Category Archives: Medical

Study Says Pregnant Women Eating Ocean Fish Can Be More Beneficial than Harmful

For years, women have been told to avoid eating ocean fish during pregnancy over fears of mercury contamination. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on Jan. 21 has provided evidence that the benefits … Continue reading

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eSight Gives Legally Blind Mom a Chance to See Her Baby for the First Time

While some scientists and entrepreneurs invest in medical innovations such as stem cells and other such biologically based therapies to restore sight, others are focusing on technological breakthroughs to enable the blind to see. eSight is one such company focusing … Continue reading

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Expanding Disneyland Measles Outbreak Fuels Vaccine Exemption Debate

As you travel south toward Orange County, California, the homes you see become larger and more expensive. Unsurprisingly, these homeowners are wealthier than their northern counterparts. Look through the medical records of the wealthiest families’ children and another trend becomes … Continue reading

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More Than 1 in 10 Taking Aspirin for Their Heart Are Inappropriately Doing So

Many people have heard of the regimen of taking a daily low-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) to help ward off heart attacks, and for certain people, it’s a routine which has the potential to save their life. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Your Optimism May Be Helping Prevent Heart Disease

Each day, approximately 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, which averages to around one death every 39 seconds according to Psychology Today. But these statistics obscure a deeper issue. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, “Death … Continue reading

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CDC Recommending Antivirals As Flu Is Widespread Across Most of the US

The flu season has reached about the halfway point and it’s been a bad season thus far. The US is seeing widespread flu across most of the US, and making things worse is that this year’s vaccines aren’t very effective … Continue reading

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Two-Thirds of Cancers Occur Due to “Bad Luck”

Can we prevent most cancer from happening with simple lifestyle changes, or do our genes play a overwhelming role in whether or not we get cancer? A recent study from the organization Cancer Research UK uncovered that more than four … Continue reading

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US Flu Epidemic in Full Swing

Winter is upon us and that means that flu season is also here. Getting the flu can hurt a family’s finances as parents have to miss work to recover themselves, or stay at home to take care of sick kids. … Continue reading

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40 Percent of Cancers Could Be Prevented with Simple Lifestyle Changes

Oftentimes cancer has been called a “disease of old age” given that it primarily affects older individuals. Researchers, however, are discovering that beyond old age, cancer is also a disease associated with lifestyle choices. According to research conducted by Cancer … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Skip Breakfast: It Doesn’t Make a Difference to Weight Loss

For years, everyone from nutritionists and schoolteachers, to parents and doctors have praised the value of a good breakfast for overall nutrition, weight loss and a happier life. This belief has driven free breakfast programs in schools for kids who … Continue reading

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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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