Tag Archives: System

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »

Proposed National eHealth System and Services Act approved by house panel in the Philippines

Last week, the House Committee on Health in the Philippines House of Representatives chaired by Rep. Angelina Tan approved a substitute bill seeking to establish the National eHealth Systems and Services that shall deliver health services through cost-effective and secure information and communications technology (ICT). WHY IT MATTERS The landmark measure provides for an organised… Read More »

Valley Health System seeks better patient, record matching

With population health management supported with analytics becoming a top priority for many healthcare organizations, so is the need to collect data and clean it of duplicate information to better identify and manage patients across all settings of care. That is the impetus for Valley Health System in Ridgewood, N.J., which has selected enterprise identification… Read More »

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'

An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The scientists studied 55 patients with Hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes… Read More »