New Evidence That Autism Begins In the Womb

Source: Health Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests. The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises hopes that better understanding of the brain may improve the lives of...

Last-minute ways for NJ residents to enroll in Obamacare

Source: If you wish to purchase health insurance before the federal deadline of midnight, several sites will be open to offer advice today. They can be found by clicking the “Find Local Help” list on In addition, the New Jersey Hospital...

College Students Develop Cheap Blood Sugar Testing Kit

Source: University Clemson University students have created a cost-effective, blood sugar testing kit for diabetics. The bioengineering department created test strips and a glucometer from readily available parts. The devices are affordable than their commercial...

How To Run 30 Health Tests On a Single Drop of Blood

Source: Smithsonian Institution Online A drop of blood can tell you a lot about a person—whether he or she might have heart disease, an STD or diabetes, for instance, or tell-tale signs of certain cancers. But having blood drawn is somewhat of an arcane process, sometimes...

The Measles are back. Thank a “Vaxx-Denier.”

Source: The Daily Beast …There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City. Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country. It’s only three months into 2014, and not only is the nation’s largest...

Prime Healthcare Services could rob NJ taxpayers of millions

Source: Health Editorial A for-profit company with a track record of buying struggling community hospitals and turning them into profit-making enterprises has set its sights on New Jersey. If it’s successful in its bid to purchase Saint Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, Saint...