IBM's Watson Could Offer Customized Treatment To Every Cancer Patient

Rather than relying on carpet-bombing approaches like chemotherapy and radiation treatments, cutting-edge cancer cures are looking more towards a surgical strike, tailored to shutting down the mutations that are driving growth. And the secret weapon in that fight might just be a well-known Jeopardy contestant. » 5/07/15 3:00am 5/07/15 3:00am

Anti-Obamacare Ads Backfired, Says A New Statistical Analysis

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have spent an estimated $450 million on political ads attacking the law, outspending supporters of Obamacare 15-to-1. But a state-by-state comparison of negative ads and enrollment figures suggests the attacks ads actually increased public awareness of the healthcare program. » 7/14/14 9:20am 7/14/14 9:20am

Insane pundit "explains" Obamacare in Star Trek Gorn mask

Whether you think the Affordable Healthcare Act is good or bad, I think we can all agree that Alex Jones is completely out of his mind, right? I mean, not only is he posing as an evil lizard alien who loves Obamacare, nothing he says in this video makes any fucking sense. By the end, he's simply gibbering madly. » 10/04/13 8:20am 10/04/13 8:20am

Want some free, anonymous health care? Try your local U.S. Health…

Don't have a job with health insurance benefits? Lose your job and can't afford a COBRA plan? Regardless of the situation (and even if you are insured), you can still get care, and you should. What you may not have realized is that your local health department provides a level of basic care for a nominal (or free)… » 9/29/11 8:30am 9/29/11 8:30am

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Most Industrialized Nations

Making fun of America's healthcare system is low-hanging fruit for many international commentators, what with the lack of universal coverage, incredibly high per capita costs, and frequent bankruptcies. Now a new study has been released showing that life expectancies for most US counties falls behind other… » 6/17/11 7:40am 6/17/11 7:40am