Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain (IS-FOOD) of the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPNA) have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who are fit […]Continue Reading ...
High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care for 82% of diagnoses, according to a new analysis that Advisory Board released today on variations in care that do not improve care costs or patient outcomes. The data from Advisory Board’s analysis of 468 hospitals indicate a typical facility could save up to $29 million annually by delivering care […]Continue Reading ...
Insomnia accounts for a significantly greater loss of quality of life at the population level than arthritis, obesity, or depressive disorders, a new study from Columbia Psychiatry has found.Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — For cancer survivors, a high-quality diet is associated with a reduced risk of overall and cancer-specific mortality, according to a study recently published in JNCI: Cancer Spectrum. Ashish A. Deshmukh, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues identified 1,191 participants from the Third National Health and […]Continue Reading ...
Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achievable in human health and where global health stands today, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report calls […]Continue Reading ...
Many clinical quality registries have been established during the 2000s, particularly in North America where such registers are used as a criterion for health care funding. The quality of these registers and their ability to describe actual patient-reported outcomes has been largely ignored. A new study, published in Neurosurgery,examines the reliability of clinical quality registers […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Dietary risk factors are among the key contributors to mortality and morbidity in the United States and globally, and there is increasing emphasis on understanding the influence of total diet quality and overall dietary patterns rather than single aspects of what we eat and drink. In order to evaluate the quality of […]Continue Reading ...
August 6, 2018 The size of muscles in patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) could be more important to maintaining good physical performance than muscle quality, new research has shown. In a paper published in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, researchers from the University of Leicester have found that patients with large muscles had […]Continue Reading ...
Females are born with a finite number of eggs that are steadily depleted throughout their lifetime. This reserve of eggs is selected from a much larger pool of millions of precursor cells, or oocytes, that form during fetal life. So there is a substantial amount of quality control during the process of forming an egg […]Continue Reading ...
When I was a journalist working in Asia and Africa — before coming to Stanford to report on health policy — nothing was more heartbreaking than seeing the lack of access to health care in some of the poorer countries, particularly among pregnant women and young children. I wrote about women in the Democratic Republic […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from the University at Buffalo has shown that the presence of new or worsened bedsores is an effective indicator of the quality of care for rehab patients. The study is the first to examine whether this metric is, in fact, is associated with outcome of care in inpatient rehabilitation settings. New or […]Continue Reading ...
The foods that make up a heart healthy diet for people worldwide may differ from what was previously thought, according to late breaking results from the observational Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018and simultaneously published in the Lancet. Professor Salim Yusuf, senior author and […]Continue Reading ...
Infiniti Research, a world-renowned market intelligence solutions provider, has announced the completion of their latest article on the interesting healthcare quality improvement tips to improve patient care. The quality of services offered in the healthcare scenario globally is jumping to the next level. The healthcare industry is now ruled by the ever-increasing demand for developed […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, August 2, 2018 — Advance care planning in frail older adults does not increase patient activation or quality of life, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Anouk Overbeek, from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues performed a cluster randomized controlled […]Continue Reading ...
Factors that support quality of life in people with dementia. Credit: University of Exeter A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, […]Continue Reading ...
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- Researchers sequence two selfish genes in the fungus Neurospora intermedia
- Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis
- Researchers develop fibrin-targeting immunotherapy to protect against neurodegeneration
- Researchers create open access database on healthy immunity
- Rice University chemist wins big award to study small surfaces
- Study finds 43% drop in stroke rate
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