| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:04 PM
(Reuters) - A new supercomputer-based network will allow doctors to use genomic sequencing to speed cancer treatment and could increase survival chances for patients, its creator, billionaire healthcare businessman Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, said on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:26 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study.
But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some...
| Oct 25, 2012
As Halloween approaches, we're reminded that while eye of newt and wing of bat may not have invaded the nation's restaurant menus, neck of lamb and ear of pig most certainly have.
It's commonplace to find pig ears, head cheese and pig's feet on menus....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the U.S. government offering hefty financial incentives to doctors for using electronic records to assess the care they provide, a new study says few doctors met the program's criteria last year.
Researchers found that...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:52 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians-in-training are more likely to plan to go into primary care - rather than a specialty field - if they have lots of debt from college and medical school, according to a new study.
Researchers also found the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Claire Messud is known as something of an intellectual among literary novelists, with a cool, quietly probing tone from her first book, "When the World Was Steady" (1995) to her best-selling "The Emperor's Children" (2006). Her bracing and vehement new...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Small and rural U.S. hospitals are most at risk of not satisfying certain federal requirements for using electronic health record systems, according to a new study.
Targeted grants might help the lagging hospitals get up to speed and...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.”
The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew."
"I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood.
The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...