Yushabel Lubrun

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The Blood Pressure Guideline War Is Not A Fake War

The war over the new blood pressure guideline is not a fake war or a childish dispute. It is a real war over genuine differences in how we should think about health and disease and prevention.<p>The publication last November of the new U.S. blood pressure guideline sparked a vigorous and important …

Medicine

New York AG slaps Weinstein Co. and co-founders with civil rights suit

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Sunday against The Weinstein Company and its co-founders, Harvey Weinstein and Bob …

Harvey Weinstein

Breaking News: Medical student faints on rounds, no one cares

<b>Breaking News</b>: During vascular surgery rounds this morning, a medical student fainted in a patient’s room, and no one cared.“On the vascular surgery …

Education

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

The company behind Viv, a powerful form of AI built by Siri’s creators which is able to learn from the world to improve upon its capabilities, has just closed on $12.5 million in Series B funding. Multiple sources close to the matter confirm the round, which was oversubscribed and values the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …

Toothpaste chemical may increase risk of cancer, warn scientists

Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in liquid hand soap, Dermalogica Skin Purifying wipes and Colgate Total toothpaste was found to promote cancer in mice<p>An additive found in liquid hand soaps and other common household products may be linked to cancer, a study has suggested.<p>Triclosan is an …

Imperial College London

Ebola Could Cause Girls In Liberia To Fall 'Way, Way Back' In School

The implications of Ebola go far beyond West Africans' physical health -- the outbreak has made it increasingly difficult to keep young people in school, for one. And officials say that canceling class could mean less education for girls in the long run.<p>Laurent Duvillier, a communication specialist …

How scientists are developing the robot doctors of the future

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock user VInne<p>Taken out of context, it must have been an odd scene. Late on a cold October night in Montreal …

Fashion Zone at RBTE 2014

Samsung WW9000 Washing Machine - Design

Connecting #GALAXYGear with BMW i3 at #CES2014

With wearable technology like the GALAXY Gear, synergistic experiences are now more possible than ever. At the International CES 2014, we’ve partnered with BMW to let drivers to stay connected with their all-electric i3 at all times without having to take their smartphone out of their pocket.<p>With the i Remote App, which functions in a similar way to BMW’s existing version, for the GALAXY Gear, drivers can connect to the i3 via the phone’s data connection, which then routes via a cloud server, …

Inside the mind of an iWatch product manager

Apple announced a torrent of new software features at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, strongly hinting at the upcoming launch of an Apple “iWatch” with frameworks for health tracking and home automation.<p>But as the buzz and speculation around what this iWatch will deliver continue to …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

New Samsung Tablets Use Size and Screens to Take On iPads

Samsung has trotted out another round of tablets: The 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S line looks to take on the 7.9- and 9.7-inch iPads by offering …

Gear & Gadgets

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare

Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare<p>Mobile medical apps have become a prominent part of many doctors’ practices. From viewing x-ray results to tracking symptoms and vital statistics, these apps help doctors …

Medical Technology

Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future

A global study was released this morning by the Intel Corporation indicating that around the world people’s health care wants and needs are principally focused on technology and personalization. The “Intel Health Innovation Barometer” found a consistent theme: customized care. At the intersection …

A DNA Sequencing Breakthrough That Many Expectant Moms Will Want

DNA sequencing has made its way to the clinic in a dramatic new way: detecting chromosomal defects very early in pregnancy. We’ve known for 25 years that traces of fetal DNA can be detected in a pregnant women’s blood. But these traces are very small, and until now, we just didn’t have the …

Dark Skin May Have Evolved to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Darwin and others said skin cancer couldn't influence the evolution of skin color. A new study makes the case that it did.<p>When it comes to skin color, the idea that we're really all the same isn't just a utopian dream. A look at skin cancer from an evolutionary perspective suggests that maybe once …

Rare 'likely' female-to-female HIV case reported in US

<b>US health officials have published details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection.</b><p>A 46-year-old woman "likely acquired" the virus during a six-month monogamous relationship with a HIV-positive woman in Texas, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).<p>She was infected with a …

Public Health

Doctor says Google Glass saved a man's life

Google Glass can be used to check emails or search for information on the move. It can also apparently be used to save lives. <i>The Boston Globe</i> reports that Dr. Steven Horng, working at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was wearing Glass last year while working on a man whose brain was …