Health

Pioneering paths to healing

Medical marijuana is considered so cutting-edge it's not yet legal in 27 states. The state of Connecticut became one the first to legalize medicinal cannabis sales, passing legislation two years ago that ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Financial incentives double smoking quit rates

Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). ...

Nov 17, 2014
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Hacking health care

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer.

Nov 19, 2014
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Hands-on approach to hygiene

Efforts to install modern health infrastructure into developing communities may be aided by getting local village entrepreneurs involved. 

Nov 19, 2014
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UN urges action to fix 'broken' world food system

The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world on Wednesday to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike.

Nov 19, 2014
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Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Sexual fantasies: Are you normal?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever. It was undertaken ...

Oct 31, 2014
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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants are baffled by what looks like an obvious lapse on the government's health insurance website: There is no clear way to upload a copy of a green card.

Nov 19, 2014
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Common disinfectants impair mouse fertility

Mice possess a notable talent: they are excellent at making more mice. Their ability to reproduce at a breakneck pace is one reason they are often used as experimental research subjects. Thus, when Dr. Terry ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Russian doctors protest as reforms threaten jobs

Russian doctors have taken to the streets in a rare protest as thousands are set to lose their jobs and dozens of hospitals are due to shut in Moscow in controversial moves to modernise the creaking health system.

Nov 18, 2014
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