Government on Track to Forgive Up to $131,000 Each in Student Debt for Thousands of Doctors – Real Time Economics – WSJ

A program designed to ease the student-debt burden of teachers, public defenders and other modestly paid workers in the public sector is also set to help thousands of physicians, many of whom work for nonprofit hospitals. On average, recent medical-school graduates who enroll in the program will have $131,000 in their student debt forgiven. Source: […]

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. – The Washington Post

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort. CDC chief says this could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Source: The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. – The Washington Post

Semi-opposing views on ALS fundraising

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/infographic-shows-differences-between-diseases-we-donate-and-diseases-kill-us http://www.vice.com/read/the-worst-part-of-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-the-people-criticizing-it-822 There’s a tricky balance when donating to find cures or fund treatments for diseases. The factors include how personal the disease is, how much funding it already receives, the number of people impacted, and the demographic the disease usually impacts.

Sunday night wrap of some recent news [Drones, HIV, Vitals, Fusion energy]

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/commercial-drones-are-completely-legal-a-federal-judge-ruled Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled Early Treatment Is Found to Clear H.I.V. in a 2nd Baby http://ecopreneurist.com/2014/03/06/smartphone-case-takes-selfie-vital-signs-medical-grade-accuracy/ Smartphone Case Takes a Selfie of Your Vital Signs with Medical Grade Accuracy http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57619940-1/13-year-old-builds-working-nuclear-fusion-reactor/? 13-year-old builds working nuclear fusion reactor: UK schoolboy Jamie Edwards becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion […]

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. That was a decade ago. […]