U.S. patients often face costly 'surprise' medical bills from out-of-network specialists

U.S. patients often face costly ‘surprise’ medical bills from out-of-network specialists

Anesthesiologists, for example, charge almost six times what Medicare pays for the same service. The average anesthesiologist, emergency physician, pathologist, and radiologist charge more than...
Key instruments for NASA's new 'Discovery' missions

Key instruments for NASA’s new ‘Discovery’ missions

Scientists and engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will provide instruments on NASA's two newest missions, which will explore asteroids near Jupiter. Both Discovery-class...
George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

Rising British star becomes the latest talent selected by the Silver Arrows for racing support. 2016 proved a breakthrough year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport...
Physical activity: ‘Magic bullet’ for obesity and heart disease

Physical activity: ‘Magic bullet’ for obesity and heart disease

In an editorial published in the current issue of Cardiology, researchers at Florida Atlantic University have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that...
Engage in social activities, attend religious events and sleep well

Engage in social activities, attend religious events and sleep well

Sleep may be one of the most important factors for well-being; yet, according to recent research, one in three adults does not get enough. Lack...
Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems, dementia

Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems, dementia

People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with...
How our brain slows down the effects of aging

How our brain slows down the effects of aging

The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to...
Iron deficiency, fitness, and grade point average - they are interrelated!

Iron deficiency, fitness, and grade point average – they are interrelated!

Iron is an essential mineral needed for a variety of functions in the body, including transporting oxygen to cells so that they can make...
Drug used for pain, anxiety may be linked to birth defects

Drug used for pain, anxiety may be linked to birth defects

A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth...
How could we build an invisibility cloak to hide Earth from an alien civilization?

How could we build an invisibility cloak to hide Earth from an alien civilization?

What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of “Star Trek” than in academic...
Australian parasite discovery raises concern about neglected tropical diseases

Australian parasite discovery raises concern about neglected tropical diseases

A study led by UTS researchers describes for the first time an Australian parasite in native biting insects that shares an evolutionary ancestor with...
Which Facebook “friends” help most when looking for a job?

Which Facebook “friends” help most when looking for a job?

If a job hunt is in your plans for 2017, your social network may be the best place to start. But whether you should concentrate...

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