Credit: CC0 Public Domain A recent study estimates that more than 275,000 people—or 4.6 percent of people over the age of 11 in Massachusetts- have opioid use disorder, a figure nearly four times higher than previous estimates based on national data. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study involved an analysis of several […]Continue Reading ...
A survey of 20 disadvantaged neighborhoods across the North West (UK) has revealed the social influences on why people attend their local Accident & Emergency department. Researchers from the University of Liverpool, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), conducted a household health survey including over 3,500 face-to-face interviews with households randomly selected […]Continue Reading ...
Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one that could care for him near their home in Lakeville, Minn. But air traffic controller […]Continue Reading ...
UC Davis Health researchers have published a study on how second-hand smoke affects electrical activity in the heart. Pictured from left to right are Zhen Wang, Crystal Ripplinger, Lianguo Wang and Chao-Yin Chen. Credit: UC Regents 2018 Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, […]Continue Reading ...
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LAS VEGAS — If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show last week are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was announced last fall, detects […]Continue Reading ...
Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine that published today in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Diabetes is a growing problem in […]Continue Reading ...
In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The circadian clock operates within the body and […]Continue Reading ...
In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models. Led by biostatistician Nicholas Reich at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the research […]Continue Reading ...
The participants discussed the following aspects on the health risks posed by fumigated containers at an experts’ workshop on 16 November 2018: Proper fumigation and labeling Common substances approved for fumigation, such as phosphine, usually evaporate within a short period of time. If used properly a risk to consumers is therefore unlikely according to current […]Continue Reading ...
A population health study from IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute has identified striking socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior and in the receipt of cancer screening in the 34 Indiana counties with cancer death rates higher than the state’s average. Overall, the state of Indiana ranks high — 11th nationally — in cancer deaths. […]Continue Reading ...
A study examining the effect of a video educational intervention aimed at increasing HPV vaccinations among adolescents could help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet its goal of getting more eligible adolescents vaccinated against certain cancers and diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The research, performed by Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School […]Continue Reading ...
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn’t start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for “ideas and dreams,” “wedding donations and honeymoon registry” or “special occasions.” […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 16 2019 A new report published today by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson highlights that mental health services in the UK are falling behind physical health services, due to healthcare providers using outdated commissioning methods. The report brings to light challenges faced by the UK’s pressurized mental health sector, with a […]Continue Reading ...
Study finds only 0.4 percent of wellbeing in adolescents is associated with technology use Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA. At most, only 0.4% […]Continue Reading ...
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- Ian Fotheringham receives Charles Tennant Memorial Lecture award
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