How Rural Pediatricians Create Effective Telemedicine Systems

Telehealth is helping pediatricians in rural areas increase access to subspecialty care, and they’re finding ways to optimize the tools and create effective systems.

Researchers examined the experiences and preferences pediatricians have when it comes to use of telemedicine, Continue reading

The Mind-Altering Effects of Chocolate

Need to do something important this afternoon?  Don’t take any chances – eat chocolate first.

According to researchers from Northern Arizona University, brain scans show dark chocolate boosts attention and alertness so you perform better. Continue reading

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

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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

Study: Virtual Health Care Visits Cost Less Than In-Office Care

Virtual health care visits are associated with lower costs than traditional in-office visits and could result in Medicare savings, according to a study released Friday by the Alliance for Connected Care, Modern Healthcare reports (Tahir, Modern Healthcare, 12/12). Continue reading

Senior Execs Increasingly more Hands-On in Medical Stop-Loss Decisions: Study

As high-cost medical claims continue to rise among employers that self-insure their group health benefits, the number of senior executives, financial officers and risk managers involving themselves in their company’s decisions Continue reading

Unvaccinated Children Less Prone to Disease: Study

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A little-known study out of that was published back in 1992 makes a strong case for the fact that unvaccinated children are generally healthier and less prone to disease than vaccinated children. Contrary to what is popularly assumed about vaccines — that they protect kids by building immunity that otherwise Continue reading

Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘Weedkiller’

Last month, we reported on a mysterious global epidemic of fatal kidney disease, focusing on a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health1 that laid down evidence showing the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is responsible for an epidemic of kidney-related deaths Continue reading

Study: Telemedicine in Nursing Homes Cuts Hospitalizations, Costs

Nursing homes that offer after-hours telemedicine services to their residents significantly reduce hospitalization rates, which could save Medicare hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports. Continue reading

Spirulina May Help Elderly Patients with Anemia and Immunological Dysfunction

Elderly folks suffering from anemia or age-related immune system deterioration could see dramatic improvements with regular supplementation of spirulina, a blue-green freshwater algae with an extensive track record of health promotion and disease mitigation. Researchers from the Division of Rheumatology, Continue reading

Midwives Improve Pregnancy Care and Birth Outcomes: Study

They often get looked down upon by conventional OB/GYNs, family physicians and other mainstream doctors, but midwives may actually be better equipped to safely deliver babies than the labor and delivery staff at your average hospital. This is according to a new review recently published in The Cochrane Library, which found that mothers who choose a midwife as their primary care provider throughout pregnancy are more likely Continue reading

‘Safety Assessments’ on Nearly All Common Food Additives Found to Be Manipulated by Processed Food Industry: Study

New research published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has verified that the vast majority of the 10,000-or-so chemical additives currently allowed in food are backed only by industry-funded and supported safety assessments. And a large percentage of these have never even been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, which means Continue reading

Fennel to the Rescue for PMS

Bloating, depression, irritability and mood swings… if you, or someone you know, suffers from severe Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), you know how quickly it can turn from Dr. Jekyll to Ms. “Everyone Hide.” PMS is more than a monthly nuisance — for some the symptoms can become so debilitating that they can Continue reading

The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust Survivors

Last week, a study appeared in PLoS ONE, the peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science, that drew attention in Israel but made barely a ripple here: That men who’d survived the Holocaust lived longer — significantly longer — than their peers who’d never been under Nazi oppression. Continue reading

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

A 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

A 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