Construct Your Own Takeout: Lentil Dal

Indian food is one of those things that sends us into love/ dislike mode. We love the spice, comfort, and exotic savour of the vindaloo, tandoori, and masalas. We fucking detest the never-ending smell of curry that permeates our pores, mouths, nails, walls, draperies, and anything else within a 2 mile radius once we eat it.

Whats a betch to do? I entail, Indian food is officially the new Chinese takeoutbut goddamn, we cant bargain. The answer is, whether fortunately or unfortunately, to get to work so that you can control wtf goes in your delicious Indian meal. Well start with an easy recipe for a HEALTHY lentil dal courtesy of Food Networks Indian betch, Aarti Sequeira( but like, with our tweaks ).

Ingredients:

1 cup masoor dal red lentils( find this in the ethnic aisle) 2 beakers of water( find this in your goddamn sink) 1 yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 2 medium ripe tomatoes 1 Thai chile, sliced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds( order this shit onlineyoull be thankful) 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp vegetable oil Fresh cilantro

Sugar tax: How it will work? – BBC News

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A new sugar taxation on the soft drink industry will be introduced in the UK, the chancellor has announced as he unveiled his Budget.

It is something that has been talked about for some time, but has as yet come as a surprise.

The move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity.


How will they decide which drinks to target?

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The levy is squarely is targeted at high-sugar drinks, especially fizzy beverages, which are popular among teenagers.

Pure fruit juices and milk-based drinkings will be excluded and the smallest producers will have an exemption from the scheme.

It will be imposed on companies according to the volume of the sugar-sweetened drinks they create or importation.

There is likely to be two bands – one for total sugar content above 5g per 100 millilitres and a second, higher band for the most sugary drinks with more than 8g per 100 millilitres.


Who has been pressing for this?

The whole health community, more or less. In recent years campaigners have been putting forward a vociferous example for why a sugar excise is important in the fight against childhood obesity.

The most high-profile advocate has been TV chef Jamie Oliver, who has introduced a sugar excise in his restaurants. He set up an e-petition that considered more than 150,000 people backing a tax.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has also speaks out in favour of a tax and has announced the health service will be introducing its own “tax” in hospitals.


Why not on chocolate?

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When it comes to a sugar tax, all the emphasis has been on drinkings. There are a number of reasons for this.

Firstly, unlike a chocolate bar or slice of cake, they are not automatically seen as a treat. People who drink them tend to have them every day.

Secondly, some of the drinks are incredibly high in sugar. A typical can contains enough sugar – about nine teaspoons – to take person over their recommended sugar intake in one hit.

For teenagers they are the number 1 source of sugar uptake while overall, children get a third of their daily sugar intake from them.

They have also been dubbed “empty calories” as they have no nutritional benefit.


What will happen to the money?

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Sugar in fizzy drinkings

35g

The amount of sugar in a 330 ml can of Coca-Cola( 7 teaspoons)

30g

The recommended max. uptake of sugar per day for those aged 11+

520m The quantity George Osborne expects the sugar taxation to raise

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Family of teenage Saudi protester sentenced to death appeal for his life

Abdullah al-Zaher, who was arrested when he was 15, faces beheading and crucifixion for participating in protest rally

The family of a teenage protester who faces beheading in Saudi Arabia have come forward in public for the first time to plead for his life.

The father of Abdullah al-Zaher, 19, called on the world to assistance before it is too late and his son is executed in the kingdom along with a reported 51 other people.

Please help me save my son from the imminent threat of death. He doesnt deserve to die just because he participated in a protest rally, Hassan al-Zaher told the Guardian.

Arrested in March 2012, merely shy of his 16 th birthday, after participating in protests in Saudi Arabias eastern Shia-dominated province, Zaher was charged with harbouring protesters, participating in demonstrations and chanting slogans, defining fire to a auto and throwing Molotov cocktails.

His family and the death penalty campaign group Reprieve is argued that Zaher was tortured, saying that after his arrest Saudi security forces beat him with wire iron rods, forced a confession from him and did not allow him to speak to his family or a lawyer.

He was forced to sign a paper that the police fabricated and that he was not able to read under a threat of corporal punishment. He told me that he did not throw Molotov[ cocktails] or anything similar, his father told the Guardian.

Saudi Arabia is one of the worlds heaviest users of the death sentence. According to Amnesty International, it executed 102 people in the first six months of this year more than in all of 2014.

In late November a commotion of Arabic-language media reports said 52 captives would be executed across nine different cities in a single day. The captives have been described as members of al-Qaida whose aim was to overthrow the ruling elite.

Zaher was sentenced to death in October last year by the secretive specialised criminal court in Riyadh. As with other adolescents tried at the same hour, the government prosecutor asked for Zaher to be crucified after his beheading.

Judges are understood to have reserved that penalty for one other youth protester, Ali al Nimr, as well as his uncle, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric in the oil rich Kingdom.

Reprieve said Zaher was the youngest person at the time of their arrest that they were aware of in Saudi Arabia who had been given a death penalty. Zaher, Nimr and a third minor at the time of his arrest, Dawood al-Marhoon are all currently being held in isolation following failed appeals, the group said.

Zahers and his fellow juveniles suits represent an ever-growing list of those being corporally punished for mainly non-violent offences. They include the blogger Raif Badawi, who is expected to receive hundreds of lashes for criticising the government and the Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who was convicted of apostasy and sentenced to death.

Reprieve said the plans for the mass execution were alarming … and should prompt revulsion and disapproval from Saudi Arabias allies.

Hassan al-Zaher, who works in a pipe manufacturing factory, said he last find his son three months ago during a 10 -minute visit.

Mother of Saudi teenager facing crucifixion: Every hour is 60 beats of pain

I can say the condition of his health is not good, as his body is thin, he said. His son has since been since transferred to a incarcerate 1,000 km away.

He told the Guardian that their son was arrested on his route home after his mother, Fatima Gazwi, sent him out to go to the shops. On the street Zaher was identified as a protester and when the police asked him to stop he fled in dread, stopping when they fired a warning shot, the family said. The parents then allege that Zaher was beaten and his face was bloodied after being hit with a rifle butt.

Visiting him in jail, they also find other signs of physical punishment during detention on his face and body.

His father said the family was coming forward now because they felt that as a minority religious group seeking equal treatment in the kingdom, they had no other option.

He was merely 15 years old, still a minor, so we expected a lesser punishment if he was proven guilty.

[ So] the decision of the court was as difficult for us to accept as to appeal, as we, as Shias in this Sunni predominated country, have just been very little voice.

This is why we feel compelled to exert all efforts and avenues that may save the life of my son.

Hassan al-Zaher described his son as popular and peaceful adding that he attend the protests knowing little of what they were about.

He loved to ride my ponies and wanted to become a medical assistant or nurse someday.

My son … did not fully understand what the people are protesting for. He merely went there after being invited by a friend. He did not go there with the intention of fighting or opposing the government, in his eyes “its just” a simple protest rally.

Saudi Arabias corporal punishments have recently strained relations with the UK. Following concerns from opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn over Ali al-Nimrs situation, the government pulled out of bidding for a prison train contract worth APS5. 9m

On 20 October the UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, told the Commons: I do not expect Mr Al-Nimr to be executed.

Our judgment is that we achieve most by talking privately and regularly to our Saudi interlocutors, he said.

Last week, sources at the Foreign Office told the Guardian that Hammond still stood behind his Commons statement adding that the UK ambassador in Riyadh continued to raise the issue at regular intervals.

Maya Foa, head of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said: Abdullah al-Zaher has been through a horrifying ordeal.

It is utterly disgraceful that the Saudi authorities are now threatening to carry out his beheading imminently, along with the killing of other adolescents like Ali al-Nimr. Those governments who are among the closest Saudi allies notably the UK and the US must step in without delay and urge the Saudi authorities to change course.

The Saudi government did not respond to a request for comment. The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, said in October that kingdoms justice system was based on sharia law, implemented by an independent judiciary and just as we respect the local traditions, customs, laws and religion of Britain, we expect Britain to grant us this same respect.

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Danny Fields: the coolest guy you’ve never heard of- until now

He managed the Ramones, helped launch the Door, and hung around with Warhol. A new documentary sets “the mens” behind the scenes front stage

In his diary, Andy Warhol wrote that he would love to cinema Danny Fields life story. The artist died six a few weeks later, but now Fieldss life has finally arrived the screen in a new documentary called, Danny Says .

You may not have heard of Danny Fields, but you definitely know his friends. As well as hanging out with Warhol, Fields helped launch the Door into superstardom, palled around with Nico, Edie Sedgwick, and Alice Cooper; was the first person to play the Ramones to Lou Reed; was friends with Linda McCartney despite helping objective the Beatles touring career; introduced Iggy Pop to David Bowie, and was immortalized in the Ramones tune Danny Says.

For decades, Fields has operated behind the scenes of the music world, forging connections and building stars. If it werent for Danny the world might not have ever heard the Stooges and the Ramones, and we definitely wouldnt have just heard Nico as a solo artist, said Gillian McCain, co-author of the definitive punk oral history, Please Kill Me, a volume dedicated to Fields as forever the coolest guy in the room.

As the self-described label freak at Elektra Records, Fields was almost single-handedly responsible for ushering in the punk epoch in the US. He managed the Ramoness early career, and got both the Stooges and the MC5 signed to his label. Despite these impressive credentials, Fieldss name is scarcely known outside the music business. That might all change thanks to the new documentary, which premiered at SXSW last year and is now open in select theaters and available online.

The film was directed against Brendan Toller, who worked on the cinema for virtually seven years, finishing it mere weeks before it was slated to premiere. He first came across the legend of Fields in the books Please Kill Me and Edie( Jean Steins book about Sedgwick, the Warhol muse ), but he had a hard time sorting out the fact from the hyperbole. Danny Fields at Harvard stealing crystal with Edie Sedgwick couldnt perhaps be the same guy being the publicist for the Doors or managing the Ramones, says Toller. Turns out, though, when it is necessary to Fields all the rumors are true, which Toller shows in the film.

The documentary pieces together interviews with Fields and many of his friends including Pop, Cooper, Tommy Ramone, Jonathan Richman, legendary record boss Seymour Stein, Ramones logo designer Arturo Vega, folk singer Judy Collins, MC5s Wayne Kramer and many more, all interwoven with archival footage, audio recordings, and animation that mixes together to help tell the story of this musical influencer.

Fields gave Toller access to his personal repositories and Toller spent months “re going through” the files, phone records, cassette videotapes, ephemera, and photographs that Fields had collected over his long career. Professionally, Fields played a variety of roles in the music industry he was a journalist, editor of 16 magazine and Datebook. When the latter magazine published John Lennons quote about the Beatles being bigger than Jesus( from an interview which had passed without comment in London Evening Standard a few months before ), it caused outrage throughout America, the pressure nearly broken off the band and spelling the end of their touring career. Fields also dedicated bands like the Velvet Underground and the Who some of their earliest press.

He also worked as a publicist, director, DJ, A& R rep and a photographer who documented the scene he was helping create. He was a noted provocateur who loved swapping bon mots. When I think about Danny, I think of sitting and giggling with him, says Lenny Kaye, novelist and longtime member of the Patti Smith Band. He liked to cause a little difficulty. Hes a little mischievous.

There are so many Danny tales, many not fit to print, says Justin Vivian Bond, the longtime downtown fixture and starring of Kiki& Herb, proving the phase with an anecdote sadly unsuitable for a family website.

Fields Fields at the re-presentation of Joey Ramones Rock& Roll Hall of Fame induction award in 2009. Photo: Joe Kohen/ WireImage.com

Whatever his role, Fieldss over-arching objective was to bring people together. That was one of Dannys things, says Kaye. He was a matchmaker, whether it was bringing a band to a record label or putting creative people in the same room and the majority of cases that room was Maxs Kansas Citys back room.

Dannys a connector, hes a fuel line, a place where things are liable to erupt, says Iggy Pop in the documentary. I imagine that Dannys legacy, aside from the brilliant way hes chosen to live his life, is how he has enhanced the well-being of others by being a connector.

Ive satisfied so many brilliant and amazing people through Danny, adds Bond. I like to think that through these threads and connectivities we have all become better people, artists and contributors to the ongoing dialogue. Hopefully these threads will continue to raise human consciousness through art and notions long after were gone.

The film features an incredible cast of characters, which is no real astonish when looking back at Fieldss circle of friends. Dannys defined are genuinely the people that generated the world “were living in” today, says Toller. At least all the good stuff of art, music, and movie. These were the revolutionaries of the 60 s and 70 s that introduced into what we know as alternative culture.

While the documentary looks back at Fieldss career and has the feeling of a retrospective to it, according to McCain, who got to know Fields while working on Please Kill Me, Fields is not particularly the reflective type. He always looks ahead and doesnt dwell on the past, says McCain. Dannys attitude is the best is yet to come.

Danny Says is in theaters now and is available bothon demandand on iTunes

Deadly Medical Mistakes Are Less Common Than Headlines Suggest

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A report published in May from researchers at Johns Hopkins claims that medical mistakes are the third resulting cause of death in the U.S ., behind only heart disease and cancer.

According to the researchers, medical mistakes account for 251,454 U.S. demises each year and they regard this figure as an underestimate.

Thats the sort of find that stimulates headlines. Indeed, you might have read about this report in the newspaper or even watched it reported on the evening news.

But as well argue, the methods the researchers used to draw this conclusion are flawed, and that means that the conclusion that medical mistake is the third resulting cause of death is highly questionable.

When a report like this get broad media coverage, it can promote unwarranted mistrust of medication, which could prevent people from seeking needed care a concern to all persons who takes care of patients.

Whats wrong with the methodology ?

A medical error can be defined as a decision or action that results in patient harm and that experts agree “shouldve been” stimulated differently, given the information available at the time. But applying such a definition in reviewing patient records is fraught with difficulty.

The studys authors argue that demise certifications should be redesigned to recognize that more demises are attributable to medical fault. Thats a reasonable suggestion. But the implication of many media reports that these findings demonstrate hundreds of thousands of people are succumbing each year due to medical errors is highly problematic.

First, the authors of the Johns Hopkins report did not collect any new data. Instead, they based their conclusions on studies performed by other writers. There is nothing wrong with that in principle.

But in this case, the results are highly misleading because they are based on large extrapolations from very small data sets. The authors based their conclusions on four analyses that included a total of merely 35 demises attributable to medical mistake out of virtually 4,000 hospital admissions. Extrapolating from 35 demises to a population of 320 million is quite a leap.

In addition, these studies often do a poor job of distinguishing between adverse events and errors. They are not the same thing.

An adverse event is defined as any undesirable outcome after a drug or therapy is administered to a patient. Every medical test and therapy from antibiotics to surgery is associated with some risk of an adverse outcome. Adverse events can include demise, although that is rare. While every adverse outcome is regrettable, it does not prove that a mistake was built that based on what was known at the time, a medical professional should have made a different decision or acted in a different way.

Physicians typically cannot know in advance which patients will experience such reactions, so attributing such demises to error is misleading.

There is another problem with the Hopkins report: two of the four analyses it describes on use Medicare data, which is usually include patients advanced in years, in relatively poor health and being treated in the hospital. Sad to say, many such patients are at substantially increased risk of death embarking upon. Many will die during their hospitalization , no matter how well they are cared for. To attribute such deaths to error is to fail to account for the inevitability of death.

In fact, one of the studies on which the Hopkins report is based even includes a prominent correction factor. The author calculates the number of deaths due to medical error at 210,000. Then, based on the fact that the tools are used to determine mistakes are imperfect, the author chooses to double his estimate of the number of deaths due to error to 420,000.

The sort of medical chart review used in these studies is radically different from caring for patients. The uncertainty and stress associated with caring for the very sickest patients are often invisible to hindsight. Severely adverse patient outcomes are associated with a greater tendency to blamed person. When a patient has died, we want someone to be responsible, even if every action taken appeared justifiable at the time.

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Other research suggests many fewer deaths from medical fault

This isnt the first analyze to try to assess how often medical mistakes can lead to demise. Other studies paint a very different picture of the number of deaths attributable to error.

In one responding to claims of very high death rates due to medical error, physicians reviewed 111 deaths in Veterans Affairs hospitals, attempting to determine whether such deaths were preventable with optimal care. VA patients are generally older and sicker than the U.S. population, and thus somewhat comparable to analyses based on Medicare data. Also, by utilizing optimal care, such studies may catch even more demises than the medical mistake standards, resulting in a propensity to overrate the number of deaths due to error.

At first, the researchers estimated that 23 percent of deaths could have been avoided. But when they were asked whether patients could have left the hospital alive, this number dropped to 6 percentage. Eventually, when the additional criterion of the three months of good cognitive health after discharge was added, the number dropped to 0.5 percentage. Preventable demises should be viewed in context, and there is a big difference between avoiding death and restoring good health.

Applying the rates from the VA study to U.S. hospital admission data, medical mistake would drop down to number 7 of the top 10 causes of demise in the U.S. Applying the additional criterion of three months of good cognitive health, medical error would not even rank in the top 20. Of course, doing so runs the same dangers as the Johns Hopkins survey; namely, extrapolating from a small study to the entire U.S. population.

To render a truly balanced account of medications role in causing death, it would be necessary to account not only for health risks but also the added benefit of medical care. Many patients with heart disease, cancer and diabetes whose deaths such studies attribute to medical mistake would not even be alive in the first place without medical treatment, whose benefits vastly outweigh its risks.

Looking at medicine from this point of view, we are fortunate to be living in an era of unsurpassed medical abilities, when the profession is doing more to promote health and prolong life than at any time in the past.

Perhaps the strongest evidence that such studies overestimate the role of medical error is that the fact that, when causes of death are ranked by authoritative organizations such as the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, medical fault is not even included in the top ten. Would adding medical mistake to demise credentials change this? We doubt it.

There is no doubt that mistakes are available in medication every day, and if we take appropriate steps, error rates can be reduced.

But inflated estimates of the number of deaths associated with fault do nothing to advance understanding and may in fact make many patients more reluctant to seek care when they need it. A blinkered focus on mistake, without coinciding accounts of medications benefits, contributes to a distorted understanding of medications role in the area of health and disease.

This piece was coauthored with Jae Hyun Kwon, a student at the Indiana University School of Medicine . The

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University

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Doctors look to VR to help deal with everything from ache to Alzheimer’s

When Deona Duke woke up from a medically-induced coma to begin regaining from burns that covered almost a third of her body, one of her therapies was hurling snowballs at penguins. The 13 -year-old was set on fire when a bonfire exploded on her and her friend. To avoid infection, burn victims need their bandages changed and dead scalp scraped away. Sometimes, even morphine isnt enough to induce that tolerable.

At the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Dukes doctors dedicated her a virtual reality headset. Slipping it on, she was immersed in SnowWorld, an icy landscape where she got to lob snowfall at snowmen and igloos. The Texas hospital is one of the few trying out virtual realityto relieve pain.Id never heard of it so I was a little surprised, she said. When I first tried it, it distracted me from what they were doing so it helped with the pain.

Its still a new and experimental approach, but supporters of virtual reality say that it can be an effective therapy for everything from intense pain to Alzheimers disease to arachnophobia to depression. And as Facebook Inc ., Sony Corp ., HTC Corp. and others race to build a dominant VR set, the price of hardware has fallen, inducing the equipment a more affordable option for hospitals looking for alternatives for ache relief.

The idea is that the worst pain can be alleviated by manipulating the route the human mind works: the more you focus on pain, the worse it feels. Swamp the brain with an overload of sensory inputssuch as with the submersion in a virtual worldand its capacity to process ache, to be conscious of it, goes down.

Pain is our harm alarm and it does a really good job of get our attention, said Beth Darnall, a clinical associate prof at Stanford Health Cares division of pain medication. She says VR, which Stanford has done some pilot studies on, is a psychological tool, like meditation, that can soothe the nervous system, and that dampens the pain processing.

In research done at Shriners by psychologists Hunter Hoffman and Walter Meyer, and similar work to be undertaken by Dave Patterson at Harborview Burn Center in Seattle, patients reported less inconvenience. Hoffman analyzed magnetic resonance imaging( MRI) scans of patients brains, which presented they actually experienced less pain.

At Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Ronald Yarbrough is waiting in a room that overlooks the hospitals landing pad, hoping to see helicopter bring him a donor heart. He needs a transplant after his artificial one failed and is being kept alive by a machine. He has been trying a Samsung Gear VR headset and specially made software from a startup called AppliedVR. It helped take his mind off the fact that hes confined to a small hospital room thatcan feel like a jail cell. When his muscles relaxed, his ache receded, he said.

I was on a lot of ache medication and Ive been able to whittle that down because Im not sitting around thinking about it, said the 54 -year-old former truck driver. He intends to buy a VR headset when hes discharged. I was very surprised by it. I didnt have the high expectations of it working. When I got into it, I was amazed.

Ronald Yarbrough tries out a VR headset at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.Photographer: David Nicholson/ Bloomberg

Proponents of VR are quick to point out that it could have a big benefit over medications, which can lead to tolerance over prolonged use and sometimes craving. But VRs effectiveness still has to be proven, particularly when trying to combat chronic pain. Does the effect last when the headset comes off?

We know that relaxation techniques like hypnosis, yoga, and meditation lessen your perception of ache, so VR has a lot of promise, but its too early for it to be the standard of care, said Houman Danesh, director of integrative pain management at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Its a very young technology.

Theres a lot more research needed before VR is going to be widely accepted as a ache relief technique. Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist at Cedars-Sinai whos also director of health services research at the Los Angeles hospital, is about to begin a study on manymore patients. So far hes experienced a range of reactions. Older patients tend to be less open to it than younger ones. One terminal patient rejects to even consider it. One female, who suffered abdominal pain, get such immediate relief that she went home and bought herself a headset.

As a scientist, I want to understand rigorously how something like virtual reality can truly improve health outcomes compared to a control population, said Spiegel who said hes watched some amazing outcomes in the 150 or so patients hes tried it on. Virtual reality undoubtedly has an effect on the human mind.

VRs possibilities for use in pain management was discovered by collision. Tom Furness is a professor of industrial engineering at the University of Washington and considered to be the godfather of VR by his peers. He started looking into VR 50 years ago when he was in the Air force, and has spun off more than 20 research projects into companies. One of them was a 1993 consumer headset that relied on a Tv tuner and video tapes that sold for $799. It was a commercial flop because of the limited content, but a lot of dentists bought it.

The dentists loved it because their patients werent complain, he said. The experience confused children around their dread of injections, drilling and fillings.

That aha moment led to more research into the long-known phenomena of distraction and meditation as techniques to relieve ache. But just like Furness attempt to bring VR to the masses, it was held up by costs. Early VR equipment for medical utilize expense as much as $35,000 for a headset, said Hunter Hoffman, who analyzed with Furness at the University of Washington.

Thats all set to change this year. VR is graduating from geeky sideshow to big business and equipment prices are falling. Oculus Rift Headset retails at $599. HTCs Vive expenses $799. To get them to run, youll need a PC that costs about $999 to run the software. The markets going to continue to expand as Sony adds the capability to their game consoles and smartphone makers upgrade their technology to get closer to the kind of performance needed to provide an effective VR experience.

The economics may attain VR an attractive experimentation for some hospitals. Hospital care takes up to about 30 percent of the U.S.s annual$ 3 trillion in health-care spending, inducing it the most costly category of therapy. The cost of a headset and software is tiny compared to the expenditure of keeping a patient in the hospital for an extra day. So if theres a chance that VR could lead to an early discharge, it may make sense for a hospital to spend on the hardware, said Cedars-Sinais Spiegel.

Companies such as AppliedVR are already trying to make the distribution and development of the technology into a business. Theyre furnishing hospitals with the headsets and therapeutic software. Another startup, DeepStream VR, is also working on software and systems that help patients with burns and other injuries. ItsCool! software features the adventures of an otter.

They may have some work to do to keep patients interested. The VR madeher feel better, but Duke quickly got bored with SnowWorld, and that lessened the painkilling effect.

For teenagers they should find, like, different games, she said. That game they were showing me seemed like it was for little kids.

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