National Health News:
Propeller connected inhaler helps manage asthma and reduce attacks
Propeller is a smart inhaler system designed to help asthma sufferers better manage their condition by providing real-time health analytics. This new technology has been tested in a clinical trial on 495 patients suffering from chronic asthma.
China to investigate hospital dying student found on search engine
China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine, a state health commission said on Tuesday. The student, Wei Zexi, 21, died last month of a rare form of cancer and China's Internet regulator said on Monday it would investigate Baidu over the case. Wei had searched Baidu for the best place for treatment, finding a department under the Second Hospital of Beijing Armed Police Corps which offered an experimental treatment that ultimately failed, state media reported this week.
Common calculator 'overestimates' heart disease risk: study
A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "From a relative standpoint, the overestimation is approximately five- to six-fold," said senior author Alan Go, MD, chief of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions research at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.
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