Health News Watch – Page 3 of 5 – Medical science and research from around the world

A new study, published by the American Heart Association, finds that walking daily has a great influence in decreasing the incidence of stroke in women. The study looked at the exercise routine of 13,500 men and 19,000 women, during a four year period (1992-1996). Questionnaires calculated the amount of hours per week each person spent […]

The risk of death or hospitalization from heart disease is 32 percent lower for vegetarians than those who ingest meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. It is responsible for approximately 600,000 deaths each year in the United States […]

Certain medical centers and hospitals throughout the country will turn away those who wish to visit loved ones if they exhibit flu symptoms. The United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of flu-like-illness. As public health officials struggle to contain the spread of flu (or influenza), […]

Joint pain is caused by inflammation of the lining of the joints or the cartilage in weight-bearing joints. Pain and stiffness in the knees, elbows, shoulders, neck, or hip joints are all primary symptoms of joint pain. Jogging and tennis are just some of the common high-impact exercises that can result in joint pain. Joint […]

In the December 21 Health IT and Safety Plan issued by the ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), the Obama administration recognizes the possibility of software errors leading to faulty records and the harm that this could have for patients of medical practices using electronic medical records.  However, the plan […]

December 19, 2012 (Northbrook, IL) – Food safety laboratory Northland Laboratories is proud to report outstanding results on their annual customer satisfaction survey, which offers insight into their customers’ experience with the lab.  The survey was taken by clients at their locations in Northbrook, IL and Green Bay, WI. Northland Laboratories is an ISO/IEC 17025 […]

DHEA is a hormone naturally produced by the human body. It is produced in the adrenal glands, changed into a hormone called androstenedione.  Androstenedione is then changed into the major male and female hormones in the body. DHEA peaks in peoples 20’s and 30’s, and then decreases gradually with age. Replacing DHEA through supplementation is […]

Catholics around the world were greeted my their Pope this morning via twitter. Over 1 million followers of “@pontifex” were ready to read this first tweet, and indeed subsequent tweets, which was available in 8 languages. His first tweet will be followed by a question and answers session. Although Pope Benedict XVI (85 years old […]

Often cited as “Obamacare” and the “Accessible Care Act”, the Affordable Care Act legislation has had a rocky journey since its introduction on March 23rd 2010. The legislation proposed to give access to medical insurance for millions of Americans. This was welcome news, especially in states like Texas. In Texas 25% of residents in are […]

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