Personal Health

Can Being Left-Handed Really Affect Mental Health?

Only about 10 percent is predominantly left-handed.(Getty Images) Kevin Denny, an economics professor at University College Dublin in Ireland, is not left-handed. Many years ago, though, he was staying with a friend in Kansas City, Missouri, who is left-handed. “He had a book on the subject. I got fascinated,” Denny says. “I eventually realized I […]

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Osteoporosis in Men: Undertreated and Overlooked

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 4 men will have an osteoporosis-related broken bone.(Getty Images) Osteoporosis is generally viewed as a woman’s disease, but men get it, too. While this fragile bone disease is indeed more common in women, there is increasing recognition that it strikes men more frequently than previously believed. Whereas […]

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HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?

Texting between doctors and patients has become more commonplace in recent years. But before the two parties start sharing every intimate detail, experts urge providers to take a step back and consider security. HIPAA guidelines HIPAA permits “readily producible”private health information to be transferred to a patient through their preferred medium, as long as the […]

Health Problems

Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension

Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. In a new Journal of Dermatology study, patients with hypertension and psoriasis more often required cardiovascular procedures and surgeries than hypertensive patients without psoriasis. The results suggest that hypertensive patients with concurrent psoriasis […]

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Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers, study reports

More than 100 patients afflicted by mysterious illnesses have been diagnosed through a network of detective-doctors who investigate unidentified diseases, reports a study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and multiple collaborating institutes. The long-awaited diagnoses are the fruits of the Undiagnosed Disease Network, a program created by the National Institutes […]