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Laura Beil at Men's Health published a story in July about the risks of robotic surgery for men. The summary:American medicine has a history of embracing new technology first and asking questions later, Dr. Lotan says. "Our health care system is in financial distress, and it's important to understand why. Show More Summary

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Suggested by Shaker Wordaddict: What's your all-female Ghostbuster fantasy casting?I love this question! And here is my fantasy casting:Dr. Petra Venkman: Laura Dern.Dr. Ramona Stantz: Stephanie Beatriz.Dr. Edna Spengler: Tig Notaro.Winnie Zeddmore: Aidy Bryant.Dana Barrett: Jon Hamm. Show More Summary

AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC’s Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior

Dr. Laura Kann, head of the School-Based Surveillance Branch in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, is attending AIDS 2014 to present a study entitled “Unequal Progress and Cause for Concern: Differences in HIV-Related Risk Behavior Trends Among Subgroups of Adolescents, 1991-2013”. The study, which is based on data from the CDC’s National...

Researchers discover oysters can adapt to climate change

Sydney rock oysters can adapt to ocean acidification, a key effect of increased carbon levels, within two generations, researchers have found. Scientist Dr Laura Parker from the University of Western Sydney says while the first oysters they tested suffered, their offspring thrived in more acidic water. “They’re actually starting to adapt so that they’re growing […]

Alphas Alum Joins Haven!

Laura Mennell, who played the persuasive Nina Theroux on the late and lamented Alphas, has joined the cast of Haven for its fifth season. She will play Dr. Erin Reid, a brilliant epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who has unknowingly discovered a genetic marker found only in the Troubled. Haven […]

Comics A.M. - Ontario Family Selling 25,000 Comics For Charity

The collection will be sold Saturday out of their garage! Nicole J. Georges’ "Calling Dr. Laura" wins Lambda Literary Award! Jeff Lemire on resurrecting the Longbow Hunters!

Art of the Troubles: Culture and Conflict

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Dr Stefanie Lehner (Queen’s University Belfast); Dr Laura McAtackney (University College Dublin); Dr Cillian McGrattan (University of Ulster) The importance of culture in Northern Irish political life was reinforced in the events surrounding Pastor McConnell over the past week. Show More Summary

Report Blames Free-Market for 'Obesity Epidemic', Evidence Says Otherwise

A new report out this week claims that the obesity is rising at unprecedented rates, despite increasing evidence to the contrary. It was headed up by Dr. Laura Webber, who believes that 75 percent of us will obese by 2030. Apparently...Show More Summary

Tortola Locals Are Poisoning Expatriates' Pet Dogs

Photo courtesy of Dr. Laura Palminteri “The motherfuckers poisoned her.” That was the text message I received 13 hours before I arrived at Tortola, the largest and most populated British Virgin Island. The text came from Ben Rogers, a dog owner who has been vigilant about letting his dog outdoors. Show More Summary

The Importance of Saying Thank You, and Why You Should Say It Often

"Thank you" can be an incredibly powerful pair of words, especially if the person you're thanking really needs to hear them, or isn't expecting them. In this short TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses over the power of saying thank you, and reminds us why we should say it—and ask to hear it—more often. Read more...

@LMcAtackney on #Archaeology of the Troubles at #PRONI

5 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

There is a launch tonight in PRONI’s (under-used!) building this evening for Dr Laura McAtackney‘s new book on The Archaeology of the Troubles/The dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze prison. There are four speakers at the launch, including Laura and Professor Cahal McLaughlin of Queens’s University Belfast who will set the scene by presenting documented personal narratives of […]

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Jack Lux coat, G-Star jeans, Dr. Martens boots. PHOTOS BY JON ESTWARDS AND KEITH RACE STYLIST: LAURA MARLIN Stylist Assistant: Christian Flores Makeup: Sarah Connor Dreadlock Wigs: Lililox Hair Horns and Natural Hair Wigs: Mia Dominique...Show More Summary

An Anthropologist Looks at the United States

Written by Dr. Laura Nader In 1949 Harvard anthropologist Clyde Kluckhohn published his prize winning book A Mirror for Man. In his book, Kluckhohn has a chapter "An Anthropologist Looks at the United States." Anthropologists had worked...Show More Summary

The Age of Wedding Robots Is Upon Us

When Laura Cressman married her husband in 2012, she added an unconventional guest to her wedding party: the Dragon Runner, a small, unmanned military robot designed for urban combat. As "Mr. Roboto" played in the background, the Dragon...Show More Summary

New Alternatives for Acute Respiratory Therapy

7 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

This is an article is written by Dr. Laura Lund, Director of Scientific Affairs at ALung Technologies, in response to Medgadget’s invitation to explain the nature of the company’s Hemolung CO2 removal technology and how it can benefit patients. Show More Summary

Philippine Heroes of the Night

By Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar & Ibu Robin Lim of Bumi Sehat It was before dawn at the birth center in coastal Leyte when the storm began. Three women were in labor where midwife Gina practices along with her daughter-in-law and her niece. Show More Summary

Deadly Sexy X-23 Cosplay [Pics]

For those of you who are unfamiliar or those who may have forgotten, Laura Kinney, or “X-23,” is the cloned daughter of Wolverine and mutant geneticist Dr. Sarah Kinney and she was trained to be the perfect weapon. (Cosplay by KOCosplay) (Photography by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography and Gerardo J. Flores) [via Fashionably Geek]

Fret Not Kittens, Laura Prepon Will Be Around the Old Cellblock a Few More Episodes

10 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Presumably you Starbuckians have moved on from Pumpkin Spice to Gingerbread Latte (and hey, my neighbors got those christmas lights right up--the night after Halloween!), but I'm guessing there's no more gingerbread stuff in your drink than there is pumpkin....

RiYL podcast 015: Nicole Georges

11 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Calling Dr. Laura author discusses tiny dogs, family crises and self-publishing. (Note: we are catching up with RiYL podcasts that have been previously published.) Your browser does not support the audio tag.

Pay for performance encouraged physicians to follow blood pressure guidelines

HOUSTON (Sept. 11, 2013) – When health care pundits began to suggest that pay-for-performance would solve some of health care's woes, Dr. Laura Petersen, professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, had questions. read more

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