There’s a bunch of good news here so let’s get right to it. Mike Cahill, the talented director of the amazing scifi films Another Earth and I Origins, is returning to the genre he loves. He’s helming Doctors, based on a graphic novel by Dash Shaw, and if you don’t know the premise, it’s awesome.
Aditya Bandopadhyay has treated the sick for more than twenty years. He works in the village of Salbadra, in the state of West Bengal, India. He has no degree in medicine.
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.
The cost of the instruments needed to run a hospital or a lab is often exorbitant—but what if doctors and scientists could simply print their own tools from an open library of designs? That's what a paper published today suggests.
Nearly all experts agree that bacterial and viral diseases will have been virtually wiped out [by the year 2000]. Probably arteriosclerotic heart disease will also have been eliminated. — February 25, 1966 issue of Time magazine
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…
How do doctors become better doctors? By doing more doctor things, duh. Things like spending years at residency, doing rounds, poking synthetic cadavers and yes, practicing prostate exams on a plastic robot butt video game.
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…
It was only a matter of time before smartphones made the transition from communication device to full blown Star Trek tricorder. And with the development of Peek (an acronym for Portable Eye Examination Kit), that transition is nearly complete.
Technology might be transforming the world of healthcare, but it's also throwing up its fair share of problems, too: according to a new study, 1 in 4 surgical errors is a result of a technological glitch.
Cancer sucks. Always. But it might be at its absolute suckiest when it strikes kids. Thank God for awesome doctors like these ones in Brazil. Instead of doling out regular chemotherapy medication, the doctors repackage the medication into a superhero formula complete with its own superhero case.
It's been known that doctors tend to avoid their advice for patients when it comes to treating themselves but it's pretty amazing how big the difference really is. Radiolab dug up a decade-long survey made by Joseph Gallo of John Hopkins that showed what doctors really think.
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.
Forget that daily apple. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have developed the Remotoscope, an accessory that turns the iPhone into an ear-inspecting otoscope so doctors can diagnose and treat kids remotely in the event of an ear infection.
Yelp is a great way to weed out the lousy dry cleaners from the pros and locate various services in your area—but just how much should we be relying on the user reviews that keep this site alive?
Remember how in sci-fi tomorrowland we were promised that doctors would be followed around by robots who knew your medical history by rote and could make sure that nothing gets missed? Well, we've woken up in the future because shit just got real.
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the doctors are training themselves with technology to better recognize the signs of addiction.
Needle-less technology for injecting medicine is nothing new. But, until now, it's relied on compressed air or gas cartridges to breach the skin and deliver the dosage.
In 1997, Richard Lee Norris suffered a horrific gun accident that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. 15 years later, doctors were able to perform the "most extensive face transplant ever" and give him a brand new face and new life.
Lab coats: they're white, mostly plain, boxy. Functional, and ultimately sartorially boring. But ask any doctor or lab tech about their lab coat and they will chat up a storm. Often about how they can't wait to ditch them—if they haven't already.