On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of yesterday’s (July 4, 2012) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
Results from a new study show that 50 percent of patients who leave the hospital after a heart attack or stroke make mistakes with their medication at home, prompting researchers to look at ways to reduce those errors which can be very dangerous.
Consuming caffeine equal to more than two cups of strong coffee per day can reduce one?s risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer, whether one consumes the caffeine in coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks or chocolate.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a home HIV test kit has made getting tested for the virus that causes AIDS simpler and more private.
(By CalorieLab editors)