Five Things E-Cigarettes Won’t Tell You
The cigarettes of the future could be safer, cheaper and less taboo than the smokes of the past. But there are things that the e-cigarette industry won’t tell you. MarketWatch’s Thomas Bemis discusses five of them. (Photo: AP/Resound Marketing)
Creating a Custom-Designed Baby Becoming a Reality
A patent secured by California-based 23andMe gives the company the rights to match the genetic profile of would-be parents with donor sperm and eggs. WSJ’s Gautam Naik explains. Photo: Getty Images.
Five Countries Where People Live Longest
According to a report by the OECD on how long the average person lives in each of its 34 member nations the United States ranks only 26th, with an average life expectancy of 78.7 years. MarketWatch’s Jim Jelter looks at the OECD countries where people live longest. (Photo: AP)
New Drugs Zap Tumors Via Immune System
Major drug companies are developing immunotherapy drugs that work by unleashing the body’s immune system to enable it to recognize and attack cancer cells. Ron Winslow reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images.
Do You Know How to Treat the Flu?
Last year’s flu season hit harder and earlier than it had in a decade, which is especially troubling given a new national survey that shows almost half of Americans don’t know how to treat the flu. Dr. Susan Rehm discusses. Photo: Getty Images.
Infant DNA to Be Mapped at Birth?
The National Institutes of Health is launching an initiative to determine whether sequencing an infant’s DNA can improve on well-established state-run programs to screen newborns for potential life-threatening conditions.
New Tech for Fighting Skin Cancer
As skin cancer cases rise in people under 30, dermatologists are responding with new high-tech equipment
New Hope for Hair Loss Sufferers
Scientists have pioneered a technique for growing new human hair, designers are finding new ways to make small offices work for you, and will Apple maintain its tablet dominance? Photo: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Five Things Plastic Surgeons Won’t Tell You
Americans spend billions on cosmetic plastic surgery every year but MarketWatch’s Thomas Bemis says there are things you may want to know before you and your wallet go under the knife. (Photo: Getty Images)
Digits: 3-D Tech Perfects Plastic-Surgery Patients
In Digits this week, 3-D technology helps plastic-surgery patients in South Korea get just the right face, Chinese smart ambulances bring city doctors to rural counterparts via video, and Cryptolocker malware that holds your documents ransom.