7 times TV got mental health right

7 times TV got mental health right

Lucy Nichol is a journalist, author and mental health campaigner. It’s World Mental Health Day today, and we’ve been both blessed and bemused over the years by some of TV’s portrayals of mental health problems. So how have we fared of late?…

An Intel executive says doctors are reluctant about using AI in medicine because they don't trust it

An Intel executive says doctors are reluctant about using AI in medicine because they don't trust it

Healthcare has had a mixed response to using artificial intelligence as part of daily life inside hospitals. Jennifer Esposito, general manager of chipmaker Intel’s health and life sciences group, told Business Insider that the reason many doctors are reluctant to adopt AI…

Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US — and found where flu season lasts the longest

Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US — and found where flu season lasts the longest

Humidity plays an important role in flu transmission, and flu spreads fastest when it’s cold and dry. But researchers who studied flu rates in 603 metro areas around the US from 2002 to 2008 found that the viruses don’t circulate the same…

8 therapists arrested in New York for billing fraud

8 therapists arrested in New York for billing fraud

Eight therapists, two of whom were also public school teachers, were arrested Thursday on federal charges of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars by billing for services for developmentally disabled children that never happened. Interested in New York? In some instances the…

The maker of Botox is going after millennials who are thinking about wrinkle-smoothing treatments and has hired a fashion and beauty executive to lead its effort

The maker of Botox is going after millennials who are thinking about wrinkle-smoothing treatments and has hired a fashion and beauty executive to lead its effort

Reuters/ Jim Young Drugmaker Allergan has a plan to grow the medical aesthetics market and confront competition to its blockbuster Botox drug. It’s launching a website called Spotlyte with the help of Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, who joined the drug…

Why people are still getting sick 17 years after 9/11

Why people are still getting sick 17 years after 9/11

The remaining tower of New York’s World Trade Center, Tower 2, dissolves in a cloud of dust and debris about a half hour after the first twin tower collapsed September 11, 2001. Reuters/Ray Stubblebine First responders and survivors of the September 11,…

Drinking young people’s blood could be the secret to long-lasting health, scientists claim

Drinking young people’s blood could be the secret to long-lasting health, scientists claim

Blood factors taken from younger animals has been found to improve the later-life health of older creatures. The study, published in Nature, was conducted by researchers from University College London (UCL), who said it could reduce the chances of developing age-related disorders….

The head of healthcare investing at Qualcomm Ventures explains why it’s so hard to get doctors to adopt new technology

The head of healthcare investing at Qualcomm Ventures explains why it’s so hard to get doctors to adopt new technology

Qualcomm Ventures head of healthcare investing Thomas Kluz Courtesy Qualcomm While technology has helped make life easier for professionals in everything from retail to transportation, it’s taken much longer for healthcare workers to adopt new devices. What’s keeping health-tech applications from taking…

Two foot tall Indian priest suffers from mystery condition that 'causes his bones to twist and STOPS him growing'

Two foot tall Indian priest suffers from mystery condition that 'causes his bones to twist and STOPS him growing'

Bharat Tiwari, from Madhya Pradesh, has been dubbed by villagers "the Bendy Priest". "I've been like this since childhood and I am not sure how it happened," Bharat said. The 53-year-old claims that his body started to shrink after a wall fell…

A former Googler who started losing his hair in his 20s founded a company to help other men facing a similar fate

A former Googler who started losing his hair in his 20s founded a company to help other men facing a similar fate

Keeps co-founders Demetri Karagas and Steven Gutentag Courtesy Keeps Keeps is a startup that connects men with preventative hair loss treatments like generic Rogaine and Propecia. So far, Keeps has raised $7.5 million from investors including Maveron, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners…

These potential treatments for aging could unlock cures to a range of age-related illnesses, from cancer to heart disease

These potential treatments for aging could unlock cures to a range of age-related illnesses, from cancer to heart disease

An elderly couple sit on a bench next crocus flowers in a park in Duesseldorf Thomson Reuters By figuring out how to manipulate the human aging process, researchers hope they might be able to delay aging-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, osteoporosis,…

A Harvard doctor says it's harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well

A Harvard doctor says it's harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well

We live in an overwhelming smorgasbord of colorful food choices. AMC It may be harder than ever to maintain a healthy weight, according to a top Harvard researcher who’s studied people’s diets for decades. The best way to avoid gaining weight in…

Inside Aretha Franklin's Lifelong Need for 'Extreme' Privacy: It's Been Her 'Strategy' for 'Survival' Says Biographer

Inside Aretha Franklin's Lifelong Need for 'Extreme' Privacy: It's Been Her 'Strategy' for 'Survival' Says Biographer

As the world awaits an update on the health of music icon Aretha Franklin, the superstar’s penchant for extreme privacy has never been more apparent.  News first broke early Monday morning that the legendary Queen of Soul was ailing, with sources later…

US investors are pouring hundreds of millions into a healthcare company that doesn’t take insurance and lists its prices like a 'McDonald's menu'

US investors are pouring hundreds of millions into a healthcare company that doesn’t take insurance and lists its prices like a 'McDonald's menu'

One of Dr. Consulta’s clinics in Sao Paolo Courtesy Dr. Consulta Meet Dr. Consulta, a Brazil-based healthcare company that provides set prices for healthcare services like check-ups and MRIs. Founded in 2011, the company has already seen 1 million patients through its…

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’: Reports

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’: Reports

Aretha Franklin, who has previously struggled with her health, is very ill, multiple reports claim. A source close to the singer spoke to the Associated Press on Monday to confirm that Franklin is “seriously ill,” although they did not provide any additional…