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Robert Moses’s Two-Faced Legacy Gets the Comic Book Treatment

8 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

Robert Moses was never elected to a major office in New York City, but he completely altered the topography of the metropolis through three decades of construction projects.

Crime and inhumane punishment

10 minutes agoTechnology : Sarah in Tampa

The situation at Rikers Island mirrors an “epidemic of violence” in big-city jails across the country, said Dr. James Gilligan, a clinical professor of psychiatry and co-author of a 2013 report that found the treatment of mentally ill inmates at Rikers Island violated the city’s mental health standards. Show More Summary

New study underscores the power of HIV testing and treatment

It’s been four years since a clinical trial showed that early treatment of HIV infection can dramatically reduce the chances of HIV transmission. In that time, our nation’s prevention efforts have been transformed to help get many more people with HIV diagnosed and into care, both for their own health and to reduce HIV infections...

CDC News: First-of-its-kind model estimates HIV transmission at each stage of care

Today, JAMA Internal Medicine published a new CDC study showing that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.  The statistical model used in the study clearly demonstrates the importance of testing and treatment for...

You Will Not Believe How Much It Costs to Make These Elegant Curtains

The perfect pair of curtains can instantly transform any room and add an elegant touch. Since window treatments aren't the most budget-friendly decor, blogger Sondra Lyn came up with the ultimate hack for creating curtains at a superlow price: she used painter's drop cloths! Source: Sondra Lyn at Home via Hometalk

Poor response to cholesterol drugs may indicate blocked arteries

Patients whose bad cholesterol levels don't respond to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have more artery blockages than those whose cholesterol levels drop with treatment, scientists report.

Levodopa-Carbidopa intestinal gel may prove more effective for long-term treatment of Parkinson's disease than standard Levodopa

Data from one-year trial on long-term safety, efficacy, and quality of life in advanced Parkinson's disease patients using levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel has been released by researchers, suggesting that it may be an effective long term treatment for the illness.

Non-Traditional Addiction Services That Work

Navigating addiction treatment services can be an overwhelming process, especially when you or your loved one is in crisis. However, it is also important to understand that there are non-traditional forms of addiction/mental health treatment that are being utilized more often and are becoming more mainstream.

Fatality Rate Is Falling in West African Ebola Clinics

1 hour agoHealth : NYT: Health

At Doctors Without Borders’ remaining treatment centers, the average death rate has fallen to 52 percent from 62 percent, and doctors are not sure why.

Lawrence English swoops down on his decorated hang glider to reissue The Peregrine on Room40

A repetitive and “ominous bird of yore” has gotten all of the celebrity treatment over the past century or so, and it’s finally time for a new avian featherhead to supplant that snide bastard on the deliberately tree-lined red carpet. Show More Summary

Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps

1 hour agoHealth : NYT: Health

About 40 percent more people in the state are seeking treatment for addiction today than a year ago. But the number of deaths from heroin is going up.

Op-Ed Contributor: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Needs Effective Treatments

1 hour agoHealth : NYT: Health

Only effective tests for chronic fatigue syndrome will change its image.

Grafting Tissue Engineered Muscles into Mice

2 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Tissue engineering of muscle continues to move forward, with a new approach here demonstrated in mice: Tissue engineering of skeletal muscle is a significant challenge but has considerable potential for the treatment of the various types of irreversible damage to muscle that occur in diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Show More Summary

Discovery About Beliefs Could Prove a Useful Tool in Addiction Treatment, Researchers Say

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain....

'The Widowmaker' says doctors thrive on crisis over health

4 hours agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Delivering something of a shock to the system, the documentary "The Widowmaker" follows the money in the treatment of heart disease, revealing how the profit factor has adversely affected millions of people.

Least Surprising Internet Thing Today: Madonna’s Brit Awards Fall Got The RKO Treatment

4 hours agoSports : With Leather

OnWednesday, AlexRileygottossed offoftheannouncetable,LaurelgottossedaroundandembarrassedonArrow, andGodtossedMadonnaoffatinyflightofsteps.Becausetheinternetisgreat,wenowhavean RKOversionofthatfamousfall.ExcusemewhileIwatchthisuntilIconvincemyselfMadonnafellintoaholeinthespacetimecontinuumanderasedherselffromhistory.

Why debunked autism treatment fads persist

The communication struggles of children with autism spectrum disorder can drive parents and educators to try anything to understand their thoughts, needs and wants. Unfortunately, specialists in psychology and communication disorders...Show More Summary

Research shows Asian herb holds promise as treatment for Ebola virus disease

New research that focuses on the mechanism by which Ebola virus infects a cell and the discovery of a promising drug therapy candidate is being published February 27, 2015, in the journal Science. Dr. Robert Davey, scientist and Ewing...Show More Summary

Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Particular Gene Signature May Benefit From Personalized Treatment

Cancer researchers at Indiana University report that about 15 percent of people with pancreatic cancer may benefit from therapy targeting a newly identified gene signature....

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