Medical School

Tangled Incentives Push Drugmakers Away From an Opioid Solution

For the drug industry, building a better pain pill is a problem.<p>Pharmaceutical companies have introduced new medicines to treat dependence, reverse …

Business

Pre-surgery cognitive screen can flag elderly complications risk

(Reuters Health) - Screening older surgery patients for cognitive impairment can catch undiagnosed problems that raise risk for complications, …

Medicine

How ‘Frasier’ Found a Second Life on Streaming

<i>The weekend after Thanksgiving is a time for eating leftovers and bingeing television. In the spirit of Too Much TV,</i> The Ringer <i>has decided to explore</i> …

TV

Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases

(Reuters Health) - Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>Diverticulitis is an inflammation of small pouches in the walls of the colon and it has become one of the most common reasons …

Health

Rivlin calls for ‘renewed alliance’ between Israel and Diaspora Jewry

Israel

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts' state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both …

Health Care

This robot can help keep pig hearts beating by gently squeezing them

It could one day save the lives of people with heart failure<p>Scientists have created a new robotic device that can keep a failing heart beating by gently squeezing half of it. The device has only been tested in pigs for now, but it holds the potential to one day save the lives of people with heart …

Medicine

A Guide to Surviving the First Trumpsgiving

Uncle Roy in that MAGA hat. And oh crap, it’s national anthem time before the NFL game. Ugh. But here’s a guide to avoiding Trump-inspired family …

U.S. Politics

This Soft Robot Hugs the Heart and Helps It Beat

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a soft robot implant that hugs the heart and helps it to pump.<p>Made from specially prepared rubber …

Medicine

How being thankful can boost your well-being and success, according to science

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, most of us are saving our expressions of gratitude for the holiday. But according to scientists, counting …

Happiness

Millions of Americans are not getting treatment for hearing loss

<i>Dr. Chris Taylor, left, examines the ear of Medi-Cal patient Richardo Alvarez, 5, at the Las Palmas Health Clinic in Sacramento in 2005. ; Credit:</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

How older patients can dodge pitfalls entrenched in health care system

Being old and sick in America frequently means a doctor won't ask you about troublesome concerns you deal with day to day – difficulty walking, …

Health Care

Is Sleeping In On Weekends Bad For You? It Won't Give You More Energy During The Week

If you're like me, you treat the weekend like some sort of hybrid between a carnival and a no-holds-barred, lifestyle free-for-all. You eat …

Wellness

MRI shows brain differences among ADHD patients

OAK BROOK, Ill. - Information from brain MRIs can help identify people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and distinguish among …

ADHD

What makes YouTube’s surreal kids’ videos so creepy?

Earlier this month, journalist James Bridle launched a wide-reaching debate on the “industrialized nightmare production” of YouTube Kids videos. These weren’t overtly violent, sexual, or scatological videos, but they felt viscerally <i>wrong</i><i>.</i> They consist of inane, confusing, low-budget animation …

Psychology

Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents

(Reuters Health) - Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests.<p>While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries …

Harvard Medical School

Can Digital Pills and Drug Delivery Systems Get People to Take Their Meds?

They are among new approaches to dealing with a big problem in American health care<p>Comment on this Story

Medicine

Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home

(Reuters Health) - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.<p>In particular, male doctors tend to have more help at home for childcare or elder care, the study authors reported online November 21 in the …

Gender

5 Things To Know If You're Experiencing Pain Or Numbness In Your Buttcheeks

It could be a sign of this common—and often misunderstood—condition.<p>Ever sat on a chair or the toilet for a while and felt your whole leg go numb?<p>Then you have some indication of what people with sciatica are dealing with—only in the case of sciatica patients, the tingly, painful feeling in their …

Pain

35-Year-Old Bodybuilder's Sudden Death Raises Questions About Insulin Use

Ghent Wakefield was an aspiring WWE wrestler<p>In December of last year, Ghent Wakefield was found dead in his home in Tunstall, England. The 35-year-old bodybuilder was an aspiring WWE performer, but a bicep injury some years before his death sidelined those dreams.<p>Wakefield filed a claim against …

Harvard Medical School

A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics--he sued them for $10 million

In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050.<p>When their conclusions were published in the prestigious Proceedings of …

Scientific Research

Three Tips For Evidence-Based Retirement Plans

<i>By Isaac Presley, CFA</i><p>I recently participated in a fun exercise.<p>My friend Phil Huber, CFA, asked a group of us to define "Evidence Based Investing in …

Business

Study explores whole-body immunity

Over the next few months, millions of people will receive vaccinations in the hope of staving off the flu — and the fever, pain, and congestion that …

Molecular Biology

White House says the US opioid epidemic cost $504 billion in 2015, dwarfing previous estimates

• <b>The true cost of the opioid crisis in 2015 was over $500 billion, dwarfing previous estimates.</b>• <b><br>Most of that was attributed to health care and criminal justice spending, along with lost productivity.</b>• <b><br>Last month, President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency, but</b> …

Addiction

How Laser Hair Removal Was Invented

Support the news<p>Beauty tech is a multimillion-dollar industry. And when it comes to body hair, figuring out how to get rid of unwanted hair can be an …

Beauty

Ángel García Named Winner of CantoMundo Poetry Prize

Nov. 21, 2017<p>Photo Submitted<p>Ángel García, winner of the CantoMundo Poetry Prize<p>FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ángel García has been named the winner of the …

Poetry

UMass Medical taps venture capitalist to lead business development - Boston Business Journal

By Max Stendahl <br>– Biotech Reporter, Boston Business Journal<p>Nov 20, 2017, 2:14pm EST<p>The University of Massachusetts Medical School has named venture …

Business Development

Thanksgiving used to just be stressful. Now it’s Thankspocalypse

If you didn’t know what was coming Thursday, you’d think the country was bracing for a natural disaster.<p>TV anchors are urging people to remain calm. …

Boston

Campaign #QuoteHer aims to get women’s voices in healthcare reporting

Image via Pexels.<p><b>It certainly wasn’t</b> what Molly Gamble expected to find in her inbox on a Monday: an email with an attachment signed by 151 female …

Journalism

Disparities In Access To Health Care For Women

Disparities in access to health care and outcomes are strikingly different between Blacks and white women, and policy changes being made in Washington will have enormous impacts on women’s health.<p>For example, Black women have a much higher risk of pregnancy related complications and deaths—12 fold …

Health Care