Smoking after waking up could increase lung cancer risk
Smoking after waking up could increase lung cancer risk

03/29/2013

A recent study by Penn State has revealed that smoking immediately after waking up from sleep could put a person at greater risk for developing lung and oral cancer. Continue reading

FDA to relax approval process for Alzheimer’s disease drugs
FDA to relax approval process for Alzheimer's disease drugs

03/28/2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has plans to relax the approval process for drugs that treat Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

More physicians are using mHealth than ever before
More physicians are using mHealth than ever before

03/27/2013

More and more physicians are jumping on board with mobile health applications, and they are urging patients to use them regularly as a means of managing chronic medical problems. Continue reading

Can night shift increase the risk for ovarian cancer?
Can night shift increase the risk for ovarian cancer?

03/26/2013

Women who work late-night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Continue reading

Witnessing CPR on loved ones may reduce depression for relatives
Witnessing CPR on loved ones may reduce depression for relatives

03/25/2013

Conducted in France and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study suggests that relatives are more susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or even depression if they don’t witness CPR being done to a family member. Continue reading

Incoherent text messages could be a sign of stroke
Incoherent text messages could be a sign of stroke

03/22/2013

Research by the Henry Ford Hospital suggests that text messages that seem incoherent or garbled may be symptomatic of stroke, a finding that could be informative enough to include in patient education brochures. Continue reading

Readmissions for heart failure patients cut in half
Readmissions for heart failure patients cut in half

03/21/2013

A computerized system developed by researchers to reduce hospital readmission rates for heart failure patients is working, according to Cardiovascular Business. Continue reading

Mobile app helps users identify sexually transmitted diseases
Mobile app helps users identify sexually transmitted diseases

03/20/2013

The app, referred to as STD Triage, gives users the opportunity to send photographs of issues they’re having with their bodies anonymously to licensed dermatologists. Continue reading

Older adults may be at risk with colonoscopies
Older adults may be at risk with colonoscopies

03/19/2013

A recent study by the University of Texas Medical Branch has found that one in four colonoscopies performed for older Americans may not be appropriate. Continue reading

Study reveals cause of effectiveness of flu vaccines
Study reveals cause of effectiveness of flu vaccines

03/18/2013

A recent study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine has discovered the secret behind flu vaccine effectiveness. Continue reading