Medicine

More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Substitute Marijuana for Beer, New Survey Shows

The green rush is bubbling over, you could say.<p>What's faster than a speeding locomotive? Move over Superman, it's the marijuana industry.<p>Since 1996, …

Marijuana

An Incidental Diagnosis - Body Horrors

By Rebecca Kreston | March 24, 2017 5:25 pm<p>Today is World TB Day, commemorating Dr. Robert Koch’s groundbreaking 1882 discovery of the organism that …

Life Sciences

This New Pill Could Be the Secret to Preventing Aging

Get ready to Benjamin Button yourselves. Scientists are gearing up to trial a breakthrough new treatment against aging, after finding a way to …

Longevity

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm

Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.<p>The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on its …

21st Century

Stem cell therapy gives hope to men with erectile dysfunction

The study is the first to use stem cells from fat cells to help men with the problem.<p>Stem cell therapy may help previously impotent men get an …

Life Sciences

Need a new doctor? Data shows how long it takes patients to book a doctor appointment in New York City

New Yorkers may have to wait a few weeks to land a doctor's appointment, but it could be worse—you could be living in Boston.<p>The average time to get …

New York City

Here's when hospital patients are less likely to die

Hospital patients may be less likely to die if they are treated during weeks that inspectors are checking on the staff, a new study suggests.<p>In the …

Health Care

‘Saving Eliza’ family continues quest to halt Sanfilippo Syndrome

The walls of the O’Neill house in Columbia do talk.<p>They’re covered with phrases 7-year-old Eliza used to rattle off when she could still speak and …

Life Sciences

The Misuse of Meta-Analysis? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | March 24, 2017 5:33 pm<p>Over at <i>Data Colada</i>, Uri Simonsohn argues that <b>The Funnel Plot is Invalid.</b><p>Funnel plots are a form of scatter …

Clinical Trials

Zolloc’s Latest GIFs Are Endless Color Therapy - Creators

A longtime master of the seamless loop, Austin-born New York-based animator Zolloc has taken his GIF game to the next level. One vibrant, carefully-selected hue dominates each new work, often with a dramatic bolt of color that highlights the action. Each one is the result of creative problem …

Alternative Medicine

Medical marijuana doctors gain approvals, await next steps

More than 600 Florida physicians, including 32 in metro Orlando, can now recommend medical marijuana to patients, but many have questions and some …

Medical Marijuana

Aaron D. Bannett, 93, transplant pioneer in Philadelphia

Aaron D. Bannett, 93, of Philadelphia, a surgical pioneer who helped lead the field of organ transplantation into the 20th century, died Wednesday, …

Life Sciences

Google’s AI Explosion in One Chart

Surging investment in machine learning is vaulting Google into the scientific stratosphere.<p>Nature. <i>The Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Machine Learning

Rare cancer drug added to PBS

A drug used to treat a rare form of cancer now widely available through the national pharmaceutical benefits scheme will act as a …

Cancer

New facial recognition system helps diagnose rare genetic disease

Scientists have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that causes multiple defects like cleft palate and …

Genetics

New surgery technique at Hopkins gives teenage aneurysm patient chance at a normal life

Brianna Atkins was supposed to be playing in the opening game for her California high school's soccer team in January 2015 when she was overcome by a …

Life Sciences

The Comics Revealing Medical School's Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons

How “graphic medicine” is helping some students survive the bottom of the hospital pecking order<p>A young woman in a black suit and heels, with a leather portfolio hanging squarely at her side, stares at the wall across from the admissions office. She’s an applicant for medical school, on campus to …

Medical School

Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial

Why it matters to you<p>Fighting cholesterol can be tricky, but this new drug targets the condition at its source.<p>Nearly 32 percent of adults in the …

Clinical Trials

There's now a smartphone app that can accurately measure your sperm count

Scientists have developed a smartphone app for measuring sperm count which, they say, can be used at home with no special training required.<p>Hadi Shafiee, leader of the research team at Harvard Medical School, said: “We wanted to come up with a solution to make male infertility testing as simple and …

Harvard Medical School

The Risks of Breast Implants, According to a Surgeon

There are risks involved in every surgical procedure, but this is one you may not have expected: The FDA recently reported 359 cases and nine deaths …

Biomedical Engineering

Trim Your Veterinarian Bills With These Tips From An Expert

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “A Veterinarian’s Tips for Saving Money on Pet Medical Bills.”</i><p>Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, there’s almost no limit to what you can do for your pet. Does your Burmese need a kidney transplant? No problem—if you have a spare $12,000 to …

Veterinary Medicine

DEA Approves Syndros, a Pharma Cannabis Solution, for Schedule II Status

The Drug Enforcement Administration has awarded a Schedule II classification for a cannabis solution.<p>Cannabis itself is classified under Schedule I, …

Marijuana

Trump’s EPA Budget Plan: Slash Research and Go Easy on Polluters

The Trump Administration released its draft budget outline last week and the document confirmed what the environmental community has been fretting over since January 20: the EPA is in for a walloping.<p>The proposed cuts, which would slash the agency’s budget by 31 percent across the board and …

Environment

Relaxing bath bombs for 70 percent off? I'd buy them.

Soak up some you time. It's time for fizzy balls.<p>Bring a bit of <i>ooh la la</i> to your bathroom situation with some fizzing bath bombs. This set from Sense Sation comes in seven different scents—like bergamot orange or rose and jasmine—fit for any mood. Using a bath bomb is relaxing as hell, and making …

Aromatherapy

Is Now Too Soon To Buy Adaptimmune?

Recent offering at $4.20 will raise 60 million dollars.<p>Consensus of 6 analysts' one-year target is $14.23.<p>Key alliances with M.D. Anderson, Merck, …

Clinical Trials

Painkillers like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart disease and should be restricted

Medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, are widely available over the counter from …

Life Sciences

Discovery could reverse aging and help us live on Mars

The breakthrough, which relates to how our cells repair damaged DNA, could lead to an antiaging pill. After successful treatments in mice, humans are next.<p>Researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to antiaging drugs, help astronauts survive trips to Mars and just make humans more …

Harvard Medical School

How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?

When a baby is born early, their first months of life can be hectic and painful. Doctors can implant breathing tubes, and perform multiple surgeries …

Life Sciences

Americans are now using more medical marijuana — for their pets

As the debate over medical marijuana rages on across the country, another side of the conversation is emerging: medical marijuana products for pets.<p>Canna Companion, a company based out of Washington state, manufactures a pill for pets that contains hemp extracts that produce some of the medical …

Veterinary Medicine

4-year-old uses Siri to save his mom's life

Although it’s been around for years now, Apple’s Siri voice assistant still catches flak for its failures to respond correctly to basic commands, surface relevant information and for misunderstanding users often. But earlier this month, it rose to the occasion when a four-year-old needed help in an …

Emergency Medicine