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What is it like to work for a private ambulance service?

As private ambulances are increasingly being used to answer 999 calls, we want to hear from those who work for and have been treated by them Shortages of paramedics and rising demand means that the NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls, figures show. Show More Summary

How Honesty Could Make You Happier

1 hour agoHealth : Well

An honesty journal can teach you a lot about living a better life.

The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

1 hour agoHealth : Well

The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.

These stark photos show the charred remains of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Fires and explosions sent plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles and allegedly sickened residents and emergency responders.

What causes facet arthropathy: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments

Facet arthropathy or facet arthritis is a type of arthritis in the spine that can be due to external or internal forces and is referred to in the medical community as “facet joint arthropathy.” We all have 24 vertebrae in … The post What causes facet arthropathy: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Dara Berger at Health Choice Connecticut Rally

NOTE: Below is Dara Berger's speech at the Health Choice CT rally on September 15. By Dara Berger My name is Dara Berger. I am an author of the book How to Prevent Autism and a documentary filmmaker. The most...

Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a...Show More Summary

As Care Shifts From Hospital To Home, Guarding Against Infection Falls To Families

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Angela Cooper arrived home from work to discover her daughter’s temperature had spiked to 102 degrees — a sign that the teenager, who has cancer, had a potentially deadly bloodstream infection. As Coo...

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Navigators Say Feds Don’t Appreciate Scope Of The Job

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don’t provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousand...

New Model May Help Science Overcome the Brain's Fortress-Like Barrier

Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.

Cause of loss of smell in Parkinson’s disease patients found

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects the motor system of those affected. Nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, with thousands of cases...Show More Summary

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Note: We're delighted to share this post by Martin Walker. Martin covered the GMC trial in the UK moment by moment and is a copious author whose book "Dirty Medicine" is sharp and thought provoking. Please visit his website Slingsho...

Older people found to use more of their brains to compensate for aging

Getting older is not fun. We get tired more quickly and more often, we lose much of our strength, and we are slower mentally. While this can make us envy the young, our bodies have learned to cope with the … The post Older people found to use more of their brains to compensate for aging appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

The Healthy Truth: The rundown on phobias

Dear friends, Do you have any phobias? If you’re unsure what a phobia is, it’s an irrational fear of a person, place, thing, or situation. Phobias are actually types of an anxiety disorder and a person with a phobia will … The post The Healthy Truth: The rundown on phobias appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Long-Term Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

People with chronic gum inflammation for 10 or more years were 70 percent more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical News Today: Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.

Medical News Today: Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.

Medical News Today: Patellofemoral syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

What is patellofemoral syndrome? In this article, learn about the main risk factors, prevention methods, and treatment options available.

GlaxoSmithKline breathes easier as U.S. approves triple lung drug

3 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline's three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, a key new product for the group as it strives to keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of the older drug Advair.

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