Category Archives: Medical

Toddler Possibly the First Victim of a Liquid Nicotine Overdose

One of the main ideas behind the creation of e-cigarettes was to decrease children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, but it has created another deadly risk most people never considered. In New York, a toddler died from ingesting liquid nicotine, the … Continue reading

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Text Messages Could Get More People to Take Their Medication

The newest technology in preventative medicine is likely not what you imagined. Researchers in the UK have been running studies on the effectiveness of text message alerts to remind patients to take prescribed medication. They say it could save hundreds … Continue reading

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A Daily Aspirin May Not Help Prevent First Heart Attacks in Older People

For many decades, Taking a daily low-dose aspirin was thought to be an excellent way to prevent heart attacks in older people. However, a recently published study begs to differ. The Japanese Primary Prevention Project (JPPP) conducted a study with … Continue reading

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Extended Anti-Clotting DAPT Therapy Reduces Risk after Stent Surgery

A new study shows that extended anti-clogging therapy for stent surgery patients is more effective than current shorter term treatments, but it comes at a cost. In a five-year study of nearly ten thousand patients who had stent surgery, researchers … Continue reading

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Paramedics Take Woman to Wrong Hospital Costing Her $250000 Instead of $1500

It was bad enough that 29-year old Megan Rothbauer suffered cardiac arrest that caused her heart to stop for nearly an hour. Taken to the wrong hospital, the Wisconsin woman was put into a medically-induced coma for ten days. After … Continue reading

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Rates of Colon Cancer Escalating in Younger Age Brackets

If you’re young and you don’t think you need to worry about certain types of cancers, you might want to think again. Researchers have recently determined colon cancer is no longer an exclusive cancer for the elderly. According to a … Continue reading

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Crash Test Dummies Get Morbidly Obese for Car Wreck Accuracy Purposes

Crash-test dummies have been putting on the pounds as of late. Dummy maker Humanetics has created a new line of crash-test dummies that are about 100 pounds heavier than their previous models. Dummies now weigh 270 pounds each, and have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ebola Not a Top Five Concern for Americans While Ebola Scams Proliferate

While Ebola is on the radar of Americans, it’s not a top five concern for most. During the week of October 12th, the Gallup polling organization determined that Ebola was one of Americans’ top 10 concerns, yet trailed behind 5 … 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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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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500 Sick, Four Dead and Suspected Paralysis Due to Enterovirus D68

Three children and one adult with enterovirus D68 have died thus far this year, with the most recent death being that of a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl last week. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Losing Your Smell May Indicate Death Is Just around the Corner

Your sense of smell indicates more about your health than you think. Typically, aging symptoms include loss of memory and weakened flexibility and physical strength. However, recent studies have proven that the inability to identify certain scents may be a … Continue reading

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Extreme Exercise May Be Ruining Your Teeth

Vigorous exercise is promoted almost unanimously across the health industry, but that might be about to change in the field of dentistry. Research uncovered this week that exercise can be bad for our teeth. It might sound a little ludicrous, … Continue reading

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The Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes Finally Stabilizes in Americans

Americans have a lot of preventable diseases, with diabetes being one of them. After nearly twenty years of constant increase, the growth rate of type two diabetes has finally leveled off in American adults. This news comes from a study … Continue reading

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