Study: Rate of Doctor Referrals Almost Doubles
Physician referral rates in the United States has doubled between the years of 1999 and 2009, according to a new study, and this is mainly linked to the increasing costs of health care.
Study: Going to the Doctor with Older Loved Ones Could Improve Care
Older aged patients that have a family member accompany them to their doctor visits, can actually improve the quality of their medical care, according to researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Thinking Happier Thoughts Can Improve Health Decisions
Having a positive day can assist in managing some very serious diseases, such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Gallup: Most Americans Were Uninsured in 2011
A recently released Gallup survey shows more American adults didn’t have health insurance coverage in 2011 than in any other year since Gallup and Healthways began to track this information in 2008.
Study: Vaccines to Increase Immune Response At Point of Injection
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have created synthetic tiny particles, called nanoparticles, that target lymph nodes and significantly boost vaccine responses.
Researchers Identify a Cause of Resistance to Colon Cancer Treatment
A mutation in a gene causes resistance to cancer treatments, a new study in the journal Nature Medicine finds.
Researchers Find Rate of Blindess has been Cut in Half
The amount of new cases of blindness and extreme visual loss in Denmark, has been cut in half over the past ten years.
When It Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts
Students will only accept the theory of evolution if they feel in their gut that its actually true, according to a new study conducted by Ohio State University. Researchers found that am immediate internal confirmation, or a “gut feeling”, heavily affects whether a person…
Would A Ban on Fast-Food Ads Really Help with Childhood Obesity?
With childhood obesity rates on the perpetual incline in the U.S., researchers have been attempting to find an effective way to combat this nationwide issue. According to a report from a University of Illinois, advertising bans do work, but an outright ban covering the entire U.S. media market wou…
Gallup: Chronic Diseases Decline in US
The number of chronic disease cases in the United States dropped between 2010 and 2011, according to a recently released Gallup poll.