This Device Can Diagnose 17 Diseases Just By Smelling Your Breath

Originally posted 2016-12-31 12:28:06.

Imagine finding out what’s making you feel sick just by breathing. That idea is the goal of a new technology that researchers are saying can detect 17 different diseases just by “smelling” a patient’s breath. The Na-Nose device has been compared to a breathalyzer, and according to a study published in the journal ACS Nano, it…

Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Originally posted 2017-01-27 12:00:54.

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But producing an effective annual flu shot relies on accurately predicting which flu strains are most likely to infect the population in any given season. It requires the coordination of multiple…

What Is All The Fuss About Vaccines and Immunizations?

Originally posted 2016-12-28 00:51:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Immunization remains crucial regardless of what the media says. The relevance of childhood vaccinations has been relegated to the background by the antivaccination propaganda, fueled in the mainstream and social media. Providing parents with information on the significance of childhood immunization is becoming increasingly…

Juicing isn’t actually good for you and your diet is probably dumb

Originally posted 2017-03-02 23:22:11.

And you should probably cut back on coconut oil Pexels Sorry. Full disclosure: I don’t really get juicing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve slurped down some delicious veggie and ginger concoctions and done my fair share of shots of lemon and turmeric. But spending 10 bucks on—or trying to replace breakfast with—a beverage that essentially amounts…

Should You Take Antibiotics For A Sneeze? Subway Ad Says ‘Yes’

Originally posted 2017-03-02 21:47:33.

A new advertisement in New York City’s subway has enraged many people on Twitter. The ad is for a prescription home delivery service called “Capsule.” It reads: “Someone sneezed? It’s OK, we’ll be right over with some very, very strong antibiotics.” See a photo of it below. Read: The American Medical Association Will Now Push For…

GOP’s Obamacare replacement plans would provide less financial help, analyses show

Originally posted 2017-03-02 20:21:35.

WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans move to solidify their Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, concern is mounting that their strategies will leave millions of Americans with less financial assistance and more expensive coverage. A new analysis on Wednesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation projects that the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace’s average premium subsidy — which people use to help…

Pharma firm CEO insists $89,000 drug is affordable, but what’s the true cost?

Originally posted 2017-02-25 01:30:19.

CHICAGO — When Marathon Pharmaceuticals’ $89,000 price tag for a year’s supply of its newly approved muscular dystrophy drug sparked outrage earlier this month, the company’s CEO responded with another figure: $20. That’s how much he expected Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients would pay per prescription of the drug, he wrote in a letter posted on the…