A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease. For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these “virtual house calls” could allow them to live independently while effectively manage the symptoms of the disease. Continue reading
Castor oil is often overlooked for its benefits for the skin and hair because of its extremely thick and sticky consistency. However, if you’re looking for a cheap, natural remedy for several common skin and hair complaints, then castor oil is definitely worth your time.
Castor oil for regrowing and thickening hair, eyelashes and eyebrows Continue reading
One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls
ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, Continue reading
Aloha, Chair Yoshimoto and Members:
On Nov. 19, 2013 the Hawai’i County Council adopted Bill 113 Draft 3 adding a new article relating to Genetically Engineered Crops and Plants, and on Nov. 21, 2013 delivered the bill to Continue reading
Trips like our recent Shell Nigeria deployment continue to remind me why new healthcare technology like VSee telehealth is so important. For those who don’t have access to advanced medical care, telemedicine really does make a difference. Getting to meet real doctors and patients and seeing the impact of Continue reading
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University have created a publicly accessible online database of infectious disease cases from the last 125 years, according to an article published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Washington Post reports.
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As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, many foragers put their baskets away until the first whispers of morels in spring. On closer inspection there is much for a forager still to find. Trails are lined with winter edibles which can be made into delicious meals all winter long. Continue reading
Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has jested that instead of scientific peer review, its rival The Lancet had a system of throwing a pile of papers down the stairs and publishing those that reached the bottom. On another occasion, Smith was challenged to publish an issue of the BMJ exclusively comprising papers that had failed peer review and see if anybody noticed. He replied, “How do you know I haven’t already done it?”
As Smith’s stories show, journal editors have a lot of power in science – power that provides opportunities for abuse. Continue reading
Northern California health information organizations are helping lay the groundwork for the next steps in expanding health information exchange throughout the state. Their participation in pilot programs for secure messaging, Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes to Medicare’s 2014 physician fee schedule to expand coverage for telehealth services.
“The proposed new rules, Continue reading
A large-scale, 30-year long study found that people who regularly ate one ounce of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason, compared to those who avoided nuts in their diet
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A year ago, we wrote an article about nigella sativa (aka black seed) titled, ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death.’ It described the research on the many ways in which black seed (nigella sativa) is a potentially life-saving medicinal food, and is one of our most popular articles, with over 225K social media shares.
Opening with, “This humble, but immensely powerful Continue reading