Monthly Archive: May 2018

Comedian Mike King: ‘My comedy has been a mask my whole life’

Comedian Mike King: ‘My comedy has been a mask my whole life’

New Zealand has the worst teenage suicide rate in the developed world. So stand-up comedian Mike King is leading a movement to change the way depression is dealt with. If you’ve been affected by...

Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives

Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives

(Reuters Health) – Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true. Researchers found that men whose...

Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

(Reuters Health) – Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement. In a follow-up to a 2011...

Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home for the first time since being admitted to hospital. Kia Gott, from Bradford, has been in hospital since...

Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

(Reuters Health) – Patients with acute pain from osteoporosis damage to the spine don’t experience any more relief from surgery to inject cement into cracked or broken vertebrae than they would with a sham...

Medical News Today: What to know about a Schatzki ring

Medical News Today: What to know about a Schatzki ring

A Schatzki ring is a band of tissue that can develop at the lower end of the food pipe. It makes the pipe narrower, which may lead to difficulty swallowing. A Schatzki ring is...

‘I can’t walk uphill’: Man’s two-year wait for new hip

‘I can’t walk uphill’: Man’s two-year wait for new hip

Meuris Williams from Llanrwst, in Conwy county, has been waiting two years for a hip replacement. The 72-year old said he had become less mobile, was in pain and has been frustrated with the...

DACA program tied to health of U.S.-citizen kids

DACA program tied to health of U.S.-citizen kids

(Reuters Health) – The U.S. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, has spillover benefits for the health of the young children of DACA-eligible mothers, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that...

Medical News Today: What is biceps tenodesis?

Medical News Today: What is biceps tenodesis?

Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In...