Category Archives: Health

Dignity Healthcare Settles for $37 Million for Over-Charging Patients

Dignity Healthcare has decided to settle allegations of patients having been over-charged rather than fight them in court. Dignity Healthcare, commonly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is one of the largest hospital networks in the US. It has hospitals in … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Drinking Milk Is Actually Bad for Your Health

In what will be a shocking development for the general public, milk is actually really bad for you. A new study suggests that milk consumption is linked with higher mortality rates in men and women, as well as a higher … Continue reading

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The Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Trick-or-Treating Kids with Food Allergies

For most kids, Halloween is a time of gathering as many sugar-filled snacks as they possibly can. There are a minority of children, however, where parents must check their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies for more than general … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen Shown to Be the Best Option for Kids’ Bone Fracture Pain Relief

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. When a child ends up going to the emergency room due to a bone fracture, parents want to hear the doctor is giving the child something to reduce the pain. … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Memory Loss, but You Need to Eat a Lot of It

A small study conducted by Columbia University was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has shown some interesting results in improving memory using antioxidants found in chocolate. People between the ages of 50 to 69 who were healthy were given … Continue reading

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Rock On! Music Therapy Helps Lessen Depression in Teenagers and Children

Many believe rock stars, through their own music, are giving themselves self therapy. What if music therapy worked on kids with depression as well as it does for these rock stars? A new study published by the Northern Ireland Music … Continue reading

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32000 Lbs of Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Recalled for High Risk of Contamination

Murry’s, a Pennsyvania based company, has issued a recall on Gluten Free breaded chicken after the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered there was high risk that the chicken was contaminated. The Federal Emergency Response Network lab discovered the toxins during … Continue reading

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Uber Wants Your Flu Shots to Be Directly Delivered to You with UberHealth

When it comes to medical care, especially for basics like a yearly flu shot, there is no longer a need to make a visit to your doctor. Many drug stores and grocery stores now offer flu shots on their premises, … Continue reading

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Can a $1000 a Pill Hepatitis C Drug Really Save Prisons Money?

With over 3 million cases of Hepatitis C in the US alone, it comes as no surprise pharmaceutical companies put great resources into testing new medications to help fight the disease. Gilead Sciences of Foster City received approval for a … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Get Teens to Stop Drinking as Much Soda: Link It to Exercise

Here’s a question that everyone should be asking the next time they pick up a soda. Is the soda worth walking five miles or running for an hour? That’s exactly how long it would take to work off every can … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Unveils New Ranking System for Fruits and Vegetables

Taking into consideration such things such as pesticides, energy and water usage, Whole Foods will now be ranking much of the produce and flowers it sells. The rankings will consist of “Best”, “Better” and “Good” designations, which will indicate how … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Conquer Metabolic Disorders Such as Heart Disease

About 25% of the world’s population struggles with a metabolic disorder, whether it be diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure. These are challenging health issues many have been working for years to reverse. Fortunately, a new study from the Canadian … Continue reading

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Can a Chemical Found in Broccoli Help Treat Autism?

Researchers have found a chemical in certain vegetables reduces autism symptoms in those treated with it. Sulforaphane is found in cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower and has been shown to help adults and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), otherwise known … Continue reading

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Sofas Present Deadly Threat to Sleeping Infants

Sleeping on sofas increases the likelihood of SIDS, according to a study published in the online journal, Pediatrics. Reviewing almost 8,000 SIDS deaths, researchers found that approximately 12 percent of them were related to sleeping on a sofa. SIDS is … Continue reading

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Frozen Poop Capsules Allow for Oral Fecal Transplants to Stop Gut Infections

  A new study shows that a capsule with a single, surprising ingredient may help fight off the infection caused by Clostridium difficile. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital froze healthy stool, encapsulated it, and administered the tablets to 20 people … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Single-Dose $1125 a Pill Hepatitis C Cure as Breakthrough Drug

A new drug called Harvoni, to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection (HCV), has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it comes with a hefty cost, at $1125 per pill . That means that … Continue reading

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Airports Take Extreme Precautions To Screen for Ebola Wasting Millions of Dollars

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died this Wednesday. After two weeks of intensive care treatment using experimental medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Liberian man passed away at … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Eventually Cure Type I Diabetes, Help with Type II

Promising his diabetic children he would find a cure, Harvard Researcher Doug Melton is very close to keeping that promise. Using both stem cells from human embryos and human skin cells, Melton has found a way to make cells produce … Continue reading

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Pepsi and Coke Lobby Against Junk Food Tax in US as Mexico Tax Hurts Earnings

When it comes to junk food taxes, there’s a lot of money to be lost if they take effect. That is one of the reasons the two biggest names in the beverage industry have been spending millions of their earnings … Continue reading

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