Doctors are learning new ways to help patients.
As health care providers seek ways to improve care and cut costs, providers and insurance companies have teamed up. A program in Michigan where providers share notes in real time appears to work.
Intelligentes, mais non sans faiblesses.
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La maison intelligente, où tout ou presque serait automatisé est un rêve. À condition que la sécurité des systèmes électroniques qui la gère soit au point. Ce n’est pas encore le cas. Démonstration.
Thinking too fast?
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Cognitive traps can steer doctors away from the right diagnosis.
How fast can it get here?
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Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
High school football players are at high risk for injury.
Media reports have suggested that many young athletes who become injured abuse prescription painkillers and may move to heroin. One of the first studies to look at this suggests otherwise.
Plenty of gold but little growth.
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Uber did everything right in China. That's where it really went wrong and why it should serve as a cautionary tale for Western CEOs looking for growth in China.
The EPA has issued rules to regulate methane emission from new oil and gas wells in the face of industry and political pushback.
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The Obama administration wants to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Here's why we can't count on market forces to make it work.
Hillary Clinton, who wants to expand access to health care insurance.
Hillary Clinton's health care plan includes a public option and lowering the age limit for Medicare. Both would be hard to get through Congress.
Why did Turkey’s government go after academics soon after the coup?
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.
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We don't know much about fear during childbirth and its effects on outcomes for women and their newborns in the United States.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
C’est entendu : les femmes sont plus sujettes à la dépression que les hommes. Vraiment ? C’est en réalité plus compliqué que cela.
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge.
Recent tragedies have shown the depth of racism in society. As we ask ourselves how to move forward, we also need to ask how these events affect African-American children through vicarious racism.
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Thousands of people acquire infections while hospitalized. Many are caused by urinary catheters, a routine part of a hospital stay. But cutting back on their usage can lower infection rates.
Don’t touch that dough!
The FDA recently advised people not to eat raw cookie dough because raw flour with E. coli in it had sickened 38 people. Do we really have to forgo our favorites?
Would you donate to a biobank?
How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of cutting-edge science? And do we care about the kinds of research that will be done with our donations?
The EU is fraying thanks to its puzzle of fiscal governance policies.
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The European Union faces a crisis of legitimacy, and its rules on fiscal governance are at the heart of it.
Riots in Harlem, 1964.
A historian examines what it means to value black life, then and now.
Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don't.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.