As Illinois and other states witness a resurgence in measles, some parents adhere to their beliefs that vaccines could harm their children. Some doctors say this is a failure on the part of the medical community, and that they can do better.
Communication is paramount to the success of most relationships—especially in the case of doctors and patients, where some emerging evidence suggests that good communication with a patient can lead to better health outcomes.
Uganda desperately needs surgeons. In a country of 32 million people, there are only about a hundred specialist surgeons. As a result, accident victims with critical injuries must sometimes wait weeks or months for operations.
Parents used to think that once their kids were out of elementary school, they were done with vaccines. But the rules are changing.In California, middle schoolers and high schoolers now have to prove that they're immunized against pertussis, or whooping cough, in order to attend school.
Ever wonder about the line between science and science fiction? Could we ever selectively erase experiences from our memories? Upload information to our brains like a hard drive? Control robotic limbs with our minds?