July 18, 2018 In an Addiction Biology study, the estimated prevalence of very high risk drinking level (VHRDL, defined as drinking >100 g of ethanol per day) in 13 European Union countries was 0.74-0.85 percent, with a risk of disease or injury of 13.5 per 100 people with VHRDL per year. In an additional analysis […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 PureTech Health plc (“PureTech Health”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines focused on the Brain-Immune-Gut (BIG) Axis, today announced that it has entered into a multiyear collaboration with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., to advance PureTech’s milk-derived exosome platform technology for the oral administration of Roche’s antisense oligonucleotide […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 Bev Baker-Ajene waited so long to get an adult-sized wheelchair for her teenage daughter, Savitri, that she eventually forgot she’d ordered it. For the better part of a year, Baker-Ajene pushed Savitri — who has cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia and epilepsy — in a child-sized chair that was too small for her. […]Continue Reading ...
Data analysts are critical to medical research — particularly to epidemiology studies that look at the incidence, distribution and determinants of health conditions in specific populations. So I was happy to have the opportunity to speak with Jonathan Altamirano, a research data analyst in Stanford’s Global Child Health Program. How did you get involved in global […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 The Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to slash funding to nonprofit groups that help Americans buy individual health insurance coverage sparked outrage from advocates of the Affordable Care Act. Using words like “immoral” and “cold-hearted,” they saw it as the Republicans’ latest act of sabotage against the sweeping health law. But as the […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Vanderbilt researchers have documented evidence that legalizing same-sex marriage has improved access to health care for gay men in a study released as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper this week. This is one of the first studies to examine the effect legal marriage has on the health of lesbian, […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) to better understand personal perspectives on care and treatment outcomes. The study found that patients experienced lasting improvements in […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Every year, more than one in three individuals aged 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults, and can create ongoing health problems. But treatment and awareness of falling usually happens after a fall has already occurred. As a part of the […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 A trio of court actions provide news for this week’s “What the Health?’” panel. A federal appeals court this week handed hospitals a setback in their effort to stop the Trump administration from cutting funding for a program that provides deep discounts on drugs. Physicians sued health insurer Anthem for its policy […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 — You’ve probably heard the health warning: Sitting is the new smoking. The importance of getting up and walking to prevent serious health issues when you sit at a desk all day long has gotten a lot of attention recently. Those health risks include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Senate Democrats, who are divided on abortion policy, are instead turning to health care as a rallying cry for opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Specifically, they are sounding the alarm that confirming conservative District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh could jeopardize one of the Affordable Care Act’s most popular provisions […]Continue Reading ...
Persson and Rossin-Slater said they were initially inspired by two recent economic studies using data from Uganda and Iraq, which found that fetal exposure to malnutrition had adverse consequences for adult mental illness. They wrote: “Our study offers complementary evidence linking early-life circumstance to adult mental health, but breaks new ground by focusing on stress, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents’ lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Blink Health, the e-commerce platform that makes prescription drugs affordable for everyone, announces that it will guarantee the lowest prices for generic prescriptions through Blue Eagle Health, a new Pharmacy Benefit Administrator. Blink Health partnered with industry executives to create Blue Eagle, an important alternative to the traditional prescription industry middlemen – […]Continue Reading ...
As vast troves of health data accumulate because of wearable technologies, genome sequencing and an increased interest from patients in monitoring their own health, scientists and doctors face a challenge: how to get this data into the hands of those who need it the most ¾ health care professionals, doctors and a growing list of […]Continue Reading ...
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