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For years, childhood blood cancers were understudied forcing patients’ treatments into a one size-fits-all approach. But new efforts are changing that.
DIY diabetes tech gains popularity with patients and parents fed up with clunky mainstream medical devices
Some tech-savvy adults who have diabetes or have loved ones with the ailment are trying to redesign diabetes devices to make them more patient-friendly.
For Shirley Pepke, a genomics researcher based in Los Angeles, the urgency to find answers comes from her own instinct for survival.
To combat physician burnout, some medical schools have launched programs to teach “soft skills” to better equip their doctors for today's stressful health-care environment.
Coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1982, the term centers on the therapeutic aspects of being in nature.
Scientists have a hunch about why some live to be over 110 years old.
A 'Netflix-like' predictive model: Hospital systems could pinpoint which patients are most likely to code on their watch
Big data researchers are aiming to use electronic medical records to predict and prevent patient deaths.
I tried a handful of games, but due to their simplistic nature I questioned how long the novelty would last.
Researchers make the case that video games actually have health-related benefits.
Brazil is latching onto this novel if controversial approach to fight the spread of the disease.
"Spammers mutate their spam messages to work around our filters, and HIV mutates itself to avoid attack by our immune system."