Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury
Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too
Researchers suggest their approach could improve survivors' quality of life
Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report
But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection
Propeller is a smart inhaler system designed to help asthma sufferers better manage their condition by providing real-time health analytics. This new technology has been tested in a clinical trial on 495 patients suffering from chronic asthma.
China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine, a state health commission said on Tuesday. The student, Wei Zexi, 21, died last month of a rare form of cancer and China's Internet regulator said on Monday it would investigate Baidu over the case. Wei had searched Baidu for the best place for treatment, finding a department under the Second Hospital of Beijing Armed Police Corps which offered an experimental treatment that ultimately failed, state media reported this week.
A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "From a relative standpoint, the overestimation is approximately five- to six-fold," said senior author Alan Go, MD, chief of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions research at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.
Steelmakers in China's Hebei province have built new plants in contravention of state measures aimed at tackling overcapacity, and have kept mills running that should have been shut down, China's pollution watchdog said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Hebei, home to much of China's heavy industry, had made some progress in curbing smog and improving water quality, but it was still not putting enough pressure on local governments to meet environmental standards and shut down polluting industries. It said "fraudulent practices" continued to take place, while new power plants were also being approved in the province despite Hebei's plans to cut coal consumption.