4 Ways Technology is Creating Bespoke Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

With the healthcare industry currently facing a widespread shortage of professionals across many occupational positions, there’s a strong incentive to create technological solutions for the medical field’s growing number of logistical problems. However, there are no one-size-fits-all fixes that will take care of the need for more nurses, physicians, and…

Measles Record Means US Could Lose Elimination Status

The number of US measles patients has reached a record high and may cause the nation to lose its “measles elimination status”, US health officials say. Sixty new cases were reported in the past week, bringing this year’s total to 971 cases in 26 US states – the highest since…

Top Food Allergens And Hidden Sources

While many are dealing with pesky seasonal allergies as the Earth begins to bloom this spring, others are dealing with a more severe form of allergy: food allergies. May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, and awareness really is key in this disease. If you or someone you love suffers from…

Heart Scan ‘Could Pick Up Signs Of Sudden Death Risk’

Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death. But University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to…

6 Gross Reasons Why You Should Wash Your Hands More Often

While everyone seems to be having a debate about whether or not they wash their legs in the shower, it’s probably a good time to remind you of how important it is to wash your hands. It was also World Hand Hygiene Day earlier this month. According to the CDC,…

Bowel Cancer Rates Rising ‘Among Young Adults’

More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found. Although total numbers of cases in young people remain low, the studies highlighted a sharp rise in rates in 20 to 29-year-olds. Researchers are not clear why…

US States File Lawsuit Accusing Drugs Firms Of Inflating Costs

More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of common medicinal drugs. The lawsuit alleges that as many as 20 companies have been involved in fixing prices for over 100 drugs, including treatments for diabetes and cancer. One of…

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Seemingly out of nowhere, it feels like your heart is skipping beats. Or, as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute further describes, it’s “fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast.” You’re not sure what to think and it freaks you out. You don’t know it, but you’re…

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