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Top News: Health

Reitzin: ‘We need to bring healthcare closer to Silicon Valley’

Boston - While health apps hold substantial future promise in fulfilling the goals of greater wellness and healthcare delivery, much will depend on issues of trust, utility, and convenience.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Medbox inc. founder talks about marijuana legalization Special

Los Angeles - An interview with the founder of Medbox, Vincent Mehdizadeh, reveals issues involving safety in the rapidly increasing market of marijuana and what he is doing to help governments around the world to regulate it.
Digital Journal Report by Ryan Hite

CPR experts debate 'hands-only' procedures

2010 was the year that the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (Ilcor) released a "hands-only" CPR article that was fairly well accepted. Now Canadian officials are questioning whether a multi-step method would be better.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

'Nightmare bacteria' cases rise five-fold in Southeastern U.S.

Durham - A recently released study shows the number of cases involving a deadly antibacterial "superbug" has risen five-fold in some parts of the United States over the past four years.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Forget the handshake — The fist-bump is healthier

There was a time when you could take the measure of a man’s character by the firmness of his handshake. But that ancient form of greeting may soon be a thing of the past, pushed aside by the new kid on the block, the fist-bump.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 5 comments

Cholesterol management drug niacin 'carries risks'

New studies show that cholesterol management drug niacin produces more side effects than previously known. On that basis, some doctors now caution against taking it.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Nanoparticles may be 'alarm clock' body needs to fight cancer

Lebanon - Researches looking for ways to jump start the immune system so it can recognize and attack cancer cells believe nanoparticles may be the "alarm clock" our body needs to fight cancer.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Thousands of patients misprescribed antibiotics

During the 2013 flu season a new report highlights that antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Liberian man with Ebola-like symptoms has died in Nigeria

Lagos - RTE News has announced that the Liberian official who arrived in Nigeria from Monrovia on Sunday and was hospitalized with symptoms associated with Ebola Virus Disease has died. Nigerian officials are awaiting results of blood tests before confirming EVD.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Nigeria cholera outbreak infects over 300 and kills 7 people

A cholera outbreak that started over the past weekend in Northwest Kano state has spread to 11 local councils, according to Bello Abubakar of the state ministry of health. The health Minister has stressed the need for people to use clean water only.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Doctor at forefront of fight against Ebola contracts the disease

Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has been hailed as a National Hero by Sierra Leone's Health Minister. After working so hard to control the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in his country, the doctor has now caught the disease.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Canadian boy regains hearing after receiving brain stem implant

Montreal - Auguste Majkowski can now hear sounds for the first time in his life. Three-year-old Auguste received surgery which connected an advanced form of hearing aid to his brain stem.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

America's new focus on a cleaner, healthier bathroom experience

Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in the home, and while we tend to focus on renovating and updating other rooms, we tend to forget the bathroom.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

Massive U.S. fruit recall underway because of Listeria risk

A number of major food retailers are being forced to recall some of their produce this week after a packing company's discovery of possible listeria contamination in several of their products.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.
In the Media by Christopher Wager

Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine tablets mislabelled

American Health Packaging (AHP) has recalled Ibuprofen tablets because they may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine tablets. This warning comes via the U.S. FDA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Australian ministers launch initiative to prevent HIV

Australian ministers have declared their commitment to end new HIV infections by 2020. In June they created a pledge they call the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement; and this week, at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it became active.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington
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