Category Archives: Medical

Abbott Dissolving Stent Has Lower Angina Rate than Metal Stents

According to recent data, the Abbot Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company’s market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent, and with a significantly lower rate of … Continue reading

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Will Men Be Willing to Use Injection Vaselgel Birth Control?

For years, women have born the brunt of the responsibility for birth control. However, this seemingly unfair but unavoidable fact of life may not be the status quo for much longer. There’s been talk for some time that a male … Continue reading

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Fat Shaming Will Not Solve America’s Obesity Problem, Only Makes It Worse

More than one-third of American adults are obese. We know this. We hear it from doctors and the media and we read it in magazines. As it continues to get worse, we seem to be socially divided on what will … Continue reading

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American Red Cross Donor App Lets You Become a Lifesaver

In a move that’s long overdue, the Red Cross has launched an app to encourage people to join and donate more blood. They say it’s like holding the power to save lives in the palm of your hand, and they’re … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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Rare Respiratory Virus Targets Children in Severe Outbreak Across US

Hospitals in Denver, Illinois and clusters of the Midwest have reported an outbreak of what health officials believe is a rare and serious respiratory illness. The virus, which is believed to have started in California, is said to be related … Continue reading

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives Monkeys 10 Month Immunity

A recently published study in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that the deadly Ebola virus might just have finally met its match. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a vaccine which was able … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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Does Wearing a Bra Cause Cancer?

Over the last twenty years, preventing cancer has been the focus of scientists and doctors worldwide. The explosion of the number of cases of breast cancer in developed countries led many to blame the restrictive practice of bra wearing. The … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Drug Could Cut Strokes and Heart Attacks in Half

Good news has come to light for patients in the battle against cholesterol. An experimental trial by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has proven to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes almost in half. The clinical trial was analysed … Continue reading

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New Heart Failure Drug by Novartis Reduces Death Rate by 20 Percent

For the first time in ten years, a pharmaceutical company has made a significant breakthrough in heart-failure treatment. Novartis, a Switzerland based company which ranks among the top 5 in annual revenues, has a new, yet to be named drug … Continue reading

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Climate Change Causes Serious Threat to World Health

Many of us know the damage that the human desire for fossil fuels and transport is having on the world. But not so many have thought beyond that to the realities of living in a world desiccated by our continued … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Light Cigarettes Are a Proven Way to Reduce Nicotine Intake

Good news this week if you’re a smoker who wants to look at quitting orĀ at least reducing the harm caused by cigarettes. This is especially true because the cost of smoking is so much more than simply the cost of … Continue reading

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Intel and Michael J Fox Improve Parkinson’s Research with Wearable Gadgets

In another step into the market beyond computers, Intel has teamed up with the Michael J Fox Foundation to provide Parkinson’s researchers with a whole new level of access to their patients. Their idea involves using wearables, devices like the … Continue reading

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An Increased Chance of Getting 10 Common Cancers Linked to Being Overweight

If you still need another reason to shed extra pounds, new research published in the Lancet Medical Journal indicates those with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) have an increased chance of developing 10 of the most common types of … Continue reading

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Lone Star Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic to Red Meat

If you love your red meat, you want to be sure to avoid a tick found in the US south and east (see map above). It seems like a truly strange reaction to a tick bite, but more and more … Continue reading

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President Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge as ALS Charity Reaps $4 Million

The ALS Association has been reaping huge rewards from the Ice Bucket Challenge. Since July 29, the association has raised more than $4 million, compared to $1.1 million over the same period last year. That includes donations from some 71,000 … Continue reading

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Why the New FICO Scoring System May Not Raise Your Credit Score

Most consumer advocates reacted positively to the news that the Fair Isaacs Corporation is going to revamp the way they calculate their FICO score so medical debts aren’t going to be viewed on the same level as credit card debts … Continue reading

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FICO to Change Their Scoring System Which Could Help Millions Save Billions

Credit scores are an important factor when determining how much consumers pay in interest for such things as car loans and mortgages, along with a host of other areas it can affect a consumer’s personal finances. Since credit scores can … Continue reading

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