health care

Trump

Trump's Cognitive Test Asked Him to Draw a Clock and Remember What a Lion Is Called

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an effective test for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, but it doesn’t determine if you’re a “very stable genius.”
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.18
growing pains

What’s Digitization Doing to Health Care?

New software is industrializing medicine by turning doctors into data entry clerks—and making them suicidally depressed in the process.
Conrad Amenta
5.8.17
health care

Hospitals Are Prescribing Home Surveillance to Save Lives

The new technology can help curb complications, but at what cost?
Aaron Frank
4.8.17
Canada

Congress Just Missed an Opportunity to Give Americans Access to Cheaper Drugs

An amendment sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders was one of three that addressed the issue, but they were all voted down.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.12.17
future

3D Printed Organs Look, Feel and Bleed Like the Real Thing

The realistic-feeling organs help medical students and for doctors practice difficult surgeries ahead of time.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.13.16
Health

Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better on Health?

A Motherboard report card.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.16
Cancer

Analyzing Bing Searches Could Predict a Cancer Diagnosis, Study Finds

And potentially warn individual users that they should talk to a doctor.
Steve Huff
6.12.16
robots

The One-Armed Robot That Will Look After Me Until I Die

Adjusting to the physical presence of a robot is the easy bit. It’s the feelings we develop about them that are more problematic.
Geoff Watts
4.19.16
Drugs

​What to Expect When Pfizer and Allergan Are Expecting

What will the biggest pharmaceutical merger ever mean for drug discovery?
Meghan Neal
11.24.15
Health

People Aren’t Buying 3D Printers Anymore, So Companies Are Refocusing on Health

The consumer market for 3D printers is slowing down, so companies are looking at B2B opportunities in health care.
Angela Chen
9.8.15
Modern Medicine

To Salvage or Sever: What Happens When Your Own Limb Is Almost Good Enough?

Doctors have gotten so good at salvaging limbs that patients are left with a tougher choice between amputation and keeping a leg that doesn't work well.
Rose Eveleth
7.16.15
Modern Medicine

Meet MUMPS, the Archaic Health-Care Programming Language That Predicted Big Data

In 1966 a pair of programmers saw the data future.
Michael Byrne
7.14.15