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A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.
With an assembly line of operating theaters in India, Dr. Devi Shetty is determined to deliver affordable healthcare to anyone in need.
Melissa Block talks to criminal lawyer Jonathan Shapiro about Judy Clarke, one of the defense attorneys representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The clerics are delivering a growing number of fatwas against what they see as insidious dangers. Liberal Muslims are annoyed by what they say is moral micromanaging.
Potential jurors were screened on Monday to decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He faces 30 federal counts of murder and terrorism.
Big data is a trendy term for the ever-expanding cloud of information that's online and increasingly searchable. Some researchers say it could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say big data raises too many big questions — especially when it comes to medicine.
Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listen letters about the problem with so-called lie detectors, and no-kill shelters, and a correction about Amazon, Netflix and "net neutrality."
Already, an estimated 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Lebanese officials say they can't accommodate more refugees. Robert Siegel talks with Lama Fakih of Human Rights Watch.
We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?
A new research center in the Eastern Congo is giving doctors the resources to investigate the causes and impacts of rape — and to determine which interventions actually help women recover and thrive.
Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.
Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states including Michigan are trying to change that.