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NC Health News
November 8, 2018
Caregivers often don’t recognize how much they do for others while neglecting themselves. Caregiving expert Peter Wong recently gave Charlotteans some encouragement.
The New York Times
November 7, 2018
New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.
November 6, 2018
IN 2013, GOOGLE cofounder and CEO Larry Page announced the formation of a new Alphabet entity dedicated to solving the pesky puzzle of mortality. Since then, the billion-dollar longevity lab known as Calico—short for California Life Company—has been trying to tease apart the fundamental biology of aging in the hopes of one day defeating death.
November 5, 2018
Sun seekers at the iconic Caribe Hilton on a secluded beach in San Juan would have had no idea what was afoot in a hotel room upstairs. A special agent posing as a venture capitalist from Texas was negotiating with two Turkish businessmen for pricey chemotherapy drugs that had been smuggled into the country.
October 17, 2018
More than a decade into the opioid epidemic, illicit fentanyl and related synthetic drugs are now driving the nation’s spiraling overdose death toll. Involved in nearly half of the roughly 200 U.S. drug overdose deaths every day, fentanyl appears to be here to stay.
October 9, 2018
The sharing economy is built upon service and interaction designs that engender interpersonal trust. Healthcare organizations could learn from it.