Health News

New guidelines help fight breast cancer

September 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Allison Millions of women may benefit from new guideline recommendations created to help physicians more accurately diagnose breast cancer—thanks in part to a physician who is a breast cancer survivor. The doctor’s story Kimberly Allison, M.D., FCAP, was the director … Read more »

The valuable meaning of health transactions

September 10, 2014 5:55 pm

IN this digital age, the U.S. health care system has also become digital. Every day, millions of people interact with it. During these interactions, data is collected, processed and stored, creating a seemingly infinite amount of information—yet each single data … Read more »

Caregivers of people with schizophrenia need support, not stigma

September 8, 2014 11:48 am

An estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with schizophrenia. However, the condition impacts many more than those patients alone. It also impacts the people who love those patients, care for them and worry about them. It takes courage, compassion, and … Read more »

Good dental care is an important part of a healthier life for seniors

September 8, 2014 11:46 am

WHILE it’s often overlooked, good dental health plays an important role in keeping older adults healthy. Poor oral health care can lead to the deterioration of teeth and gums, infections in the mouth that turn into more serious illnesses such … Read more »

Dental problems in children linked to bullying

September 5, 2014 5:52 pm

HERE’S surprising news that can help parents take a bite out of the issue of bullying: Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. … Read more »

Tips on improving your child’s health

September 5, 2014 5:50 pm

BEING overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can do to help your child consume healthy foods and beverages, be physically active, and get … Read more »

New ‘blockbuster’ heart failure drug cuts death risk

September 1, 2014 12:30 am

WASHINGTON: An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 percent compared with an existing treatment, according to the results of a vast new study. The new drug, called LCZ696, has been labelled … Read more »

Pinoy’s new invention hikes fuel efficiency

August 31, 2014 11:36 pm

Filipino inventor Jun de Jesus has unveiled his newest invention called “Highmax Turbo Power Simulator” that increases fuel efficiency, engine power and torque. De Jesus, the inventor of “Eagle Eye”—a unique security alarm device for cars and business establishments that … Read more »

Japan giants turn hands to medicine

August 31, 2014 11:35 pm

TOKYO: When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged–it would be made by Fujifilm. The company synonymous with cameras and photo booths said it could start … Read more »

High-tech shoes show wearer the way

August 31, 2014 11:32 pm

NEW DELHI: “Wizard of Oz” heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas. Now, an Indian high-tech start-up is promising to do the same in real life with a … Read more »