A study claims that, compared to the current donation system, offering donors $10,000 for their kidney would improve health outcomes and, consequently, lower costs.
A new study is only the latest to link higher-than-average facial width to certain unsavory behaviors, including -- in this case -- the propensity to cheat. However, the researchers warn not to judge a book by its cover.
A study of 5,000 UK schoolchildren found that improvements in academic performance accompanied an increase in the number of minutes spent in intensive exercise. Girls in particular were shown to do better in science.
Philadelphia Children's Hospital is the first in the nation to remove supplements such as echinacea and coenzyme Q10 from its list of approved medications. One reason given is that they may cause harmful interactions with other drugs.
Since a Tokyo-based PR firm announced the campaign earlier this year, more than 3,000 Japanese women have signed up. There are some conditions, though: Participants must be over 18, relatively active online, and dedicated miniskirt wearers.
This week the country's assembly voted to institute an opt-out policy for people who don't want their organs donated upon their death. The measure was passed in response to an acute organ shortage.
According to current policy, when a child under 12 qualifies for an adult-sized organ, they're often placed on the bottom of the adult list, even if their condition is more critical, because of a lack of comparative data.
Today Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times has posted a thoughtful blog about universal health coverage, inspired in part by the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado. I've been involved in the debate about universal health coverage since the days of the Clinton national health plan in 1994, most ...
Katie Hinde is the Director of the Comparative Lactation Laboratory at Harvard University. Her research examines mother's milk and how it contributes to infant development in humans and primates--including behavior, cognition and the brain. Here, she discusses the effects of breast milk on behavior, what she thinks human mothers should know and the recent (and controversial) Time magazine breastfeeding cover.
While embracing controversy in any form is a challenging first step, Gloria Feldt – former CEO of Planned Parenthood – argues that women need to go further. She says women need to set the agenda – becoming political thermostats rather than thermometers.
Mandatory ultrasounds are becoming a required part of the abortion process across the United States, and some states might be taking it too far.