Airbags and antilock braking systems do not reduce the likelihood of accidents or injuries because they may encourage more aggressive driving.
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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.
The device is also effective against stings and bites from jellyfish, bees, wasps, hornets, black flies, ants, fleas, ticks and even stinging nettle, without the mess of creams and lotions.
A chemical compound found in many air fresheners, toilet bowl cleaners, mothballs and other deodorizing products, may be harmful to the lungs.
The first round of ambulatory electronic health record products (EHRs) have been certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
Electronic patient records
Doctors in this week's BMJ have their say on whether patients should have to opt in or out of electronic patient records.
The medical profession is concerned that, in the proposed summary care record, data will be accessed with no further input from the patient, and this is not being made sufficiently clear to the public, write Drs Paul Cundy and Alan Hassey in a letter to this week's journal.
After being in cool environments all week be careful as you go out and exercise during summer, stay healthy and hydrated.
The sting from a jellyfish can range from mild to fatal for humans, depending on the species involved and how much skin is exposed to the venom.