The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker Stars In Safety PSA The Driving Dead

The Driving Dead is an ambitious web series with zombies, an 18+ rating, and The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker. It was also created for the Illinois Department of Transportation (really), and is sprinkled throughout with PSAs about driving impaired and not buckling up. It's also, well, surprisingly good. » 12/21/14 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Copper Bedrails Could Dramatically Reduce Hospital Infections

When you check into a hospital your risk of infection rises, and research suggests a major source for these infections are the safety railings on hospital beds. Researchers in Santiago Chile think they have a solution: Replace the usual bedrails with copper ones, which have anti-microbial properties. » 12/18/14 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm

Midwives Are Often Safer Than Docs–Why Don't They Deliver More Babies?

This month, Britain's national health service advised women with low-risk pregnancies that it was safer to give birth under the supervision of midwives than doctors, as the latter are more likely to perform interventions like forceps deliveries and cesarean sections that carry risks of infection and surgical accidents. » 12/17/14 9:20am Wednesday 9:20am

America Has A Prescription Painkiller Problem, And It's Not Going Away

A newly published study of opioid use in the U.S. finds patients prescribed potentially addictive painkillers are taking more of them for longer – usually in the form of dangerous cocktail combinations. The increase is so stark that the number of prescriptions has risen, even as the total number of Americans filling… » 12/12/14 9:30am 12/12/14 9:30am

What Is It Like To Follow your Heart, When You Have Two Of Them?

A growing body of evidence suggests that the emotions we experience, while seated in the brain, are heavily influenced by cardiac awareness (literally the attention you pay to the activity of your heart). Now, researchers have turned to a man with two hearts, to study this enigmatic brain/body relationship. » 12/05/14 1:20pm 12/05/14 1:20pm

Video Games Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Father

A few days before my dad died in August, I got the call I'd been dreading from my mother. She told me it was time to come home for my dad's last days. I live in California, and they live in Alabama. I packed up my PS4, super slim PS3 and PS Vita—alas, my desktop PC was too big—and made the journey. » 11/28/14 6:41pm 11/28/14 6:41pm