A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor’s waiting room. Keith Garrad, 63, decided that a routine trip to his local medical center in Highland County was an […]
If you want to lose weight just be boring and stick to the same old foods, heart doctors say. The advice contradicts diet gurus who say it is better to eat a variety of different things.
But cardiac specialists say that could lead to poor eating patterns, an increase in junk food consumption and consequent weight gain and poor health. Their study found many health experts and even public bodies recommend a wide variety of foods as a way to get all the necessary nutrients into your diet. The idea is […]
A RADICAL move to save around 700 lives a year by boosting the number of organ transplants is unveiled today. Anyone in the UK who does not want to donate their organs when they die will have to “opt out” within the next two years.
If not, it will be assumed they are a willing organ donor. The move has been welcomed by experts who warn of a desperate shortage of organ donors. But critics say that the change risks leaving patients confused, and research suggests that an opt out scheme may not actually increase the number of donated organs. […]
Some hospitals and health-care centres have started setting up “patient portals” that would allow people to see the same information their family doctors have about them — but that transparency comes with risk.
Shutterstock Sit-ups aren’t the best way to get a strong core, according to physicians at Harvard Medical School. Not only do they not target all the muscles you need for a six-pack, crunches may also set you up for injury. Instead, you should be holding yourself in plank pose. Here’s how to do it correctly. […]
‘If you keep working, you will die’: London bankers in their 20s and 30s are having more heart attacks, doctors say
REUTERS/Andrew Burton Bankers in their 20s and 30s are being admitted to the hospital more frequently with cardiac conditions and heart attacks, cardiologists in the UK told Business Insider. One doctor estimated he’s seen a 10% rise in bankers under 30 being admitted to the hospital in the last decade. One former banker shared her […]
Enlarge / Here, have some antibiotics. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Popular urgent care centers may be the biggest—and most overlooked—culprits in the dangerous overuse of antibiotics in clinics, according to a new analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine. Based on insurance claims from patients with employee-sponsored coverage, researchers estimated that about 46 percent of patients who […]
Katie Davis spends her afternoons and evenings in therapy sessions with kids. As a clinical psychologist in private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Davis helps young patients through severe anxiety, mood disorders and other mental health challenges in order to improve their educational attainment. She says she’s “taking on all of their struggles,” and […]