Tag Archives: Keeps

Why Tonsillitis Keeps Coming Back

April 2019 Print this issue Health Capsule Some kids get tonsillitis, or infected tonsils, again and again. A new study found that strep, a germ that causes tonsillitis, can trick the body’s immune systemThe system that protects your body from microscopic threats.. Because of the trick, the body’s immune cells kill each other, rather than… Read More »

Wireless Body Network Keeps Implants and Body-Worn Devices Safe from Hackers

March 12th, 2019 Editors Public Health It’s been known for a number of years that certain implantable devices with wireless capabilities can be hacked, given certain conditions. These include cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, the proper functioning of which helps to keep many people alive. Now researchers at Purdue University, who have been studying this… Read More »

Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »