Credit: CC0 Public Domain The possible link between physicians’ opioid prescription patterns and subsequent abuse has occupied the attention of a nation in the throes of an opioid crisis looking for ways to stem what experts have dubbed an epidemic. Most clinical efforts have focused on minimizing risk through dosage management, but a new study […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 A joint 7-year cohort study of 2039 patients in both Singapore’s restructured hospitals and New Zealand’s hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. The study recently published in the European Heart Journal, set out how two distinct forms of heart failure previously considered similar in prevalence and […]Continue Reading ...
News Release Tuesday, February 6, 2018 NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent. A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. What your eyes say about your health. (CNN) High-tech hotshots embrace “positive stress” to cope with high-pressure jobs and business ventures. (CNBC) During a speech for the American Enterprise Institute, retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called Obamacare supporters “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.” (Daily Beast) Bad […]Continue Reading ...
Biogen and Abbvie voluntarily pulled the multiple sclerosis drug daclizumab (Zinbryta) from the worldwide market today, following reports of inflammatory encephalitis and meningoencephalitis in patients in Europe. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) started an urgent review of the drug after seven cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders in Germany — including encephalitis and meningoencephalitis — […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Pediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of pediatric hospital admissions. New study findings published in the March issue of Hospital Pediatrics shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. Asthma can be severely disabling and even […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. As the opioid crisis rages on, the U.S. faces a critical shortage of psychiatrists, according to a new report. (Forbes) And speaking of mental health, President Trump says he would like to revive mental institutions. (Politico) A proposed consolidation would merge an Environmental Protection Agency office that studies […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity differs from their biological sex, prompting some […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Bottom Line: Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures. Why The Research Is Interesting: Many transgender patients may seek gender-affirming interventions to have unison between self-identified gender, physical appearance and function. Gender-affirming interventions can include hormone therapy and surgical procedures […]Continue Reading ...
Background Children younger than 5 years of age – especially those younger than 2 years old – are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States. Many more have to go to a doctor, […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly vulnerable, but their unique feeding needs are often overlooked in disaster relief efforts. A new study from the University of Georgia highlights […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Myriad Teams Up with Fight Colorectal Cancer to Support the #StrongArmSelfie Social Media Campaign throughout March Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, continues to demonstrate an unmatched commitment to hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic testing during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most commonly […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year. They show that seasonal flu outbreaks originate in warm, humid […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Jonathon Rendina, an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, Distinguished Professor at Hunter and Director of CHEST, have published a new paper in the Journal of the International AIDS Society focused on gay and bisexual men’s perceptions […]Continue Reading ...
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