Medical Search

Featured Medical Stories

Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

Learn more at Fitbit's Official Website HOT! Browse Fitbit Products Google for Fitbit
Home DNA Testing Kit

Simple as Spit! Home DNA Testing Kit Maps Your DNA

Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you
and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

Read More About DNA Testing Buy Your Home DNA Testing Kit Google DNA Testing
EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

Read Best Ebola Masks Find Ebola Protective Masks Google Ebola Masks

Medical News Headlines

Preconception care for diabetic women could potentially save $5.5 billion

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes control their glucose levels, resulting in healthier babies and less money spent on complicated deliveries and lifelong medical complications, researchers say, adding that this care could avert an estimated $5.5 billion in health expenditures and lost employment productivity over affected children's lifetimes.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Provider-focused intervention improves HPV vaccination rates

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Changing the way doctors practice medicine is difficult, however a new study has shown that combining traditional education with quality improvement and incentives improves Human Papilloma virus vaccination rates in boys and girls. The study has the potential to produce sustained improvements in these vaccination rates.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli -- slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may improve cancer treatment.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Important element in fight against sleeping sickness found

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Researchers have now uncovered how parasites that cause the deadly sleeping sickness in Africa absorb an important nutrient from the human blood stream. The result may help the development of more effective drugs to fight the disease.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Masking HIV target cells prevents viral transmission in animal model

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Cloaking immune cells with antibodies that block T cell trafficking to the gut can substantially reduce the risk of viral transmission in a non-human primate model of HIV infection, scientists report.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Pain and itch in a dish: Skin cells converted into pain sensing neurons

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
After more than six years of intensive effort, and repeated failures that made the quest at times seem futile, researchers have successfully converted mouse and human skin cells into pain sensing neurons that respond to a number of stimuli that cause acute and inflammatory pain.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Researchers have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes: Unparalleled accomplishment

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Over the past several years, research on bacteria in the digestive tract (gut microbiome) has confirmed the major role they play in our health. An international consortium has developed the most complete database of microbial genes ever created. The catalogue features nearly ten million genes and will constitute a reference for all research on gut bacteria.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Sleep apnea linked to poor aerobic fitness

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Higher Death Risk

New York Times - Health: November 24, 2014
A new study provides persuasive evidence that low serum vitamin D itself increases the risk of death.

Read at New York Times - Health More News From New York Times - Health Google This Topic

VIDEO: 'My daughter felt trapped in hospital'

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
A coroner has concluded the death of a 25-year-old woman in a hospital in East Yorkshire was "not a case of neglect".

Read at BBC Health More News From BBC Health Google This Topic

Create your family health portrait on Thanksgiving: National Family Health History Day

US Department of Health and Human Services: November 24, 2014
Create your family health portrait on Thanksgiving: National Family Health History Day

Read at US Department of Health and Human Services More News From US Department of Health and Human Services Google This Topic

The International Center for Atresia Microtia Repair launches new website to serve the world’s Atresia and Microtia surgical repair needs

Medical Web Times: November 24, 2014
Founded in 1968 as one of the first practices to be dedicated solely to Hearing Health Care in the United States. The California Ear Institute has provided more than a half of a million visits for patients with Surgical, Medical, Hearing Aid, Cochlear Implant, Facial Nerve Disorder and Cranial Base Disorder needs. CEI is Northern [...]

Read at Medical Web Times More News From Medical Web Times Google This Topic

Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg, by Aurobindo Pharma USA: Recall - Complaints of Empty Capsules

Safety Alerts: November 24, 2014
Risk of missed dose(s) resulting in no effect, short term reduction in efficacy, short term withdrawal effect, or status epilepticus (long period seizures) that could be life-threatening.

Read at Safety Alerts More News From Safety Alerts Google This Topic

Experience with family verbal conflict as a child can help in stressful situations as an adult

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Individuals who were exposed to intense verbal aggression as children are able to handle intense conflict later in life, new research suggests. "Conflict experiences can be beneficial, by alleviating tension and avoiding conflict escalation, reducing communication apprehension, and contributing to closeness within the relationship," said an author of the study. "Given the diversity of outcomes associated with interpersonal conflict, efforts to understand variation in the experienced negativity of conflict experiences are extremely important in helping people navigate these interactions."

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

An inside job: Designer nanoparticles infiltrate, kill cancer cells from within

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

How our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Hospital hit with $100K HIPAA bill

Healthcare IT News: November 24, 2014
HIPAA breaches not only take a hit to your organization's reputation and can result in an administrative nightmare. They can also cost a pretty penny, as one Boston-based hospital is realizing this month.    read more

Read at Healthcare IT News More News From Healthcare IT News Google This Topic

Brooklyn Neurosurgeon Dr. Gordon Anderson launches new Neurosurgical Care Center website to better serve the brain and spine health of New York City’s boroughs

Medical Web Times: November 24, 2014
Brooklyn Neurosurgeon Dr. Gordon Anderson’s Neurosurgical Care Center of Brooklyn, New York provides diagnosis and treatment treats for a variety of disorders of the brain and spine. The neurosurgical practice strives to provide both compassionate care and the most up-to-date treatment options available. Dr. Anderson and his staff have access to the most recent advanced [...]

Read at Medical Web Times More News From Medical Web Times Google This Topic

HHS Formally Moves To Close Loophole Allowing Plans Without Hospital Benefits

WebMD: November 24, 2014
The new proposed rule would bar such plans that had once qualified under a federal calculator.

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

Bag-for-life 'bug risk' advice

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
The Food Standards Agency says people should ensure they use a separate bag for raw meat and fish to avoid contamination with bugs.

Read at BBC Health More News From BBC Health Google This Topic

Will Google Glass make it in healthcare?

Healthcare IT News: November 24, 2014
The lifespan of Google Glass might just be short-lived, with the technology facing an increasing amount of public criticism in recent months. But does it fare a little better in healthcare? Industry stakeholders say, "yes."   read more

Read at Healthcare IT News More News From Healthcare IT News Google This Topic

Developing noninvasive test for endometriosis

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity have been identified by researchers, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Sorting through recycling bins to learn about alcohol use

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents' drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Educating on sickle cell risk in sub-Saharan Africa

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of parenting offspring with the disease if their partner is also a carrier, according to research.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Football players found to have brain damage from mild 'unreported' concussions

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
There wasn't a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma until recently. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown about the long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeated mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and specifically sports-related concussive and sub-concussive head impacts.'

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
A prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine has been developed by researchers. "Our goal is to put cheap, simple and powerful DNA and protein diagnostic devices into every single doctor's office," said one researcher. Such technology could help usher in the age of personalized medicine.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say researchers.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Does dip decrease or deepen addiction to nicotine?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
Smokeless tobacco products are marketed as a way for smokers to cut back on the negative effects of tobacco, while still being able to use it. Is that really the case? A new study investigates whether smokers are using smokeless tobacco products as a replacement, or supplement to cigarettes.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Portals aren't just for outpatients

Healthcare IT News: November 24, 2014
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room. [See also: PHRs aren't working: tips on fixing them] read more

Read at Healthcare IT News More News From Healthcare IT News Google This Topic

Patients willing to share research data

Healthcare IT News: November 24, 2014
As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health information – to an extent. [See also: IOM wants more data logged in EHRs] read more

Read at Healthcare IT News More News From Healthcare IT News Google This Topic

Cost to Develop New Pharmaceutical Drug Now Exceeds $2.5B

Scientific American: Health: November 24, 2014
A benchmark report estimates that the cost of bringing a drug to market has more than doubled in the past 10 years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Read at Scientific American: Health More News From Scientific American: Health Google This Topic

5 lessons healthcare leaders can learn from the imaging industry

Healthcare IT News: November 24, 2014
The imaging industry has been under a microscope for many years due to concerns about potential over-utilization, resulting in payment reduction every year for almost a decade. In response to that challenge, medical imaging practices have been doing more with less for longer than most other specialties. In fact, there are many ways in which imaging can serve as a blueprint for other stakeholders as healthcare moves toward value-based and accountable care delivery models. read more

Read at Healthcare IT News More News From Healthcare IT News Google This Topic

Treating Eczema in Children

NIH Medline Plus: November 24, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Eczema, Steroids

Read at NIH Medline Plus More News From NIH Medline Plus Google This Topic

For important tumor-suppressing protein, context is key

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
New details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome have been detected by researchers. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big difference.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic

Protein that rouses brain from sleep may be target for Alzheimer's prevention

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 24, 2014
A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. The new research, in mice, demonstrates that eliminating that protein -- called orexin -- made mice sleep for longer periods of time and strongly slowed the production of brain plaques.

Read at ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine More News From ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine Google This Topic