Five employees at Good Samaritan Hospital in Silicon Valley were sent home for about two weeks after coming into contact with a patient with coronavirus. The patient, who had just traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started, wore a mask the entire time he was at the hospital, and was directed by health officials… Read More »
Why does health care cost so much more in the United States than in other countries? As health economists love to say: “It’s the prices, stupid.” As politicians continue to lament the system’s expense, and more Americans struggle to pay the high and often unpredictable bills that can accompany their health problems, it’s worth looking… Read More »
Most of us would find it off-putting to imagine that there are many trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living in our body, invisible to the naked eye. But Richard Sprague, a Seattle-based software engineer, has dedicated years of his life — and tested himself hundreds of times — to unravel their mysteries.
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s first steps on stage: a kids’ Shakespeare program that doesn’t hold auditions, guarantees everyone a substantial speaking role, emphasizes community, and excludes no one. Unless, as Mason Wicks-Lim and his mother Ali discovered, you have a life-threatening nut allergy.… Read More »
1 of 7 A Swedish study found that the peak time to have a heart attack was: Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day 2 of 7 Evan Sung for The New York Times True or false? To lower the risk of food-borne illness, rinse that Christmas turkey inside and out with… Read More »
Mobile phones are seven times dirtier than TOILET SEATS, finds new study (and those with leather cases are even filthier!) Study finds phones with plastic cases are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat Experts believe phones become dirty because they are taken into the bathroom Research found phones with leather cases are 17 times… Read More »