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Blue Cross makes a $65B bet on value-based medical care

July 22nd, 2014 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

The traditional fee-for-service approach to medicine that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary medical tests and procedures. The country’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually, about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay, on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. This […]



Mutant worm created that can’t get drunk

July 19th, 2014 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

Genetically engineered worms could ultimately lead to anti-drunk pills for humans. A team of researchers recently made a genetic tweak to worms’ brains that made it impossible for them to get drunk. More specifically, the scientists modified the worms’ genes so that a molecular channel that binds alcohol to their brains would no longer work. […]



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times. There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.    



Health issues stress Americans more than anything else

July 15th, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

Health overwhelmed financial problems in terms of causes of stress. We are all stressed. Work can get some people down, and of course money is something we all worry about. But Americans with health issues are more likely to experience a great deal of stress than anyone else, according to a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School […]



FingerReader reads to the blind in real time

July 13th, 2014 at 8:42 am » Comments Off

MIT’s FingerReader Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.    



Finland becomes a forerunner in dental 3D printing

July 9th, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

3D printing is now commonly used to evaluate procedures involving the mouth and to make personalized implants, prosthetics and tools. In recent years 3D printing has become an integral part of medical research. In Finland, university hospitals are using the technology in a variety of medical fields, and especially in dentistry.    



Top 5 things to help you think differently

July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

To help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, here are some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.    



The secret to living past 100, according to Centenarians

July 3rd, 2014 at 8:50 am » Comments Off

Those who make it to the age 110 get a special title: supercentenarian. Do you want to live to 100? Doctors will tell you to stay active and eat loads of fruits and veggies. But these centenarians have a few extra tricks up their sleeves.    



China’s epidemic of overwork, workers are dying at their desks

July 3rd, 2014 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

600,000 Chinese a year die from working too hard. After 26 years, Chinese banking regulator Li Jianhua literally worked himself to death. He was “always putting the cause of the party and the people” first, his employer said this month, the 48-year-old official died rushing to finish a report before the sun came up.    



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