A year and a half after Congress let a federal law expire that provided rich federal health insurance premium subsidies to workers who lost their jobs due to foreign competition or were enrolled in pension plans that failed, lawmakers are moving to renew the tax break.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) may offer protection for those who are prone to certain skin cancers. Patients with squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma who took B3 were 23 percent less likely to have another Continue reading →
The day may come soon when your smartphone or smart-watch will become similar to a nagging spouse, telling you what diet or exercise regime you should follow. Imagine walking into a grocery store and heading for the frozen section. Before you reach for that ice cream, your mobile device may Continue reading →
Medical errors. The term is frightful to everyone involved in healthcare: not just the patients, but the doctors, staff, and administrators as well. A July 2014 Senate hearing on patient safety revealed that medical errors were the third most prominent cause of death in the United States, Continue reading →
Driving Force in Climate Changes, Volcanos and Earthquakes
Back in 1996 Danish physicists suggested that cosmic rays, energetic particles from space, are important in the formation of clouds. Since then, experiments in Copenhagen and elsewhere have demonstrated that Continue reading →
An infant wears a cap with a headset that enables a smartphone to make a diagnosis.
In the deep, remote valleys of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a small country in South Asia bordered by China to the north, a boy slips on a plastic headset that looks like a shower cap.
Dr. Farrah Mateen, a 33-year-old neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, stands next to him, preparing to collect a set of readings through the headset on a new application on her cellphone. This is how the boy will be diagnosed with epilepsy, Continue reading →
RFID tag readers in toilets will upload urine composition to the feds
The runaway surveillance state in America has just taken a leap into the gutter. Or the sewer, actually, where government goons running their fraudulent “war on drugs” have begun to monitor Continue reading →
In this Sept. 22, 2010 photo, a doctor, foreground, in Des Moines, Iowa, and a nurse in a clinic in another city, demonstrate a telemedicine program with which Planned Parenthood of the Heartland clinic doctors can remotely prescribe the abortion-inducing drug RU-486. Continue reading →