Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of midlife women. Study results, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, also will be presented at the North […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Adults in the United States have a limited understanding of the basic duties that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can perform, a new study suggests. The study is available online and will be published in the November issue in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “Odds are, if you are a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) found that alcohol outlets in Baltimore that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption (such as liquor stores and beer and wine stores) have a stronger association with incidences of violent crimes, including […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone—without a doctor present. The small device, which has a half-open clasp that records the heartbeat, is one of the technologies […]Continue Reading ...
CC BY-ND”> Following a serious illness, many patients don’t eat enough to help them recover well. Credit: www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND We’ve known for a long time that certain patients in the intensive care unit recover faster and have better clinical outcomes if they receive enough nutrition. Often, critically ill patients require tube feeding in order […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Similar to patients with Crohn’s disease, elderly people with stomach problems have a intestinal barrier that is not functioning optimally. However, fibre can strengthen the intestinal barrier and thus, counteract gastrointestinal problems. This is shown in John-Peter Ganda Mall’s thesis in biomedicine at Örebro University. The function of the intestinal barrier […]Continue Reading ...
Palliative care physician Stephanie Harman, left, believes in helping people die on their own terms. A computer algorithm that informatics expert Nigam Shah, right, designed to help predict hospital patient deaths enables palliative care teams to provide better end-of-life counseling. Credit: Stanford University Stephanie Harman, MD, a palliative care physician at Stanford Hospital, has witnessed many people take their […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflicts in Africa than by weapons used in those conflicts, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers. The research is the first comprehensive analysis of the large and lingering effects of armed conflicts—civil wars, rebellions and interstate conflicts—on the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: stock.adobe.com In a new study, Yale researchers found that popular brands of cigarillos are flavored with high-intensity sweeteners, potentially reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making cigarillos more palatable. The concern is that these sweeteners encourage young people to smoke cigarillos. Cigarillos are small cigars that have become increasingly popular in recent years. […]Continue Reading ...
The research marks the first time that researchers closely scrutinized vitamin delivery from chewing gum, according to Joshua Lambert, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Credit: ISTOCK PHOTO IPAG Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so Penn State researchers studied whether […]Continue Reading ...
Nathanael Sirili, doctoral student at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University. Credit: Lena Mustonen Many are trained, few employed, fewer still remain in the medical profession in rural areas. This is the result of a major healthcare reform in Tanzania, where private sector assistance was provided to train and retain […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance. Professor Rachael Taylor, Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre and co-leader of the team, says one in three […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]Continue Reading ...
Pakistani Christian children playing cricket on a street in Karachi. Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, must be commended for his pledges to reduce child stunting and improve maternal health in the country, according to a global health and human development policy expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Stunting […]Continue Reading ...
Scientific and medical institutions must fundamentally reconsider how they address sexual harassment in the workplace, three national leaders in gender equity in medicine argue in a Perspective published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The viewpoint comes in response to publication of a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine […]Continue Reading ...
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