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A new weapon in the war on ‘superbugs’

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Health | Canadian scientists have proven that a simple fungus found in a dirt sample is the key to killing some of the newest strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria…

Google has your browsing history, now it wants your medical history

By Mark Russell
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Health | Google is the latest technology powerhouse to throw its hat into the personal health arena. Google Fit, unveiled Wednesday, is the company’s version of a…

Need an immune system boost? Try a three-day fast.

Need an immune system boost? Try a three-day fast.

By Mark Russell
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Health | University of Southern California (USC) researchers published a study last week suggesting that fasting may put the immune system into overdrive by activating…

Can walking school buses solve the childhood obesity problem?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Walking school buses are the latest trend in fighting childhood obesity for children who live less than a mile from school. Instead of the familiar large…

Insurers just say no to medical marijuana coverage

By Mark Russell
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Health | The medical marijuana high that users object to most is the high cost. A one-month supply can set patients back as much as $1,000 and is not covered by any…

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

Hospitals run short of something almost every patient needs

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Health | A nationwide shortage of normal saline, the most common IV fluid used in hospitals, may continue until July. If oxygen is the air that hospitals breathe, then…

Trauma care? There’s an app for that

By Mark Russell
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Business/health | In the hospital of the future, information can be blasted out in real time to the iPhones of trauma team members on their way to the ER. By the time doctors…

How a 3-D printer saved a dying baby

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Health | Using 3-D printing technology, a University of Michigan surgeon made it possible for an 18-month-old boy to win his battle to breathe. The Jan. 31 surgery…

Dad’s biological clock is ticking too

Dad’s biological clock is ticking too

By Mark Russell
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Health | Older dads have an increased risk of having children with psychiatric problems, according to the largest study of its type reported last week in JAMA

Are mammograms really useless?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Mammography experts are questioning a recent Canadian study that says annual mammogram screenings are no better than routine physical examination in…

Does IVF make unhealthy babies?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week the British Medical Journal dropped a grenade into the already exploding world of infertility medicine with findings that babies produced by in…

Family docs: Lung cancer screening advice is a bad prescription

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with a federal task force and other medical organizations by rejecting a new…

 
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