Medical Alerts
Follow
Find
128 views | +0 today
Scooped by Medical-Reference
onto Medical Alerts
Scoop.it!

How to Find the Right Health Insurance for You

How to Find the Right Health Insurance for You | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Finding the right health insurance could be a challenging one for you if you really care about the uprising medical service expenses. Read on to learn the ways...
more...
No comment yet.
Medical Alerts
Find all news related to healthy living health, fitness, drugs, FDA alerts, CDC news and many more......
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Reasons behind the Booming Biotech Sector in Singapore

Reasons behind the Booming Biotech Sector in Singapore | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
The healthcare, biotechnology and life science industries are booming in Singapore. The country has emerged as the world's 3rd most biotech innovative .....
Medical-Reference's insight:

Singapore is now one of the largest markets in healthcare and pharmaceuticals; also world’s third most innovative country in biotech. A growing job market scientists and researchers, as well.

 

Focused on developing a vibrant biomedical sciences research ecosystem, Singapore has built up a strong scientific foundation with seven research institutes and five research consortia in key fields that include clinical sciences, genomics, bioengineering, molecular/cell biology, medical biology, bio-imaging and immunology. More than 50 companies are carrying out biomedical sciences R&D that includes drug discovery, translational and clinical research, frequently collaborating with these research institutes.  

 

Read the full article to know about how Singapore has grown to be the third most innovative country in biotech. 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Medical Writing Services I Offer

Medical Writing Services I Offer | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

Bio: Imtiaz is a certified health care professional (pharmacist) and a skilled technical writer. He has an extensive experience in writing and updating pharmaceutical technical documents, according to cGMP guidelines. During his employment in pharmaceutical companies, he enriched his knowledge in GMP, ISO, and ICH guidelines and developed his skill in writing pharmaceutical technical documents. He also has sound knowledge over cGMP guidelines by different regulatory authorities. These include WHO, FDA, EU, and Health-CANADA.

 

While working in full time jobs, Imtiaz was responsible for preparing and updating cGMP documents. Since quitting his last day job, he has been working in -- small to large-scale -- work-for-hire technical writing projects on cGMP documents. If you're in need of cGMP documents or want to update your existing documents, you can directly contact Imtiaz at http://www.medical-reference.net/p/contact-me.html.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Pros and Cons of Online Doctor Consultations

Pros and Cons of Online Doctor Consultations | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Today many patients are seeking advice online from doctors they have never met. But still there are many who strongly believe these services are jam-packed with scam activities.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Medical-Reference from HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools
Scoop.it!

Number of obese Americans to climb to 42% by 2030, CDC finds and could cost $550 billion over 20 years

Number of obese Americans to climb to 42% by 2030, CDC finds and could cost $550 billion over 20 years | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

A whopping 42% of Americans will be obese by 2030, and the swelling ranks of the rotund could end up costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars. The scary statistics are revealed in a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Currently more than a third of Americans are obese and the number is rising, particularly in men and the elderly. Buried in the CDC’s research is a nugget of good news. Even though the number of obese Americans continues to go up, it’s starting to go up at a slower rate.

 

The slowdown is a small victory in the fight for better health. Were obesity to rise at the same rapid rate it has in the last two decades, half the U.S. population would be obese by 2030, the study found.

 

The CDC’s study looked at the ramifications of the obesity crisis, including its economic impact. If the problem isn't curbed, it could cost the country $550 billion in health care costs over the next 20 years, researchers found.

Obesity — defined as a Body Mass Index over 30 — can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other serious health problems. And 27% of the rise in medical costs over the last 30 years can be pinned to excess weight, researchers wrote in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Even tiny progress in preventing obesity-related health conditions would save millions of dollars in health care costs, researchers wrote.

 

The Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit health organization, released national strategies for combating obesity Tuesday on its website, such as making nutritious foods more widely available and promoting health in schools and the workplace.

 

The study is based on BMI data collected by the CDC and state health departments from 1990 through 2008 as part of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Luisa Meira
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

EU's PM2.5 Limit Festering: New Study Linked PM with Heart Attack

EU's PM2.5 Limit Festering: New Study Linked PM with Heart Attack | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
A new study published in British Medical Journal reported that particulate matter exposure was observed in levels below the current specified EU limit values.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

What are Particulate Matter 2.5 Pollutants?

What are Particulate Matter 2.5 Pollutants? | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

Particulate matter (PM) is a mixture of airborne tiny particles and liquid droplets, which is consists of tiny solid fragments, liquid fragments and fragments of ....

Medical-Reference's insight:

This post has wriiten to educate people about particulate matter 2.5: what it is, how hazardous it is, and what are the sources of it .... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Six Scary Cases of Medical Malpractice

Six Scary Cases of Medical Malpractice | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
There can be reasonable chances of procedure failures or unexpected accidents, but medical malpractice certainly does not fall under the category of reasonable.
Medical-Reference's insight:

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission, which is why legal liabilities levied against those physicians or doctors who commit unethical practice.

 

No doubt, malpractice is the most dangerous — sometimes fatal — act done by a health care provider. And, every day countless cases malpractice happening all over the world.

 

Read on to know Six most Scariest Stories of Medical Malpractice in recent times.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

What is Botox? Does Botox hurt? How Long Does Botox Last?

What is Botox? Does Botox hurt? How Long Does Botox Last? | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

Today, one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the beauty industry is Botox. Although Botox is primarily used to remove wrinkles, but there are other applications, as well. 

Medical-Reference's insight:

Just like with any other cosmetic treatment, the more awareness you have of the treatment, the safer you will be. In view of that, this article will highlight some truths and dispel some myths concerning the Botox treatment.

 

Hope you will enjoy reading the article. http://www.medical-reference.net/2013/12/what-is-botox.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

How to Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

How to Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
It is not uncommon that many dieters often fail to attain what they desire. The only reason for that is they lack realism. Learn to know about how to set realistic weight loss goals for you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Three New Additions to the Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Three New Additions to the Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean diet is the most appreciated diet by dietitians. It helps promote health and prevent many diseases. Over the last two decades, the health...
Medical-Reference's insight:

If you're thinking about a eating style or diet, then there is a good news for you. You can follow the traditional Mediterranean diet without any hesitation now. 

 

I don't why but 2013 just brings some fresh updates on the Mediterranean diet. Three groundbreaking studies on the Mediterranean diet are already published. These studies revealed: longer lifespan, improved cognitive ability, and reduced heart attack risk. Read on to enjoy the full article. 

 

Thanks,

 

Imtiaz

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Weight Watchers is the most studied weight management program. The most recent paper was published on October 8th 2013 in The American Journal of Medicine.
Medical-Reference's insight:

This particular article is a review of the most trusted weight management program, Weight Watchers. 

 

For dieters who want to lose weight gradually, Weight Watchers is one of the highly appreciated weight loss programs from them. This year, 2013, it has been again voted the best weight loss program by USNews and World Report for the third year in a row.

 

But, are those people, who claimed to drop pounds, really losing weight with Weight Watchers? If they somehow do, then how long these people are successful in keeping a slimmer body?

 

In this article, I have discussed the pros and cons of this weight management program based on two scientific studies.

 

Hope that you'll enjoy reading the full post.

 

Thanks,

 

Imtiaz

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Three Ways to Cope with Your Wife's Menopause

Three Ways to Cope with Your Wife's Menopause | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
The menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, and it is not a disease or a condition. A woman's reproductive hormones will balance out and will adjust ..
Medical-Reference's insight:

Well, just by looking on the title, you may easily understand that this post is about menopause, permanent cessation of a woman's menstrual cycle. However, during menopause, most women go through a critical time. 

 

Hot flashes, night sweats, disturbed sleep, urinary problems, moodiness, and problems focusing are often arising as menopausal symptoms. The husband also goes through a difficult time, as he needs to handle a wife who is passing through a major physiological and psychological change.

 

So, how may a husband cope with his wife's menopause?


Read on to find out the ways by which a husband can deal with his wife's menopausal symptoms. In this article, the author has mentioned three simple ways to cope a wife's menopause.

 

However, as an editor, I need to inform that this a guest article as well. Enjoy reading the full article; please write a feedback in the comment section if you either like it or dislike it. 

 

Thanking You,

 

Imtiaz Ibne Alam

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Bridging Study in Clinical Trials: Definition, History, and Importance

Bridging Study in Clinical Trials: Definition, History, and Importance | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Due to ethnic factors, in recent years, the bridging studies have become critical and essential for pharmaceutical sponsors to develop a potential new drug.
Medical-Reference's insight:

Efficacy, safety, and physiological response of drugs in different patient populations due to ethnic differences -- white, black, oriental, and hispanic -- vary. For this reason, separate clinical studies must be performed for different ethnic populations. However, conducting a new clinical study for different ethnic population from the beginning is a lengthy process. Most often, sponsors are requiring doing duplication of all or much of the foreign clinical data in support of registration. To solve the issues, a new approach is required and thus, the concept of Bridging Study emerged.

 

To know more about Bridging Study in clinical trials, read this article. In this article, we have discussed the importance of bridging study, and when and how the concept of Bridging Study established as a regulatory requirement. If you're a student or professional from health care industry, this is a must read article for you. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Medical-Reference

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Home Remedies

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Home Remedies | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem that results from an abnormality of female sex hormones in a woman's body. A polycystic ovary has many small ….
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

What are the Dangers of Self-diagnosis via the Internet?

What are the Dangers of Self-diagnosis via the Internet? | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
An increased number of patients today use internet to self-diagnose their health condition. But online self-diagnosis is often associated with potential risks. Read on ….
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Open Letter: A Confession with You

Open Letter: A Confession with You | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
A open letter for my blog readers. It's time to confess about what I've done here!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

How to Figure Out How Much Life Insurance You Need to Buy

How to Figure Out How Much Life Insurance You Need to Buy | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting a life insurance, there are some broad rules of thumb to help you estimate how much you need. However, the key is buying the right ....
Medical-Reference's insight:
Life Insurance Awareness Month - Create Your Family Bucket List

 

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statefarm/9630762364/ | State Farm, CC-BY-2.0, via Flickr 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

The Difficulties of Battling Cancer

The Difficulties of Battling Cancer | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Being diagnosed and treated for cancer is something that no one would like to go through. But, unfortunately, thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer everyday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

The Facts & Figures on Substance Abuse in the United States

The Facts & Figures on Substance Abuse in the United States | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Substance abuse is a serious issue all over the world. In the United States, an estimated 23.5 million people are either affected or involved in substance misuse.
Medical-Reference's insight:

Read on to know the present statistics of substance abuse in the United States.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

When to Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

When to Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements? | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

Nutritional (vitamins and minerals) supplements play an essential role to your body. These substances help your body to work properly. Although, you can easily get these minimum required substances from your daily calorie intake, but for some reason you may need to take vitamin and mineral supplements.

Medical-Reference's insight:

Essentially, vitamins and minerals accelerate our usual growth and development, enhance the immune system, and help our organs and cells to work appropriately.


In fact, vitamins and minerals, aid to keep your body healthy and strong. The deficiencies of vitamin and mineral can lead you to several nutritional disorders like osteomalacia, kwashiorkor, mental retardation, growth retardation, pellagra, goiter, anemia, rickets, etc. 


However, today some big questions are arising concerning nutritional or vitamin supplements because of a newly published editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read on to know why?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Curcumin: Mechanism, Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits

Curcumin: Mechanism, Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it

Curcumin is the active compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric (also known as curry powder in western countries). From ancient times to today, turmeric has been used in Indian subcontinents to not only spice up and preserve food but also as a traditional remedy to heal many diseases. It is also used in textiles as a yellow die. Curcumin is the key ingredient in turmeric and its chemical structure is the reason for the bright yellow color of turmeric. Botanically, it is a relative of the ginger family. 

Medical-Reference's insight:

Curcumin is getting an increasing number of popularity in Europe and America. This powerful natural ingredient provides various medicinal and health benefits. Traditional practitioners often refer it as a cure for hundreds of diseases. However, many of the benefits of curcumin are now evident through clinical studies. And, considering the various health benefits, scientists called it as the solid gold of India. 

 

Read on to know about medicinal uses and health benefits of curcumin. In this article, I have included studies that are related to specific medicinal use. Hope you would enjoy reading this article. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Why Nutrisystem Might Be Bad for Your Health?

Why Nutrisystem Might Be Bad for Your Health? | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Nutrisystem is one of the most popular diet programs in the US. Many clinical studies proved the effectiveness of the program; it is considered a safe ....
Medical-Reference's insight:

Nutrisystem and other “shelf food” diet services are increasingly grabbing attention of the mainstream media as well as people with their catchy ads. And, many people are falling into them just thinking them healthiest alternative to regular meals. But, are they really healthy than your regular diets?

 

Read on to know why nutrisystem might be bad for your health …………….. http://goo.gl/4xNLMw

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Studies Confirm Three New Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet (with tweets) · imtiazdanny

The Mediterranean diet is the most appreciated diet by dietitians. It helps promote health and prevent many diseases. In 2013, three groundbreaking studies on the Mediterranean Diet published.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Medical-Reference
Scoop.it!

Booming #Biotech Sector in #Singapore (with tweets) · imtiazdanny

The healthcare, biotechnology and life science industries are booming in Singapore. The country has emerged as the world's 3rd most biotech innovative country, beaten only by the United States and Denmark, according to Scientific American report.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Medical-Reference from Diseases and Conditions
Scoop.it!

Symptoms of Mild Asthma

Symptoms of Mild Asthma | Medical Alerts | Scoop.it
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. A number of potential symptoms arise before an asthma attack.
Medical-Reference's insight:

Frankly, it's an easy-to-read article on mild asthma symptoms for readers who dislike reading complex medical or academic types. However, I need to meantion that this article is especially centered for persons who never experienced asthma symptoms but suspecting he (or she) has developed asthma condition. 

more...
Medical-Reference's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:15 PM

An easy-to-read article on mild asthma symptoms for readers who dislike reading complex or academic parts. However, I believe this article is especially centered for persons who never experienced asthma symptoms and suspecting that he (or she) might develop asthma condition. 

Medical-Reference's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:14 AM

Frankly, it's an easy-to-read article on mild asthma symptoms for readers who dislike reading complex medical or academic types. However, I need to meantion that this article is especially centered for persons who never experienced asthma symptoms but suspecting he (or she) has developed asthma condition.