Author Archives: wpadmin

Baby born by C-section after parents involved in ‘scary’ car accident while heading to hospital

Teen survives after car lands on his head during near-fatal crash Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Juan Spence had been riding in his friend’s car when it crashed, and after being ejected from his seat, the car actually landed on his body, and then his head. Doctors put his chances of survival at just five percent.… Read More »

Optic Nerve Stimulation Device Could Provide Visual Aid for Blind People

Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new type of intraneural electrode to bypass the eyeball and send messages directly to the brain through the optic nerve. The technique could provide a visual aid for permanently blind people. Using retinal implants to treat blindness is a developing field. The concept… Read More »

CMS to update hospital star ratings early next year despite blowback

UPDATE: August 19, 2019: The piece has been updated to reflect additional information from CMS and America’s Essential Hospitals. Dive Brief: CMS will update the oft-maligned hospital star ratings in early 2020 using the current methodology as they work on refining a new one, the agency said Monday. The star ratings have come under fire from… Read More »

Truffles lure treechangers to Tasmania

It’s been a steep learning curve for treechangers Ina Ansmann and Timothy Noonan since buying a truffiere and agritourism business at Lower Barrington. The ex-Brisbane couple knew nothing about growing the rare and prized Perigord truffles known as black gold for the price they command. Truffles produced in Tassie are good quality and have a… Read More »