Medical Marijuana: How the Evidence Stacks Up

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
For many conditions, marijuana's effectiveness remains uncertain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is Meditation Overrated?

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
The scientific evidence is scant for many of the practice's widely touted benefits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dispute over Stem Cells: A Timeline

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
For more than 40 years government officials have grappled with how to regulate and fund the controversial research    -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ambient Music Eases Pain

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
Soothing music helps patients heal after an operation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Spread Across the U.S.

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
A new season of West Nile, Lyme and dengue has begun -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Let’s Stop Pretending the Death Penalty Is a Medical Procedure [Editorial]

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
The use of drugs to carry out capital punishment is putting bona fide medical patients at risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Who Knew? Cancer Has an Off Switch [Video]

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
A new drug combination jump-starts the body’s ability to fight cancer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Smokescreen: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
Even without tobacco, the poorly regulated devices may pose unique dangers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

New Drugs Free the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
By releasing the brakes that tumor cells place on the immune system, researchers are developing a new generation of more powerful treatments against malignancy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

An Ingredient of Pot May Help People with Epilepsy

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
A new marijuana-derived drug may treat epileptic children, without the high -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Free, High-Quality Medical Care in Sudan

Scientific American: Health : May 1, 2014
A prominent Italian heart surgeon talks about his plan to build free, state-of-the-art hospitals in Africa -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Well: The Antidepressant Generation

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.

Diabetes Complications

NIH Medline Plus : April 17, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Page: Diabetes Complications

Why does healthcare resist encryption?

Healthcare IT News : April 17, 2014
The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. [See also: Where will HIT security be in 3 years?.] Sill, many industries resist encryption -- and healthcare is arguably the most strident. read more

When the cancer you beat returns

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

The rise of college 'study drugs'

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.

Can you target fat loss?

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?

Can you target fat loss?

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?

When the cancer you beat comes back

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.

Animals with Human Rights Will Be More Than a Pet Peeve for Researchers

Scientific American: Health : April 17, 2014
Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

BBC Health : April 17, 2014
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Men Increasingly Getting Nose Jobs Says Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

Medical Web Times : April 17, 2014
Male Rhinoplasty “nose job” surgery has entered mainstream society appealing to people from all walks of life, including men You probably think that men, who consider getting a “nose job” (rhinoplasty), are narcissistic celebrities. In fact, nothing could be furthest from reality. You’d be surprised to find out that that your geeky next-door neighbor and hard-working [...]

mHealth consultation launched

Healthcare IT News : April 17, 2014
European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes was unequivocal in her support for the emerging area: “mHealth will reduce costly visits to hospitals, help citizens take charge of their own health and well-being, and move towards prevention rather than cure. It is also a great opportunity for the booming app economy and for entrepreneurs,” she said. read more

Now they're 3D printing eyes ...

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Scientists are bioprinting human body parts from ears to bones. Here are some the most impressive advances.

Pensioners could get death estimate

BBC Health : April 17, 2014
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

All 18 care homes saved from closure

BBC Health : April 17, 2014
All 18 NHS residential care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open.

Ramirez injures hand, Dodgers lose 2-1 to Giants

Associated Press Healthwire : April 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The latest loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants could've been far worse....

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

Associated Press Healthwire : April 17, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original....

HIV-positive women respond well to HPV vaccine, study shows

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 16, 2014
A vaccine can safely help the vast majority of HIV-positive women produce antibodies against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, even if their immune system is weak and even if they've had some prior HPV exposure, a three-nation clinical trial found. HPV causes cervical and other cancers. The commonly used HPV vaccine Gardasil had not been tested in seriously immune-suppressed women with HIV. In addition, vaccines are often less effective in HIV-positive people.

Percent of uninsured Texans declined since September 2013

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 16, 2014
The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report. The decrease in uninsured appears to be attributable to an increase in employer-sponsored health insurance. The report also found that during this period approximately 746,000 Texans purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace, of which 178,000 (30.2 percent) were previously uninsured.

Synapses: stability in transformation

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 16, 2014
Synapses are the points of contact at which information is transmitted between neurons. Without them, we would not be able to form thoughts or remember things. For memories to endure, synapses sometimes have to remain stable for very long periods. But how can a synapse last if its components have to be replaced regularly? New research shows that synapses remain stable if their components grow in coordination with each other.

Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief

WebMD : April 16, 2014
Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

National Institutes of Health : April 16, 2014
NIH-funded researchers develop novel tools to learn how astrocytes listen in on neurons.

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