Health News

Student Health Insurance to be Held to New Standards?
A newly proposed federal regulation would ensure that students who are enrolled in health insurance through their school or university would receive the same benefits afforded by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Dosage Errors Should be Dispensed With
New research published in BMJ Quality and Safety finds nursing home patients are four times as likely to be given the wrong dose of medicine in liquid form as opposed to pill form delivered via dispensers.
Pictures of Health?
Cardiac imaging following a heart attack has been linked to an increased cancer risk because of the exposure to low-dose radiation, according to a new study.
Medical Test Follow-Ups Fall Through the Cracks
As many as three in four hospital medical tests are not followed up after patients' discharge, according to a new systematic review published in BMJ Quality of Safety.
Size Matters
The American Urological Association has updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate.
Unemployment Doesn't Hurt Just Your Wallet
According to a new research, those who are unemployed have more health problems than those who are still employed.
Croissant Recall in Michigan
Mexicantown Wholesale of Detroit, Michigan is recalling all lots of cuernos (croissants) manufactured between 6/27/2010 and 12/28/2010.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
The Uncertain Future
Recent ethical controversy concerning human embryonic stem cell research has created an environment of uncertainty that is impacting scientists who work with stem cells, according to a new survey.
Equal Protection
A study funded by HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine maker, Merck & Co., finds the HPV vaccine Gardasil® protects boys as well as girls against the virus.