Archive | March, 2009

Few Hospitals Keeping Electronic Medical Records

Posted on 26 March 2009 by admin

Results of a new study suggest that few American hospitals are using digital methods of keeping their patient records
Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study suggest that few American hospitals are using digital methods of keeping their patient records.

The study was conducted by researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue Reading

Eating Soy as Children Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer as Adults

Posted on 25 March 2009 by admin

Female children who take in a lot of soy in their diets, maybe putting themselves at a reduced risk of breast cancer as adults
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Female children who take in a lot of soy in their diets, maybe putting themselves at a reduced risk of breast cancer as adults.

This news comes from a study carried out by researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Continue Reading

Anesthesia May Raise Risk of Childhood Learning Disabilities

Posted on 24 March 2009 by admin

Exposing young children to anesthesia may increase their likelyhood of developing a learning disability
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Exposing young children to anesthesia may increase their likelyhood of developing a learning disability.

Sometimes, even young children need to undergo medical procedures that require a form of anesthesia a fact that must now worry parents based on a study by US researchers. Continue Reading

Americans Lacking Proper Vitamin D Levels in Daily Diet

Posted on 24 March 2009 by admin

Results of a new study find that many Americans are not getting enough vitamin D in their diets
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study find that many Americans are not getting enough vitamin D in their diets.

Vitamin D is found in foods such as bread, cereal as well as dairy, but we get the largest amount of this crucial vitamin from the sun. Continue Reading

Rep. Wasserman Introduces Breast Cancer Awareness Bill

Posted on 24 March 2009 by admin

Rep. Debbie Wasserman, a Congresswoman from Florida is pushing cancer legislation after beating the disease herself
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman, a Congresswoman from Florida is pushing cancer legislation after beating the disease herself.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41 years of age back in 2007 even though she was cleared via a mammogram previous to her diagnosis. Continue Reading

Posted on 24 March 2009 by admin

A massive study has found a link between eating a lot of red meat and an increased risk of heart disease and cancer
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A massive study has found a link between eating a lot of red meat and an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.

Red meat has been previously thought to be good for you, but this appears to be not the case at all.

Supreme Court Makes FDA Review Plan B Availability

Posted on 24 March 2009 by admin


Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A US court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to re-evaluate their stance on the morning after pill.

The pill, Plan B, is manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals, who originally intended it to be available for anybody, regardless of their age. Continue Reading

Posted on 23 March 2009 by admin

Researchers have uncovered up to 10 genes that may increase a person's risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Researchers have uncovered up to 10 genes that may increase a person’s risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death.

Their study, which appears in the Journal Nature Genetics identified common genetic similarities that can increase the risk of sudden death, even if other risk factors for heart disease are not present.

FDA Approves Lilly Drug Combo for Treatment Resistant Depression

Posted on 23 March 2009 by admin

Eli Lilly have been granted broader approval of their Zyprexa Prozac combination therapy to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Eli Lilly have been granted broader approval of their Zyprexa Prozac combination therapy to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Symbyax is the name of the pill, which is a combination of an antipsychotic, and antidepressant drug. Continue Reading

Americans Being Urged to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Posted on 23 March 2009 by admin

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and Americans are being urged to be proactive and be screened for the disease
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – March is colorectal cancer awareness month and Americans are being urged to be proactive and be screened for the disease.

Colorectal cancer is one of the easiest to treat if it is caught in time, but many do not get screened for it, because of the nature of the, hemm, body part. Continue Reading