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How Big Data Can Catch Oxycontin Abusers and Bad Docs flickr/grumpy puddin

How Big Data Can Catch Oxycontin Abusers and Bad Docs

A team of forensic experts are trying to stanch the flow of prescription drugs into the black market.

Better Prenatal Testing Does Not Mean More Abortion tillwe/Flickr

Better Prenatal Testing Does Not Mean More Abortion

Between 70 and 85 percent of women in the U.S. confronted with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose abortion -- but that number used to be higher.

Robots Taking Record Number of Human Uteri AP

Robots Taking Record Number of Human Uteri

Robot-assisted hysterectomy became 20 times more common between 2007 and 2010.

The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships (and Our Break-Ups) Alexis Madrigal

The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships (and Our Break-Ups)

A philosopher argues that taking love-altering substances might not just be a good idea, but a moral obligation.

The Future of Medical Records Daniel Mall

The Future of Medical Records

Designers dreamed up patient records that can actually help and serve patients.

Remind Me Not to Buy This Fork That Keeps You From Eating

Remind Me Not to Buy This Fork That Keeps You From Eating

This gizmo gets my prize for most horrifying/fascinating thing to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Going to the Gym Today? Thank This 19th-Century Orthopedist Tekniska Museet/National Museum of Science and Technology

Going to the Gym Today? Thank This 19th-Century Orthopedist

Dr. Zander started a movement for movement itself.

The 'Condoms' We'll Use on Mars mrebert/Flickr

The 'Condoms' We'll Use on Mars

New super-thin mesh has the potential to be inserted into a woman's vagina to provide barely detectable contraception and HIV protection for several days.

Prenatal Testing: Earlier and More Accurate Than Ever Flickr

Prenatal Testing: Earlier and More Accurate Than Ever

Parents-to-be can now safely determine their baby's gender, father, and certain chromosomal abnormalities during the first trimester.

Body Maps: See All Your Parts, Skin Removal Not Required GE

Body Maps: See All Your Parts, Skin Removal Not Required

The interactive anatomy tool that facilitates patient-doctor communication and is also "social media ready"

When I'm 164: How Can Bioscience Push the Limits of Lifespan? Flickr

When I'm 164: How Can Bioscience Push the Limits of Lifespan?

We may be closer than most realize to significant increases in life expectancy.

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