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UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution

British-built Versius device will slash costs, improve patient recovery times and help speed up keyhole surgery<p>British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.<p>From a converted pig shed in the …

Stephen Hawking

NASA finds more Earth-sized planets that could support life

The planets are likely the right size and right temperature to support complex life. The Kepler planet-searching telescope has detected nearly 50 …

The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times faster

Scientists have revealed a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes.<p>The machine, developed at the University of Utah, is being hailed as a potential breakthrough in survival for brain patients as the reduced time they spend in surgery …

One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue still is a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

Pain

The Surprising Link Between Your Brain and Your Physical Health

<i>What is the relationship between exercise, learning, and neurogenesis? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bart Loews, passionate exercise enthusiast, on Quora:</b><p>When it comes to the the …

Quora

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

‘Failure and innovation are inseparable twins’: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offers 7 leadership principles

You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you. Be stubborn on your vision, but flexible on details. Failure is necessary for invention. …

Jeff Bezos

Put down the donut: When Americans became hooked on sugar instead of natural fat, obesity ballooned

<b>FILE - International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can</b> …

Diabetes

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above …

Mental Health

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Xerox unveils new telehealth virtual clinic tools

Xerox on Wednesday launched the Virtual Health Solutions suite of software and services to enable healthcare providers to offer patients telehealth …

Digital Health

Learning how to use design thinking to improve the patient experience - Scope

Ask anyone who has experienced the health-care system if something about it could be improved, and there will be no shortage of predictable answers …

Very Profitable Nonprofit Hospitals...But Where Are The Profits Going?

A study published in the May issue of <i>Health Affairs</i> revealed that in 2013, seven of the top ten most profitable hospitals in the United States were nonprofit hospitals, with each earning over $163 million in profits from patient care. <i>Hold on a second</i>, some of you may say. <i>Isn’t that like saying that</i> …

About that Johns Hopkins study on medical errors (podcast)

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Johns Hopkins study, published in BMJ, that called medical errors the third leading cause of death in the …

No, Sixty Seconds of Exercise Is Not Enough for Optimal Health

Last week the <i>NY Times</i> Well blog blew up after publishing perfectly executed click bait, entitled 1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Google Glass startup Augmedix raises $17M from Sutter, Dignity, others

Augmedix, a San Francisco-based startup that uses Google Glass to reduce the time physicians spend on documentation, has raised $17 million in …

What we mean when we talk about the ‘tax rate’ — and how to figure out what yours is

There’s been much discussion about tax rates this year, with a cut in the 2016 federal tax rate for middle-income Canadians and an increase in the …

More virtual care than office visits at Kaiser Permanente by 2018

By 2018, Kaiser Permanente will perform more virtual visits than in-person office visits.<p>This bombshell of sorts came to us from Dr. Robert Pearl, …

10 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars

Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

A rising young executive found herself strategically ousted in an internal power play. Jill had all the chops to rise to the corner office: consistent top 10% performer, hardworking, intelligent, personable, driven, multilingual, an MBA from a top-tier school. Handwritten thank-you notes from the …

6 Qualities Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Bankers hate it when you hold cash

Since we were turned down for a mortgage in 1982 (our business finances were thought to be "too shaky"), we have had little truck with them.<p>We pay cash. They mind their own business.<p>But for the first time we can recall, not just one but three suits came to visit. Personable and intelligent, they …

Finance

Former UnitedHealthcare CEO's tech-savvy payer startup Bright Health raises $80M

Minneapolis-based tech-savvy payer <b>Bright Health</b> has raised $80 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates …

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

This CEO Began His Job With 5,000 Handshakes

Giving employees a say and standing by your word. These are the management behaviors that most distinguish the leaders of <i>Fortune’s</i> 100 Best Companies …

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

Biology

Obamacare: The Gazillion-Dollar Startup Machine

Stashed away in the byzantine language of the Affordable Care Act are rules that have caused a big bang-size explosion in health care startups--led by founders who will reinvent the health care industry.<p>Seth Sternberg was visiting his 65-year-old mother in Connecticut when he got the idea for his …

Health Care

6 Signs That You’re Management Material

Becoming a boss isn’t a career goal for many, but if it is for you, here are the traits you’ll need.<p>Some people are born leaders, but that doesn’t mean they want to step into management roles at work. Just one-third of employees believe becoming a manager will advance their career, according to a …