Mea5120

10 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | @Mea5120 | Keep up with Mea5120 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mea5120”

Patients, doctors look to kick-start clinical trials

Last summer Alice Wainikainen from Kirkkonummi was told by doctors that she had an aggressive form of cancer. While available treatments did manage …

Bill Gates in New England Journal of Medicine: Prepare for Next Epidemic

In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bill Gates laid out a frightening scenario regarding future epidemics: “We must prepare for …

Scientists discover that popular calorie-free sweetener also kills fruit flies

Stevia brand Truvia doesn't just sweeten your coffee<p>Fans of the natural, calorie-free sweetener stevia might be surprised to find out that Truvia, one of its most popular representatives, doesn't just sweeten your coffee — it's also great at killing fruit flies.<p>A study published today in PLOS ONE …

New study finds no link between saturated fat and heart disease

If you lose one of your senses, the body compensates by enhancing your perception of other senses.That's why people with no sense of humor feel such …

Study Suggests Sugar Is Worse For Blood Pressure Than Salt: Really?

In recent years, salt has become somewhat less of a culprit in heart disease, and sugar has, at least in some researchers’ eyes, taken its place. Now, authors of a new study in <i>Open Heart</i> argue that sugar consumption may be considerably worse for blood pressure than salt intake. In fact, they say, …

The Hidden Dangers of Medical Scans

Over the past ten years, Jill Nelson, 52, a health coach, personal trainer and counselor in Chicago, has received at least seven computed tomography …

Consumer Reports Study: Demanding Respect From Doctors May Save Your Life

A hospital is a dangerous place to visit. Each year more than 400,000 people are killed due to preventable medical errors, which include preventable Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). This makes preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease (1st) …

Physiology