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
The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

Read The Art of Lip Fillers Find Lip Filler Doctor Near You Google Lip Fillers
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

NIH to admit Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola virus

National Institutes of Health: October 22, 2014
NIH is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients, NIH staff, and the public.

Read at National Institutes of Health More News From National Institutes of Health Google This Topic

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Associated Press Healthwire: October 21, 2014
GENEVA (AP) -- Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday....

Read at Associated Press Healthwire More News From Associated Press Healthwire Google This Topic

Well: It’s Time to Try Nutty, Sour Trahana

New York Times - Health: October 21, 2014
No matter which type of trahana you use, I think you will want it in your pantry once you have tried it.

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

NHS reputation 'dragged through mud'

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for trying to drag the reputation of the Welsh NHS "through the mud" for "partisan political purposes".

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

Cut in winter heating guidance

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.

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

NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

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

Wearable tech must get smart with data

Healthcare IT News: October 21, 2014
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. One in five American adults already own a wearable device, according to PwC's new series, "The Wearable Future," a rapid adoption rate that's only expected to increase. read more

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

Wikipedia and Facebook for clinical documentation

Healthcare IT News: October 21, 2014
Over the past several years I've written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days of Osler, (except for a bit more structure introduced by Larry Weed in the 1970s) and was created for billing/legal purposes not for care coordination.   read more

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

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

WebMD: October 21, 2014
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

Take the Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Survey

Healthcare IT News: October 21, 2014
Healthcare IT News is gathering information and input on patient engagement for a future project. As healthcare transitions to new value-based payment models, this is a critical topic that all healthcare providers must address sooner rather than later.   We value your opinion. Please click here and take a few minutes to complete this short survey.    read more

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

See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

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

See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

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

Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq

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

Wikipedia and Facebook for clinical documentation

Healthcare IT News: October 21, 2014
Over the past several years I’ve written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days of Osler, (except for a bit more structure introduced by Larry Weed in the 1970s) and was created for billing/legal purposes not for care coordination. read more

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

The new cool in healthcare: "Cost accounting is sexy?!"

Healthcare IT News: October 21, 2014
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a conference room with the senior executive team from one of the top academic medical centers in the country.  The Chief Information Officer introduced my team to his team by saying, “OK everyone, let me make this simple. Pay attention. Cost accounting is sexy.” Now, that’s four words most folks in healthcare would never expect to hear.  Yet, an hour later, it was clear that everyone, from physicians to finance, agreed.  read more

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

6 health benefits of pumpkins

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?

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

6 health benefits of pumpkins

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?

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

Patients 'fleeing' Wales denial

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
Claims that thousands of patients from Wales are seeking treatment in England because they are not happy with the Welsh NHS are dismissed.

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

Egg-freezing a better deal for companies

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin and Sarah S. Richardson say Apple and Facebook offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs sidesteps the issue of long hours and work-life balance.

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

Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

CNN Health: October 21, 2014
Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.

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

VIDEO: UK Ebola vaccine tests continue

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
As UK efforts to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus continues, Tim Muffett met some of those trying to develop new treatments, and some of the volunteers willing to test it.

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

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

WebMD: October 21, 2014
Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.

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

More UK medics travel to Ebola area

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

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

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

BBC Health: October 21, 2014
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

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

Donations for Ebola Relief Efforts Are Slow to Take Off

New York Times - Health: October 20, 2014
Relief agencies are finding it difficult to raise money to combat Ebola and are increasingly relying on large gifts from people like Mark Zuckerberg.

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

W.H.O. Declares Nigeria Free of Ebola

New York Times - Health: October 20, 2014
The announcement called Nigeria’s effort a “spectacular success story” but warned that the country, Africa’s most populous, cannot relax its defenses.

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

Ebola Vaccine Push Ramps Up

Wall Street Journal: October 20, 2014
The world had little interest in Ebola in 1997, when cell biologist Nancy J. Sullivan took up her work. Today, Dr. Sullivan would likely be at the center of any potential answer to the world’s severest Ebola outbreak.

Read at Wall Street Journal More News From Wall Street Journal Google This Topic

User-friendly electronic 'Eyecane' enhances navigational abilities for blind

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 20, 2014
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids (ETAs) have the potential to improve navigation for the blind, but early versions had disadvantages that limited widespread adoption. A new ETA, the "EyeCane," expands the world of its users, allowing them to better estimate distance, navigate their environment, and avoid obstacles, according to a new study

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

Selenium effective treatment against breast cancer, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 20, 2014
Selenium, when attached to a monoclonal antibody presently used to treat breast cancer, has shown greater success in destroying cancer cells in a patient who has developed resistance to the chemotherapy, research demonstrates. Almost a quarter of a million people were diagnosed with breast cancer this year, while another 3 million are living with the disease.

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

Untested drugs bill a step closer

BBC Health: October 20, 2014
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.

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

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

NIH Medline Plus: October 20, 2014
Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medication Errors, Medicines and Children

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

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

NIH Medline Plus: October 20, 2014
Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Refractive Errors

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

AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

BBC Health: October 20, 2014
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

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

Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research

CNN Health: October 20, 2014
If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.

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

C.D.C. Issues New Guidelines for Ebola Care

New York Times - Health: October 20, 2014
The new protocols are based on procedures followed by the international aid group Doctors Without Borders.

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