Health News

Not Enough Talking
Race is a factor when it comes to the amount of weight-related counseling that obese patients receive, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tongue Studs: Choose Wisely
Metal oral piercings (as opposed to plastic) may increase the risk of bacterial infection, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health .
You're Getting Ripped Off (and Cancer Too!)
According to a new study, many daily moisturizing creams that claim to offer UV protection actually lack the ingredients necessary to provide sufficient protection against UV rays.
Inaccurate Readings
Australian researchers have found that blood glucose meters used by pregnant women with diabetes can give inaccurate readings.
Actually Using What We Know
A recent study found that the health care system is failing to apply the most current research-based evidence to make decisions about patient care. Now, a new study has identified a way to increase use of evidence-based care in ICUs.
Lake Eerie's Toxic Fish
Findings from a study, which appears in the journal Chemosphere , show that carp from eastern Lake Erie contain high amounts of two industrial pollutants.
Red Yeast Rice Rip-off?
A "natural" alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, red yeast rice supplements vary widely in how much active ingredient they contain and some are even contaminated.
Shock to the System
Combining blood pressure medicines with common antibiotics is linked to shock in patients resulting from hypotension (low blood pressure), according to a new study.
Lower Temps Save Lives?
Researchers are investigating whether lowering body temperature (hypothermia) can prevent or reduce brain damage in children deprived of oxygen after cardiac arrest.
Making the Affordable Care Act ... Affordable
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the aid of grants to help states implement Health Insurance Exchanges, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.