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ResearchKit may go beyond individual studies, open up era of 'open-source' medical research

We’ve already seen the potential of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to sign up large numbers of participants to medical studies in an incredibly short time, but a reported conversation between the founder of an open science non-profit and an Apple VP suggests that the potential goes far beyond this. 442 more words

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An adversarial group

I have come to observe that there is an extremely rude and adversarial group of women out there. These women accuse other women of being stupid, of being horrible people, of not loving their children and of fear mongering.   3,259 more words

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Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Beer

Wine always gets all the attention as the alcoholic beverage with the health benefits, but believe it or not, beer has some too. One of the most surprising benefits of drinking beer is its link to helping hydrate you after a vigorous workout. 270 more words


CFPs: Medical Humanities & Health Studies Forum

MLA Conference, Austin, 7–10 January 2016

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Futures of Medical Humanities and Health Studies: Proposals for papers charting the future of literary studies of health/care. 107 more words

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You're Nuts?

Or should I say ‘your’ nuts?  I’ve been following Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness & Health e-Zine for several years.  Dr. Mirkin has kept on the cutting edge of keeping and maintaining a healthy body whether you’re an athlete or someone who enjoys good health.  783 more words

What is snake oil

I have often heard people loosely use the term “snake oil” in referring to anything that would be considered “alternative” medicine.

I keep hearing people say it’s just a placebo effect and how powerful a placebo is.   1,057 more words

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Fake bar used by researchers creating pill to cure heavy drinking

WASHINGTON – The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back – using a replica of a fully stocked bar. 748 more words