Smartphone Cameras Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections Right at Home

Ear infections, the number one reason parents take kids to the doctor, are an exceedingly common and exceedingly annoying fact of life. But a new smartphone app and accessory could help ease the irritation (of going to to the doctor's on a false alarm) by promising to diagnose ear infections right from home. » 12/18/14 11:30am 12/18/14 11:30am

Doctors Aren’t Actually Bound by the Hippocratic Oath

A binding agreement, as much a social contract as Social Security or Medicare, the traditional Hippocratic Oath holds those who swear to it to a strict code of professional and personal conduct. Contrary to popular belief, though, most doctors never take this oath—and, actually, most of us are probably glad they never… » 11/15/13 8:00am 11/15/13 8:00am

This freakish skinless body is actually a synthetic human cadaver

Though it may look like it, this is not a still frame from a torture porn movie directed by the sadist Eli Roth. Instead, it's the new synthetic cadaver that medical students are now using to get their learn on. Instead of poking humans or operating on animals, medical students can play doctor with these frighteningly… » 10/31/13 9:05pm 10/31/13 9:05pm

Would You Be Comfortable Trusting Your Health To a Robot Doctor?

Technology is marching ever forward and the medicine is no exception. CNN's Fortune Tech predicts tech will eventually take over 80 percent of what doctors do today, and that might be great, but would you feel comfortable putting your life in the hands of Dr. Robot? Chances are that someday, you won't have a choice. » 12/08/12 3:00pm 12/08/12 3:00pm