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Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with a team of doctors led by its own Dr. Kapil Parakh, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. to compile, curate, and review the …

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Marijuana Legalization: Doctors Argue War on Pot Has ‘No Footing in Reality’

Marijuana legalization, either for medicinal or recreational use, is attracting lots of allies lately that formerly would not have been thought to side with pot. Law enforcement agents and government officials are starting to come around about the damaging effects of a Prohibition-style “War on Drugs”. The general public is seeing that many of the arguments put forth by legalization …

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Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration

While there are plenty of settings where wearable tech like Google Glass is rather inappropriate and can make you, well, look like a tool, it’s becoming more clear that one place it could find a home is in the medical community. Doctors with Glass? Makes sense. Last June, Google Glass was used during surgery for the first time ever, and …

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Obama Nominates Dr. Vivek Murthy as the Next U.S. Surgeon General

On Thursday night, the White House announced President Obama’s nomination for the next U.S. Surgeon General. The ideal nominee, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that has been supporting and promoting Obama’s health care law. According to Reuters, the organization’s website states how “Doctors for America is a group of 15,000 physicians …

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Doctors Come Up With More Specific Pregnancy Terms

Heads up, pregnant mamas–if you’re closing in on week 37 of your pregnancy and are excited because you thought your baby was finally going to be considered “full-term,” think again. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced yesterday that they are changing the definition of what is considered to be a full-term pregnancy. Formerly, a baby that was …

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Doctors Decide They Need to Be the Ones Editing Medical Wikipedia Articles

Unless you’re some sort of know-it-all who thinks that you can scour the internet and self-diagnose any ailment that might befall you, I bet that you prefer to get your medical advice from people who spent years developing medical knowledge. You know, med students and doctors. But the reality is that no matter how much you’d prefer the knowledge of …

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Scientists: We’ve Found a Protein that Guards Memory

A report posted last week via Healthday News on WebMD should sound reassuring to all the baby boomers out there (and everyone else, for that matter): age-related memory loss has been linked to a single protein, and replenishing that protein could reduce moments of forgetfulness. A team of researchers from Columbia University found that the protein RbAp48, which is present …

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Jacquelin Perry Dies; Post-Polio Expert Was 94

Dr. Jacquelin Perry, an orthopedic surgeon who became famous for her work with post-polio patients, has died. The Lost Angeles Times reports that Perry passed away at her home in Downey, California on March 14. She was 94 years old and had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Perry was born in Denver, Colorado in 1918, and graduated from UCLA in …

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Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, they could be less effective in preventing diseases. However, the improper storage of these free vaccines isn’t the only troubling …

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Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts

It can be difficult for someone outside of a specialist field to identify subject experts and the ever increasing amount of available data can be bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, describes a method of social network analysis, similar to finding friends on Facebook, able to sift through scientific literature and news …

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Doctor Launches Collaborative Asthma Wiki

Imagine that you have asthma, and rather than give you a set of instructions about what to do if you have an attack, your doctor invites you to help write them? Would that make patients feel more engaged and empowered in managing their health care, and would that ultimately make them happier if not healthier? These questions are being raised …

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