Healthcare Technology Trends

Healthcare executives have a generally positive outlook for the industry over the coming year, according to an April 2016 study from CIT Group, and are optimistic about mergers and acquisitions, increased revenue and advances...
Dietary Guideline

Forty years ago, while the United States was preparing for the Bicentennial celebration, Minnesota researchers were studying the impact of dietary health guidelines and concluding that conventional wisdom on the subject might be wrong. For...
Childhood Depression

Today is Childhood Depression Awareness Day, drawing attention to the children who suffer from depression – the most common mental health issue in the United States. A conservative estimate says 1-in-33 children have some...
treating sudden cardiac arrest

A study conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium has confirmed that certain antiarrhythmic medications, when administered by medical professionals, improved the survival rates of cardiac arrest patients who had failed electrical shock treatment. Not all...
children’s food

Rice has been a staple of infant diets, from pudding to milk to rice-based cereal, but a recent proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have many parents rethinking their children’s...
Quality of Life for Deaf

A new $1.6 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will look to improve the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing. The study, which is led by the...
Peanut Allergy

The growing number of peanut allergy cases could be curtailed by a common food. That would be peanuts themselves. A March 2016 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that introducing peanuts to...
B12 deficiency disorders

Vitamin B12 shortfalls in the brain may be a contributing factor in autism and schizophrenia, as well as old-age dementia, according to research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Brain levels of vitamin B12 tend...
Risk of Dementia Declining

The occurrence of dementia is expected to increase with age, but a February 2016 study showed that the risk of developing the disorder is on the decline. The New England Journal of Medicine published the...
American life expectancy

Motor vehicle crashes, firearm-related injuries and drug poisonings are three reasons why Americans have shorter life expectancies than people in 12 comparable countries. That’s according to a February 2016 study published in the Journal of...