Myrkl: The pill that claims to stop hangovers launches this week

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The supplement, which launches on Monday, has been shown in…

‘Lifesaver’ Dame Deborah James sparks symptom checks across UK

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The 40-year-old campaigner and podcaster’s last message urged people to…

Telehealth platform Connect2MyDoctor launches AR patient education module

Connect2MyDoctor, a telehealth platform by Melbourne-based health tech startup Neev Tech Labs, has launched a new three-dimensional/augmented reality module for patient education. The telehealth platform, which also operates in Bengaluru, India and Dubai, has been used by patients in over 15 countries and accessed by more than 3,000 specialists since…

Scientists prove the “neuroprotective” function of p62 protein in a mouse model

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are defined by pathogenic accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. Now, however, scientists from the National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology have established that the p62 protein, which is involved in cellular protein degradation, can prevent the accumulation of toxic oligomeric tau…

Mom of Nine Takes Baby Steps on Path to Becoming a Neurosurgeon

Sarah Merrill downplays a characterization as an overachiever. She and her husband, who each have several advanced degrees, have moved nine times in the past 2 decades, raised nine children, and Merrill began the path this week toward a specialty in neurosurgery with the longest residency requirement. Medscape Medical News…

As a Military Spouse, Here's What I'm Teaching My Kids About America

On the Fourth of July, my neighborhood throws a star-spangled block party fit for Uncle Sam himself. I swear, a bald eagle could show up and sing the national anthem, and I’d just think, “Yeah. That tracks.” When the sun goes down, the smell of grilled hot dogs lingers in…

How to get rid of medical debt — or avoid it in the first place

Lori Mangum was 32 when apple-size tumors sprouted on her head. Now — six years and 10 surgeries later — the skin cancer is gone. But her pain lives on, in the form of medical debt. Even with insurance, Mangum paid $36,000 out-of-pocket, charges that stemmed from the hospital, the…