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…

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…

6 Signs Of Lactose Intolerance

Originally posted 2017-01-24 02:06:12.

It’s a grim reality many of us face: Promptly after eating cheese, we become sick. Should we persevere through our love of cheese and a helping of blissful ignorance, or face the fact that we may be lactose intolerant? According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of lactose intolerance, when our bodies cannot fully…

Rural America Could be Hardest Hit by Obamacare Repeal

Originally posted 2017-01-24 00:43:45.

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous. A December, 2016, report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States…

Lab-Grown Organs Are Way Foward for Medical Research

Originally posted 2017-02-24 01:18:52.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results from animals and humans do not always match up and cancer cells grown for years in laboratories often do not…

With $10 million at stake, scientists compete to build a ‘Star Trek’-style medical tricorder

Originally posted 2017-02-23 12:11:08.

Fifty years ago, the “Star Trek” series envisioned a handheld medical device that could diagnose every condition with just a swipe over the patient’s body. The tricorder was just one of the show’s futuristic gadgets – but it’s one that real-world scientists seized upon. And some have spent years working to bring it to existence, under…