Are healthcare providers less emotionally invested in obese patients?
Are healthcare providers less emotionally invested in obese patients?

04/30/2013

A study by Johns Hopkins University has revealed that healthcare providers may be less likely to connect emotionally with overweight or obese patients. Continue reading

Can Facebook influence digital marketing for public health issues?
Can Facebook influence digital marketing for public health issues?

04/30/2013

A recent report suggests that social media websites like Facebook may be ideal for not only getting the word out about new medications, but also for tracking obesity and other public health trends. Continue reading

Lack of health insurance affects millions of Americans
Lack of health insurance affects millions of Americans

04/30/2013

Nearly 84 million people were affected by large medical bills in 2012 due to a lack of medical insurance, according to a recent report. Continue reading

Can income disparity leave children vulnerable to diabetes?
Can income disparity leave children vulnerable to diabetes?

04/29/2013

A recent report by the University of Montreal suggests that despite access to free healthcare, Canadian children from households with limited means may be more adversely affected by Type 1 diabetes than youngsters who don’t struggle economically. Continue reading

Overweight kids are more likely to develop kidney disease as seniors
Overweight kids are more likely to develop kidney disease as seniors

04/29/2013

A study published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has revealed that young adults who are overweight are more likely to develop kidney disease when they are seniors than youngsters who are not overweight. Continue reading

Medication used to treat erectile dysfunction may be effective in reducing obesity
Medication used to treat erectile dysfunction may be effective in reducing obesity

04/29/2013

A medication commonly used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction may help facilitate weight loss, according to research published online in the FASEB Journal. Continue reading

High blood pressure during pregnancy could predict future hot flashes
High blood pressure during pregnancy could predict future hot flashes

04/28/2013

A recent study has revealed that high blood pressure during pregnancy could lead to the occurrence of hot flashes later on in life. Continue reading

Are pregnant women at greater risk for blood clots?
Are pregnant women at greater risk for blood clots?

04/26/2013

A recent study has revealed that women who are pregnant, have delivered stillborn children or have a history of varicose veins and cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk for sustaining blood clots after giving birth. Continue reading

New app helps the hearing-impaired
New app helps the hearing-impaired

04/25/2013

A mobile application developed by researchers at the University of Essex could help those who are hearing impaired and reproduce the organic sounds and frequencies discerned by the human ear. Continue reading

Teens practicing safer habits while driving, report finds
Teens practicing safer habits while driving, report finds

04/24/2013

A recent report by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm examining teen driving accident and injury rates found that in 2011, 54 percent of youngsters claimed they always wore a seatbelt while inside vehicles. Continue reading