health

Even Clean Diesel Exhaust Has Health Risks: MIT Study

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Diesel’s several charms are being outweighed by continuing bad news about the apparent health of effects of emissions from diesel engine vehicles. The latest potential diesel backbreaker is a study out of Europe that shows 10 automakers built diesel cars through 2015 that emitted up to 16 times the pollution on highways, in real-world daily

At CES 2018, Digital Health Took Center Stage

LAS VEGAS — Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or are perhaps a company executive or a member of Congress with a gold-plated, fully paid-for insurance plan, you know healthcare costs in the United States have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. The issue, which has been politically charged with the recent moves to defang the Affordable Care Act, is not just about insurance costs. High health insurance premiums

Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Machine learning can be used to recognize faces, drive cars, and even spot exoplanets, but now Google is teaching its computers to do something even more unexpected. Researchers at Google have developed a way to predict a person’s blood pressure, age, and smoking status from an image of their retina, according to Scientific American. This

World Health Organization Considers Recognizing ‘Gaming Disorder’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Anyone who has been playing games for long enough has a story about the time they got so into a game they missed an appointment or called in sick to work. If someone does that consistently, is it fair to say they have a psychological disorder? Psychologists have been debating in recent years whether or

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men’s Health Diagnostics

Needing medical care is difficult enough all on its own. But the process of obtaining that medical care is almost more of a hassle than it’s worth. A lot of the time, you end up waiting for lab results. Sometimes, that’s because the doc had to take a culture, and the bacteria need time to increase and multiply in a petri dish before the lab techs can test for what

Preventative care for pet health

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Pets need regular exercise and mental stimulation to maintain a healthy life.  If you have a pet, then you already know how much value they add to your life. But you also know that the responsibility of having a pet is an added expense, and in some cases, this can be considerable. As a pet owner, there is a lot you can do as preventative care for

Treat smoking as addiction, not habit: NY Health Department

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images Fewer New Yorkers than ever are lighting up, but cigarettes still pose a public health risk. New York health officials say doctors need to treat smoking as an addiction instead of just a bad habit. The state Department of Health on Friday said it’s launching a new campaign encouraging doctors and other health care providers to recommend medication and counseling to smokers looking to quit. New York

Treat smoking as addiction, not habit: NY Health Department

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images Fewer New Yorkers than ever are lighting up, but cigarettes still pose a public health risk. New York health officials say doctors need to treat smoking as an addiction instead of just a bad habit. The state Department of Health on Friday said it’s launching a new campaign encouraging doctors and other health care providers to recommend medication and counseling to smokers looking to quit. New York

New York health exchange plans to cover 470G more in 2016

Jupiterimages/Getty Images Monthly premiums are $ 20 for New Yorkers earning up to 200% of the poverty level. The state’s health exchange expects to enroll over 470,000 New Yorkers in its new low-cost option for coverage this year. Testifying at an Assembly hearing this week, Donna Frescatore, an executive with the exchange, said New York chose to participate with the Essential Plan, an option under the federal Affordable Care Act

New York health exchange plans to cover 470G more in 2016

Jupiterimages/Getty Images Monthly premiums are $ 20 for New Yorkers earning up to 200% of the poverty level. The state’s health exchange expects to enroll over 470,000 New Yorkers in its new low-cost option for coverage this year. Testifying at an Assembly hearing this week, Donna Frescatore, an executive with the exchange, said New York chose to participate with the Essential Plan, an option under the federal Affordable Care Act