News tagged with health emergency
Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Ma ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0
(HealthDay)—Fainting isn't fun. For those who have ever suddenly and briefly lost consciousness, it's a disconcerting situation that typically triggers a thorough medical workup. Unfortunately, it's often ...
Cardiology Dec 12, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 0
A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy ...
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
"Aiden, look!" piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Adults with mental illness are more likely to have certain types of chronic physical health problems than those without mental illness, according to a U.S. government report released this week.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows.
Health Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
It's the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms.
Medications Dec 08, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Contrary to popular belief, there is no connection between lunar phases and the incidence of psychological problems. This is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers directed by Professor Geneviève Belleville of Université ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1
New York's governor declared a public health emergency Saturday for the state because of the severity of the flu season, as officials across the U.S. grapple with the worst flu outbreak in several years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
A flu epidemic gripping the United States is more severe than usual, striking the elderly especially hard, health authorities said Friday as they also announced 29 child victims.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 19, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
This June, a law took effect in the state of Florida limiting physicians' ability to ask patients about firearm ownership. In September, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, ...
Health Nov 10, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Vaccinating infants against rotavirus has resulted in dramatic decreases in health care use and treatment costs for diarrhea-related illness in U.S. infants and young children, according to a new study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Asylum-seekers as young as nine have attempted suicide in Australian immigration lock-ups, the top medical body said Monday, as it slammed detention of youngsters as akin to "child abuse".
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Pediatric patients, primarily those who are underinsured (either without insurance or receiving Medicaid), are increasingly receiving psychiatric care in hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to an abstract presented ...
Health Oct 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
US regulators are considering whether to grant a drug company's request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to people of all ages instead of by prescription.
Medications Dec 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3