Telehealth Makes Every Home a Hospital

hosThe shrink’s couch has now moved to your living room. Researchers at the University of Zurich have found that online psychotherapy is as good as or even more successful than in-person psychotherapy at reducing symptoms like depression. Kurzweil News:

“In both groups, the depression values fell significantly,” Continue reading

3 Ways Remote Care Helps Patients, Docs

remotecare‘Technology is a tool that should be used to enhance the experience of both patients and clinicians’

Given the steady stream of new devices entering the healthcare market, it might be easy to start thinking improvements in healthcare can come from technological advances alone. But it’s more complicated than that.

More often, improving healthcare boils down to identifying the gaps in the ways Continue reading

Young Woman’s Ovaries Destroyed by Gardasil: Merck ‘Forgot to Research’ Effects of Vaccine on Female Reproduction

gardasil2A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women’s reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia, bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering that her own ovaries had Continue reading

Myth-Melting Study Finds Chocolate Burns Belly Fat, Improves Cholesterol

chocolateA new study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences has revealed something quite counterintuitive about chocolate, one of the world’s most prized ‘high-fat’ foods.  This strangely medicinal ‘sweat treat,’ which ironically you find in the candy aisle at the pharmacy, improved markers of cardiovascular disease, including the reduction of belly fat, and only after one week of consumption.

Researchers from Continue reading