Well: Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool down at the end. Is this necessary?

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

Safety Alerts : April 18, 2014
Injected particulate matter may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low level allergic response through mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate.

Morning Light Exposure Tied To Lower Weight

Scientific American: Health : April 18, 2014
Exposure to bright light in the morning appears linked to reduced appetite and lower body weight, regardless of sleep patterns. Sophie Bushwick reports.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Some providers more 'mature' than others

Healthcare IT News : April 18, 2014
Effective use of analytics is "not something you can buy from a vendor; it's an organizational and cultural value that has to grow and mature."   So said James E. Gaston, speaking Thursday at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum in Washington.   read more

Tablet rollout puts money in the bank

Healthcare IT News : April 18, 2014
A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks.  read more

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

WebMD : April 18, 2014
Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

Hospitals get into doc rating business

Healthcare IT News : April 18, 2014
After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website. The hospital was already randomly surveying patients about their experiences with physicians. read more

Recreational Marijuana Use

NIH Medline Plus : April 18, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: College Health, Marijuana

Losing weight is about more than weight loss

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Sure, Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.

CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013

NIH Medline Plus : April 18, 2014
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Foodborne Illness

New CDC Data Show Declines in Some Diabetes-Related Complications Among US Adults

NIH Medline Plus : April 18, 2014
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Diabetes Complications

How to live forever

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever

Dr. Gupta dispels Ebola myths

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Reporting from Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains some common misconceptions of one of the world's most deadly viruses.

Dr. Gupta dispels Ebola myths

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Reporting from Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains some common misconceptions of one of the world's most deadly viruses.

CDC Reports on Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

NIH Medline Plus : April 18, 2014
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Disparities

S.W.A.G: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Safety Alerts : April 18, 2014
Contains undeclared Sildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Diagnostic Errors Study Findings

NIH Medline Plus : April 18, 2014
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Related MedlinePlus Page: Patient Safety

The world's longest triathlon

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.

Governor urged to veto prenatal drug use bill

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

Associated Press Healthwire : April 18, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo....

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher test'

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

Associated Press Healthwire : April 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders....

Top health stories

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about this week's headlines: casual marijuana use, obesity and pregnant women, and diabetes.

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

WebMD : April 18, 2014
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

What these glasses see may save lives

CNN Health : April 18, 2014
A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.

Thinogenics Products by Nature’s Universe: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Safety Alerts : April 18, 2014
Use of undeclared sibutramine can lead to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and stroke.

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