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October, 2012

  • 31 October

    Study finds lower quality of life for cancer survivors

    According to the latest study cancer survivors are more likely to report poorer physical and mental well-being, even if they have beaten their disease, compared to those who have never suffered from cancer. The study’s authors found that 24.5% of  survivors surveyed reported a low physical quality of life and …

  • 31 October

    Spiderweb Inspired Medical Tape

    While removing medical tape from an adult can be seamlessly painless because breakage occurs in the glue, but can cause quite a lot of harm when removing from the skin of newborns, says Jeffrey Karp, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Traditional medical tape has two layers: the sticky …

  • 31 October

    Bellevue Hospital set to evacuate in NYC today

    As New York City attempts to recover from its run-in with Hurricane sandy earlier this week, public hospitals like Bellevue are struggling with failing power, limited resources, no computers and poor lighting. According to hospital staff, Bellevue is losing their struggle and will most likely be evacuating the 700 patients …

  • 25 October

    Fungal meningitis posing a challenge for health officials

    The national total has reached 323 cases of fungal meningitis since the outbreak, linked to steroid injections, began and doctors are struggling to figure out how to handle the crisis. 11 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours alone and outbreaks are being reported in 18 states …

  • 23 October

    Monster Energy Drink Blamed for Teen’s Death

    Last year a 14 year old teenage girl died in Maryland after drinking two cans of Monster Energy Drink two days in a row and now her parents are suing the manufacturer for not warning consumers about the potential dangers of their product. Each 24 ounce can of Monster Energy …

  • 22 October

    Doctors puzzled as boys hit puberty much sooner than in past decades

    According to the latest research, boys are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than they did in past decades and doctors are unable to explain the cause of such a significant change. The study was the first to take a large scale look at puberty in over 25 …

  • 11 October

    Death toll rises in meningitis outbreak

    The CDC announced today that an additional 1,000 people more than previously thought may have received steroid injection contaminated with fungal meningitis. The CDC raised their estimate from 13,000 possible victims to 14,000 today as officials try to determine how a disaster of this magnitude could have been allowed to …

  • 9 October

    10 Dead from brain-eating amoeba in Pakistan

    World health officials are investigating after a ‘brain-eating’ amoeba claimed the lives of ten people in Pakistan. The deaths occurred in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan and have caused enormous concern in the international health community. According to Musa Khan, head of the World Health Organization’s Disease early Warning …

September, 2012

  • 5 September

    Bionic Woman stands tall with the help of a skeleton suit

    A paraplegic mother dubbed “the Bionic Woman” has become the first person in the world to use this bionic suit at home for day to day activities. Claire Lomas, says that she can now talk to friends and family “eye to eye” thanks to the £43,000 exoskeleton. Lomas, 32, was …

August, 2012

  • 22 August

    3 Reasons to Avoid Ending Up In A TV Hospital

    TV execs love making medical dramas. They’re exciting, there’s lots of room for emotional conflict and high stakes, and you can pretty much film the whole thing on one set. Yet, while we all love watching doctors to race to find a cure for some sort of eye-bleeding disease while …