Illumina announces $1000 whole human genome sequencing machine
The extraordinary evolution of REVs
A new study by Anna Maria Niewiadomska and Robert Gifford, of The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, reveals that reticuloendotheliosis viruses (REVs), which originated in mammals, spread to birds as a result of ...
Future medical conditions predicted with new statistical model
Analyzing medical records from thousands of patients, statisticians have devised a statistical model for predicting what other medical problems a patient might encounter.
Microsoft 'vault ' open for dying Google Health records
Microsoft on Monday offered its HealthVault as a new care center for digitized medical records kept at Google's dying Health service.
Fuzzy math in health law formula
(AP) -- Older adults of the same age and income with similar medical histories would pay sharply different amounts for private health insurance due to what appears to be an unintended consequence of the new health care law.
Digital health push woos tech firms, pains doctors
Two years ago, Dr. Gonzalo Venegas decided to bring his medical practice into the Information Age.
European food outbreak soars; mystery deepens
(AP) -- The number of people hit by a massive European outbreak of foodborne bacterial infections is a third bigger than previously known and a stunningly high number of patients suffer from a potentially ...
From texting to apps, using cell phones for health
(AP) -- What if my blood sugar's too high today? Is it time for my blood pressure pill? With nagging text messages or more customized two-way interactions, researchers are trying to harness the power of cell ...
'Invisible bracelet' for emergency health alerts?
(AP) -- Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation? The nation's ambulance crews are pushing a virtual medical ID system to rapidly learn a patient's health history during a crisis - and which can immediately text-message ...
Landmark health bill passes House on close vote
(AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed far-reaching health care legislation, handing President Barack Obama a hard-won victory on his chief domestic priority though the road ahead in the ...
Health information exchange conquers new frontier: Emergency medical services
Emergency medical responders typically know very little about the patients they treat at mass disasters, accident scenes, or other sites where an ambulance is dispatched for rapid response. That's true everyplace ...
Tw studies examine medical consequences of police use of force during restraint
Dr. Jared Strote at the University of Washington Medical Center led a group that examined the medical records of nearly 900 patients subdued by the Seattle Police Department with a Taser over a six-year period. Less than ...
Mayo Clinic backs new personal health record site
(AP) -- The Mayo Clinic has combined its medical expertise with Microsoft Corp.'s technology in a free Web site launching Tuesday that will let people store personal health and medical information.
Patients being discharged against medical advice
When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review ...