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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 19:38:13 -0700 | health-news

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures. The bill allows the use of cannabidiol, an oil extract, to be administered under the care of a doctor....
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Source: Newswise

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 08:49:56 -0700 | health-news

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma. This handheld technology which takes advantage of a previously unknown...
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Source: Newswise

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 07:19:07 -0700 | health-news

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping. It can provide information about hormones and expose environmental toxins. And,...
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Source: Newswise

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-11 13:38:51 -0700 | health-news

If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the...
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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-10 08:51:53 -0700 | health-news

Wildlife officials have confirmed a deadly bat disease has reached Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that tests completed earlier this month show at least two bats in a Grant County mine had white-nose syndrome. Visual surveys of...
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Source: The Onion

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 12:23:25 -0700 | health-news

The anti-vaccination movement has grown increasingly vocal in recent years, with a variety of organizations and public figures attempting to convince parents that immunizing their children presents more risks than benefits. Helps out pharmaceutical industry Get to puncture child with...
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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 13:35:56 -0700 | health-news

Both retired and current health care workers are being encouraged to sign up to a database used to contact people who can help out during a natural disaster or public health emergency. The state Department of Health Services is toting...
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Source: Newswise

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-24 17:06:08 -0700 | health-news

Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying stem cell tourism. Stem cells are cells that can form...
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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-24 09:43:20 -0700 | health-news

The Republican co-sponsor of a bill designed to make chemotherapy drugs that can be taken at home in pill form more affordable says she supports changes the Assembly made to the proposal. Sen. Alberta Darling issued a statement Monday calling...
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Source: Newswise

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 11:49:41 -0700 | health-news

As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from human stem...
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Source: The Bellingham Herald

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 02:25:16 -0700 | health-news

Control of the troubled Milwaukee mental health complex would be taken away from the county board under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. The measure approved early Friday morning on a 89-1 vote would transfer power to a...
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Source: 24-7PressRelease

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 01:13:37 -0700 | health-news

The weather is getting warmer, which means many people are making a lot of changes, such as, spring cleaning, dieting and working out...To match the changes, Madison Family Dental has recently posted a new deal on their Facebook page. If...
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Source: Miami Herald

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 02:52:08 -0700 | health-news

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, with cancer support advocates standing behind him, announced Thursday that a deal had been reached that will lead to passage of a bill making expensive chemotherapy drugs in pill form more affordable for cancer patients....
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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-20 11:33:49 -0700 | health-news

The fate of a bill that would make chemotherapy drugs in pill form more affordable for cancer patients rests with the Wisconsin state Assembly. The bill easily passed the Senate earlier this week on a 30-2 vote and Gov. Scott...
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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Madison :: WI :: USA | updated 2014-03-20 02:34:19 -0700 | health-news

Control of the troubled Milwaukee mental health complex would be taken away from the county board under a bill up for a vote in the state Assembly. The measure up Thursday would transfer power to a group of medical professionals,...
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