Angry Avatars Help People Deal With Schizophrenia

The most common hallucination experienced by people with schizophrenia is hearing voices. The voices often threaten and insult the sufferer, damaging the self-esteem of people already dealing with a difficult condition. But a new study has shown that rude virtual avatars that hurl abuse at people with schizophrenia may actually…

Health Company Fires 69 Employees Over Refusal To Get Flu Shots

A Minnesota-based health care company reportedly fired 69 employees who failed to comply with its flu shot mandate by the Nov. 10 deadline. In response to the firings, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced plans to file grievances against Essentia Health on behalf of the terminated employees to regain employment status…

Doctors Urge Vaccinations After Toddler Dies From The Flu

A toddler’s recent death after contracting the flu is a tragic reminder that flu vaccines are available to families. The boy, whose name and exact age were not released by the Orange County Health Care Agency, was the first flu-related death of the season in Orange County, California. According to…

What to Know About the CIMAvax Lung Cancer Vaccine

Someday, we may have a vaccine that prevents all types of cancer, especially the more deadly types, like lung cancer. It’s an area of intense medical research. For now, there are only three cancer vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, you may have read news articles…

How To Beat The Office Cold… Because You Know It’s Coming

It’s that time again. The season of sharing and giving… colds, that is. Yes, just when you thought it was safe at work, Jill from accounting decides she’s not wasting one of her precious sick days and proceeds to sneeze on your croissant. Inconsiderate? Just a bit. And while everyone…

Cosmetic surgery for a healthier life

Surgery that is categorised by the medical profession as cosmetic, or undertaken in part to improve aesthetic appearance can be considered frivolous by some. However, if you’re considering undergoing a procedure or have done so already, you will most likely understand there is much more to it than looks. Only…