Health News

Snoring Away Your Money
A study by the University of Copenhagen analyzed the economic consequences and personal financial toll that sleep-related breathing disorders take on society and individual patients suffering from these problems.
Viral Quackery may be the best place to watch a squirrel water ski or would-be American Idols warble their way through Lady Gaga tunes, but it's is not the best place to catch up on CPR tips.
Stimulating Effects
Deep brain stimulation has proven beneficial for some treatment-resistant cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
Lights, Camera, Intestines!
Scientists in Germany have developed a more patient-friendly approach to inner-stomach imaging, using magnets to guide tiny swallowable cameras in patients with stomach cancer.
Affordable Care Act to the Rescue?
A recent study finds that a disconnect between Medicare coverage for preventive services and a task force charged with reviewing those services for older adults can be mended by healthcare reform.
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Cholera Go Down
Researchers in Central Florida have developed a fast, inexpensive detection tool for cholera, a bacterial disease that infects millions of people worldwide.
Name that Emotion
Patients with Parkinson's disease find it more difficult to gauge and recognize expressions of emotion in other people's faces and voices, according to new research.
Failed by Hearts -- and Hospitals
A new UK study finds heart-failure patients are twice as likely to die if they're admitted to general hospitals as opposed to cardiology wards.
Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.
Crohn's Disease Vitamin "D"-ficiency
Scientists have used a combination of blood tests and oral doses of vitamin D to observe how well it is absorbed in patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating digestive disorder.