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How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient's death, the numbers come out worse.<p>In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous "To Err Is Human" report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up …

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Stem Cells for Regenerating Fingers Could Hold Secret for Amputees: Study

Stem cells under neath the nail were found to be responsible for regenerating finger tips and toe tips after amputation, a new study has found.<p>Mayumi …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

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Asbestos compensation scheme criticised by campaigners

<b>Campaigners have expressed fears thousands could miss out under a new compensation scheme for those with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.</b><p>The Queen's Speech included a scheme to help those with the disease, which is usually contracted in the workplace, who cannot trace their insurer.<p>But …

Using Bacteria To Swat Malaria Inside Mosquitoes

It's a bit like probiotics for mosquitoes.<p>When scientists infect mosquitoes with a specific bacterium, the insects become resistant to the malaria parasite.<p>Sounds like an easy way to stamp out malaria, right? Just introduce the infected mosquitoes into an area and let the bugs take over the natural …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

Strength Training Tips and Workouts

Most of us know that cardio is important for getting fit and losing some weight, but what you may not know is just how important weight training is …

Smoking 'poses bigger risk to women'

<b>Smoking may pose a bigger health threat to women than men, say researchers.</b><p>Women who smoke have a higher risk of cancer than men, Norwegian investigators found.<p>They looked at the medical records of 600,000 patients and discovered the bowel cancer risk linked to smoking was twice as high in women …

FDA approves Plan B One-Step for girls 15 and older without prescription

U.S. regulators on Tuesday lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step emergency contraception, approving it for sale to girls as young as 15 and agreeing it will be available without a prescription and on store shelves instead of behind pharmacy counters, Food and Drug Administration officials …

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Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Caffeinated gum raises buzz about health effects

A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.<p>Wrigley on Monday announced the launch of its new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

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Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Energy Drink: How Labeling Conceals Their Dangerous Contents

The report compiled from all of the companies’ responses shows that virtually identical products can be labeled very differently—and that many of the ingredients and claims identified on the label are more concerning than they initially seem to be.<p>“In local convenience and grocery stores around the …

12 tips to stay safe in hospitals

410 Shares<p>Hospitals can save you, but they can also harm you. So how can you stay safe in hospitals? Follow these 12 life-saving tips:<p><b>1. Never go</b> …

Problem With Procrastination? Try This: Do Nothing

Just about anyone who has ever put off a troublesome task is familiar with one of my Secrets of Adulthood: <b>Working is one of the most dangerous forms</b> …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Doctors Eat In The Morning

Do the people giving you their sound health advice actually practice what they preach?<p>For the most part, yes. Doctors -- who <i>should</i> know the ins and outs of healthy living -- are typically walking the walk. In a 2012 Gallup-Healthways report, doctors scored higher on scales of physical health and …

Study: People Who Believe in God Are More Responsive to Treatment of Depression

It may be that "the tendency to have faith in conventional social constructs" can be generalized both to religion and the medical establishment.<p>Keoni Cabral/flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Although both modern psychiatry and organized religion (or other forms of spirituality) are seen as places to turn during times …

Data-sharing 'good for patients'

<b>The NHS must share patient data more effectively to ensure that people undergoing treatment receive the optimum care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.</b><p>He was responding to the publication of the Caldicott review, an analysis of how the NHS in England treats data.<p>It calls for the NHS to share …

'Low level of resonance' for lung cancer with public

Cancers fall into two categories - those you can survive and cancers that remain stubbornly unsurvivable.<p>Breast cancer comes very firmly into the first category. But lung cancer - in all but a few cases - comes in the second: a person diagnosed with lung cancer has only a 6% chance of being alive …

Kidney disease may be written on your face - Futurity

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — People with a certain kind of kidney disease have characteristic …

Hope for lung cancer patients as new clinical trial plan launched

A new alliance is to bring fresh hope to lung cancer patients, aiming to enrol every sufferer in a clinical trial in a bid to beat the devastating disease.<p>The newly-formed Lung Cancer Alliance will unite the country’s leading research organisations and charities in the hopes of saving lives.<p>The …

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …