Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader public. Developed countries have made progress in reducing particulate air pollution in recent decades, but much remains […]Continue Reading ...
A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research, jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South Australia, suggests that it is the psychological impact of being overweight that causes depression, rather than associated illnesses. […]Continue Reading ...
TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen One Health Collaborative, an initiative that recognizes the interdependence of people, animals and plants in both the human-built and natural environments. TGen is an affiliate of […]Continue Reading ...
Toby Lewsadder stepped outside an Ace Hardware store wearing a simple one-strap dust mask. He knew it wasn’t the right defense against the wildfire smoke lingering in the air, but it was all he could find. The local hardware stores he checked Tuesday didn’t have the more substantial respirator mask that public health officials recommend […]Continue Reading ...
Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA, has devoted his career to explaining the complexities of the U.S. health system and to teaching clinicians and business school students about the economics of medicine. Last summer, he joined Stanford Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), which aims to design and evaluate innovations that “reduce the cost of great care,” […]Continue Reading ...
As the nights grow longer and winter settles in across the north, a team of health researchers is using a “community mobilization” approach to translate research into practice for an Alaska Native youth suicide prevention program in 15 remote Alaska towns. The intervention, “Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide” (PC CARES) was developed […]Continue Reading ...
A study of Japanese people living in Malaysia found that their exercise routines affected time spent sitting down and quality of life, including their mental health. These findings were published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine on October 25, and the research group was led by Associate Professor Kazuhiro P. Izawa (Graduate School of Health Sciences, […]Continue Reading ...
Rutgers School of Health Professions has received a $4.2 million federal grant to train mental health practitioners as part of a new effort by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services to improve mental health services nationwide. With the grant, Rutgers’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling is creating a regional Mental Health Technology Transfer […]Continue Reading ...
When it comes to preventive care and confidential medical services, parents and their adolescent children actually agree with each other. They both believe that preventive care is important, that adolescents should be provided with opportunities to speak with their doctor one-on-one, and that some services should be confidential. Parents and their children even agree, roughly, […]Continue Reading ...
The ever-evolving role of technology raises important questions about patient privacy, consent, and how digital health companies collect, store, and use data. Nicole Martinez-Martin, PhD, JD, a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical ethics, is working to inject ethical principles into this intersection of technology and health. I sat down with her to learn more. What brought […]Continue Reading ...
Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative demonstration projects — from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more — highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research: the Ontario Experience, a special […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Cara Afzal, Senior Programme Development Lead at Health Innovation Manchester, and Lee-Ann Farrell, Government Affairs Manager for Wales and Northern Ireland at Janssen, the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, discussing the importance of industry partnerships with the NHS, and how Janssen are working to improve dementia care for Manchester and hematology […]Continue Reading ...
Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81%) say they are concerned that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult or impossible to treat and even deadly, according to a national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America in collaboration with the Infectious Disease Society […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease — a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The […]Continue Reading ...
Use of yoga and meditation: U.S. adult age 18 and over, 2012 and 2017.NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2017. Credit: National Institutes of Health Over the past five years, more Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats and meditating. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of American adults and […]Continue Reading ...
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