Vivek Narayan

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The big picture: Why health care costs so much

Next year is going to be another year of big ACA premium increases — but this time Republicans won't be able to pin all the rate hikes on</b> …

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping

You're reading A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is <i>completely</i> preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But …

The creator of WordPress shares his secret to running a remote workplace

A great many companies allow their employees to work from home now, but few are as committed to the concept at Automattic, the software company behind WordPress.<p>Automattic’s more than 700 employees are spread across the globe in 62 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Last year, it closed a San …

Employment

A Study of NASA Scientists Shows How to Overcome Barriers to Open Innovation

Open innovation processes promise to enhance creative output, yet we have heard little about successful launches of new technologies, products, or services arising from these approaches. Certainly, crowdsourcing platforms (among other open innovation methods) have yielded striking solutions to hard …

Harvard Business School

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …

Nutrition

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 8 Easy Steps

A social media marketing strategy is a summary of everything you plan to do and hope to achieve on social media. It guides your actions and lets you …

A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

5 counter-intuitive lessons I’ve learned by building startups

Building a startup is anything but intuitive. There’s a good reason startups are all about trying new things, testing them, and re-doing it all over again – there is no <i>one right way</i>, and what works isn’t always what’s logical.<p>When starting a company standard advice like, “work hard,” and, “you have …

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

In the future, cities may finally solve problems that have stumped the world’s biggest nations

Cities are shaping the future of global affairs.<p>Over the next seven days, tens of thousands of people from around the world will convene in Quito for Habitat III. Heads of state, mayors, corporate leaders, and civil society representatives will join this United Nations conference to explore ways in …

A Google Maps for the Human Body

A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.<p>Earlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as …

Small Space, Big Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>"Whether it’s incessant emails, texts, or social media updates, our overly packed schedules or the many hundreds of things we own, life can be overwhelming. I believe we intuitively desire simpler lives filled with …

Small Spaces

Bdellovibrio, the cannibalistic drug coming to humanity’s rescue

"Ferocious predators that consume almost all of their prey" are used for good.<p><i>Bdellovibrio</i> isn’t your average kind of bacteria.<p>“It has a …

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors' pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Changing the way it does business, Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other …

The On-The-Rise Autoimmune Diseases That Every Woman Needs To Know About

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>Sore joints, eczema, headaches, low energy, digestive issues -- if you suffer through any of these on the regular, you're probably tempted to brush them off as annoying but not that big of a deal.<p>Yet if your symptoms are chronic or don't have an obvious cause (like a …

Autoimmune Diseases

How blockchain can change the music industry

Since the 1999 launch of Napster’s music-sharing platform, the music industry has been in near-constant turmoil, its timeline marked with dipping revenues, lack of transparency, piracy problems and feuds over the fair distribution of dividends.<p>Music companies hate streaming services. Streaming …

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.<p>In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, <i>design thinking</i>, a user-centered way to conceive and create a …

Molecular muscles can stretch and contract in three dimensions

A molecular daisy chain forms complex configurations that expand and contract.<p>Without functioning muscles, we wouldn’t be able to do a whole lot. …

Pollock's Fractals

In 1949, when <i>Life</i> magazine asked if Jackson Pollock was "the greatest living painter in the United States," the resulting outcry voiced nearly half a …

What to expect from today's UN meeting on antibiotic resistance

In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only focused high-level meetings on health issues on three occasions: for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.<p>On Wednesday, September 21, 193 UN member states held one of these rare meetings on health: This time, …

A Stanford medical professor just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Stanford University

Amphetamine Helped Brain Damaged Rats Regain Function

The animal model showed that the drug could stimulate healing after traumatic brain injury.<p>Scientists may have proven that amphetamines are effective in preventing long term effects from traumatic brain injuries. Cole Vonder Haar of West Virginia University and Catharine A. Winstanley of the …

One of the key forces behind the bubbles that led to the financial crisis is back

From subprime mortgages to lax regulation over the financial industry, there are many places to lay blame for the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.<p>One of the biggest spots was the global imbalance of current accounts, according to HSBC Chief Economist Janet Henry.<p>The imbalance …

Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH): diet components may be related to lower prevalence of different kinds of cancer: A review on the rela... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) eating plan is a healthy dietary pattern. Our object is to review surveys in the field of …

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between HbA1c and Blood Glucose: Implications for the Diagnosis of Diabetes | The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | Oxford Academic

An abnormal hemoglobin in red cells of diabetics.<p>Hemoglobin A1c as an indicator of the degree of glucose intolerance in diabetes.<p>Correlation of …

Studies Link Cancer Patients' Survival Time To Insurance Status

Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies.<p>In one study, researchers examined data from more than 13,600 adult patients who had glioblastoma multiforme, the most common type …

Testicular Cancer