Short-term psychosocial counseling may significantly reduce suicide attempts and death rates among people who have already tried to kill themselves, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Read more.
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The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
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Medical diagnosis takes a huge leap forward when a patent for a device that can create cross-sectional images of any part of the human body is awarded to a dentist-turned-computer wiz named Robert Ledley. Working in a basement laboratory at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Ledley had built his first CT scanner—short for computed tomography—two years earlier. His scanners were soon in great demand—for the first time, doctors could see photographic renderings of soft tissue and organs, such as the brain and heart, not to mention detailed images of tumors. Get the full story.