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An April 10 private report to prime investors Goldman Sachs noted poor profit returns on “cures,” but provided concrete ideas on how to make hay where the sun don’t shine.
A new report from the CDC asserts that aggressive identification and containment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria—demonstrably on the increase—is essential to maintaining world health.
Great Britain clocks the first case of a super-drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea, apparently contracted in SE Asia, as scarlet fever cases there continue to spike while America Brexits: Donald Trump’s new appointment to head the CDC sparks predictable controversy. FOR A HELPFUL UPDATE, go to the end of this post.
A study about Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy has led an Australian dentist to think what a host of his colleagues conclude: that dental health is key to a healthy immune system.
A higher than average incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis among dentists is making the CDC ask Why?—and dentists and patients consider how to respond.
There can be epidemiological bad consequences from kissing, but you don’t have to be squeamish about it if you’re careful and exercise good oral hygiene. The romantic consequences are another matter—not considered here.
The "hotly anticipated" new one-a-day tablet to treat HIV has been approved, albeit with a "black-box warning" for people with Hepatitis B, and at a steep, if competitive price.
Some days laughter is, if not the best, the most readily available medicine.
As it did with the Paris Climate Accord, the U.S. appears to be on the very brink of dissociating itself from international epidemiological efforts—and starting its new pogroms, er, programs at home. The time to respond is NOW. And we post an update.
How much of a toll is device-driven life taking on our bodies? Experts weigh in, including on the weight of your head.
As the federal overseers of American public health are “turning on” science, California legislators have turned to statistics and politics to stamp out measles.
The consensus is clear that you don't want to get “Aussie Flu,” which is not Australian but is H3N2, but fear is optional if you take the usual steps toward prevention.
The Power Of Self-coaching: The Five Essential Steps To Creating The Life You Want
A proven five-step program for reconnecting with the innate capacity for happiness, The Power of Self-Coaching gives you what you need to: * Identify learned patterns of thought and feelings that are making you unhappy * Use Dr. Luciani's celebrated Self-Talk techniques to develop new, healthy ways of thinking and feeling * Eliminate boredom, hopelessness, chronic fatigue, and emotional numbness from your life * Tap your full creative, intellectual, and emotional potential and live the rich, rewarding life you want and deserve
Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do
Can computers change what you think and do? Can they motivate you to stop smoking, persuade you to buy insurance, or convince you to join the Army? "Yes, they can," says Dr. B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. Fogg has coined the phrase "Captology"(an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies) to capture the domain of research, design, and applications of persuasive computers. In this thought-provoking book, based on nine years of research in captology, Dr. Fogg reveals how Web sites, software applications, and mobile devices can be used to change people's attitudes and behavior.
Acupuncture for Beginners
Acupuncture is an ancient medical procedure that has been adopted by modern medicine. It is derived from traditional Chinese medicine thus it has been around for thousands of years. Traditional ancient medicine believes that the body is made up of energy called qi. Blockage of qi results to disorders and other health problems. Acupuncture uses needles to unblock all energy points in the body.There are many benefits of acupuncture and if you want to take advantage of this alternative treatment, then this book will serve as your guide.
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.