October 30, 2017

Weekly review: 4 simple ways to improve your memory

Daily Briefing

    Inside Brigham's campaign to save $50M—and create a 'much leaner, more efficient organization' (Monday, Oct. 23)

    When Brigham and Women's Hospital officials realized the hospital was projected to run in the red for both 2017 and 2018, they launched an "unprecedented cost-cutting drive" to save $50 million within the hospital's $2.6 billion annual spending budget, Ron Winslow reports for STAT News.

    4 simple ways to improve your memory (Tuesday, Oct. 24)

    Writing for the New York Times, Adam Popescu outlines research-backed strategies to improve information retention memory in the era of smartphones.

    The perplexing case of the woman who sweats blood (Wednesday, Oct. 25)

    Doctors have diagnosed a 21-year-old Italian woman with a rare—and somewhat controversial—illness: hematohidrosis, or "blood sweating," according to a case study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

    $300 for a spine, $3,575 for a torso: Inside the big business of donated human bodies (Thursday, Oct. 26)

    In the United States, corpses donated to science enter a largely unregulated market that allows practically anyone to dissect bodies and sell parts for profit, a Reuters investigation finds—and incidents have surfaced in which donated bodies were apparently dismembered by chainsaws, stored in unplugged freezers, and otherwise misused or abused.

    CVS wants to buy Aetna. Here's what you need to know. (Friday, Oct. 27)

    CVS Health this month offered to buy Aetna for more than $66 billion—more than $200 per share—people familiar with the proposal said on Thursday.

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