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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 …

New Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates <i>how</i> exactly one compound may fight tumors.<p>Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown "signaling platforms" in …

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 …

Obesity Now Costs the World $2 Trillion a Year

The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually, according to a new report, more than the combined costs of armed violence, war and …

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 …

The Brain

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. …

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics - Teach n' Kids Learn

The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach …

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 Baffling Math That Determines What People Actually Pay for Obamacare

The Obamacare marketplaces opened for business over the weekend, and so far the website is working better than last year. That doesn’t mean picking a …

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 …

Big Data Has the Potential to Transform Health Care

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 using it to make health care better.<p>The growing amount of …

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 …

7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Mathematics

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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 …

Health Care

Typical American Smokers Burn Up at Least $1 Million During Their Lifetimes

American smokers spend at least $1 million dollars on cigarette-related expenditures over their lifetimes, according to a state-by-state analysis …

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, …