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

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

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

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

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

WebMD: November 24, 2014
For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids

FDA US Food & Drug: November 24, 2014
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids. In an updated safety communication, originally issued in April 2014, the FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or fibroids (myomectomy) in the vast majority of women.

Read at FDA US Food & Drug More News From FDA US Food & Drug Google This Topic

Pay per Puff? E-Cigarette Boom Sparks Race for New Patents

Scientific American: Health: November 24, 2014
By Martinne Geller and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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

Study: Teens are less lonely

CNN Health: November 24, 2014
American teenagers aren't feeling quite as lonely as their parents were when they were teens.

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

American teens aren't nearly as lonely as their parents were

CNN Health: November 24, 2014
American teenagers aren't feeling quite as lonely as their parents were when they were teens.

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

Be positive: You'll live longer

CNN Health: November 24, 2014
Life coach Dhani Jones says staying positive can improve more than your mental health.

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

Be positive: You'll live longer

CNN Health: November 24, 2014
Life coach Dhani Jones says staying positive can improve more than your mental health.

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

Brain abnormality found in group of SIDS cases

National Institutes of Health: November 24, 2014
NIH-supported researchers find abnormality in brain area influencing breathing, heart functions.

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

New GOP Leaders Embrace Science but Don't Hug Trees

Scientific American: Health: November 24, 2014
Congress can be...chaotic. Last Thursday night, President Obama unveiled plans for immigration reform, and literally challenged Congress to stop him. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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

New GOP Leaders Embrace Science But Don’t Hug Trees

Scientific American: Health: November 24, 2014
Congress can be...chaotic. Last Thursday night, President Obama unveiled plans for immigration reform, and literally challenged Congress to stop him. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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

Deceptive Practices in Drugs Research Could Become Harder

Scientific American: Health: November 24, 2014
The proposed crack-down would close loopholes that allow researchers to hide negative findings and harmful side effects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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

Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules

WebMD: November 24, 2014
The new requirements for electronic medical records and other technological upgrades can be a heavy burden for Alaska’s small medical practices and aging physician workforce.

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage

WebMD: November 24, 2014
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can fill some primary care gaps, but specialists say an aging population will need more intensive care.

Read at WebMD More News From WebMD Google This Topic

Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment

Associated Press Healthwire: November 24, 2014
MILAN (AP) -- The Italian health ministry says an Italian doctor working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment....

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

VIDEO: NHS pay: Staff morale is 'dreadful'

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
Thousands of NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have been staging four hour strikes.

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

Dutch Ebola aid ship finishes West Africa tour

Associated Press Healthwire: November 24, 2014
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The European Union says a Dutch aid ship is finishing its tour of the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, docking in Liberia to deliver supplies including medical equipment....

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

Transplant fears over kidneys deaths

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
People who need organ transplants may "die needlessly" following concerns raised by the death of two patients given kidneys infected by a parasitic worm, a leading transplant surgeon warns.

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

Public have say on health services

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
The public can have their say on the state of cross-border health services at two meetings on Monday.

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

Delayed C. diff outbreak report due

BBC Health: November 24, 2014
A five-year inquiry into Scotland's worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) will be published later.

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

Well: PCOS: An Infertility Issue That Is Little Understood

New York Times - Health: November 24, 2014
Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects as many as 10 percent of women of childbearing age, but its underlying cause is not fully understood and misdiagnosis can result in ineffective treatment.

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