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Big Data Has the Potential to Transform Health Care

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Big data has the potential to transform, well, everything. The growing sum of information at our fingertips is being analyzed and used to do everything from predict crime to accelerate business growth. And now, innovative companies are …

Supreme Court Refuses To Limit Abortion Drug's Use

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Arizona law aimed at limiting use of the increasingly popular abortion pill. In 2012 nearly half of the abortions in the state were via the pill, known as RU-486.<p>The pill was approved by the FDA in 2000 for the first seven weeks of pregnancy. …

Evolution: Why are most of us right-handed?

Right-handed people are dominant worldwide – but why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same …

E-Cigarettes May Be More Toxic Than Tobacco, Researchers Say

Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, …

What Are Medical Assistants' Duties?

Medical assistant duties include both clinical AND administrative tasks to provide a broad range of skill-sets to your [potential] employer. Just …

Every 8 Minutes, A Child Experiences A Medication Error

Every eight minutes, a child under the age of 6 experiences a medication error outside of the doctor's office or hospital, according to a new national study.<p>Using data from the National Poison Database System, the study found a significant increase in the number and rate of non-cough and cold …

Child medication measurements confuse parents

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons?<p>Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors.<p>The study says part of the …

A Mind For Numbers. How To Excel At Math And Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra).

25.01.2015<p>review by Irena Domachowska<p>When I first started to teach myself how to program, I self-diagnosed myself with dysprogrammeria - a natural …

The Genetic Reason Why Some Drinkers Can't Stop

Around 10% of people will develop alcohol disorders, and a new study in mice shows that having a specific genetic strand might be the reason some …

Tiny robotic arm could operate on babies in the womb

Some birth defects in newborns could one day be a thing of the past due to new robotics technologies being developed to perform surgery on babies in the womb.<p>Spina bifida is one such disease, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 newborns worldwide, where a lesion on the back leaves the spinal cord …

Why deaf people sneeze silently

<b>An online magazine for the deaf community, Limping Chicken, recently ran an item on how deaf and hearing people sneeze differently.</b><p>The article by partially deaf journalist Charlie Swinbourne got readers talking - and the cogs started turning at Ouch too.<p>Swinbourne observes that deaf people don't …

Why You Can't Stop Checking Your Facebook Profile

0<p>SHARES<p>How often do you check out your Facebook profile? If considering that question makes you blush—or raises the uncomfortable notion that you’re …

Psychology

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Here Is Why You'll Sleep 20 Minutes Less On July 12th

When the moon is full, we sleep less…at least that was the common belief without any real science to back it up. Now Swedish researchers have not …

The marshmallow test: Stanford University experiment that claims to predict a child's future successes

Harry Wallop attempts to find out whether a four-year-old and a six-year-old can pass Professor Walter Mischel's notorious test, and resist the temptation of the marshmallow<p>In the 1960s, Stanford University Professor Walter Mischel gave young children a simple proposition. They sat with a …

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki

The Silent Killers of Your Metabolism

Ben Affleck just recently got in bodybuilding-shape for the movie Batman vs. Superman. What few people know is that Ben Affleck is 45 years old at …

Depression May Interfere with Intuition

People who suffer from depression appear to be disconnected from their intuition, or gut instincts, according to a new study published in the <i>British</i> …