Sandra Clark

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Proto-Indo-European: The mother of all languages ​​emerged in the Russian steppes 6,500 years ago

The mother of all languages ​​emerged in the Russian steppes 6,500 years. A statistical study using data from more than 150 languages ​​indicates a …

Anthropology

Online portal of thousands of clinical trials could aid disease research

Under pressure to be more transparent about the results of drug testing studies, some companies have begun to share anonymized patient data from …

Clinical Trials

Ebola Eludes Drug Testing Once More as Outbreak Tapers Off

As the Ebola outbreak ebbs in central Africa, the lethal virus has once again evaded testing that’s crucial to developing a cure.<p>The last suspected …

Disease

Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids

Researchers tested an alternative to opioids in a mouse model of chronic pain and found it to be safe, effective, and possess none of the side …

Pain

Trump promised them better, cheaper health care. It’s not happening.

A key small business group says Trump’s new insurance rules are unworkable, after pushing the idea for nearly 20 years.<p>President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small …

Health Care

Investigation: Patients' Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers

Eight months pregnant, the drug sales representative wore a wire for the FBI around her bulging belly as she recorded conversations with colleagues at a conference in Chicago. Her code name? Pampers.<p>Her company, drugmaker Warner Chilcott, was using payments and perks to get doctors to prescribe its …

Health Care

Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States, 1999-2016: observational study

• Schuppan D,<br>• Afdhal NH<p>. Liver cirrhosis.Lancet2008;371:838-51. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60383-9 pmid:18328931<p>Tapper EB,<br>• Finkelstein D,<br>• Mittleman …

Medical Journals

Texas couples feel pressure to divorce to afford care for disabled, ill children

Three-year-old Annalynne Magallon has cerebral palsy, but her family is ineligible for Medicaid to help pay for her care because her father earns too …

Health Care

Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

Writing

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Leadership

Growing your company: Why the North Star metric works

Seafarers once traversed the oceans with the North Star as a guide, determining their proper direction depending on their relationship to it in the night sky. Now in 2018, tech entrepreneurs are doing the same — in a manner of speaking.<p>One of the most recent trends in the startup world is the North …

nsm

The Effects of Stopping Metformin

The medication metformin is a drug in the biguanide family that is used to treat type 2 or adult-onset diabetes mellitus. Drugs.com notes that …

Diabetes

CMS Proposes More Medicare Reimbursement For Telehealth, RPM

July 13, 2018 - The federal government is once again moving toward acceptance of telehealth and remote patient monitoring with new rules on how …

Digital Health

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed …

Medical Research

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable.<p>Potable water is increasingly scarce in San …

Mexico

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Infographics

Historic Narcotics Bust Yields Enough Fentanyl To ‘Kill Everyone On The East Coast’

7:52 PM 07/13/2018<p>Authorities in North Carolina confiscated a massive haul of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl in what officials called “one of …

North Carolina

An "Asteroid" Discovered Last Year Just Turned Out to Be Something Way Cooler

Double the fun!<p>An asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun in December last year has revealed a fun surprise: it's not one asteroid, but two, locked in …

Astronomy

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

SO...DO I HAVE PREDIABETES?<p>(It'll only take a minute!)<p>The numbers don't lie—1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes.<p>With a little exercise and a …

Diabetes

Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 30.3 million Americans have diabetes and 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes. For …

Diabetes

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

East Africa

Clearing up the smoke on the South China Sea dispute

Let’s attempt to clear up the smoke on the China-Philippine conflict over territorial waters and atolls in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) …

China

Lena Dunham Proves Why Thinner Doesn’t Mean Happier in a Powerful Now-and-Then Instagram Post

“As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades,” writes Lena Dunham in her latest Instagram post. “I lean in.”<p>Taking the media and society at large to task, the 32-year-old actress, writer, and producer shared side-by-side images of herself—one taken in April 2017, and the …

Feminism

‘South China Sea fisheries in danger of collapse in the next decade’

Vast fisheries in the South China Sea are in possible danger of collapse in the next decade or so as production has reached a plateau, a maritime …

China

Early Life Experience: It's in Your DNA

Surprising study suggests experiences while young causes brain to experience changes to the genome

Neuroscience

Seven Ways To Spot A Bully

Bullies have always been around. From schoolyard brutes to world leaders, they are unfortunately a fact of life. However, there is an increasing amount of research available to detect and deal with these dominant, self-focused types. In his new book, <i>Negotiating with a Bully: Take Charge and Turn</i> …

Leadership

To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual …

Machine Learning

How to Write a Book Using an Outline

So, you’ve got a great idea for a book. You have a clear picture of the opening scenes and the climactic scene, and maybe some scenes in between, so …

Writing