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A solution to one of the world’s biggest health problems could be fecal pills

Some 170 million children globally suffer from a condition that we have no easy treatment for. However, new studies suggest that the answer may lie in a radical treatment: fecal pills (or, more plainly put, poop pills).<p>The condition that needs treatment is malnutrition, and it is mainly the result …

Medical Research

Not So Fast: 3 Ways To Slow Aging

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.<p>George Burns<p>Americans are getting old.<p>In 1900, life expectancy at birth was 47. Only 13% of the population was 50 or older. 100 years later, life expectancy had climbed to 77. In 2020, 35% of Americans will be 50 …

Wellness

Toddlers 'should get heart risk test'

<b>Toddlers should be screened for an inherited form of heart disease when they have their routine jabs, experts suggest.</b><p>A team from Queen Mary University of London checked 10,000 one-year-olds for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).<p>Suzanne Sheppard, who has FH - and whose nine-year-old son also has …

Medicine

We mustn’t stop doctors in the UK giving us a dose of the truth

To avoid litigation, surgeons have been told to let patients choose their own treatment. But what good are health experts who can’t give honest advice?<p>It was reported this morning that surgeons are to be advised to take a radical new approach to how they interact with patients. From now on, they …

Physiology

'I can't imagine being a doctor for five more years'

<b>Should patients be worried that poor morale among doctors is putting them at risk?</b><p>The General Medical Council has taken unprecedented steps to warn there was "a state of unease within the medical profession across the UK that risks affecting patients as well as doctors".<p>Five doctors speak about …

Physiology

'Patient choice' is NHS lingo for buck-passing and blame-dodging. Doctors, not us, know best

Choice is a wonderful concept. When applied to public services, it is the stuff of utopian dreams. Who wouldn’t want their pick of outstanding schools for their child a short walk from their home? Or, when ill, an array of GP appointments at a time most convenient to us? Public service “choice” …

Disability

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Putting The NO In A Nobel Prize: Nitric Oxide And Heart Disease Prevention

The Nobel Prize in Medicine this past week was awarded to Yoshinori Oshumi for work on autophagy or "self-eating" of cells. Notable was that this field of study initiated in the 1960s and it took 50 years to gain this recognition. Clinical translation of this research into potentially extending …

Anti-inflammatory drugs might someday treat depression

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the future, a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat depression, say University of Cambridge researchers.<p>Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen treat inflammation, the body's immune response to infections or pathogens. During an inflammatory response, immune cells flood …

Depression

Lengthened Lifespan Demands Focus On Extending Brain Health

Humans can only live so long and we’re close to reaching the natural biological limit, if we haven’t reached it already. That’s what Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists say in a new report.<p>The report cites data, which strongly suggest the maximum human lifespan of 125 years was attained …

The revolution in EMS care

There’s a revolution taking place in emergency medical services, and for many, it could be life changing.<p>From the increasingly sophisticated …

Medical Technology

Why These Copycat Drugs Aren’t Slashing Best-Sellers’ Prices

Insurers and health care providers had hoped a new class of medicines called biosimilars would keep a check on high drug prices and reduce health …

Biotechnology

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Doctor putting a sample in biohazard bag

Hospital Room Medicine

How does Insurance Medicine Work in United States?

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Can You Practice Integrative Medicine On Insurance? Interview With Dr. Dean Ornish

Regina Kunz - Forgotten by evidence - Insurance Medicine

Stethoscope on Dollar, Medical Care Cost Concept