Big Mass. Employers Aim To Cut Health Costs, Starting With $100M In Unneeded ER Visits

Big Mass. Employers Aim To Cut Health Costs, Starting With $100M In Unneeded ER Visits

Business leaders in Massachusetts often list rising health care costs as a top concern. Now 20 groups — representing restaurants, retailers, manufacturers and bankers — have formed a coalition to reduce health costs. And they’ve selected their first target: avoidable emergency room visits. The goal of the Massachusetts Employer-Led Coalition to Reduce Health Care Costs is to […]

Man has 4100 gallstones removed from body

Man has 4100 gallstones removed from body

A total of 4,100 gallstones were removed from one man’s body (Picture: Hamid Ashraf / Caters) Doctors have removed 4,100 stones from a man’s gallbladder who had been ignoring the acute abdominal pain for several years. Yogesh Yewle, 43, had been complaining of excruciating abdominal pain but never consulted a specialist to diagnose his condition. […]

Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends

Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends

Group of dwarf mongooses in which different cooperative acts are exchanged even with a delay in time. Credit: Shannon Wild Dwarf mongooses remember previous cooperative acts by their groupmates and reward them later, according to new work by University of Bristol researchers, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Market […]

Want to get pregnant fast? Try seafood diet to increase our libido

Want to get pregnant fast? Try seafood diet to increase our libido

Fertility problems are a major issue for modern couples, especially given the hectic lifestyles we lead and the irregular attention we give to our diet, sleep and exercise. But there is a lot of scientific research that you can refer to help increase your chance of conception. A new study done by The Endocrine Society […]

Researchers say eating eggs may improve your health

Researchers say eating eggs may improve your health

Category: Health Matters 26 May 2018 By Christy Sakaziro – sakazirochristina@yahoo.com – Palau & Micronesia Humanities Project Director DURING the recent Micronesia Islands Forum held on Saipan, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. CEO  Esther Muna said the leading causes of death in the region are cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart and lung diseases.  Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. […]

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Isolating suspected Ebola patients is one of the strategies used to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. With the current outbreak in DRC, “ring vaccination” could greatly help thwart the spread of disease.   ( Pixabay ) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again under threat of an Ebola outbreak. Can vaccines really […]

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths. A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the city of […]

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

CLOSE Learn all about Hepatitis A with these 5 facts. An outbreak of hepatitis A is causing concern at the Metro Public Health Department.(Photo: jarun011, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Fourteen people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville in the last six months, causing the Metro Public Health Department to offer free vaccinations for illicit drug users, gay […]

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala, although the government described the outbreak as minor. Relatives wearing masks attend the funeral a victim, who lost his battle against the brain-damaging Nipah […]

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