Monthly Archives: January 2012

LowestMed Mobile App Helps Consumers Make Informed Decisions About Prescription Drugs

LowestMed recently launched a first-in-the-industry mobile app that enables healthcare consumers to view and compare prescription drug prices at leading supermarket and pharmacy chains in their local area.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/mobile-app/lowestmed-mobile-app-helps-consumers-make-informed-decisions-about-prescription-drugs/

Memories are Made of This: Differences in Working Memory with Age are Linked to Memory Strategies Used

Recent research published in the journal Memory suggests that older adults perform less well on working memory tasks as they do not forget information that is no longer relevant.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/memories-are-made-of-this-differences-in-working-memory-with-age-are-linked-to-memory-strategies-used/

Bath Salts Case Underscores Dangers of Legal Drugs

According to a case study report in the medical journal Orthopedics, a New Orleans woman recently lost an arm to flesh-eating bacteria after injecting a drug called “bath salts.”
http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/bath-salts-case-underscores-dangers-of-legal-drugs/

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A Pill-Sized MRI Powered Robotic Endoscope

Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston are working on a robotic endoscope that can be steered through the GI tract.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/medical-device-tech/a-pill-sized-mri-powered-robotic-endoscope/

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The Fat Trap: Why Lost Pounds Return

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that mediators of appetite that encourage weight regain after dieting do not revert to levels recorded before weight loss.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/the-fat-trap-why-lost-pounds-return/

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Controversial Anti-obesity Ads Aim to Reduce Childhood Obesity

A new series of controversial billboard and television ads is outraging Georgians, who object to the “Stop Sugarcoating It, Georgia” campaign being run by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric hospital.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/controversial-anti-obesity-ads-aim-to-reduce-childhood-obesity/

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Novartis Issues Recall Because of Broken, Mixed Medicines

Novartis is recalling certain lots of Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz and Gas-X Prevention because they might contain broken or stray tablets from other products.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/novartis-issues-recall-because-of-broken-mixed-medicines/

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