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10 Ways to Actively Participate in Your Medical Care

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

You must be actively involved in the management of your disease in order to live well with a chronic illness, actively seeking solutions to problems that arise and take on a proactive approach to life in general. Being a passive bystander won't get you the quality of life that you seek.

The West Africa Ebola Epidemic Arouses Global Response But Caution Needs an Ally and a Local Interpreter

Sharon Hrynkow PhD | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Hrynkow PhD

When Ebola drugs and vaccines become available, trust -- engendered best by knowledgeable local leaders - may be the vital ingredient in ensuring that drugs are distributed most quickly to those in need.

Is This Why We Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The idea of conspiracy theories may sound ridiculous to some, but it turns out they're more popular than you thought. A study conducted by Univers...

Sam Stein

The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months after Congress restored some of the deep spending cuts it had made to scientific research budgets, scientists are warning that th...

Assault on Science

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

"Will it help me live longer?" When patients ponder the lifetime commitment to a statin drug, this is the question they ask. But a very public controversy in the scientific community has recently diverted attention from this central question -- and that just might be on purpose.

The Problem of Health Inequity Unites Us All

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

When studies take place, researchers often fail to analyze data by sex or include sex-specific factors, making it difficult to uncover differences in incidence, prevalence and survivability between men and women.

Women Getting Crushed by Alzheimer's

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

According to the most recent Alzheimer's Association report called 2014 Facts and Figures, the fight against Alzheimer's disease isn't faring very well and women are taking the brunt of it. According to this report, women are at higher risk for developing AD and are thus at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's epidemic.

WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

| David Grimm | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice ...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

More Reason Than Ever to Accelerate Alzheimer's Research

Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science
Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.

Setting aside for a moment the enormous emotional toll of Alzheimer's, the economics are potentially devastating to most countries where lifespan exceeds 80 years.

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia

Nicco Mele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nicco Mele

We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.

New Study Reveals Yet Another Health Benefit Of Marriage

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

It's pretty well known that marriage is good for your health, and now a new study says those health benefits run bone deep. Using data from 632 U....

Sam Stein

NIH Budget Leaves One Young Scientist 'Bitter And Cynical' Of A World He 'Wanted To Help'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointment with the funding levels for biomedical research in the budget deal has trickled down to the community of young scientists...

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Sam Stein

The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially...

Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

Good News on the Alzheimer's Prevention Front

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

If you're like most of the people surveyed in a recent poll revealed by AARP, you're concerned about getting Alzheimer's disease. If so, then you're probably ready for some good news about keeping your brain sharp as you age.

World Stem Cell Summit Brings Senatorial Candidacy Announcement

Don C. Reed | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
Don C. Reed

"With these words, and in this spectacular venue, I hereby announce my candidacy for state senator of the great state of California," said the muscula...

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

Sam Stein

Top Docs Ramp Up Lobbying Campaign To End Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a potential budget deal that could, for the first time in several years, see an increase in the topline spending of the fe...

Family Guy, Brian Griffin and the Childhood Cancer Equation

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I admit it. I am a huge fan of the animated show Family Guy. The Griffin family has provided me with much distraction at some of the most stressful points of my daughter Alexis' cancer journey and beyond.

Don't Leave History in the Past

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education institutions, like Georgia Regents University, strive to provide our students with the best, most up-to-date learning environments possible, to ensure they graduate at the very apex of knowledge in their disciplines.

The Top 3 Ways Animal Experiments Hurt Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It is hard to quantify how many missed opportunities there may have been because of misleading animal experiments. However, there are plenty of examples that demonstrate how lucky we are that researchers did not believe the animal tests.