MeeDoc Raises €3,5M for ‘Redefining the Telemedicine Market’

In good news for Finnish health scene the Finnish telemedicine startup MeeDoc announces today it’s raised a €3.5 million investment from XLHEALTH, a digital health VC. As MeeDoc aims to change the way we visit a doctor, the investment enables them to launch their service across Europe.  Continue reading

Boost Your Brain Health by Developing a Higher Purpose in Life, and Other Simple Brain-Boosting Strategies

Story at-a-glance −

Personality traits like optimism and having a sense of purpose can benefit your health in a number of different ways, and ultimately help you live longer

One recent study found that having a sense of purpose reduced odds of Continue reading

Tired? How To Super-Charge Your Cells

The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C: My Personal Experiences as a Physician

Continue reading

Cedars-Sinai CIO: Let the Patients Decide what Data to Share Via Apple HealthKit

A number of hospitals have already rolled out pilots that take advantage of the integration between Apple HealthKit and Epic. But Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has taken an interesting approach: opening up HealthKit functionality to all of its patients, and letting them tell doctors what data they want to share. Continue reading

Bill Would Ease FDA Oversight of Mobile Apps, Health IT Software

On Monday, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) re-introduced a bill (S 1101) that would exempt certain medical software and mobile applications from FDA regulation, Health Data Management reports. Continue reading

Probiotics Reduce Negative Thinking

New research finds that our gut bacteria linked with negative thinking – and supplementing probiotics can reduce negative thoughts.

Negative thinking is defined as a spiraling of thinking that takes a person from one negative thought to the next. Continue reading

Health Canada to Relabel Roundup Weedkiller

Story at-a-glance −

The research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared glyphosate a class 2A carcinogen. Monsanto is pursuing a retraction of their damning report

Health Canada has announced it will update Roundup’s label to reduce human and environmental exposure Continue reading

Government Had No Right to Take 80% in AIG Bailout: Greenberg Lawyer

The federal government did not have the authority to demand nearly 80% of American International Group Inc.’s equity in return for financial assistance during the 2008 financial crisis, an attorney for AIG investors, including former AIG chief Maurice R. Greenberg, told a federal judge Wednesday. Continue reading

Blue Cross Eyes Medicare Growth through Private Exchange

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association will build a private health insurance exchange in the hopes of retaining workers Continue reading

“Open Sesame” Shows the Importance of Seed Saving


Story at-a-glance

“Open Sesame” shows the importance of saving heirloom and open-pollination seeds, which are threatened by agrichemical monopolies, GMOs, and gene patenting

More than 93 percent of Continue reading

Study: Pregnant Women Aren’t Getting Enough Omega-3

Story at-a-glance −

The majority of pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get recommended amounts of omega-3 fats

Only 27 percent of pregnant women are getting recommended amounts of the omega-3 fat DHA Continue reading

Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

Story at-a-glance −

A low-fat diet and statin medication is a recipe for chronic health problems, as both strategies actually promote cardiovascular problems

2011 guidelines for Continue reading

Workers Comp Drug Formulary Bill Moves in California

A California bill that would establish a closed formulary for medications prescribed in the workers compensation system has unanimously passed the Assembly Insurance Committee.

A.B. 1124, introduced by Democratic California Assemblyman Henry Perea on Feb. 27, would require the administrative director of the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish Continue reading

Clock’s Ticking for Employers who Overpaid ACA Reinsurance Fee

Employers that realize they overpaid a health reform law-mandated “reinsurance” fee generally have until April 30 to seek a refund from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regulators have disclosed Continue reading

3 Natural H. Pylori ‘Cures’ That Are Clinically Proven

H. pylori infection is often treated with three drugs simultaneously, but not everyone responds favorably. Thankfully there are clinically confirmed natural, food-based alternatives.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Continue reading