Health News

Without metrics, how do you rate drug treatment facilities?

Almost 10 percent of the nation’s entire population live with substance use disorder, but many struggle to find the right help—a task which is made more difficult because there is no standardized rating system to ensure the quality of care within specialized drug treatment facilities. Even the efforts that do exist to evaluate these entities […]

Health Problems

U.S. states can do more to prevent, treat lung cancer

(HealthDay)—States can do more to prevent and treat lung cancer, according to a report published online Nov. 13 by the American Lung Association. Researchers provided a state-specific description of the burden of and opportunities to address lung cancer. Incidence, survival, early diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment, and screening were considered by state. According to […]

Health News

Here's Exactly What to Do If You Get the Flu

You’re worried you might have come down with the flu. Now what? First it helps to make sure whatever you’re experiencing actually is the flu. “A lot of people get flus and colds mixed up in terms of symptoms,” says Vanessa Raabe, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone in New York City […]

Kids Health

Yes, You Do Have to Talk to Your Kid About Mental Health

Being a parent means you’ll eventually need to have tough conversations with your kids, whether it’s about explaining “the birds and the bees” or talking about grief and loss. But while these kinds of topics are more prevalent to discuss, there’s one subject that needs to be brought to the forefront — and it’s the […]

Kids Health

My Town Doesn't Do Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Over the summer, a controversial petition made its way around the internet looking for support in changing the date of Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday in October. The request (which has since evolved into a campaign to create a National Trick-or-Treat Day instead) was heavily debated over the internet with both die-hard […]

Health Problems

Protein mapping pinpoints why metastatic melanoma patients do not respond to immunotherapy

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma do not respond to immunotherapy cancer treatments. Wielding proteomics, an innovative “protein mapping” approach, a team of researchers led by Prof. Tami Geiger, Prof. Gal Markel, and Dr. Michal Harel of TAU’s Sackler School […]