A chemical compound found in many air fresheners, toilet bowl cleaners, mothballs and other deodorizing products, may be harmful to the lungs.
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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.
Home medical tests sold over the counter and on the Internet should not keep patients from visiting a doctor for diagnosis.
The potential benefits of sharing patient electronic records within health systems are broadly agreed, but concerns remain over patient consent and security.
Unsafe driving behaviour and four wheel drive vehicles.
Three doctors in BMJ warn of the risk of using mobile phones outdoors during stormy weather.
Before you pack your swimsuit and head to the sea this summer, you may want to check out the water's temperature with ESA's Medspiration heat map of all 2 965 500 square kilometres of the Mediterranean.
Even when all goes well, surgery patients may carry an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and possibly cancer for weeks or even years.
Telephone based counseling significantly improved the psychological well being and quality of life of people awaiting lung transplantation, according to the largest clinical trial of its kind.
Imagining things from another's perspective may help in making medical choices.
Doctors and health care providers are increasingly using telemedicine for remote monitoring of patients' health and internet is about to transform health care through electronic medical records.
Unnecessary medical tests are costing the U.S. health care system millions of dollars per year, and add unnecessary patient stress.
Research across the European Union has also shown that doctors and medical services are highly trusted with regard to their use of individuals' personal information.
Chances are you have experienced heartburn - that uncomfortable burning sensation in your chest and throat.
It's a common digestive response to overindulging in a big meal or eating spicy food. It's also a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which digestive acid flows back (refluxes) into the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth and stomach.