now Alphabet, And That Spells Big Things For Healthcare

If you’re searching for reasons why Google has renamed itself Alphabet, here’s one: It positions the tech company to expand into health care, which could be very healthy for its long-term fortunes.<p>Google’s health care ambitions are no secret. In the past year alone, the company has teased a pill …

Health Care

Can Fitbits Be Trusted In Science?

Fitbit says its devices shouldn't be used for medical or scientific reasons. Thanks to their low cost and high ease of use, researchers are thinking about doing so anyway. There's just one problem: The results probably can't be trusted.<p>For Dr. Amy Gelfand, who's studying sleep patterns in kids with …

Scientists Can Now Control Mice Brains Wirelessly

Small but powerful tool provides manipulation of mice’s neural networks<p>Researchers have a hard time understanding how tiny changes to networks of neurons in an animal's brain can affect its behavior. Now a team of researchers has figured out a way to tinker with the neural networks of mice in real …

14 Secrets Every Health Insurance Company Knows (And You Should, Too)

<i>Before you invest in health insurance, make sure you know just as much as they do. (Photo by Getty Images)</i><p>Calling your health-insurance provider is …

Making the end of life part of health care

The news earlier this month that Medicare plans to reimburse doctors for conversations with patients about medical treatment at the end of life …

Stereotyped to Death

Everyone has unconcious biases—but when those biases affect medical diagnoses, the results can be disastrous.<p>It was an easily treatable bladder infection that killed Brian Sinclair in 2008 after he waited 34 hours in a Winnipeg emergency room. By the time staff found him dead and covered in vomit …

Health Care

Nurse Practitioners More In Demand Than Most Physicians

When it comes to what a hospital or health system needs to fill the vacancies in a medical staff, primary care doctors like family physicians and internists have long been the top need.<p>But climbing the ranks and jumping past many doctor specialties on the demand scale aren’t physicians at all. …

Health Care

Neurostimulation in epilepsy: New techniques, new promises

"Despite the advent of new pharmacological treatments and the high success rate of many surgical treatments for epilepsy, a substantial number of …

Neurology

‘Brain-to-Text’ system can turn a person’s thoughts into words – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

Researchers have developed a new signal processing and automatic speech recognition methods for the first time, that it’s possible to turn a person’s …

What’s Happening in Your Brain When You Can’t Stay Awake

Anyone who has ever driven home after a red-eye flight or sat through an important but interminable lecture will know the feeling: You’re commanding …

Quiet that ringing in the brain

New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects<p>A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively …

The Pathophysiology of Sports Concussion.

Tad Seifert, Victoria Shipman<p><i>Current Pain and Headache Reports 2015, 19 (8): 36</i><p>26077207<p>During concussion, the brain is exposed to rapid acceleration, …

Pediatrician: I'd rather my kids choose marijuana over alcohol

One of the most viral pieces of marijuana-rooted journalism on the Internet in the last week wasn’t written by a newspaper veteran or hot-shot …

Cannabis

Placebo Effect – The Amazing Power of Consciousness

Keith R. Holden, M.D., <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Research on the placebo effect is revealing some amazing discoveries about the power of belief. Placebos …

The Strength-Training Playlist That'll Help You Sculpt Sexy Summer Muscles

Tone up to these tunes, and you'll never go back to listening to whatever the gym happens to have on again.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, FlyBarre shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>You're probably used to …