Trial Into Antioxidant for Parkinson’s Disease Yields Disappointing Results

By Cara MurezHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Researchers hoped to show that the natural antioxidant urate could delay Parkinson’s disease progression, but a study completed at Massachusetts General Hospital dashed those expectations.The trial enrolled nearly 300 individuals recently diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease, which affects the body’s motor system. Symptoms such as…

Everything We Know About Sex Education Season 4

It was a long wait between the second and third seasons of Netflix’s Sex Education. Between Isaac deleting Otis’s heartfelt message on Maeve’s answering machine and Otis growing a hideous senior year mustache, three hundred years passed. The (in reality) nineteen months between seasons came as a result of pandemic production delays. The team wasn’t…

Hospitalizing the Unvaccinated Has Cost U.S. Nearly $6 Billion

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The cost of providing hospital care for unvaccinated Americans has reached $5.7 billion in just three months, CBS News reported. Between June and August, about 287,000 people who were not vaccinated were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the United States, according to data from…

Dentists Chip Away at Uninsured Problem by Offering Patients Membership Plans

Nevada dentist David White has seen diseased and rotted teeth in the mouths of patients who routinely put off checkups and avoided minor procedures such as fillings. While dental phobia is a factor, White said, the overriding reason people avoid treatment is cost. To help patients lacking dental insurance, White in 2019 started offering a…

This Is Why You Get ‘Urinary Dribble’ After Peeing

Ever wonder why you get that annoying drops of pee after you’ve already zipped up your pants? Urologist and pelvic surgeon Rena Malik, MD, has some answers. Urinary dribble, also known as post void dribble, is an involuntary loss of urine immediately after urination affecting anywhere from five to 58 percent of the penis-having population.…

9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Twenty years on, responders to the World Trade Center attacks in New York City are showing increased risks of certain cancers, two new studies confirm. Researchers found higher-than-average rates of prostate cancer among firefighters, medics and other workers who toiled at the disaster site…

Allscripts’s EMR solution live at Flinders Medical Centre

Flinders Medical Centre, one of the largest hospitals in South Australia, has implemented the Sunrise EMR platform by health IT firm Allscripts. The Sunrise EMR is a single-platform acute and ambulatory solution that delivers the most current information to clinicians at point-of-care delivery.  According to a press statement, its installation is part of a multi-stage…