Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work

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Health care reform has been the hottest topic. What to do about America’s aging infrastructure has been less animated but may be more pressing

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Reinventing the Toilet

June 20, 2017

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution

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A group led by researchers at the Toronto General Research Institute and Canadian Blood Services have tested a combination of drugs on Ebola, and published their findings in the Journal of Neglected Diseases. Anyone who has kept even one eye on the news would not consider Ebola “neglected,” but this team argues that it is—not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of access to the correct facilities

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Peter Ubel: “(T)he transplant system in the US suffers from terrible geographic disparities. People needing liver transplants in Northern California wait more than six years on average for an organ to become available, versus only three months in places like Memphis Tennessee.”

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