Technology advancements have found their way towards tedious occupations and the latest one in focus is one tied up with health and medicine. This has something to do with a robotic system tasked to aid doctors by doing the actual work that is normally left at the surgeon’s hands.
Traditional Chinese medicinal plant, Huang-Qin, has “pathways” to produce chemicals that could fight cancer and liver disease.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, October 26, 2013. Sites all around the United States are offering services in which you can safely dispose of expired or unused prescription medications.
Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and U.S.-based Affymax Inc. issued a recall on Sunday of their anemia drug Omontys used for kidney dialysis patients following reports of serious hypersensitivity reactions among several users which even resulted in some deaths.
A new observational study has found more evidence to link daily aspirin intake and reduced risk of cancer mortality. The study by American Cancer Society researchers led by Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D. although claims benefits of aspirin use in reducing mortality from cancer, it also questions the size of the potential benefit. The study has found approximately 37 percent mortality rate reduction among those who used aspirin for five years or more.
Researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have concluded that symptoms of depression are linked to shorter survival times among cancer patients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an ingestible sensor for marketing as a medical device. The ingestible sensor is part of the Proteus digital health feedback system, an integrated, end-to-end personal health management system that is designed to help improve patients' health habits and connections to caregivers.
In a surprising twist, new research has suggested that most Americans don't know whether they are gaining or losing weight.
A study reveals that teenagers addicted to smoking have much lower threshold than the common notion.
Researchers have revealed that childhood obesity could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ability to reproduce, especially in females.
A latest research warns parents that psychological abuse could be as damaging to a child's physical and mental health as physical abuse like slapping or punching. According to experts from American academy of pediatrics, even though its difficult to pinpoint or produce a figure, psychological abuse may be the most common type of child abuse. Psychological abuse includes the acts of belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point...
A new study conducted by researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine says that patients who find out they have a spot on their lung often assume they have cancer when they don't. According to a recent study conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine, patients make too much of a spot in their lungs assuming they have cancer when actually there's nothing seriously wrong with them. Researchers suggest that doctors could do more to help patients understand what happens...
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found an association between childhood physical and sexual abuse and menstrual periods.
Yoga, the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India has seen growing popularity worldwide in the last couple of decades. Regular practitioners report improved mental and physical health; researchers are now keen to know the effects of Yoga on the life of people who practice it. A latest study conducted by occupational therapists at Indiana University in the US, on a small group, has revealed that performing yoga can help people regain their balance after a stroke. ...
State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared to states that did not broaden eligibility for their plans, according to a study released on Wednesday.