Category: National News

  • Madison County, Alabama Summer Camp Helps Children With Diabetes Manage Their Illness

    Madison County, Alabama Summer Camp Helps Children With Diabetes Manage Their Illness

    A summer camp created just for children with diabetes recently wrapped up its 2014 session.According to a July 7 WAFF 48 article, Sugar Falls Day Camp, located at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, welcomes both children ages 5 through 15 who are diabetic or who have a friend or sibling with diabetes.The camp, which took place…

  • University of Alabama Study Explores the Link Between Gardening and Health for Cancer Survivors

    University of Alabama Study Explores the Link Between Gardening and Health for Cancer Survivors

    A study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham aims to help cancer survivors by letting them grow vegetables. Harvest for Health, which began with a pilot study in Jefferson County in 2011 that has since expanded, has helped participating survivors show significant health improvements.Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D., is the associate director for cancer prevention and…

  • Pandemiya: The Recently Discovered Super Malware Coming to a PC Near You

    Pandemiya: The Recently Discovered Super Malware Coming to a PC Near You

    A new discovery by Eli Marcus, a researcher with RSA Research, is getting some web security professionals a little worked up. According to Marcus, he and his team have discovered a new piece of malware that has more than 25,000 lines of code. They’ve named the malicious software Pandemiya.In many ways, Pandemiya isn’t unlike other malware.…

  • Climate Change Drives Increased Demand for HVAC, Energy

    Climate Change Drives Increased Demand for HVAC, Energy

    The Freedonia Group, Inc., a marketing research firm based out of Cleveland, Ohio, is reporting that worldwide demand and sales of HVAC equipment is set to explode, reaching record levels by the end of 2018. Over the next four years, demand for HVAC will grow the industry by 5.7%, setting revenues on-course to eclipse $120 billion.…

  • Mississippi Ranked Among Bottom 10 States for Dental Visits

    Mississippi Ranked Among Bottom 10 States for Dental Visits

    A new survey conducted by Gallup Healthways Well-Being has revealed the states where residents are most likely to visit the dentist — and which states are least likely to do so.Mississippi placed among the latter group, coming in last for the number of dental visits among its residents, according to the Plymouth HamletHub.Just a little more than…

  • Lawsuit Claims Wait Times are Literally Killing Canada’s Public Healthcare Patients

    Lawsuit Claims Wait Times are Literally Killing Canada’s Public Healthcare Patients

    The Canadian public healthcare system is notorious for its long wait times, and a new lawsuit aims to challenge this issue in court. Several Canadians are suing for the right to pay more to get the life-saving care they need — and get it fast.The plaintiffs are suing the Canadian government, stating that the long wait times…

  • Wellness is the Goal for New Walk-in Chiropractic Center in Billings

    Wellness is the Goal for New Walk-in Chiropractic Center in Billings

    A lot of people do not think about what chiropractors do. When people have ailments that they are dealing with, a lot of times they will immediately go to the doctor. However, the truth is that a lot of the time, a chiropractor can provide as much help as a doctor is able to provide.…

  • Increased Smartphone Sales Good for Business, Bad for U.S. Drivers

    Increased Smartphone Sales Good for Business, Bad for U.S. Drivers

    Electronics industry analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC) are reporting that shipments of smartphones are set to increase by 23% in 2014, reaching a total of 1.2 billion smartphones shipped worldwide. By 2018, the firm estimates, shipments of these portable computers is on track to double within many developing regions of the world, places like…

  • Walgreens May Move Headquarters to Chicago, Several Obstacles Rise

    Walgreens May Move Headquarters to Chicago, Several Obstacles Rise

    Walgreen Co. is under pressure from shareholders to move its headquarters from the Deerfield, Illinois to Europe, but while its certain that the company will move, it’s hoping to stay in the country by possibly moving to a new facility in Chicago. Walgreen is the largest employer in Deerfield, an affluent community 25 miles north…

  • Tour de Cure Breaks Fundraising Record

    Tour de Cure Breaks Fundraising Record

    According to preliminary tallies, the bike riding fundraiser benefitting the American Diabetes Association the Tour de Cure is expected to raise a record shattering $1.5 million. The idea behind the event is not just to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, but to also raise awareness for the 26 million Americans currently suffering from…