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The Real Reason Pig-Human Chimeras Make Ethicists Uncomfortable

Katherine Ripley | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Katherine Ripley

I recently came across a story about a controversial new science project: growing human organs inside pigs, cows, and sheep. It works by first removin...

Man Gets Used Penis Of A Dead Man

Brian Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Weird News
Brian Smith

According to CBS News, this recipient of a penis transplant is "glad to be a complete man." It is an amazing story and I am happy for this man and all...

Who Owns Your Genes? Congress Should Decide -- and Soon

Emma Ambrogi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Emma Ambrogi

When a biologist isolates a bacterium and sequences its genome, the results are her intellectual property. She is free to publish the sequence or share it with other biologists in whatever manner she deems appropriate.

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.

Finding the Origin of Human Disease

ResearchGate | Posted 05.18.2016 | Science

Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to the root of origins of human disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa, the cradle of mankind.

Longevity Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So let's amuse ourselves with the radical life extension discussions. We'll take the best of the anti-aging advice to heart, and focus the majority of our precious resources on healthcare rather than disease care.

22 Signs You Grew Up In A Family Full Of Doctors

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.11.2016 | Comedy

Here are some hilarious memories (and struggles) that just might hit home if you're a part of a medical family....

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

Bridge not Wall US and Canada: A Customs Union for Tech Should Replace NAFTA

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Trump wants to build a wall on the Mexico border but Canada and the US need to build bridges and revamp their NAFTA deal into a customs union to allow...

Getting A Head

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

There are few news items now that can pierce the mind-numbing miasma emanating from the run for the presidential nomination. In spite of this, Life in...

Inside the Mind of a Mad Scientist: The Incredible Importance of Personal Science

James Clear | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

For decades the world's greatest doctors and researchers had believed that stomach ulcers and, eventually, stomach cancers were caused by stress, spic...

10 Ways to Save Your Life or the Life of a Loved One

Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP

As a physician, I take very seriously my oath first to do no harm. This is true of most doctors. However, as the disconnect and gap between policy and practice widens, caregivers are increasingly embattled.

How to Be Confident About Living the Life You Want

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.

Malaria Researchers Reveal 'Time Bomb' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science

In what's being called a breakthrough in the war on malaria, an international team of scientists has discovered that a mutation that makes parasites r...

Syrian Hospitals Under Attack: When a Red Cross Becomes a Target

ResearchGate | Posted 04.20.2016 | World

One general surgeon explained that he can save a life by cutting off a leg, but with the sadness of knowing the leg could have been saved by a surgeon with different expertise.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

Why We Need New Antibiotics More Than Ever

Footnote | Posted 04.13.2016 | Science

By Diana Brazzell, Footnote This article was produced in partnership with Northeastern University and was originally published on Footnote, a website...

Using AI to prove you've taken your medicine

Adi Gaskell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Medical adherence is an enormous challenge for the healthcare industry, with a failure to take the correct medicine at the correct time believed to co...

Student Protests Reveal a Systemic Disease

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Tehreem Rehman

Meet two medical students, John and Micaela: John is a white man. Micaela is a Latina woman. During orientation, classmates ask John where he is...

Fabulous at 50 and Beyond: Redefining Health

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The individual, not the doctor or medication, is the most powerful agent on the team. Life is not the absence of death. And age is not a disease.

Heart Failure: New Hope With Supplement Therapies

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Advances in the therapy of HF in the past decades are notable but the syndrome still poses a major challenge to clinicians and patients.

How Do We Get More Doctors Interested in Becoming Primary Care Physicians?

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living

How do we get more doctors interested in becoming primary care physicians? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

New Lyme Disease Study Reveals Strong Reporting Bias

David Michael Conner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

On March 31, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that concludes, "In patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease, l...

These Policies About Down Syndrome and Abortions Roll Back Women's Rights

Lee Lee | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

To be clear, Ohio's HB 135 and Indiana's HB 1337 use sympathy and pity toward a minority group as a tool to garnish rights from a large swath of the general population: ALL women. However, these regulations victimize people who live with Down syndrome even more than people who don't.