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Too Few Patients Follow The Adage: You Better Shop Around

4 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3,000...

Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers at Penn Medicine showed that patients who received support...Show More Summary

Preemies do better now than years ago, but still at risk

21 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Children born very prematurely today are more likely than those born years ago to survive without a serious disability, but they're still at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study from France.

Zika pandemic study shows health authorities can improve communication and monitoring

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who studied health monitoring and communication during the recent Zika pandemic have proposed ways for health authorities to better contain future pandemics. Show More Summary

Be Better to That Booty

Shame-free tips on increasing your sexual health and pleasure.

In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. Show More Summary

5 Ways Working From Home Is Better For Your Health

Almost two years ago, I quit my job and started working full time as a freelance health writer. Leading up to my resignation, I was beset with indecision and really began to question whether this was the smartest thing to do. What if I didn’t succeed on my own? What if I wasn’t making enough...

New Data Resource Centre Will Help Better Understand Links Between Birth Defects and Childhood Cancer

Up to $14.8 million over five years, contingent on available funds, was announced today by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First). Researchers in Canada...Show More Summary

Ways to provide better care to middle-aged lesbians

Reuters Health - Lesbians are more likely to seek healthcare if they are in an accepting healthcare environment, a new opinion paper argues.

The problem with the free market in health care

Competition often works. Competing dry cleaners or donut shops must either improve the quality of their product or keep their prices low, or customers will go somewhere else for their cruller fix. In time, the better businesses — the ones that provide tastier pastries at a lower price — will thrive, and less-good, more-expensive businesses […]

Accepting unhappiness makes you happier, feeling bad about feeling bad make you feel worse

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health," says Iris Mauss, associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. Mauss is the senior...Show More Summary

Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama's health care law stands

A GOP senator says all Republicans are in trouble politically if they're unable to scrap former President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a better one. Sen. … Click to Continue »

Menopausal Status May Better Predict Blood Vessel Health in Women Than Fitness Level

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.

In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a job

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.

Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgery

(Allina Health ) Robotics provide better visuals and allow lymph node removal with fewer incisions.

PBH adds to staff

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has hired a senior director of strategy and operations. Carrie Casey started in late July and is in charge of developing strategies to assist PBH in four key areas: strategy and operations, supporter...Show More Summary

Toward a better definition for acute kidney injury in newborns

(Children's National Health System) The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases convened a meeting of expert neonatologists and pediatric nephrologists, including Dr. Patricio Ray, to review state-of-the-art knowledge about acute kidney injury in neonates and to evaluate the best method to assess these patients' kidney function.

In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a job

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology finds that people employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed...

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