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A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

After decades of fighting to keep how much Medicare pays individual doctors a secret, the federal government bowed to pressure from journalists and consumer groups and released the information in April.<p>The data let reporters — and anyone else — figure out who is getting paid by Medicare for what.<p>A …

MOOCs

Silicon Valley Can’t Keep Up With Korea’s Financial Revolution

<i>Jon Norris is a writer for TransferWise who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Until a few years ago, South Korea was promoted by its Tourism Board as “Land of the Morning Calm”. While the …

Pope Francis: Loves women, at war with GOP

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Pope Francis is showing more and more signs of being a real game changer, aggressive, fast-moving. He’s …

Hillary Clinton

Cancer Will Be Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. By 2030, Report Says

Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.<p>According to the most recent data from 2010, the current leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory …

The Fine Line the Obama Administration Is Walking With Doctors and Hospitals

The suc­cess of Obama­care—and the White House’s ef­forts to drive down health care spend­ing—de­pend on the co­oper­a­tion of the doc­tors and …

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted

In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to …

Nuclear Energy

Moderate exercise may prevent age-related blindness

New research suggests that exercise could slow the progression of retinal degenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration - one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly.<p>In a new animal study published in <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>, researchers studied the effects of exercise on …

Rocketrip Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling

Your boss says “You’ve got a budget of $300 a day for this trip.”<p>You hear “Go spend $300 dollars a day! Have fun!”<p>Rocketrip, a company out of the latest Y-Combinator batch, wants to save companies money by <i>paying the employee</i> to find ways to travel on the cheap.<p>The idea behind Rocketrip: for every …

Bing Rewards launches on mobile, but not for everyone

Now you can earn rewards for using Bing on your mobile device, as long as it's not a Windows Phone.<p>Snubbing its own mobile OS once again, Microsoft brought Bing Rewards to iOS and Android devices Wednesday. Already available for desktop, the program helps hold down Microsoft's 18.2% share of US …

Google Glass glasses are covered by insurance

With Google Glass now supporting prescription lenses, it only stands to reason that insurance companies will have to be involved in the process for some users, and so far one company is stepping up.<p>VPS Global announced that it will start offering prescription lenses to Google Glass users, …

Google Glass

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

Here's How Google's 'Diabetes Contacts' Will Work

Right now, many of the 347 million people who have diabetes worldwide monitor their blood sugar levels by pricking their fingers and testing the blood. Google wants to replace needles and blood with a contact lens and tears.<p>Here's everything we can figure about how Google's contacts might work:<p>In …

Diabetes

Google[x] Testing Smart Contact Lenses To Help Monitor Diabetes

Google is testing out a contact lens product that is designed to help measure glucose levels in tears in an attempt to manage a patient’s diabetes. An outcome from the company’s Google[x] department, the prototypes are capable of generating a reading once per second. Google is also in talks with …

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

If you’ve been keeping with Android Authority’s coverage of CES 2014, you’ll know that a lot of the spotlight at this year’s event has been focused on wearable accessories. Including augmented reality devices, smart watches, and fitness bands, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of …

Wearable Tech

One of Uber's core crew said to launch on-demand doctors

Word has it that Oscar Salazar has been working to create a startup for the "1 percent" that will send doctors on home visits.<p>With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper …

Crowdsourcing

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

Breast implant register for UK in the wake of the PIP scandal

New measures also include a ban on aggressive marketing techniques to help weed out 'cosmetic cowboys'<p>A national register logging every breast implant operation carried out in England is to be established in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the scandal in which tens thousands of women received …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Tech It Out! 15 Way-Cool Accessories For Every Type Of Gadget

At this point, it's likely you've opened up a few presents and are lounging in your most comfortable PJs. Now the time has come to either watch <i>Love</i> …

This Is Our Jam: Sky Ferreira, JJ, And More

Photo: Courtesy of jj, Sky Ferreira, Actress, and My Brightest Diamond.<p>While most of you are opening presents, clogging your arteries, and avoiding …

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Photography

27 Gorgeous, Celebratory Canapé Recipes

Christmas may be over, but party season is still in full swing (and will be straight through summer, according to us.)New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and after that you've got your mid-January Let's Celebrate Something So We Don't Just Sleep For Six Months affairs to host and attend. We're …