Well: Lifesaving Procedure With an Image Problem

New York Times - Health : April 21, 2014
Though donating bone marrow has become simpler and less painful, more like giving blood, perception has not caught up with reality, scaring off some potential donors.

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds

CNN Health : April 21, 2014
Teena Henson's weight-loss journey began with a newspaper ad, and ended with her mother's praise.

Virtual Doctor Visits Gaining Steam in “Geneticist Deserts”

Scientific American: Health : April 21, 2014
Genetic experts are eyeing computer Webcams and videoconferencing to assess patients in Alaska and other remote places -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

BBC Health : April 21, 2014
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Associated Press Healthwire : April 21, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....

In pictures: Childhood vaccination

BBC Health : April 20, 2014
Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

Op-Ed Contributor: The Public Health Crisis Hiding in Our Food

New York Times - Health : April 20, 2014
A new British study shows many lives can be saved by cutting salt.

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

BBC Health : April 20, 2014
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Retro Report: From Private Ordeal to National Fight: The Case of Terri Schiavo

New York Times - Health : April 20, 2014
To this day, the name Schiavo is virtually a synonym for epic questions about when life ends and who gets to make that determination.

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Associated Press Healthwire : April 20, 2014
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....

House Calls Are Making a Comeback

New York Times - Health : April 19, 2014
Visits by palliative care specialists let medical professionals monitor patients’ physical and emotional health and arrange help with needed tasks.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

Associated Press Healthwire : April 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus....

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

New York Times - Health : April 19, 2014
Democrats may ultimately see political benefit from the law. But people helped by it are among the least likely to vote.

Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals

CNN Health : April 19, 2014
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper shares some of his favorite healthy recipes.

U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

New York Times - Health : April 19, 2014
As it struggles with insufficient resources to stem a cholera epidemic, the United Nations remains silent on whether it was responsible for the crisis.

Immune cells to be tested on the International Space Station

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 19, 2014
The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. Scientists are now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. We know the effect of gravity on muscles, bones and joints inside out; it has been studied extensively in medicine for centuries. For a long time, however, exactly how gravity affects the cells remained a mystery.

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

Associated Press Healthwire : April 19, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country....

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity for Real?

Scientific American: Health : April 19, 2014
Nutrition Diva: Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

X-ray Method Could Improve Nuclear Screening

Scientific American: Health : April 19, 2014
A rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in the detection of nuclear materials -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

BBC Health : April 19, 2014
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

BBC Health : April 19, 2014
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

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".

CUBICIN (daptomycin for injection) by Cubist Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter

Safety Alerts : April 18, 2014
Potential risk of thromboembolism, pulmonary emboli, phlebitis, mechanical block of the capillaries or arterioles, activation of platelets, subsequent generation of microthrombi, and emboli.

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

Safety Alerts : April 18, 2014
Risk of local inflammation, and/or mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate, and/or a delay in therapy.

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

Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wall Street Journal : April 18, 2014
In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope.

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

Health Officials to Propose Tighter Monitoring of Water Tanks

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
Recent surveys by New York City’s health department found that nearly 60 percent of landlords had not complied with existing rules requiring annual inspections.

Saliva Fuels a Tiny Medical Device

Wall Street Journal : April 18, 2014
Researchers have developed a microbial fuel cell that can generate small but usable amounts of power from human saliva.

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

World Briefing: Viral Disease Spreads to Southeast Asia

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
The viral disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has reached Asia, according to reports from Malaysia and the Philippines.

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