No more waiting for the doctor’s office to open. Convenience rules in health care now, where patients can use technology or growing options like walk-in clinics and urgent care centers to get help whenever they need it.
According to a new study conducted by researchers of HOMEChem (House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry), the indoor air quality in people’s home could be equally harmful (if not more) to human health as outdoor air.
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.
GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Friday he’s “more concerned than I have ever been” about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases, as the World Health Organization met on whether to declare the outbreak in Congo an international health emergency.
It is no secret that an unhealthy diet can lead to a myriad of health obstacles, but according to a new study published in the journal Lancet, the health of an individual is more affected by the lack of healthy foods than the overconsumption of unhealthy foods.
ATLANTA (AP) — James Lane has a backpack full of syringes slung across his shoulder as he goes to exchange used needles for sterile ones at a small booth set up by an Atlanta needle exchange clinic. The clinic, which operates in an area known as a hot spot for drug use in Atlanta, collects and distributes syringes. It’s among just a few of its kind operating publicly in Georgia and a godsend to Lane, who says he turned to heroin and cocaine to self-medicate for post-traumatic stress.