News tagged with health decisions
In the British Medical Journal today, two experts debate whether childhood vaccination should be mandatory in the UK.
Health May 15, 2012 | 3.6 / 5 (8) | 1
Even if you didn't eat your veggies or drink your milk as a child, your height is still in your hands, reveal new findings by economists from the University of Southern California, Harvard University and Peking University.
Health Apr 01, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its global status report on alcohol and health for 2011. Forum members largely agree with the discussion in the report of the serious health and societal problems associated ...
Health Jul 12, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0
Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested. Following a review of dozens of studies, University of Missouri researchers ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—George Wehby from the University of Iowa has been conducting a study to discover adverse mental development effects on toddlers and babies due to living at high altitudes. He's found, as ...
Pediatrics Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 5 |
Asking three simple questions could help patients have more say and better understand their treatment options, according to University research.
Health Aug 26, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Health Mar 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 2
A new study in today's New England Journal of Medicine reports that while an individual's risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or 10 years, the lifetime risk could still be very high, findings that could have i ...
Health Jan 25, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new program developed by researchers at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University may make it easier for patients with moderate/severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to make ...
Other May 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Physicians can use medical records to track the quality of cancer care and determine whether their patients are receiving the right treatments at the right time. Yet the patient is the only one who ultimately can evaluate ...
Cancer Dec 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Patients with advanced heart failure should have ongoing conversations with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about treatment options that match their personal values, goals and preferences, according ...
Cardiology Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Pediatricians who show an unconscious preference for European Americans tend to prescribe better pain-management for white patients than they do for African-American patients, new University of Washington research shows.
Health Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- The costs of the obesity epidemic to the United States and the economic value of curbing it are not captured fully by current methods, according to a new report.
Health Mar 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Teenage brains undergo big changes, and they won't look or function like adult brains until well into one's 20s. In the first book on the adolescent brain and development of higher cognition, a Cornell professor ...
Neuroscience Dec 16, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0