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Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love*by Maria Popova* *Reflections on the cornerstone of our flourishing.* *“A principal fruit of friendship,”* Francis Bacon observed, *“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”* Thoreau would“sometimes awake in the night and think of friendship and its possibilities.” St. Augustine described friendship as “sweet beyond the sweetness of life.” But what exactly *is* friendship — what defines its singular hallmark? Shortly af...mais »
Bisphosphonates May Increase Risk of Atrial FibrillationFor patients who have osteoporosis, the use of bisphosphonates appears to increase the risk of serious atrial fibrillation, according to a meta-analysis.
Net-ativismo e as novas práticas de democracia são temas de estudo | 25.04.2014 Programa veiculado no dia 25 de abril de 2014 O sociólogo italiano Massimo di Felice, coordenador do Centro de Pesquisa Atopos da Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA-USP), conversa no estúdio da USP FM sobre o estudo *Net Ativismo: ações colaborativas em redes digitais*, que investiga o papel da internet para o ativismo e as novas práticas de democracia.
How to build a brain-machine interface04/25/2014You are subscribed to Discoveries - All NSF Discoveries for National Science Foundation Update. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. How to build a brain-machine interface [image: Illustration of an eyeball with retinal implant]New-generation brain technologies are now in use thanks to new body-compatible materials, smaller electronics and better sensors designed by engineers More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131214&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is an NSF Discoveries item.
April 25, 2014AHA Issues Fetal Heart Disease GuidanceRecognizing the fetus as a patient, the American Heart Association has released a scientific statement that addresses the diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease. Read more
The Science of Memory Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the May/June 2014 issue of*Scientific American MIND* May 1, 2014 |By Sandra Upson [image: Sandra Upson] *Credit: Sean McCabe* More In This Article - [image: Rebuilding Memories Makes Them Stick]Rebuilding Memories Makes Them Stick - [image: What Does the Hippocampus Do?]What Does the Hippocampus Do? - [image: How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness]How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness - [image: Designing Cameras That Work Like Eyes]Designing Cameras That Work Like Eyes - [image: Stem Cell Therapy Coul...mais »
Misdiagnoses All Too Common: 1 in 20 US Adult Patients Diedtra Henderson April 22, 2014 EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS - Medicare Doc Pay Change Would Boost Patient Coordination - Dermatology Consults Halt Cellulitis Misdiagnoses - Autopsy Study Shows Misdiagnoses Are Common in ICU At least 1 in 20 US adults receiving outpatient care, or 12 million patients annually, are misdiagnosed, and half of these medical errors could be harmful, according to a population-based estimate. The authors hope the study prompts systematic measurement and reduction of medical errors. Hardeep Singh, MD...mais »
The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach. Guidance for addressing inequities in health *Download* English (PDF), 380.3 KB By Margaret Whitehead, Sue Povall and Belinda Loring 2014, v + 29 pages ISBN 978 92 890 5045 6 Free of charge While population health indicators have improved across Europe overall, that improvement has not been experienced equally everywhere, or by all. This is one of a series of policy briefs that describe practical actions to address health inequities, especially in relation to tobacco, alcohol, obesity and injury, the priority public health cha...mais »
50 Years of Poverty While government programs have kept millions of people, especially the elderly, from falling into poverty, rates remain high for many groups of Americans, including children, blacks and Hispanics. JAN. 4, 2014 RELATED ARTICLE –0.1 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Liheap) –0.1 Food aid for mothers and children under 5 (WIC) –0.2 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (T.A.N.F.) –0.8 Unemployment insurance –0.9 Housing subsidies –1.1 Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.) –1.6 Food stamps (SNAP) –3.0 Refundable tax credits Effect of government programs on p...mais »
Medscape Medical News Physicians Generate $1.6 Trillion in Economic Activity: AMA Mark Crane April 18, 2014 EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS - Spending on Physician Services Rose 4% in 2012 - Healthcare Spending Growth Rate Projected to Rise in 2014 - Medical Practice Management News & Perspectives Physicians engaged in patient care generated $1.6 trillion in economic activity and supported 10 million jobs nationwide in 2012, according to a new report by the American Medical Association (AMA). The study found that physicians had a greater national economic impact than counterparts in ...mais »
Friedrich FroebelArticle Free Pass - Article - Web sites - Bibliography - Related Content - Recent Edits - Contributors *Friedrich Froebel**,* Froebel also spelled Fröbel, in full Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel (born April 21, 1782, Oberweissbach, Thuringia, Ernestine Saxony [now in Germany]—died June 21, 1852, Marienthal, near Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia), German educator who was founder of thekindergarten and one of the most influential educational reformers of the 19th century. Froebel was the fifth child in a clergyman’s family. His mother died when he wa...mais »