Red States Missing Out On Medicaid Money

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43

Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.

Brain Volume

Antipsychotics Cause Loss Of Brain Volume In Schizophrenics

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:22

A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.

Dating Site Matches Users By DNA

Find Love With Your DNA, And This Dating Site

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:40

A new dating site promises to match users according to genetic capability, requiring a saliva sample to test DNA for two key markers.

HIV Diagnoses Rates Have Fallen

The AIDS Epidemic Is Slowing In The US

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:54

HIV diagnoses rates have fallen by a third over the past decade, providing hope for Americans that HIV may soon be eliminated. Meanwhile, the rest of the world continues to struggle.

IVF Treatment Made Safer With Natural Hormone 'Kisspeptin'

Women Seeking IVF Treatment May Now Have A Safer Procedure

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 17:04

In vitro fertilization treatments to stimulate eggs to maturity produce better outcomes by swapping the hormone hCG for the naturally occurring kisspeptin.

Depression Keeps Some Men From Prostate Cancer Treatment

Depression Keeps Men From Seeking Prostate Cancer Treatment

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:38

Older, depressed men sometimes fail to seek prostate cancer treatment for follow doctor recommendations, even after diagnosis.

Teenagers Who Drink Face Rockier Transition To Adulthood

Becoming An Adult Is Especially Hard For Teens Who Drink Alcohol

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:54

A large study of Finnish twins suggests that alcohol use during adolescence leads to adverse life outcomes in early adulthood, aside from genetic and environmental risks.

Adolescents Drawn To Powdered Caffeine, FDA Warns

Powdered Caffeine Can Kill: FDA

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:01

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned of the potential dangers of powdered caffeine, a teaspoon of which is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee.

Scores Of AIDS Researchers Perish In Malaysia Airlines Crash

Scores Of Top International AIDS Researchers Killed In Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53

As many as 100 AIDS researchers perished among the 298 aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight downed by military fire over Eastern Ukraine Thursday.

Testicular Cancers Rising Among Young Hispanic Men

Hispanic Testicular Cancer Rates Have Risen 58% Since 1992

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:00

The testicular cancer rate has risen 58 percent in recent years among U.S. Hispanics, soon to surpass non-Hispanic whites with the highest incidence.

Study: Children Teach Siblings About World

Playtime Is More Than Just Fun Time For Siblings — They Learn From Each Other

By | Sun, 07/13/2014 - 15:51

Children use a variety of instructional techniques to teach their siblings, younger and older, about the world.

Personal Debt Heightens Risk For Stroke, Hypertension, Mental Illnesses

The Far-Reaching Health Effects Of Debt [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sun, 07/13/2014 - 14:27

Stress from personal debt may significantly heighten one's risk for stroke, hypertension, and mental illnesses.

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Justin Bieber's Last Hairstyle Saved Lives, Dermatologists Say

By | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:40

The feathered hairstyle once popularized by Canadian-born singer Justin Bieber illustrates the benefits of protecting the face from harmful solar rays.

Scientific Journal Retracts 60 'Peer-Reviewed' Articles

60 Fraudulent Articles Retracted From This Scientific Journal At Once

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:14

The Journal of Vibration and Control has retracted 60 scientific articles following the discovery of a fraudulent "peer-review and citation ring."

Fat Firefighters Not Getting Good Advice From Doctors

Why Doctors Don't Warn Obese Firefighters On Health

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:08

Although 70 percent of firefighters are overweight or obese, doctors seldom advice them on weight-loss, a new study finds.

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