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Teens Are Struggling to Access Life-Saving Mental Health Services

New statistics show 60 percent of young British people referred to doctors for mental health treatment are denied support. A teenage girl who's been through the system and a mental health charity explain how we're failing our young people.<p>"For you, the fact you've just cut yourself is the worst …

Mental Health

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Johns Hopkins to conduct first HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplants

Dive Brief:<p>Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University were approved to conduct HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplants for the first time ever in the U.S.<br>• When the …

5 pieces of wearable tech poised to revolutionize healthcare

Credit: Giphy<p>With the Apple watch already outselling all of its competitors in less than a year on the market, smartwatches are here to stay, in part because as consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to accessing a range of personal health metrics on our wrists.<p>While tracking daily steps or sleep cycles …

Federal judge slaps UnitedHealthcare with injunction hours before dropping thousands of physicians from Medicare Advantage network

Two Connecticut medical associations won a temporary injunctive order against UnitedHealthcare in federal court hours before the health insurer was …

Medical Billing Work Flow by Sidhant Raj

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Health Care

Blood Clot Prevention Is Higher Priority at Hospitals

Many patients don’t receive anticlotting drugs; nurses don’t always give them<p>Blood clots, which form when blood doesn’t flow properly, can happen to anyone, including travelers on long plane rides in cramped seats, women on birth control drugs, or seemingly healthy people with no known risk factors.<p>…

Medicine

Superbug outbreaks: FDA issues more scope-cleaning guidance to hospitals

In response to deadly superbug outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration recommended extra steps that hospitals can take to clean medical scopes while work continues on redesigning the troublesome devices.<p>The government recommendations published Tuesday don't offer any new ideas beyond what was …

Mont Blanc climber trapped in ice for over 30 years found

Mountaineers recover the body of Patrice Hyvert, 23, an aspiring mountain guide who disappeared on the French face of Europe's tallest mountain in 1982<p>Hikers scaling Mont Blanc have stumbled upon the body of a mountaineer who disappeared 32 years ago while attempting to climb one of its main …

Mountaineering

Missing Detroit boy found alive and well in family's basement

Detroit police were working to unravel the case of a 12-year-old boy missing for more than a week and feared dead who was found alive and well on Wednesday hidden behind clutter in his family's basement.<p>"We're still investigating," said Detroit Police spokeswoman Nicole Kirkwood. "I'm glad he was …

Jason de Caires Taylor's Gorgeous Underwater Art (Photos)

Artist Jason de Caires Taylor has chosen an unconventional location for his giant sculptural creations: the ocean.<p>Jason de Caires Taylor

Nigerians beg for help for kidnapped girls

ABUJA, Nigeria – World pressure on Nigeria is mounting over its slow reaction and failure to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorists in a remote part of the country.<p>Tuesday, President Obama called the abductions "outrageous" and "heartbreaking'' and said Nigeria has agreed to accept …

American kids are more likely to be medicated for behavioral problems if they're in poor or military families

Over 3 million children in total<p>An estimated 7.5 percent of American children age 6-17 were prescribed drugs to treat behavioral and emotional difficulties in 2011, according to a CDC reportpublished today. That estimate is equivalent to roughly 3.2 million children. Furthermore, the CDC reports …

Are we ready for a prenatal screening test for autism?

A blood test for diagnosing autism is becoming a realistic possibility, but the ethical implications are profound<p>Autism was formally described for the first time 71 years ago. The medical notes for "Case one", a 10-year-old from Mississippi, US, referred to as Donald T, describe a perplexing …

The Day When Our Antibiotics Stop Working Is Coming Very Soon

We are close to entering a “post-antibiotic era.” It’s not a place we want to go.<p>It’s hard to overestimate the importance of antibiotics. These drugs have literally been one of the cornerstones of modern civilization, minimizing deaths from all kinds of common infections, and saving society …

Scientists closer to turning human skin cells into sperm cells

Scientists at Stanford University have successfully managed to reprogram human skin cells and turn them into sperm cell precursors. Their findings, published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, show that skin cells of infertile men can be changed into stem cells and take on the characteristics of …

Throwing Back to the Origins of Throwback Thursday

"I'm a huge sucker for alliteration," says the guy who helped kick off the social media phenomenon.<p>In 2006, Matt Halfhill thought there could be an opportunity to do something similar to tech blogs like Gizmodo but about sneakers, moving the conversation between avid sneakerheads out of online …