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A health care system that serves the patient

So just how private should your health data be? Most of us wouldn't want our brushes with illness shared ...

STORY URL: Live better, together! | PatientsLikeMe
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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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Health at any cost?

As Gilead Sciences unveils a $1,000/day twelve-week treatment for Hepatitis C, that's 84 grand for anybody who's struggling ...

STORY URL: At $84,000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt
As Gilead Sciences Inc. touted its $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C cure to investors in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco, a group of about 20 protesters milled outside. “Gilead=Greed,” one sign read.

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Primary Health Care in Rural India and Crowd funding...

The recently concluded Delhi state elections offered a lesson in online crowd funding. Maybe now we can consider crowd funding ...

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On yoga and preventative healthcare

If you're on the search for some inspiration to help you jump start your new year's resolutions, maybe this video ...

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How information technology can improve quality of life

Bern Shen, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer at HealthCrowd, an information technology company he co-founded. He took the time ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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The story of a boy and his $10 3D printed prosthetic hand...

Click the link below for the truly inspiring story of a dad who found a way to get his son ...

STORY URL: Dad Makes Son 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand..
There are a multitude of ways a father can make his son happy but this one is a little special. Twelve-year-old Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand - so his Dad, Paul, made him...

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The 'Good Bad HDL'

We know HDL as a 'Good Guy', but like many of us who are good for some and not so ...

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Outliving our ancestors....

I was personally delighted to see Funding Longer Lives as one of the key themes for our upcoming Open Minds ...

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It may not be too bad to ignore...

There's never been a time than now to quickly unlearn what you know about your risks, and adapt. In my ...

STORY URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5446.pdf%2Bhtml

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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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Older people, modern views

Less than a week after the Open Minds event in London, and to mark The United Nations' (UN) International Day ...

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Vaccinate the unsuspecting human beings - The babies!

This video here is interesting. Take it just as a perspective, cause we are living in a world of information ...

STORY URL: Why This Nurse WON'T Vaccinate!
I give you an few of my objections to the current practice of vaccination. Subsequent videos will hopefully address vaccine misconceptions, the flu vaccine. ...

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