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Why a Major Doctors' Organization Has Endorsed Single-Payer Health Care

Why a Major Doctors' Organization Has Endorsed Single-Payer Health Care

More and more doctors are throwing their support behind plans in which the government would provide health insurance for many or all Americans. The American College of Physicians just released a
Scientists just 3D printed a superweapon to fight back against bacteria

Scientists just 3D printed a superweapon to fight back against bacteria

The war against the spread of bacteria in places like hospitals and medical centers is often waged using chemical sprays that kill off pesky microorganisms before they can cause problems. They tend to
1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

This January of 2020 an auction is set to take place with a set of artworks from several artists, one of whom is Damien Hirst. Of interest in this auction is a relatively old Damien Hirst artwork by
1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

This January of 2020 an auction is set to take place with a set of artworks from several artists, one of whom is Damien Hirst. Of interest in this auction is a relatively old Damien Hirst artwork by

First Case of New Coronavirus Detected In US

The first case of an infection with a new coronavirus has been discovered in the United States. NPR reports: A man from Washington state returned home after a trip to Wuhan, China, on Jan. 15, sought
Coronavirus from China has made its way to the United States

Coronavirus from China has made its way to the United States

Patient in Washington had traveled through area of China where disease originated.
New Virus Kills Sixth Person After Human-to-Human Transmission Confirmed

New Virus Kills Sixth Person After Human-to-Human Transmission Confirmed

Health officials in China have confirmed that a mysterious new virus which originated in the city of Wuhan can be transmitted from human-to-human, not just from animals to humans. The news comes after

A Newly-Discovered Part of Our Immune System Could Be Harnessed To Treat All Cancers, Say Scientists.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. The findings, published in Nature
It's ok for dead men to donate sperm, according to medical ethics study

It's ok for dead men to donate sperm, according to medical ethics study

A new study argues that it's "ethically permissible" for dead men to "register their desire to donate their sperm after death for use by strangers." Dr. Nathan Hodson of the University of Leicester

Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access To Detailed Medical Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals have granted Microsoft, IBM and Amazon the ability to access identifiable patient information under deals to crunch millions
Study finds single-payer health care plan saves money

Study finds single-payer health care plan saves money

According to a new study, published last week by University of California scientists in the journal PLOS Medicine, universal coverage plans would actually save money on health care.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for 'sensible regulation' of AI

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai takes his sweet time getting to the point in a new Financial Times editorial. But when he gets there, he leaves little room for interpretation: "...there is no

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn't the Average Anymore

schwit1 shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: Nearly 150 years ago, [German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich] analyzed a million temperatures from 25,000 patients and concluded that

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Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working

This machine keeps transplant livers alive for a week

With current technology, a human liver donated for transplant can only be kept alive for 24 hours, and often, if the liver is damaged or diseased, it cannot be considered for transplant. That could

The Morning After: Comcast and NBC explain their Peacock streaming service

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.On Thursday afternoon, Comcast and NBC execs hit the stage to pitch the new Peacock streaming service to investors. We heard a lot about the original content
Researchers Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant Then Abort

Researchers Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant Then Abort

Researchers have conducted experiments on dozens of young Mexican women, paying them to be artificially inseminated and then extracting their embryos for analysis, NPR reported Thursday.

Some Hospitals Are Ditching Lead Aprons During X-Rays

pgmrdlm shares a report from ABC News: Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering reproductive organs and fetuses during imaging exams after prominent medical and scientific groups have said

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

In December, scientists sent 40 very muscular mice to live temporarily at the International Space Station. The resulting research, they hope, could lead to new treatments for kids with muscular
This Sci-Fi-Inspired Device Could Replace Bulky, Expensive X-Ray Machines

This Sci-Fi-Inspired Device Could Replace Bulky, Expensive X-Ray Machines

The company has unveiled a new low-cost X-ray scanner called the Nanox.Arc. It hopes to deploy 15,000 units in the coming years, with the aim of making medical scans more available and affordable.