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Florida Doctor Says False Diagnoses Inflate Bills, Could Harm Patients

Florida Doctor Says False Diagnoses Inflate Bills, Could Harm Patients

Florida Doctor Says False Diagnoses Inflate Bills, Could Harm Patients A federal whistleblower suit unsealed in late February alleges that Humana knew about billing fraud involving Medicare Advantage patients and didn’t stop it. Ty Wright / Bloomberg via Getty Images es three other Palm Beach County doctors, two medical clinics […]

Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study finds

Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study finds

Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study finds 52,4641 Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US, according to the American Cancer Society. However, a new study offers hope for women diagnosed with the disease; the 10-year survival rate is […]

Pre-eclampsia Risk Significantly Reduced With L-arginine And Antioxidant Vitamin Dietary Supplement

Pre-eclampsia Risk Significantly Reduced With L-arginine And Antioxidant Vitamin Dietary Supplement

Pre-eclampsia Risk Significantly Reduced With L-arginine And Antioxidant Vitamin Dietary Supplement 3.539 Pre-eclampsia, which affects approximately 1 in every 20 first time pregnancies, could be prevented if high risk pregnant women started taking a dietary supplement containing L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins during their 20th week of pregnancy, researchers from La […]

Acupuncture May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

Acupuncture May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

Acupuncture May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients 44841 Acupuncture may help relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, researchers from the University of Seoul, South Korea, reported in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. It appears that acupuncture reactivates parts of the brain that have become too deactivated, the authors added. The scientists […]

Self-Harm Detected In Many Teenagers, Majority Stop By Adulthood

Self-Harm Detected In Many Teenagers, Majority Stop By Adulthood

Self-Harm Detected In Many Teenagers, Majority Stop By Adulthood 4.51 The first population-based study published Online First in The Lancet to chart the course of self-harm from adolescence to young adulthood in detail shows that about 1 in 12 young people self-harm as adolescents, with the balance tilting towards girls. […]

Drug Abuse In Adopted Children – Nature Vs. Nurture

Drug Abuse In Adopted Children – Nature Vs. Nurture

Drug Abuse In Adopted Children – Nature Vs. Nurture 4.5132 According to a recent study published Online First in Archives of General Psychiatry, adopted children whose biological parents had a drug problem, are more likely to abuse drugs themselves. A 2008 study, by Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine said […]

Lacking in Christmas spirit? Your brain might be to blame

Lacking in Christmas spirit? Your brain might be to blame

Lacking in Christmas spirit? Your brain might be to blame 1 ‘  Tis the season to be jolly…well, for most of us. For others, the thought of Christmas festivities fills them with dread – a phenomenon termed “bah humbug” syndrome. But according to new research, this phenomenon may be down […]

Chocolate may boost cognitive function

Chocolate may boost cognitive function

Chocolate may boost cognitive function 4.52 If you’re looking for an excuse to chomp that bar of chocolate calling your name, then look no further; a new study suggests eating chocolate at least once weekly may boost cognitive function. Eating chocolate at least once weekly may benefit cognitive function, new […]

Seve Ballesteros Dies After Long Battle With Brain Cancer

Seve Ballesteros Dies After Long Battle With Brain Cancer

Seve Ballesteros Dies After Long Battle With Brain Cancer 5 Seve Ballesteros died in the early hours of today after a long battle with brain cancer. His family issued a communiqué yesterday evening explaining that his neurological condition had “suffered a severe deterioration”. Ballesteros was one of the world’s leading […]

Laughing away pain

Laughing away pain

Laughing away pain 5 Laughter may not be the best medicine, but it can help those suffering chronic pain, according to research presented at last week’s meeting of The European Pain Federation (EFIC) Congress, held in Florence, Italy. A team of Swiss researchers reported that laughter and humor can increase […]

Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes

Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes

Thirdhand smoke exposure may raise risk for type 2 diabetes 440 Exposure to thirdhand smoke may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in PLOS One. Thirdhand smoke is residue that has been left on hair, skin, clothes, walls and other surfaces from tobacco […]

Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma

Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma

Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma 51 An estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and 120,000 are blind because of the disease. A study published this week in JAMA Ophthalmology shows that a diet rich in green, leafy vegetables might reduce the risk of this debilitating disease. It is […]

Adventist To Pay $2M To Settle Allegations It Used Leftover Chemo Drugs

Adventist To Pay $2M To Settle Allegations It Used Leftover Chemo Drugs

Adventist To Pay $2M To Settle Allegations It Used Leftover Chemo Drugs Adventist Health System is paying $2 million to settle allegations it used single-dose chemotherapy drugs with multiple patients. Adventist Health System will pay more than $2 million dollars to settle allegations it used leftover chemotherapy drugs. The Justice […]

What is SARS? What are the symptoms of SARS?

What is SARS? What are the symptoms of SARS?

What is SARS? What are the symptoms of SARS? 4.51 Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly referred to as SARS, is a respiratory illness that is both contagious and sometimes fatal. SARS was first identified in China in November 2002 and within only a few months, the disease spread across the […]

MIT Research: The Advantage Of Ambiguity In Language

MIT Research: The Advantage Of Ambiguity In Language

MIT Research: The Advantage Of Ambiguity In Language 5 Most think that language evolved as a way for people to exchange information, however, linguists and other communication students have long reasoned over why language evolved. Famous linguists, amongst them MIT’s Noam Chomsky, have debated that language is actually badly designed […]

Will avoiding meat reduce risk of kidney cancer?

Will avoiding meat reduce risk of kidney cancer?

Will avoiding meat reduce risk of kidney cancer? 4.5 A meat-rich diet may combine with genetic factors to increase the risk of developing kidney cancer, through mechanisms related to particular cooking compounds, according to a study published online in the journal Cancer. Cooking meat at high temperatures leads to production […]

Arthritis and Rheumatism: What’s The Difference?

Arthritis and Rheumatism: What’s The Difference?

Arthritis and Rheumatism: What’s The Difference? 3.515 The confusion between arthritis and rheumatism is understandable. Although the word “rheumatism” is no longer in the medical dictionary, it is still used informally to describe symptoms similar to those experienced in osteoarthritis. In non-medical language, rheumatism and arthritis both tend to be used […]

For Fertility Treatment, Wounded Veterans Have To Pay The Bill

For Fertility Treatment, Wounded Veterans Have To Pay The Bill

For Fertility Treatment, Wounded Veterans Have To Pay The Bill VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 The Keils play with their twins, Matthew and Faith, at their home near Parker, Colo., in 2012. Ed Andrieski / AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 2 Matt Keil participates in physical therapy during a BeFit […]