In two separate studies, researchers monitored more than 100 4-6-year-olds and found that they didn’t understand messages about inclusiveness. Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org
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- How open-loop networks are changing health rewards as we know themna 03/04/2023 u 9:00 am
Health rewards have traditionally included limited offerings that not all members can access. Now, open-loop rewards offer more choices than ever.
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FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- There is little doubt that caregiving for someone with dementia can be demanding and challenging, and that knowing how best to care for both the patient and yourself can be hard to figure out. Here are some tips to help you...
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A study aimed to analyze the attitudes and experiences of Danish men who were sperm donors more than ten years ago.
- Biden’s latest drug price-control plans threaten war on cancer, Alzheimer’s and morepo Kenneth E. Thorpe na 31/03/2023 u 12:43 pm
Former Clinton health policy advisor Kenneth Thorpe argues that federal healthcare price-control policies could wreak havoc in the industry.
- What impact does BMI have on the psychological health of oldest old individuals?na 31/03/2023 u 12:18 pm
A recent study aimed to determine the association of mental health issues associated with BMI and gender in the oldest old population.
- What was the impact of COVID-19 on health-related behaviors?na 31/03/2023 u 12:11 pm
A recent study massessed the impact of the pandemic on health-related behaviors in the United Kingdom.
- 'Harsh' Parenting Can Bring Mental Health Harms to Kids: Studyna 31/03/2023 u 11:45 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- Parents who harshly discipline their young children may be putting them on a path toward lasting mental health symptoms, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 7,500 children followed from age 3 to 9, about 10%...
- Monthly Injections Might Lower Bleeding in People With Hemophiliana 31/03/2023 u 11:44 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- An experimental injectable drug appears effective in reducing bleeds in patients with hemophilia A and B, according to a pair of new clinical trials. Two-thirds of people with treatment-resistant hemophilia who were treated...
- New Clues to Recent Hepatitis Outbreak in Kidsna 31/03/2023 u 11:44 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- New research has provided answers to a mystery involving an outbreak of severe hepatitis in children last year. A total of about 1,000 cases emerged around the world in spring 2022, after the easing of COVID-19...
- Health Highlights: March 31, 2023na 31/03/2023 u 11:43 am
'Harsh' parenting can bring mental health harms to kids. In a new study, yelling and physical punishment were more likely than calm, consistent parenting to lead to emotional issues, researchers found. Read more Talking to your kids about school...
- Talking to Your Kids About School Shootings: Experts Offer Guidancena 31/03/2023 u 11:43 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- Children should feel safe at school, but learning of a mass shooting — like this week's tragedy at Covenant School in Nashville — can threaten their sense of security. For parents, it can be challenging to know what to...
- Study Refutes Notion That Method of Delivery Impacts Baby's 'Microbiome'na 31/03/2023 u 11:42 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- Despite a longstanding assumption that babies’ gut microbiome development could be affected by whether they were born vaginally or through cesarean section, scientists report this doesn't appear to be the case. A team of...
- FDA Approves Drug for Cats With Allergic Skin Diseasena 31/03/2023 u 11:42 am
FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- Cats constantly licking and chewing because of a skin condition called feline allergic dermatitis may benefit from a new generic treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA approved Modulis for Cats...
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FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 -- Telehealth appointments — meetings with a doctor through a phone or video call — are valuable tools in the fight against opioid use disorder in the United States, researchers say. The use of telehealth during the...
- In Texas, Medicaid coverage ends soon after childbirth. Will lawmakers allow more time?na 31/03/2023 u 10:57 am
Victoria Ferrell Ortiz learned she was pregnant during summer 2017. The Dallas resident was finishing up an AmeriCorps job with a local nonprofit, which offered her a small stipend to live on but no health coverage. She applied for Medicaid so she could be insured during the pregnancy.
- New insights and emerging disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer’s disease treatmentna 31/03/2023 u 10:42 am
A recent review published in Biochemical Pharmacology summarized the ongoing research, providing insights into pathophysiology and emerging drugs for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Researchers assessed the impact of urban living on the development and growth of children.
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Researchers devised a protocol to examine the effect of raisin supplementation on cognitive function in older adults.
- Can yoga-dance and mindful eating be beneficial for obese and overweight women?na 31/03/2023 u 10:05 am
Researchers evaluate the effects of yoga-dance and mindful eating in reducing body weight among obese women.
- What is the association between the number of days taking a sufficient number of steps throughout the week and mortality among US adults?na 31/03/2023 u 9:59 am
Researchers examined the relationship between daily step patterns and adult mortality.
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Researchers examined the correlation between adherence to a healthful plant-based diet and mortality risk.
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- Iron deficiency in sepsis patients managed with divided doses of iron dextran: a prospective cohort studyna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
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- Person-centered and measured life’s simple 7 cardiovascular health concordance and association with incident cardiovascular diseasena 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Sociodemographic characteristics and healthcare utilization of infants with SARS-CoV-2 in the U.Sna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
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- Smad3 is essential for polarization of tumor-associated neutrophils in non-small cell lung carcinomana 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Determinants of people’s motivations to approach COVID-19 vaccination centersna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
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- The COVID-19 vaccination decision-making preferences of elderly people: a discrete choice experimentna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Immortal data: a qualitative exploration of patients’ understandings of genomic datana 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio correlates with PD-L1 expression in immune cells of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and predicts prognosisna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Effects of deep brain stimulation frequency on eye movements and cognitive controlna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Fundamentals in neonatologist staffing: transparency, autonomy, and partnershipna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
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- Experimental observation of the effect of immunotherapy on CD4+ T cells and Th1/Th2 cytokines in mice with allergic rhinitisna 31/03/2023 u 12:00 am
- Monthly News Roundup - March 2023na 30/03/2023 u 11:03 pm
FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter (OTC) Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdoses In late March, the FDA approved an Rx-to-OTC switch for Narcan (naloxone 4 mg) nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription use. The FDA’s action...
- Report Reveals Big Rise in U.S. Carbon Monoxide Deathsna 30/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning are increasing in the United States. The report looked at carbon monoxide deaths from 2009 to 2019,...
- Screen Time Has Effect on Presentation, Treatment of Nocturnal Enuresisna 30/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Screen time has an effect on the presentation and treatment of primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE), according to a study published online Feb. 17 in BMC Urology. Arif Demirbas, D.O., and Hacer Gizem Gercek,...
- United States Exceeds Western Europe for Excess Deathsna 30/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- The United States had a marked increase in the standardized number of excess deaths compared with peer West European countries between 2000 and 2017, according to a study published online March 29 in PLOS ONE. Patrick...
- More Than Half of Adults Agree With Protective Actions to Prevent Hearing Lossna 30/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- More than half of U.S. adults agree with one or more protective actions to prevent hearing loss from amplified music at venues and events, according to research published in the March 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for...
- Emergency Visits for Firearm Injuries Higher During Pandemicna 30/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Emergency department visits for firearm injuries were higher during 2020, 2021, and 2022 than 2019, according to research published in the March 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity...
- Form is (mal)function: Protein's shape lets bacteria disarm itna 30/03/2023 u 9:22 pm
Shigella bacteria can infect humans but not mice. A team can now explain why. Their findings may explain the multifariousness of a key weapon of our immune system.
- Fair Health finds 76% drop in telehealth use from 2020 to 2021po Brian T. Horowitz na 30/03/2023 u 5:28 pm
Although telehealth use declined overall compared to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual visits still comprised the highest percentage of medical claim lines in 2021.
- Early College Class Times Can Hurt Students' Gradesna 30/03/2023 u 5:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Early morning college classes can be a prescription for poor attendance and lower grades, a new study suggests. But starting classes later boosted both, as students got more sleep, were more likely to attend and were...
- Surprise finding shows that neutrophils can be key antitumor weaponsna 30/03/2023 u 4:28 pm
White blood cells called neutrophils have an unappreciated role in eradicating solid tumors, according to a surprise discovery.
- CVS-Oak Street deal clears regulatory hurdle as antitrust waiting period expirespo Rebecca Pifer na 30/03/2023 u 4:11 pm
Oak Street also announced on Thursday it’s canceling its annual board meeting following the CVS deal, which is expected to close in the first half of the year. Oak Street stockholders will meet on April 28 to vote on the sale.
- Overdose Deaths on the Rise in Older Adultsna 30/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- While still uncommon, fatal overdose rates among older adults quadrupled from 2002 to 2021, according to a research letter published online March 29 in JAMA Psychiatry. Keith Humphreys, Ph.D., from the Veterans Affairs...
- Fitusiran Beneficial in Hemophilia A, B With or Without Inhibitorsna 30/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- For males aged 12 years or older with severe hemophilia A or B with or without inhibitors, the annualized bleeding rate is lower with fitusiran prophylaxis, according to two studies published online March 29 in The Lancet...
- UnitedHealthcare cuts back prior authorization requirementspo Rebecca Pifer na 30/03/2023 u 3:54 pm
Provider groups applauded the move, but said they’d need to see how the requirements are rolled back before passing judgment on whether the step would ease documentation burdens on physicians.
- H. Pylori Infection Negatively Modifies Genetically Increased Risk for Gastric Cancerna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection modifies the increased risk for gastric cancer associated with germline pathogenic variants in cancer-predisposing genes, according to a study published in the March 30 issue of...
- Not Enough Antibiotics in Drug Development Pipeline, WHO Saysna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Only 12 new antibiotics entered the market between 2017 and 2021, and too few currently are under development against critical pathogens, according to a World Health Organization presentation at the 33rd European Congress...
- Cognitive Decline Speeds Up Following Postoperative Deliriumna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Postoperative delirium is associated with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, according to a study published online March 20 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Zachary J. Kunicki, Ph.D., from the Warren Alpert Medical...
- Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Dementiana 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is associated with lower dementia risk, independent of genetic risk, according to a study published online March 14 in BMC Medicine. Oliver M. Shannon, Ph.D., from...
- Early Pet Exposure Tied to Reduced Incidence Risk for Food Allergiesna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Exposure to dogs or cats during fetal development or early infancy was associated with a reduction in the incidence of food allergies, with variation based on pet species and causative food, according to a study published...
- Cluster Headache, Migraine Highly Circadianna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Cluster headache and migraine are highly circadian, according to a review published online March 29 in Neurology. Barlas Benkli, M.D., from UT Health Houston, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of 72 studies to...
- Just a Few Days of Walking Per Week Yields Health Benefitsna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- The number of days per week taking 8,000 or more steps is associated with a lower risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study published online March 28 in JAMA Network Open. Kosuke Inoue, M.D.,...
- Remote Hypertension Monitoring Program Successful During Pandemicna 30/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- A remote clinical management program successfully delivered significant improvements in blood pressure (BP) control during the pandemic, according to a study published online March 13 in the Journal of the American Heart...
- FDA approves Narcan for over-the-counter usepo Delilah Alvarado na 30/03/2023 u 2:49 pm
It’s the first time a naloxone-based therapy for opioid overdoses has been cleared for use without a prescription, potentially helping to improve access.
- Lawmakers to reintroduce federal nurse staffing ratio billpo Hailey Mensik na 30/03/2023 u 2:40 pm
The bill mirrors California’s nurse staffing law which took effect in 2004 and outlines exactly how many patients a nurse in specific hospital units can care for at one time.
- Judge tosses ACA preventive care mandatepo Hailey Mensik na 30/03/2023 u 2:39 pm
The mandate requires employers to choose health plans that fully cover certain preventative medical services like cancer screenings and HIV and AIDS drugs.
- 'Comprehensive' map of volcanoes on Venus -- all 85,000 of themna 30/03/2023 u 2:24 pm
Planetary scientists Paul Byrne and Rebecca Hahn at Washington University in St. Louis have created the first comprehensive map of volcanoes on Venus, pinpointing 85,000 of them. Their study was posted online in JGR Planets, and the dataset is publicly available.
- Fully Legalizing Marijuana Could Raise Car Crash Ratesna 30/03/2023 u 2:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Marijuana legalization in the United States appears to be driving an increase in car crash deaths due to a jump in "intoxicated driving," researchers say. In 4 out of 7 states that legalized recreational cannabis, deaths...
- Doctors Convert Veins Into Arteries to Spare Patients Amputationsna 30/03/2023 u 2:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Cynthia Elford had recently lost her left leg to type 1 diabetes, after a sunburned big toe turned nearly black and forced an amputation. Now, Elford was being told the same thing was happening in her right...
- AHA News: Explaining Cardiovascular Risk Disparities Among Young People With Type 1 Diabetesna 30/03/2023 u 2:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Black and Hispanic children with Type 1 diabetes are more likely than their white peers to develop stiffened arteries – a precursor to heart disease and stroke – during the...
- Remodeling Your Home for Wheelchair Accessna 30/03/2023 u 12:03 pm
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Millions of Americans get around with the help of wheelchairs, from those born with disabilities to those who have been struck with disabilities later in life. Home is a sanctuary for many -- a place where comfort,...
- Fatal Drug ODs Among U.S. Seniors Have Quadrupled in 20 Yearsna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Drug overdose deaths -- both accidental and intentional -- have quadrupled over the past 20 years among older adults in the United States, a new study finds. This increase in people ages 65 and older suggests the need...
- Pets Could Help Prevent Food Allergies in Kidsna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- While research has shown that having pets can lower the chances of respiratory allergies in children, a new study finds it might also reduce the risk of food allergies. Japanese investigators found that young children...
- Migraines May Follow Daily Circadian Cycles, Study Showsna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Your body's internal clock appears to play a big part in the time of day when severe headaches happen. Migraines and cluster headaches have different characteristics and treatments, but experts have long noted that they...
- Report Finds Big Rise in U.S. Carbon Monoxide Deathsna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning are increasing in the United States. The report looked at carbon monoxide (CO) deaths from 2009 to 2019,...
- 'Death Gap' Widens Between United States & Europena 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- The United States has more excess deaths than high-income European countries, a divide that widened during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Excess deaths are those from all causes above and beyond what...
- How to Prevent Falls: Tips for Older Adultsna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- For older Americans, a fall is no laughing matter. According to the National Council on Aging, more than 1 in 4 people over age 65 fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among the...
- Living Near Noisy Traffic Might Raise Suicide Riskna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Living with a lot of transportation noise can increase your risk of suicide, new research suggests. A study from Switzerland found that with every 10-decibel increase of average road traffic noise at home, risk for...
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THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Assessing heart roundness may be a new way to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, new research suggests. While doctors now use measures like heart chamber size and systolic function to diagnose and monitor cardiomyopathy...
- Pope Francis Remains Hospitalized With Respiratory Infectionna 30/03/2023 u 11:03 am
THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 -- Pope Francis will remain hospitalized for several days because of a respiratory infection that isn't COVID-19, the Vatican announced Wednesday. “In recent days, Pope Francis complained of some respiratory...
- Greater Light Exposure Before Bed Linked to Increased Risk for GDMna 29/03/2023 u 9:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Greater light exposure in the three hours before bed is associated with an increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published online March 10 in the American Journal of Obstetrics...
- Fatal Drug Overdose Down With OUD-Related Telehealth Servicesna 29/03/2023 u 9:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Receipt of opioid use disorder (OUD)-related telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a reduced risk for fatal drug overdose, according to a study published online March 29 in JAMA...
- FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdosesna 29/03/2023 u 9:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the over-the-counter (OTC) use of naloxone (Narcan). "Today's approval of OTC naloxone nasal spray will help improve access to naloxone, increase the number of...
- Lawmakers Want to Tighten Access to Veterinary Drug Xylazinena 29/03/2023 u 8:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Congressional leaders introduced a bill on Tuesday that would further restrict access to the veterinary drug xylazine, which is now being added to fentanyl powder. Also known as "tranq," the drug is meant to be a...
- WHO: Healthy Children, Teens May Not Need More COVID-19 Shotsna 29/03/2023 u 8:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- New advice from the World Health Organization says healthy children and teens may not need additional COVID-19 shots, though they may need to catch up on other routine vaccines. "The public health impact of vaccinating...
- Warren calls on CMS to finalize MA payment changepo Shannon Muchmore na 29/03/2023 u 4:16 pm
Insurance and provider lobbies called on the CMS to delay the rule earlier this month, saying the methodology was flawed and arguing the 30-day comment period didn't give them enough time to analyze the proposed changes.
- Long-Term Waterborne-Ingested Nitrate Linked to Prostate Cancer Riskna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Long-term waterborne-ingested nitrate is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer, especially aggressive tumors, according to a study published online March 8 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Carolina...
- BMI Impacts Long-Term Outcomes of Partial Knee Replacementna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Patients with higher body mass index (BMI) have higher revision rates for cemented unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs), but not for the cementless UKRs, according to a study published online March 7 in the Journal...
- Nerve 'Pulse' Therapy May Help Ease Sciaticana 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- People suffering from sciatica gain lasting relief from a procedure that uses a fine needle to heat nerve roots near the spine, a new clinical trial shows. The minimally invasive procedure, called pulsed radiofrequency...
- WHO Experts Say Healthy Kids, Teens May Not Need More COVID Shotsna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- New advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) says healthy children and teens may not need additional COVID-19 shots, though they may need to catch up on other routine vaccines. “The public health impact of...
- Novel Risk Tool IDs Those at Risk for Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injuryna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- A novel risk assessment tool can be used preoperatively to identify patients at risk for contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) after elective endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), according to...
- Vast Majority of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures Successfulna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Successful pulmonary vein isolation is achieved in the majority of patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, with a low rate of complications, according to a study published in the March 7 issue of the...
- Poor Sleep Tied to Shorter Cardiovascular Disease-Free Lifena 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Poor sleep, especially for individuals with sleep-related breathing disorders, is negatively associated with a cardiovascular disease (CVD)-free life, according to a study published online March 2 in BMC...
- Racial Disparities Seen for Pulmonary Fibrosis Outcomesna 29/03/2023 u 4:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Racial and ethnic-minority populations may experience disparities in pulmonary fibrosis (PF)-related outcomes, according to a study published online March 10 in JAMA Network Open. Ayodeji Adegunsoye, M.D., from...
- Amazon Pharmacy adds manufacturer coupons for some brand name drugspo Rebecca Pifer na 29/03/2023 u 3:20 pm
Amazon Pharmacy is currently offering coupons for eight brand name medications treating diabetes, asthma, obesity, emphysema and others, and said it plans to add more coupons over time.
- FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdosesna 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the over-the-counter use of a nasal spray that can reverse an opioid overdose. Research has shown that wider availability of naloxone (Narcan) could save lives...
- Could COVID in Pregnancy Raise Odds for Obese Kids?na 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- The consequences of COVID-19 during pregnancy are still unfolding, but a new study delivers sobering news: Prenatal exposure to the virus may be linked to childhood obesity. Looking at nearly 280 infants, researchers...
- AAD: Promising Results Seen for Bimekizumab in Hidradenitis Suppurativana 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- For patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), bimekizumab shows promise in phase 3 trials, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from...
- Pandemic Saw Rise in Youth Emergency Visits for Attempted Suicidena 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Emergency department visits for attempted suicides rose globally among youth during the pandemic, according to a review published online March 9 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Sheri Madigan, Ph.D., from the University of...
- Genomic Loci Associated With Addiction Identifiedna 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Genomic loci significantly associated with addiction have been identified in a genome-wide association meta-analysis, the results of which were published online March 22 in Nature Mental Health. Alexander S. Hatoum,...
- Screening Outcomes Better for Women Undergoing Digital Breast Tomosynthesisna 29/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Screening mammography outcomes are better for women undergoing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus digital mammography (DM), according to a study published online March 14 in Radiology. Emily F. Conant, M.D., from...
- AHA News: Missouri Man Turns Heart Disease Diagnosis Into Public Service Messagena 29/03/2023 u 2:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Don Young already had been through an excruciating ordeal with throat cancer that included removal of his larynx, multiple hospitalizations and a doctor's prediction of six months to...
- Missed Getting Your Steps Today? You're Still on Track for Healthna 29/03/2023 u 2:03 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- For those who want to get active but feel that joining a gym or exercising on a daily basis is a bridge too far, new research may have found the sweet spot: walking. After stacking the walking habits of 3,100 adults up...
- Gun Deaths Among Kids Keep Rising, But Studies Show State Gun Laws Can Helpna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Following a mass shooting that killed three children and three adults at a private Christian school in Tennessee on Monday, public officials are again talking about how to stop the never-ending cycle of gun violence in...
- Too Much Time Online Might Raise Kids' Odds for Mental Health Woes: Studyna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Children’s screen use could be altering their developing brains as they enter adolescence and increasing their risk for mood disorders, a major new study finds. Children ages 9 and 10 who spend more time on...
- Flu Boosts Short-Term Odds for Heart Attack 6-Foldna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Getting the flu isn’t fun for many reasons, but it can also trigger a heart attack, a new study suggests. A heart attack is six times more likely in the week after a person is diagnosed with flu than in the year...
- Blind People Are Better at Sensing Their Heartbeatsna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- People who are blind are better at sensing their own heartbeats, according to a new study that found blindness appears to heighten one's ability to feel signals from the inner body. Researchers from Sweden and Poland...
- Scientists Get Closer to Understanding 'Hidden' HIVna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Researchers are closing in on another immune system “hideout” that HIV uses to persist in the human body for years. A subset of white blood cells called myeloid cells can harbor HIV in people who’ve...
- Combo Steroid Treatment May Work Best When Sepsis Strikesna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 -- Giving patients who have septic shock a combo of two steroids could potentially be a lifesaver, according to a new study. Researchers found that patients receiving a combination of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone had...
- Lawmakers Want to Tighten Access to Veterinary Drug Xylazine, Often Mixed With Fentanylna 29/03/2023 u 11:03 am
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 – Congressional leaders introduced a bill on Tuesday that would further restrict access to the veterinary drug xylazine, which is now being added to fentanyl powder. Also known as tranq, the drug is meant to be a...
- Adverse Postoperative Outcomes Not Increased With Recent COVID-19na 28/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Recent COVID-19 infection seems not to be associated with the risk for adverse postoperative outcomes, according to a research letter published online March 28 in JAMA Network Open. William J. O'Brien, from the Center for...
- Higher Risk for CRC Seen in Adults Exposed to Bendectin In Uterona 28/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Adults exposed in utero to the antiemetic Bendectin (doxylamine/pyridoxine/dicyclomine), prescribed during pregnancy in the 1960s, have an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study published online...
- Health Care Providers Rarely Screen for Firearm Accessna 28/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Health care providers rarely screen for firearm access, according to a study published in the April issue of Preventive Medicine. Allison E. Bond, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues...
- Covid Pandemic Lowered Daily Step Countna 28/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Following onset of COVID-19, there was a decrease in activity, represented by a reduction in daily step counts, according to a research letter published online March 20 in JAMA Network Open. Stacy Desine, from the...
- Proportion of Mental Health Hospitalizations Increasing in Childrenna 28/03/2023 u 10:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- The number and proportion of pediatric medical health hospitalizations is increasing, with most mental health hospitalizations in 2019 due to attempted suicide, suicidal ideation, or self-injury, according to a study...
- Phthalate alternative may harm brain development and healthna 28/03/2023 u 6:55 pm
Growing concerns over the potential health effects of exposure to phthalates have led to a search for safer alternatives. Researchers found that the chemical acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC) might not be the best replacement.
- Early morning university classes correlate with poor sleep and academic performancena 28/03/2023 u 6:54 pm
Sleep scientists' analyses show associations between early classes, less sleep, poor attendance and reduced grade point average. Studies in secondary and junior college students have shown that later start times can have positive impacts on grades.
- Shedding pounds may benefit your heart -- even if some weight is regainedna 28/03/2023 u 6:54 pm
Weight loss was associated with decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes for at least five years -- even if some weight was regained, according to a review of research on behavioral weight loss programs. People who lost weight through an intensive behavioral weight loss program had lower systolic blood pressure levels, total cholesterol-to-good cholesterol ratio and HbA1c levels (a diabetes marker), when compared to people who did not participate in a program or participated in a lower-intensity behavioral program.
- Preschoolers prefer to learn from a competent robot than an incompetent humanna 28/03/2023 u 6:53 pm
Researchers found that preschoolers prefer learning from what they perceive as a competent robot over an incompetent human. This study is the first to use both a human speaker and a robot to see if children deem social affiliation and similarity more important than competency when choosing which source to trust and learn from.
- Molecular imaging offers insight into chemo-brainna 28/03/2023 u 6:52 pm
A newly published literature review sheds light on how nuclear medicine brain imaging can help evaluate the biological changes that cause chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI), commonly known as chemo-brain. Armed with this information, patients can understand better the changes in their cognitive status during and after treatment.
- Having Asthma, Eczema Might Raise Arthritis Riskna 28/03/2023 u 5:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- If you’re one of the millions of people with allergic asthma or eczema, you may be more likely to develop the wear-and-tear form of arthritis as you age. This is the main finding from a new study that examined the...
- New Drug Combo Buys More Time for Advanced Endometrial Cancer Patientsna 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Researchers have discovered that two drugs might be better than one for women who have advanced endometrial cancer. Combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy or a monoclonal antibody at the same time helped these patients...
- Hypertension in Teens Tied to Heart Damagena 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Hypertension may precede premature cardiac damage in young adults, according to a study published online March 2 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Andrew O. Agbaje, M.D., from University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, used...
- Hydroxyurea Underused in Youth With Sickle Cellna 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Few youths with sickle cell anemia (SCA) receive hydroxyurea despite national guidelines recommending its use, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Network Open. Sarah L. Reeves, Ph.D., from University...
- AAD: Long-Term Improvement Seen With Ruxolitinib in Vitiligona 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- For patients with nonsegmental vitiligo, continued improvement in seen during a long-term extension of ruxolitinib treatment, according to study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held...
- Older Adults With Food Insecurity Face Faster Decline in Executive Functionna 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Food insecurity is common among community-dwelling older adults and is associated with a decline in executive function, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Network Open. Boeun Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.,...
- Rate of Kids Hospitalized in Mental Health Crisis Keeps Risingna 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Children with mental health problems are flooding America's hospitals. A new study of 4.8 million pediatric hospitalizations between 2009 and 2019 found that the number of acute care hospitalizations for kids with mental...
- Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis Increased for Patients With Atopic Diseasena 28/03/2023 u 3:03 pm
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 -- Patients with atopic disease have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online March 27 in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease. Matthew C. Baker, M.D., from Stanford University in...
- Human body a breeding ground for antimicrobial resistance genesna 27/03/2023 u 8:32 pm
The community of microbes living in and on our bodies may be acting as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance, according to new research.
- Beneficial bacteria in the infant gut uses nitrogen from breast milk to support baby's healthna 27/03/2023 u 8:06 pm
A nutrition scientist who has spent his career studying breast milk has demonstrated how beneficial microbes in the gut of infants use nitrogen from human milk to support pediatric nutrition and development.
- HIV genomes that hide in white blood cells offer new target to eliminate infectionsna 27/03/2023 u 3:49 pm
To develop treatments that may one day entirely rid the body of HIV infection, scientists have long sought to identify all of the places that the virus can hide its genetic code. Now, in a study using blood samples from men and women with HIV on long-term suppressive therapy, a team of scientists reports new evidence that one such stable reservoir of HIV genomes can be found in circulating white blood cells called monocytes.
- Art evokes feelings in the bodyna 27/03/2023 u 3:48 pm
A new study reveals that art has a powerful effect on people's bodies and emotions.
- Vehicle exhaust filters do not remove ultrafine pollutionna 27/03/2023 u 3:48 pm
Filters fitted to vehicle exhaust systems to remove particulate matter pollution have limited impact on ultrafine particles, new research shows.
- Genetic tests unexpectedly find genes linked to heart disease -- now what?na 27/03/2023 u 3:48 pm
As health care professionals, researchers and consumers increasingly use genetic testing, they are uncovering incidental genetic abnormalities, or variants, that are associated with cardiovascular diseases. The statement writing committee cautions that incidentally identified single gene variants may or may not be risk factors for disease, so it is important to interpret them correctly and cautiously. The new scientific statement offers a framework to support health care professionals in appropriately assessing individual genetic variants, communicating findings with patients and families, and, when needed, how to create a strong multidisciplinary team for individualized care.
- Researchers identify cell type that could be key to preventing marrow transplant complicationna 24/03/2023 u 10:44 pm
While the donor cells in a bone marrow transplant can help cure the patient's blood cancer, they can also cause graft-versus-host disease -- in which donor T cells, a specialized immune cell in the blood, attack the patient's healthy cells. Before this study, there was no finite T cell population identified as the cause of GVHD. Now, researchers have identified the specific type of T cells that cause GVHD in immunodeficient mice. To further confirm their findings, the researchers directly investigated human patient samples.
- Blind people sense their heartbeats better than sightedna 24/03/2023 u 5:52 pm
Blind people are better at sensing their own heartbeats than sighted, shows a new study. The study indicates that blindness leads to a heightened ability in feeling signals from the inner body.
- Pathogen mapped: Evolution and potential treatmentsna 24/03/2023 u 5:52 pm
A parasite which has devastating impacts on agriculture and human health is the first pathogen to have its proteins located and mapped within its cells -- providing clues to their function and helping to identify potential drug targets.
- Time of day matters when it comes to cancer diagnosis and treatmentna 24/03/2023 u 5:52 pm
Your circadian rhythm doesn't just govern your sleeping schedule; it can also impact cancer development, diagnosis, and treatment. Researchers discuss the role of circadian rhythms in tumor progression and spread and describe how we could better time when patients are tested for cancer and when they receive therapies to improve diagnostic accuracy and improve treatment success.
- Dieting: Brain amplifies signal of hunger synapsesna 24/03/2023 u 5:52 pm
Many people who have dieted are familiar with the yo-yo effect: after the diet, the kilos are quickly put back on. Researchers have now shown in mice that communication in the brain changes during a diet: The nerve cells that mediate the feeling of hunger receive stronger signals, so that the mice eat significantly more after the diet and gain weight more quickly. In the long term, these findings could help developing drugs to prevent this amplification and help to maintain a reduced body weight after dieting.
- Finding the sweet spot in sugar reductionsna 24/03/2023 u 5:52 pm
Putting less sugar in sodas and reducing the package size of sodas sold in supermarkets may help reduce our collective sugar intake and thus lower the associated health risks. Good news for consumers, but how does it affect manufacturers? Research conducted in the US has shown that marketing diet or sugar-free varieties does not lead to an increase in the overall turnover of soda manufacturers. This is because consumers tend to switch from sugary to sugar-free versions of the same brand. However, reducing the package size of soda does have a positive effect on the sales figures of the brand as a whole.
- Use age, not weight, to screen for diabetesna 24/03/2023 u 1:34 pm
Focus on age, not weight, to capture the greatest number of people in all racial and ethnic groups with prediabetes and diabetes, reports a new study. Screening all adults aged 35 to 70 years, regardless of weight, identifies the greatest proportion of adults with prediabetes and diabetes in the U.S. This approach will also maximize the ability to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes across all racial and ethnic groups, Racial/ethnic minority groups develop diabetes at lower weights than white adults.
- A readily available dietary supplement may reverse organ damage caused by HIV and antiretroviral therapyna 24/03/2023 u 1:34 pm
MitoQ, a mitochondrial antioxidant that is available to the public as a diet supplement, was found in a mouse study to reverse the detrimental effects that HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have on mitochondria in the brain, heart, aorta, lungs, kidney and liver.
- Novel regulatory mechanism of blood clotting discoveredna 24/03/2023 u 1:34 pm
The glycoprotein V of the blood platelets is an important switch point for haemostasis and thrombus formation. This new finding could have great clinical potential.
- Eye color genes are critical for retinal healthna 23/03/2023 u 7:42 pm
Metabolic pathways consist of a series of biochemical reactions in cells that convert a starting component into other products. There is growing evidence that metabolic pathways coupled with external stress factors influence the health of cells and tissues. Many human diseases, including retinal or neurodegenerative diseases, are associated with imbalances in metabolic pathways.
- Can insights from the soapbark tree change the way we make vaccines?na 23/03/2023 u 7:42 pm
The medicinal secrets of the Chilean soapbark tree have been laid bare, unlocking a future of more potent, affordable, and sustainably sought vaccines. Researchers have taken a major step forward in addressing this problem, by using a combination of genome mining and bioengineering techniques to produce saponin-based vaccine adjuvants in the laboratory without harvesting material directly from trees.
- Attack from the gut: Complications after surgeryna 23/03/2023 u 5:56 pm
Intestinal bacteria are often the trigger of complications after surgery. A solution to this problem could come from the liver.
- Researchers find a molecular mechanism involved in type 2 diabetesna 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin, or does not use it efficiently. It is caused by the combination of a genetic predisposition to obesity, sedentarism and an unhealthy diet, and it affects millions of people around the world. Now, researchers have identified a molecular mechanism involved in the development of this disease.
- Patient-specific cells generated from thymus organoidsna 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
Researchers have used pluripotent stem cells to make thymus organoids that support the development of patient-specific T-cells. The proof-of-concept work provides the basis for studying human thymus function, T-cell development, and transplant immunity.
- Fat-burning molecule may be promising target for most common childhood brain cancerna 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
Research has revealed a type of RNA, previously considered to be 'junk,' that may help doctors distinguish and treat a subgroup of patients with medulloblastoma.
- As the worm turns: New twists in behavioral association theoriesna 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
Physicists have developed a dynamical model of animal behavior that may explain some mysteries surrounding associative learning going back to Pavlov's dogs.
- Why does a leukemic mutation not always lead to leukemia?na 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
Scientists have discovered a mechanism that linked a leukemic mutation to varying potentials for disease development -- a discovery which could eventually lead to a way to identify patients with the mutation who are most at risk. The mutation is in a gene called TET2, which is prevalent in patients with myeloid leukemia. The scientists labeled and tracked individual blood stem cells in mice with the mutation and found that a subset of blood stem cells and their progeny -- known as clones -- made an outsized contribution to the overall population of blood and immune cells. The over-contributing clones tended to produce a lot of 'myeloid' cells including immune cells called granulocytes, which may potentially lead to myeloid leukemia.
- Where does your brain want to have lunch?na 23/03/2023 u 5:55 pm
New research advances scientific understanding of how the brain weighs decisions involving what people like or value, such as choosing which book to read, which restaurant to pick for lunch -- or even, which slot machine to play in a casino.
- Explanation for unusual radar signatures of icy satellites in the outer solar systemna 23/03/2023 u 5:54 pm
A study explains the unusual radar signatures of icy satellites orbiting Jupiter and Saturn. Their radar signatures, which differ significantly from those of rocky worlds and most ice on Earth, have long been a vexing question for the scientific community.
- Harnessing power of immune system may lessen reliance on antibiotics for infections like TBna 23/03/2023 u 5:54 pm
Researchers have found that the body's process of removing old and damaged cell parts, is also an essential part of tackling infections that take hold within our cells, like TB. If this natural process can be harnessed with new treatments, it could present an alternative to, or improve use of antibiotics, especially where bacteria have become resistant to existing drugs.
- Researchers discover a way to fight the aging process and cancer developmentna 23/03/2023 u 5:54 pm
Damage in the human genome can be repaired. But this works better in germ cells, sperm and eggs, than in normal body cells. Responsible for this is the DREAM protein complex, which prevents the activation of all available repair mechanisms. A research team has now shown that normal body cells can also be repaired better once this complex has been deactivated. In the long run, the scientists hope to develop better therapies to prevent cancer and aging-associated diseases.
- Artificial intelligence predicts genetics of cancerous brain tumors in under 90 secondsna 23/03/2023 u 5:54 pm
Using artificial intelligence, researchers have discovered how to screen for genetic mutations in cancerous brain tumors in under 90 seconds -- and possibly streamline the diagnosis and treatment of gliomas, a study suggests. The newly developed system, DeepGlioma, identified mutations used by the World Health Organization to define molecular subgroups of diffuse glioma with an average accuracy over 90%.
- A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bayna 23/03/2023 u 2:34 pm
More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists.
- New in-home AI tool monitors the health of elderly residentsna 23/03/2023 u 2:34 pm
Engineers are harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless technology to unobtrusively monitor elderly people in their living spaces and provide early detection of emerging health problems.
- Scientists warn of rise in potentially fatal bacterial infection due to global warmingna 23/03/2023 u 2:33 pm
Continued warming of the climate would see a rise in the number and spread of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found along parts of the coast of the United States. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria grow in warm shallow coastal waters and can infect a cut or insect bite during contact with seawater. The researchers predict that by 2041--2060 infections may spread to encompass major population centers around New York. Combined with a growing and increasingly elderly population, who are more susceptible to infection, annual case numbers could double.
- New research shows how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of musicna 23/03/2023 u 2:33 pm
New research has found that constraints in the way our brains work can shape the way people interact when creating music, influencing its evolution.
- How salt can taste sweet: The myriad mechanisms of taste perceptionna 23/03/2023 u 2:33 pm
The activation of taste receptors by various food molecules triggers specific pathways, resulting in the sensation of taste. The association of chloride ion, a component of table salt, with a sweet sensation upon eating low concentration of salt has been long known, but the overall mechanism of its involvement remains unclear. Scientists have now demonstrated the chloride-binding ability of the T1r taste receptor, offering insight into this secondary mechanism underlying salt perception.
- Being fit partially offsets negative impact of high blood pressurena 23/03/2023 u 2:33 pm
High fitness levels may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in men with high blood pressure, according to a 29-year study.
- Depressed, and aging fastna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
Older adults with depression are actually aging faster than their peers, researchers report. They also have poor cardiovascular and brain health.
- Known active ingredient as new drug candidate against mpoxna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
Mpox -- previously known as 'monkeypox' -- is currently spreading worldwide. Researchers have now identified a compound that could help fight the disease.
- Integrated structural biology provides new clues for cystic fibrosis treatmentna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator has been studied for years but the new efforts have yielded important insights.
- Telomere shortening -- a sign of cellular aging -- linked to signs of Alzheimer's in brain scansna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
Changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease are associated with shortening of the telomeres -- the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that shorten as cells age -- according to a new study.
- Road noise makes your blood pressure rise -- literallyna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
If you live near a busy road you might feel like the constant sound of roaring engines, honking horns and wailing sirens makes your blood pressure rise. Now a new study confirms it can do exactly that.
- 'Biohybrid' device could restore function in paralyzed limbsna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
Researchers have developed a new type of neural implant that could restore limb function to amputees and others who have lost the use of their arms or legs. In a study carried out in rats, researchers from the University of Cambridge used the device to improve the connection between the brain and paralysed limbs. The device combines flexible electronics and human stem cells -- the body's 'reprogrammable' master cells -- to better integrate with the nerve and drive limb function.
- From mutation to arrhythmia: Desmosomal protein breakdown as an underlying mechanism of cardiac diseasena 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
Mutations in genes that form the desmosome are the most common cause of the cardiac disease arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), which affects one in 2000 to 5000 people worldwide. Researchers have now discovered how a mutation in the desmosomal gene plakophilin-2 leads to ACM. They found that the structural and functional changes in ACM hearts caused by a plakophilin-2 mutation are the result of increased desmosomal protein degradation. The results further our understanding of ACM and could contribute to the development of new therapies for this disease.
- Clearing a path for non-invasive muscle therapy for the elderlyna 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
A new multidisciplinary study opens an exciting non-invasive therapeutic avenue for healing muscle injuries in elderly patients. Using a robotic mechanotherapy device on aged muscle, the researchers found that the same treatment that helps young muscle heal faster after injury actually has the opposite effect with aging -- it exacerbated the injury. After pinpointing mechanotherapy-induced differences in immunity between young and old muscles, they showed that anti-inflammatory therapy enabled mechanotherapy to achieve healing effects in aged muscles.
- How fit is your gut microbiome?na 22/03/2023 u 11:09 pm
It is well known that the microbiomes of athletes are different from of those who are sedentary. To investigate how exercise shapes the gut microbiota in non-athletes, the study assessed information on the type, time and intensity of exercise in relation to microbiomes in a large cohort of middle-aged adults.
- Memory B cell marker predicts long-lived antibody response to flu vaccinena 22/03/2023 u 11:08 pm
Memory B cells play a critical role to provide long-term immunity after a vaccination or infection. Researchers have now described a distinct and novel subset of memory B cells that predict long-lived antibody responses to influenza vaccination in humans. These effector memory B cells appear to be poised for a rapid serum antibody response upon secondary challenge one year later.
- How the brain's 'internal compass' worksna 22/03/2023 u 11:08 pm
Scientists have gained new insights into the part of the brain that gives us a sense of direction, by tracking neural activity with the latest advances in brain imaging techniques. The findings shed light on how the brain orients itself in changing environments -- and even the processes that can go wrong with degenerative diseases like dementia, that leave people feeling lost and confused.
- Is bone health linked to brain health?na 22/03/2023 u 11:08 pm
People who have low bone density may have an increased risk of developing dementia compared to people who have higher bone density. The study does not prove that low bone density causes dementia. It only shows an association.
- Hidden 'super spreaders' spur dengue fever transmissionna 22/03/2023 u 11:08 pm
For mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, the abundance of the insects in places where people gather has long served as the main barometer for infection risk. A new study, however, suggests that the number of 'hidden' infections tied to a place, or cases of infected people who show no symptoms, is the key indicator for dengue risk.
- Researchers create artificial enzyme for fast detection of disease-related hormone in sweatna 22/03/2023 u 11:08 pm
Researchers have developed a handheld sensor that tests perspiration for cortisol and provides results in eight minutes, a key advance in monitoring a hormone whose levels are a marker for many illnesses including various cancers.
- Sweets change our brainna 22/03/2023 u 6:09 pm
Chocolate bars, chips and fries - why can't we just ignore them in the supermarket? Researchers have now shown that foods with a high fat and sugar content change our brain: If we regularly eat even small amounts of them, the brain learns to consume precisely these foods in the future.
- Ludwig van Beethoven's genome sheds light on chronic health problems and cause of deathna 22/03/2023 u 6:09 pm
In 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven asked his brothers to request that his doctor, J.A. Schmidt, describe his malady -- his progressive hearing loss -- to the world upon his death so that 'as far as possible at least the world will be reconciled to me after my death.' Now, more than two centuries later, a team of researchers have partially fulfilled his wish by analyzing DNA they lifted and pieced together from locks of his hair.
- New NIH study reveals shared genetic markers underlying substance use disordersna 22/03/2023 u 6:03 pm
By combing through genomic data of over 1 million people of European or African descent, scientists have identified genes commonly inherited across addiction disorders, regardless of the substance being used. This dataset -- one of largest and most diverse of its kind -- may help reveal new treatment targets across multiple substance use disorders, including for people diagnosed with more than one. The findings also reinforce the role of the dopamine system in addiction, by showing that the combination of genes underlying addiction disorders was also associated with regulation of dopamine signaling.
- Why subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus accelerated the pandemicna 22/03/2023 u 6:03 pm
Researchers describe why SARS-CoV-2 subvariants spread more rapidly than the original virus strain, and how an early treatment might have made people more susceptible to future infections.
- IPEM: New radiotherapy leaflet for patientspo AHCS Administrator na 22/03/2023 u 10:29 am
A leaflet telling patients about all the healthcare professionals involved in their radiotherapy journey has been produced. New radiotherapy leaflet for patients A leaflet telling patients about all the healthcare... Read More The post IPEM: New radiotherapy leaflet for patients appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Ascend Laboratories LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dabigatran Etexilate Capsules, USP 75 mg and 150 mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurityna 22/03/2023 u 9:19 am
Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy, Consumer March 22, 2023 - Parsippany. New Jersey. Ascend Laboratories LLC. is voluntarily recalling Dabigatran Etcxilate Capsules. USP 75 mg and 150 mg to the consumer/user level due to the presence of a...
- HSIB Education – Enrolment now open for April and May coursespo AHCS Administrator na 21/03/2023 u 11:49 am
Patient Safety Incident Response Framework training courses Involving those affected by patient safety incidents in the learning process (1 day) Patient Safety Incident Response Framework Oversight (2 x 3 hours)... Read More The post HSIB Education – Enrolment now open for April and May courses appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- HSJ Awards 2023 now open for entries!po AHCS Administrator na 16/03/2023 u 2:47 pm
Proudly returning to London this November, the 43rd HSJ Awards are now open for entries! This year’s Awards will not only adhere to their long standing values of sharing best practice,... Read More The post HSJ Awards 2023 now open for entries! appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- The British Society of Audiology Scientific Meeting 5th and 6th June 2023 at the BCEC in Birminghampo AHCS Administrator na 08/03/2023 u 3:31 pm
Find out more here. The post The British Society of Audiology Scientific Meeting 5th and 6th June 2023 at the BCEC in Birmingham appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Pharmedica USA LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops Due to Non-Sterilityna 03/03/2023 u 8:34 am
Audience: Consumer March 3, 2023 -- Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Pharmedica USA LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to non-sterility. Risk Statement: Use of...
- Flexible workforce solutions in the NHSpo AHCS Administrator na 27/02/2023 u 1:43 pm
As you may know, our register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority which oversees the statutory regulators and runs the Accredited Registers programme. They have partnered with NHS Professionals,... Read More The post Flexible workforce solutions in the NHS appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- AHAwards Shortlist now available!po AHCS Administrator na 24/02/2023 u 10:26 am
This year we are proud to sponsor four awards – click on each to find out more. Leadership in Healthcare Science Life Science Industry Clinical Research Practitioner Inspiring the Healthcare... Read More The post AHAwards Shortlist now available! appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Global Pharma Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Delsam Pharma Artificial Eye Ointment Due to Possible Microbial Contaminationna 23/02/2023 u 10:43 am
Audience: Consumers February 23, 2023 -- Global Pharma Healthcare is voluntarily recalling Batch No. H29 of Artificial Eye Ointment, distributed by Delsam Pharma to the consumer level, due to possible microbial contamination. Additionally, some...
- nanoMaterials Discovery Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of its Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Alcohol Solutionna 14/02/2023 u 8:59 am
Audience: Consumers February 14, 2023 – Seattle, Washington, nanoMaterials Discovery Corporation is voluntarily recalling all lots of its Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Alcohol Solution branded as “Snowy Range Blue” in four fluid ounce...
- Volt Candy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of PrimeZen Black 6000 Capsules Due to Presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafilna 13/02/2023 u 6:36 pm
Audience: Consumers February 13, 2023 – Pomona, California, Volt Candy is voluntarily recalling one lot of PrimeZen Black 6000, 2000 mg capsule, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found PrimeZen Black 6000 capsules to be tainted...
- Consultation on updates to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in apprenticeshipspo AHCS Administrator na 10/02/2023 u 10:44 am
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have opened a survey on proposed changes to the requirements used for including mandatory qualification (that is, a qualification that must be... Read More The post Consultation on updates to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in apprenticeships appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Infants at Risk for Aluminum Toxicity with Unapproved Potassium Phosphates Drug Productna 09/02/2023 u 11:35 am
Audience: Consumers February 9, 2023 -- FDA is warning health care professionals and pharmacies to avoid using Hospira's unapproved potassium phosphates drug product in pediatric patients because the aluminum exposure from this product is unsafe for...
- IPEM welcomes new government Department for Science, Innovation and Technologypo AHCS Administrator na 09/02/2023 u 10:29 am
IPEM welcomes new government Department for Science, Innovation and Technology THE Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) has responded to the announcement of a new government Department... Read More The post IPEM welcomes new government Department for Science, Innovation and Technology appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Public Notification: Alfia Weight Loss Capsules Contain Hidden Drug Ingredientna 08/02/2023 u 1:27 pm
Audience: Consumers February 8, 2023 -- The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Alfia Weight Loss Capsules, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites including, https://alfia.com, and...
- FDA Warns Consumers Not to Purchase or Use EzriCare Artificial Tears Due to Potential Contaminationna 02/02/2023 u 9:38 pm
Audience: Consumers February 2, 2023 -- FDA is warning consumers and health care practitioners not to purchase and immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears due to potential bacterial contamination....
- STP Equivalence funding available for 200 healthcare scientistspo AHCS Administrator na 02/02/2023 u 11:15 am
Health Education England’s National School of Healthcare Science and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) are delighted to announce a second round of funding aimed at increasing the number of... Read More The post STP Equivalence funding available for 200 healthcare scientists appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- IBSA Pharma Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Select Lots of Tirosint®-Sol (levothyroxine sodium) Oral Solution Due to Subpotencyna 01/02/2023 u 1:01 pm
Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy, Consumer February 01, 2023 -- IBSA Pharma Inc. is voluntarily recalling 27 lots of TIROSINT®-SOL (levothyroxine sodium) Oral Solution to the consumer level. This voluntary recall has been...
- BNMS Annual Spring Meeting 2023po AHCS Administrator na 30/01/2023 u 4:49 pm
BNMS Annual Spring Meeting 2023 taking place on 22 – 24th May at the Harrogate Convention Centre. More information here The post BNMS Annual Spring Meeting 2023 appeared first on The Academy For Healthcare Science.
- Edgewell Personal Care Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Due to the Presence of Benzene – UPDATEDna 27/01/2023 u 10:17 am
Audience: Consumers SHELTON, Conn., January 27, 2023 – Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today expanded its voluntary nationwide recall of three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 to the consumer level as...
- Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Epinephrine (L-Adrenaline) USP Bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Due to Discoloration of Productna 09/01/2023 u 10:19 am
Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy January 9, 2023 -- Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three lots of Epinephrine (L-Adrenaline) USP, a bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) used to manufacture or compound...
- GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Easy Care First Aid® Burn Cream and First Aid Kits Due to Microbial Contaminationna 27/12/2022 u 3:15 pm
Audience: Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy December 23, 2022 – Xiamen, Fujian, GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Easy Care first aid® AfterBurn ® Cream, 0.9 g single-use packets. The single use...
- Hospira, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection, USP 1.5g/vial, Due To The Presence of Visible Glass Particulatesna 27/12/2022 u 3:09 pm
Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy December 22, 2022 - NEW YORK, NY., Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 1.5 g/vial Single Dose Fliptop Vial, lot 33045BA, to the user...
- Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial and Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial Lot Due to Product Mix-Upna 27/12/2022 u 6:35 am
Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy Durham, North Carolina -- December 22, 2022 -- Accord Healthcare, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial, and Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial product contained...
- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Four Lots of Quinapril Tablets Due to Potential Presence of N-Nitroso-Quinapril Impurityna 21/12/2022 u 9:56 am
Audience: Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy Baltimore, Maryland, December 21, 2022 -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling four (4) lots of Quinapril Tablets to the patient (consumer/user) level due to the presence of a...
- Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, 8.4%, 50 mEq/50 mL Vial, 20-Count Carton due to Vial Breakagena 29/11/2022 u 10:16 am
Audience: Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy November 28, 2022 – Lenoir, North Carolina. Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC, (Exela) is expanding their recall, adding fourteen (14) lots to the ongoing voluntary recall of forty-nine (49) lots of...
- FDA Investigating Risk of Severe Hypocalcemia in Patients on Dialysis Receiving Osteoporosis Medicine Prolia (denosumab)na 22/11/2022 u 8:31 am
Audience: Patients, Health Professionals, Pharmacy November 22, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of severe hypocalcemia with serious outcomes, including hospitalization and death, in patients with...
- FDA Warns Seven Companies for Selling Dietary Supplements with Claims to Treat Cardiovascular Diseasena 17/11/2022 u 10:22 am
Audience: Consumers November 17, 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to seven companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent cardiovascular disease or...
- FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals of Risks to Patients Exposed to Xylazine in Illicit Drugsna 08/11/2022 u 9:00 am
Audience: Health Care Professionals November 8, 2022 -- Health care professionals should be cautious of possible xylazine inclusion in fentanyl, heroin, and other illicit drug overdoses, as naloxone may not be able to reverse its effects. FDA...
- Mylan Institutional LLC, a Viatris Company, Issues a Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Octreotide Acetate Injection, 500 mcg/mL, Due to Glass Particulates in a Syringena 25/10/2022 u 10:51 am
Audience: Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy PITTSBURGH, October 25, 2022- Mylan Institutional LLC, a Viatris company, is voluntarily recalling lot AJ21002, exp 3/2024, of Octreotide Acetate Injection, 500 mcg/mL, packaged in a carton...
- Nurses solution physician shortagespo Health Care Business Tech na 19/03/2022 u 3:06 am
Nurses are often the first line of defense when it comes to health care. Nurses can deal with…
- FDA advisory panel recommends Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shotspo MalloryHackett na 15/10/2021 u 7:41 pm
Although the panel gives guidance, the FDA does not have to follow its nonbinding recommendations.
- Walgreens invests $5.5B to accelerate new healthcare business segmentpo MalloryHackett na 14/10/2021 u 7:29 pm
With the launch of Walgreens Health, the company is doubling down on its consumer-centric healthcare strategy.
- Mayo Clinic to study respiratory muscle training as long COVID treatmentpo MalloryHackett na 13/10/2021 u 8:05 pm
Long COVID patients are more likely to utilize healthcare services after their initial infection, resulting in increased costs.
- Anthem, Providence tap Vim for value-based care platform deploymentpo MalloryHackett na 12/10/2021 u 8:37 pm
The goal is that the technology platform will enable higher quality care and better patient experiences at a lower cost.
- Healthcare lost 17,500 jobs in September amid ongoing labor shortagepo MalloryHackett na 11/10/2021 u 7:58 pm
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare employment has dropped by 524,000 jobs.
- Cigna divests life, accident and supplemental benefits businesses for $5.75Bpo MalloryHackett na 08/10/2021 u 8:16 pm
By selling these businesses in seven countries, Cigna plans to focus on its health services businesses.
- Pfizer and BioNTech request EUA for COVID-19 vaccine in young childrenpo MalloryHackett na 07/10/2021 u 8:13 pm
The request for EUA will be considered October 26 by the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
- Oscar Health teams up with Chicago health systems to offer tech-enabled health planspo MalloryHackett na 04/10/2021 u 8:02 pm
Oscar Health also recently made similar partnerships with two health systems in Florida.
- Henry Ford Health System taps Contessa for at-home hospital carepo MalloryHackett na 01/10/2021 u 8:11 pm
The pandemic spurred hospital at home programs but the benefits for providers and patients means their continuation.
- Intermountain Healthcare begins outpatient imaging businesspo MalloryHackett na 30/09/2021 u 8:23 pm
The new spinout will operate stand-alone imaging centers that offer both MRI and CT services.
- Short-sleeved lab coats just as germy as long-sleevedpo Health Care Business Tech na 16/03/2021 u 9:32 am
New research refutes the idea that shorter-sleeved lab coats are less likely to transmit bacteria among patients. Some…
- Healthcare Managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 02/12/2020 u 8:21 am
The Integral Role of Healthcare Management Even though the healthcare system is all about improving patients’ lives, the…
- Why social engineering attacks are decimating healthcare cybersecurity defensespo Health Care Business Tech na 27/10/2020 u 10:03 am
The coronavirus has presented hospitals with numerous challenges. And as if COVID-19 isn’t enough to deal with, hackers…
- Medical electronic devices are facing a critical testpo Health Care Business Tech na 01/09/2020 u 5:21 am
The market for medical electronics today represents a comparatively small share of the nation’s nearly $200 billion in…
- Optimizing a WiFi network for health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 18/08/2020 u 2:34 pm
An optimized wireless network is a mission-critical resource for every healthcare facility. Innumerable pieces of health technology now…
- The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Actpo Health Care Business Tech na 18/05/2020 u 5:48 am
Much has been said about HIPAA since its release back in 1996, and it is continuing to make waves in…
- Health care isn’t going back to normal after pandemicpo Health Care Business Tech na 12/05/2020 u 5:43 am
The coronavirus has turned our world upside down revealing holes in our healthcare system. In this guest post,…
- Innovation to address pain management: How AR/VR can helppo Health Care Business Tech na 14/04/2020 u 3:43 pm
Opioids have been the focus of the media for a while now, and the press has been almost…
- EMRpo Health Care Business Tech na 05/03/2020 u 1:21 am
Convert to Electronic Medical Records Electronic medical records, or EMRs, are showing up in doctor’s offices and…
- The power of data: How standards can transform healthcare deliverypo Health Care Business Tech na 04/02/2020 u 3:14 pm
Offering high-quality medical care as affordably and efficiently as possible is a tremendous balancing act for healthcare providers.…
- Workplace violence: What hospital executives and administrators need to knowpo Health Care Business Tech na 24/09/2019 u 12:35 pm
In today’s world, hospitals have to be prepared for anything and everything, and not just medical emergencies. They…
- First information-blocking fine levied on Florida hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 13/09/2019 u 9:03 am
A Florida hospital was hit this month with the first fine by the Department of Health and Human Services…
- How healthcare facilities can improve cybersecuritypo Health Care Business Tech na 10/09/2019 u 4:32 am
The healthcare industry continues to be a favorite target of hackers. And the only way this will stop…
- Practice Managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 07/09/2019 u 1:42 am
Medical practice management concerns physicians and specialsts throughout all disciplines in medicine as well as those staff members…
- Healthcare organizations need to do better with third-party risk managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 03/09/2019 u 4:29 am
Nowadays, hospital executives and administrators are always worried about data breaches. In this guest post, Dennis Keglovits, VP…
- Healthcare organizations look to the cloud for secure digital transformationpo Health Care Business Tech na 27/08/2019 u 3:21 am
Healthcare costs are constantly on the rise, and healthcare organizations are struggling to preserve the expected level of…
- Case study: Reducing readmission rates via interactive patient screeningspo Health Care Business Tech na 13/08/2019 u 4:47 pm
Every hospital is looking for ways to reduce its readmission rates. But it’s not an easy feat, and…
- U.S. News & World Report issues 2019-20 Best Hospitals listpo Health Care Business Tech na 05/08/2019 u 1:21 am
Another renowned rating system recently released its list of top hospitals. U.S. News & World Report’s 30th annual…
- Alarm fatigue: New sounds may help prevent issues in hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 12/07/2019 u 5:22 am
Hospitals are full of alarms that constantly go off – sometimes for no reason at all. Not only…
- Data analytics holds promise of dramatically improving outcomes for patients with autoimmune diseasepo Health Care Business Tech na 11/06/2019 u 8:47 am
Many industries are using data analytics to make predictions about future events and use them to their advantage.…
- Latest Leapfrog grades: Patients in danger at low-performing hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 23/05/2019 u 3:01 am
The Leapfrog Group has just released its latest Hospital Safety Grades, and while many hospitals are performing well,…
- A healthcare data revolution – The case for data visualizationpo Health Care Business Tech na 23/04/2019 u 8:16 am
With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets…
- Keeping protected health information private in the era of AIpo Health Care Business Tech na 02/04/2019 u 3:25 am
Artificial intelligence-powered technology has a lot to offer hospitals, but it also comes with risks. In this guest…
- Clinician-healthcare administrator partnerships: Effective treatment for opioid epidemicpo Health Care Business Tech na 26/03/2019 u 8:54 am
The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a national leader in the field of orthopedics and performed approximately…
- How better communication can improve patient outcomes and lower readmission ratespo Health Care Business Tech na 26/02/2019 u 9:26 am
Aside from top-quality providers and the latest technology, what do the most successful hospitals have that others don’t?…
- Security approaches can help keep patients’ data safepo Health Care Business Tech na 19/02/2019 u 9:38 am
In today’s healthcare industry, patient portals are a must-have, if you want to keep your customers happy. Creating portals…
- AI and predictive analytics lead to improved delivery of healthcare servicespo Health Care Business Tech na 15/01/2019 u 11:40 am
Despite healthcare professionals’ purest intentions and dogged efforts to heal their patients, they’re limited by being human. They…
- AI and predictive analytics lead to improved delivery of healthcare servicespo Health Care Business Tech na 15/01/2019 u 2:00 am
Despite healthcare professionals’ purest intentions and dogged efforts to heal their patients, they’re limited by being human. They…
- Telemedicine and its flaws: Not perfect just yet – but getting therepo Health Care Business Tech na 20/11/2018 u 5:58 am
Telemedicine is becoming increasingly widespread in the US. As technology becomes an intrinsic part of our lives, and…
- Anthem’s $16M data breach: What your hospital can learnpo Health Care Business Tech na 08/11/2018 u 12:12 pm
You may remember hearing about a major data breach from Anthem in 2015, where the protected health information…
- 3 easy cures for unhealthy medical knowledge managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 11/09/2018 u 1:55 am
Many of today’s healthcare organizations still show symptoms of underdeveloped knowledge management processes. In this guest post, Mike…
- It’s the digital era: Make sure your healthcare tech meets the demandspo Health Care Business Tech na 04/09/2018 u 10:01 am
When it comes to the use of technology in health care, connectivity is constantly evolving. In this guest…
- New technology may decentralize your hospital’s care deliverypo Health Care Business Tech na 19/07/2018 u 3:15 am
It seems like new technological advances are released every week, which makes keeping up a struggle. From basics…
- How your business can ensure HIPAA-compliant backupspo Health Care Business Tech na 03/07/2018 u 10:11 am
HIPAA compliance doesn’t stop at the data you’re actively using. It applies to everything in your organization –…
- Healthcare Staffingpo Health Care Business Tech na 03/07/2018 u 1:14 am
Qualified and experienced healthcare professionals know the importance of hiring top-notch employees. But in today’s crowded and competitive…
- How healthcare organizations can use TEM best practices to reduce costspo Health Care Business Tech na 26/06/2018 u 10:18 am
The healthcare industry is being turned on its head because of decreasing revenues; increasing costs; regulations that require…
- Human trafficking: Identifying victims who visit hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 21/06/2018 u 2:38 am
You may have noticed a recent uptick in discussions surrounding human trafficking, and health care is one of…
- Keys to creating an effective mobile strategy at your hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 14/06/2018 u 5:39 am
As mobile technology becomes even more prevalent, your hospital will need to create clear strategies and written policies…
- Combining claims, EHR data creates a Rosetta Stone for population healthpo Health Care Business Tech na 29/05/2018 u 6:08 am
Healthcare organizations have massive amounts of data to share with payors and vice versa, to provide a timely,…
- Medication nonadherence costs $300B annually: How to close the gappo Health Care Business Tech na 24/05/2018 u 3:27 am
Patients not adhering to their medications is an eternal struggle at every healthcare facility. No matter how many…
- How data sharing could change the entire healthcare industrypo Health Care Business Tech na 03/05/2018 u 8:57 am
Chances are, your hospital uses an electronic health record system, which means you have a lot of patient…
- Mobile technology can help protect hospital workers from violencepo Health Care Business Tech na 01/05/2018 u 3:27 am
Healthcare providers do their best to provide quality care to patients in their hospitals. But their jobs come…
- Don’t get phished: 3 email security lessons for healthcare companiespo Health Care Business Tech na 17/04/2018 u 6:38 am
Why do healthcare companies continue to get phished? Because it’s profitable. With a clever email or two, digital…
- Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiencypo Health Care Business Tech na 05/04/2018 u 9:03 am
Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier.…
- Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staffpo Health Care Business Tech na 29/03/2018 u 3:32 am
Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record…
- Create a ‘just culture’ in your hospital & revamp patient carepo Health Care Business Tech na 01/02/2018 u 8:32 am
Having a “just culture” at your hospital encourages open and honest communication among staff when mistakes happen. It…
- How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 26/01/2018 u 3:34 am
The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and…
- Hospitals – Ransomware targetspo Health Care Business Tech na 23/01/2018 u 8:01 am
You may not notice this every day, but hospitals and medical devices are constantly under attack. One would…
- Low nurse staffing may cost your facility millions of dollarspo Health Care Business Tech na 02/01/2018 u 6:41 am
The nurse shortage may be affecting your bottom line in more ways than one. In this guest post,…
- SMS SOS: Secure texting strategies for your hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 21/12/2017 u 5:33 am
There are a host of technology challenges hospitals face, including electronic health records (EHR) systems integration. But one…
- Female doctors have high rates of burnout: Here’s whypo Health Care Business Tech na 17/10/2017 u 4:43 pm
Studies show women make excellent physicians, but they experience burnout at higher rates than their male colleagues. Female…
- How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient infopo Health Care Business Tech na 05/10/2017 u 4:01 am
Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds…
- BYOD in hospitals: What you need to knowpo Health Care Business Tech na 28/09/2017 u 5:27 am
Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks,…
- Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planningpo Health Care Business Tech na 26/09/2017 u 2:15 pm
Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with…
- Big changes to bundled payments: What to expect nextpo Health Care Business Tech na 15/09/2017 u 8:40 am
The feds have changed their strategy for the implementation of bundled payments, giving facilities much more leeway in…
- 2 ways AI will change care delivery in hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 01/09/2017 u 3:15 am
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to change how many organizations do business. Hospitals are no exception to the…
- Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile movementpo Health Care Business Tech na 18/07/2017 u 1:51 pm
A growing number of organizations across industries are developing mobile-friendly services and solutions now that mobile browsing exceeds desktop…
- 4 ways to protect information in a data-driven healthcare systempo Health Care Business Tech na 03/07/2017 u 5:26 am
Health care is a data-intensive industry. Technological advances have allowed healthcare organizations to use real-time data visualizations to…
- Technology can get patients more involved or alienate thempo Health Care Business Tech na 20/06/2017 u 11:19 am
Technology can do a lot to improve care and boost efficiency at healthcare organizations. But if the right…
- How to get the most out of IoT in your hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 17/06/2017 u 6:45 am
Over the next decade, hospitals will continue increasing their adoption of IoT devices, and see more coming through…
- Hospital Managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 03/06/2017 u 1:11 am
Management in Hospitals: A Vital Piece of the Healthcare Puzzle Hospital doors are always open. No matter what…
- HIPAA: It’s not as black and white as you first thoughtpo Health Care Business Tech na 23/05/2017 u 4:41 pm
It was a feat in and of itself to become HIPAA compliant. Staying compliant is a whole other…
- Data sharing: Improve security in your hospitalpo Health Care Business Tech na 21/04/2017 u 1:57 pm
Regarding data breaches, it’s been said that an organization’s greatest liability is its employees. This is especially true…
- Mitigate risks of cyber attacks with disaster recovery and continuity planpo Health Care Business Tech na 11/04/2017 u 4:50 pm
Cyber attacks in the healthcare industry are on the rise, and protecting your hospital and its patients’ protected…
- Animal therapy benefits hospital patients, staffpo Health Care Business Tech na 03/04/2017 u 8:40 am
Over the years, animal therapy has become more popular in hospitals. Not only is it used to help…
- ACA replacement, bundled payments delayedpo Health Care Business Tech na 29/03/2017 u 4:26 am
The healthcare climate became even more unstable for hospitals recently with two big announcements from the feds: Republicans…
- This overlooked technology reduces major hidden costpo Health Care Business Tech na 21/03/2017 u 6:33 am
The adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) was supposed to be widespread, moving us away from paper records…
- Secure messaging: It’s a clear win for health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 14/03/2017 u 6:05 am
Smart phones make life easier for hospital providers, but their use isn’t permitted when it comes to secure…
- Hospitals wasting millions due to unused suppliespo Health Care Business Tech na 10/03/2017 u 6:20 am
Managing supplies effectively is critical to avoiding waste in hospitals. Unfortunately, many facilities aren’t tracking their medical supplies…
- 10 steps for improving your hospital’s safety culturepo Health Care Business Tech na 03/03/2017 u 3:10 am
Creating a safety culture in your hospital is essential for improving the quality of care given to patients.…
- Texting orders in hospitals: Should it be allowed?po Health Care Business Tech na 16/02/2017 u 5:15 am
The debate about whether hospital clinicians should be allowed to text in orders rages on. One doctor offers…
- Precision medicine & its implications for hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 08/02/2017 u 9:57 am
Precision medicine, a relatively new concept in health care, could dramatically change the way hospitals provide treatment to…
- Considerations for a future of connected health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 07/02/2017 u 8:48 am
With current trends in health care and technology accelerating the move toward a connected healthcare enterprise, data has…
- 2017 trends: Aligning health IT with business strategypo Health Care Business Tech na 24/01/2017 u 11:44 am
In 2016, the course of health IT followed a now familiar path. Already important technologies became even more…
- Joint Commission: Providers shouldn’t use texts to submit patient orderspo Health Care Business Tech na 11/01/2017 u 4:17 pm
Secure text messaging is becoming more common in hospitals, but not all information concerning patients’ health should be…
- Hospitals may be top target of cyberattacks in 2017po Health Care Business Tech na 05/12/2016 u 1:05 pm
Cyberattacks on healthcare providers have grown more popular in recent years – especially with the rise of ransomware…
- The doctor is out: 4 ways to fill staffing gaps in health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 22/11/2016 u 6:49 am
It’s always a struggle for medical practices to find full-time, quality hires, and the challenge is exacerbated by…
- Make lasting changes in your hospital: 4 critical stepspo Health Care Business Tech na 17/11/2016 u 11:48 am
Many hospitals are making big changes in the face of value-based care. And when these changes start paying…
- Sinks may spread bacteria in hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 27/10/2016 u 3:02 am
Proper hand hygiene is critical to stopping the spread of hospital-acquired infections. To promote hand washing, some hospitals…
- Text messaging & HIPAA: Is your hospital secure?po Health Care Business Tech na 21/10/2016 u 3:09 am
Following HIPAA laws to the letter is of utmost importance to hospitals. Patients’ protected health information (PHI) must…
- Speech recognition software can cause documentation errorspo Health Care Business Tech na 19/10/2016 u 1:00 am
In a busy hospital setting, some providers may opt to streamline the process of documenting patient encounters by…
- 5 ways mobile tech is transforming health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 18/10/2016 u 6:14 am
Thanks to changing healthcare regulations, shifting payment models, and a proliferation of mobile and web applications connecting caregivers…
- Bundled payments: Impact on hospitals, employers & patientspo Health Care Business Tech na 14/10/2016 u 4:21 am
Bundled payments are becoming not just the choice for payors, but for employers and the general public as…
- 2 ways hospitals are using technology to boost patient satisfactionpo Health Care Business Tech na 07/10/2016 u 6:26 am
Hospitals across the country are using technology to improve patient satisfaction and provide them with faster service in…
- How to Incorporate Real-Time Technology Into Your Health Organizationpo Health Care Business Tech na 04/10/2016 u 5:34 am
Today, doctor-patient communication is infrequent and asynchronous. Most people have one conversation with their doctors per year, and the average Millennial…
- Latest on mobile use in hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 03/10/2016 u 11:50 am
Nowadays, mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are being used in almost every setting. And that’s especially…
- How telemedicine is revolutionizing health carepo Health Care Business Tech na 27/09/2016 u 9:21 am
Telemedicine has been around for more than 40 years, originally serving as a way to connect doctors to rural…
- 3 healthcare technology security risks you should know aboutpo Health Care Business Tech na 20/09/2016 u 11:57 am
The healthcare industry has become increasingly reliant on technology. From medical translation tools to mobile apps, these devices…
- 1st ‘virtual hospital’ cares for patients using telemedicinepo Health Care Business Tech na 16/09/2016 u 2:56 am
Using technology to deliver better care is a challenge for many hospitals, but effective technology use is important…
- 5 best practices for building a patient-focused websitepo Health Care Business Tech na 06/09/2016 u 9:08 am
n 2015, 90% of Americans had health insurance, the highest number on record. This new patient base is more empowered…
- Unusual technology used for hospital pain managementpo Health Care Business Tech na 31/08/2016 u 2:53 am
Because of the growing opioid epidemic in the country, hospitals are being tasked to find unique ways to…
- Slash spending: Implement a print strategypo Health Care Business Tech na 16/08/2016 u 4:55 pm
When you think about ALL the printing your hospital does, it’s easy to see how it’s a major expense. In…
- 3 keys to keep hospital employees engagedpo Health Care Business Tech na 29/07/2016 u 2:20 am
High-performing hospitals tend to have staff that are engaged in the facility’s mission. But engagement levels are dropping…
- CMS’ new star ratings: How hospitals rank so farpo Health Care Business Tech na 27/07/2016 u 12:07 pm
If you thought the delay of the release for Medicare’s star ratings meant the program was being shelved…
- Dress codes for nurses: Tool to boost professionalismpo Health Care Business Tech na 15/07/2016 u 3:42 pm
Establishing a dress code for nurses may not be top priority for your hospital. But it can go…
- Pokemon Go causes problems for hospitals: How to respondpo Health Care Business Tech na 14/07/2016 u 8:56 am
Many advances in mobile technology, such as personal health tracking apps and wearable devices, can positively affect hospitals…
- Why EHRs have trouble reporting quality measurespo Health Care Business Tech na 22/06/2016 u 11:32 am
If you’ve had issues with reporting quality measures using your hospital’s electronic health records (EHR) system, you aren’t alone. According…
- 6 keys for hospitals to fight opioid abusepo Health Care Business Tech na 15/06/2016 u 1:00 pm
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitals treat over 1,000 patients in the emergency…
- New overtime rule: How it’ll affect hospitalspo Health Care Business Tech na 08/06/2016 u 12:41 pm
You’ve likely heard about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent updates to the overtime threshold. Hospitals will be…
AMN Healthcare Names Christine Mackey-Ross as Lead Executive Partner of Phillips DiPisa
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Medical News Today: What happens when you lose your virginity?
Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Troponin Complexes Explored in Acute MI Patients
Acute myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. A heart attack is a life-threatening condition that occurs… Source: LabMEdica
Portable Monitor Detects Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the most severe form of acute lung injury, responsible for high mortality and long-term… Source: LabMEdica
Medical News Today: Can acupressure relieve headaches?
Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity
By constructing 3D semantic maps, scientists have shown that the brain activity of comprehension is largely similar for listening and reading. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk
New research using a genetic analysis called Mendelian randomization links insomnia genes to a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Tidepool CEO talks Pre-Cert era, interoperability
Amazon and Pixar software veteran Howard Look spoke to MedTech Dive about working through FDA's software development evaluation pilot and the implications of an insulin dosing app that works with many brands' devices. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August
Despite reports Medicare Advantage is failing to produce savings for taxpayers, big insurers continue to snap up market share. CVS had the strongest year-over-year growth, aided by its acquisition of Aetna. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Big 5 MA plans grow market share in August
CVS had the strongest year-over-year growth, aided by its acquisition of insurer giant Aetna. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
ACA enrollment could stabilize if premiums stay flat
Critics had feared that Republican efforts to undermine the ACA would lead to large decreases in the number of people enrolled in plans sold in the individual insurance market, though a report shows a small decrease in 2019's Q1. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
ACA enrollment could stabilize if premium stay flat, report says
Critics had feared that Republican efforts to undermine the ACA would lead to large decreases in the number of people enrolled in plans sold in the individual insurance market. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
If premiums remain flat, ACA enrollment could stabilize
Critics had feared that Republican efforts to undermine the ACA would lead to large decreases in the number of people enrolled in plans sold in the individual insurance market. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Medical News Today: Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children's IQs
New research has found an association between mothers’ exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy and their children’s IQ scores. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: What to do for a busted lip
A busted lip is a common occurrence. We look at nine treatments and remedies that people can use at home to help heal a busted lip. We also explain when to see a doctor. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: What to know about fly bites
Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Hormone Levels of Diabetic Men Not Related to Prostate Cancer Risk
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period and… Source: LabMEdica
Medical News Today: What to know about a pimple on the finger
Many things can cause a pimple-like bump to develop on the finger, such as a wart or atopic dermatitis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about finger pimples here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: What to know about leaky gut syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Trump administration not giving up on plan to require prices in TV drug ads
Amgen, Merck and Eli Lilly successfully blocked the rule from taking effect in July, winning a district court decision that HHS is now appealing. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Medical News Today: What to do about bad breath
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Wyoming seeks to regulate air ambulances like a public utility
Federal regulations have stymied state efforts to regulate air ambulances. Wyoming is trying a new approach, but first it needs CMS on board. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Medical News Today: 8 ways to calm anxious thoughts
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Remembering Professor Lowell Levin, pioneer of health promotion
WHO/Europe gratefully remembers the pioneering role of the late Professor Lowell S. Levin, who collaborated with and advised the Organization for more than 30 years in the areas of health promotion and improving the impact of policies in other sectors on public health. Source: WHO, http://www.euro.who.int/en/home
Medical News Today: Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?
Initial research suggests that chia seeds may have a slight effect on weight loss. Find out more about this research and how to include chia seeds in the diet. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Centene, Aetna protest after losing lucrative Louisiana Medicaid contracts
Both insurers called the process bias and tainted. The deals are worth billions. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Medical News Today: Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer’s disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Three California networks see promising results in CMS quality initiative
The Pacific Business Group on Health, L.A. Care Health Plan and Southwest Pediatric Transformation Network (a partnership of CHOC Children’s Hospital and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego) each led one of the three groups. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Breast implant illness
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
ONC in talks with Congress, White House on third-party health app privacy
"There's a number of people interested on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Hill," ONC chief Don Rucker told Healthcare Dive. Source: Healthcare Dive, https://www.healthcaredive.com
New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more
Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com
It's Fab! A hidden touch of antibody
Antibodies are key players in our immune system and have been used as biopharmaceuticals. The collaborative groups including researchers have found previously unknown contact sites in the antibody molecule that are involved in its binding to a cognate receptor, challenging the traditional paradigm of the molecular mechanism of antibody function. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com
Smart sink could help save water
An experiment with a water-saving ‘smart’ faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknownst to study participants, the faucet’s smarts came from its human controller. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com
Women more likely to have 'typical' heart attack symptoms than men
Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. The research puts into question a long-held medical myth that women tend to suffer unusual or ‘atypical’ heart attack symptoms, and emphasizes the need for both sexes to recognize and act on …
Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density
The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone mineral density (BMD). A study now confirms that a history of first-degree family members with diabetes is linked to increased BMD as well as to insulin resistance. …
Disease-carrying mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs
Invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving conditions that are colder than those in their native territory. This new evidence of rapid local adaptation could have implications for efforts to control the spread of this invasive species. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com
What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research
A new study challenges the conventional wisdom that glucose is the primary driver of chronic inflammation in type 2 diabetes. The research might change opinion of tight glycemic control as the optimal strategy for type 2 diabetes management. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development identified
Scientists have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques — the hallmark pathology of AD — never formed. …
Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes
Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com