Taking medications as directed by doctor matters in lowering health care costs, but it is difficult to improve compliance with medications, study.
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The U of A research team has invented a self powered wireless microsensor for monitoring the bone healing process after surgery, it is so tiny it can fit onto the tip of a pen.
Some form of Internet addiction effects the health of a significant number of the population as more than one out of eight Americans exhibit at least one possible sign of problematic Internet use.
Medical device could make it possible for even those with no emergency medical training to perform life saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Driver warning systems are designed to help reduce car crashes by alerting drowsy drivers that the vehicle has wandered out of the lane.
Pressure from hospitals and insurance companies to minimize health care costs can negatively affect the quality of care for some people.
Vehicle owners may not be aware that older but relatively unused tires can fail and cause crashes, thus creating personal health problems and safety issues.
Evidence suggests that lifetime energy expenditure per se does not underlie senescence.
Study shows that SUV air bags are shielding heads, bodies and reduce risk of crash death.
Airbags and antilock braking systems do not reduce the likelihood of accidents or injuries because they may encourage more aggressive driving.
Physicians prescribing new medication often do not communicate to patients important details, such as potential side effects, how long or how often to take the drug or the specific name of the medication.
Given the public's growing use of the Web for health information, it's important that Web-based consumer health content is kept up to date, particularly that involving withdrawal of a potentially harmful medicine.
In home monitoring device wirelessly reads blood pressure, weight and defibrillator information at times specified by patient's doctor.
Researchers demonstrated that a drug called AMD3100 can mobilize angiogenic cells from bone marrow of human patients in a matter of hours instead of days.
A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade.
English cider apples have high levels of phenolics and researchers are working with volunteers to see whether the personal health benefits could be passed onto cider drinkers.
Public health policy should reinforce factors such as neighborhood and community characteristics that influence health across a range of disease areas.
More than a year after being diagnosed with a West Nile virus infection, half of the patients have ongoing health complaints including fatigue, memory problems, headaches, depression, and tremors.
Heat waves and personal health protection.