Democrats with 2020 presidential aspirations are courting the party’s increasingly influential progressive wing and staking out ambitious policy platforms. Front and center are three words: Medicare. For. All. That simple phrase is loaded with political baggage, and often accompanied by vague promises and complex jargon. Different candidates use it to target different voter blocs, leading […]Continue Reading ...
A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic treatments or expensive hospital stays. Researchers from the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) developed the protocol from a study […]Continue Reading ...
A study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science has found that scanning children’s teeth could help to predict the risk of developing mental health problems later in life. Suzanne Tucker | Shutterstock A thin layer of tooth enamel, for example, could indicate trauma during fetal development that carries an increased risk […]Continue Reading ...
The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But that wasn’t her first drug-related interaction with the health system. Doctors had treated her a number of times before, either for alcohol poisoning or for ailments related to heavy drug use. Though her […]Continue Reading ...
Task sharing in Sierra Leone — teaching emergency surgery to health officers — can help improve healthcare in a country with few doctors Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world — for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In Norway, that number is just 5 women per […]Continue Reading ...
In the United States, one in seven children could be suffering from a mental health condition for which half of them do not receive appropriate treatment finds a new study. The results of this eye-opener study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Image Credit: Roman Bodnarchuk / Shutterstock The team […]Continue Reading ...
Model is likely cost-effective and greatly increases reporting of vital statistics Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at […]Continue Reading ...
For anyone who regularly uses a computer, the experience of clicking through multipage user agreements is a shared frustration. Being bombarded with too much information can lead to people ignoring vital material. Clinicians who use electronic health records can experience similar problems with drug interaction alerts. Now, investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have […]Continue Reading ...
Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She’s spoken with colleagues. She has even done her own research. Yet the information remains shocking to her, flying in the face of her medical training and even, seemingly, common sense: “Black women with a college education or greater have higher […]Continue Reading ...
Intervention potential route to improving child health in West Africa Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. In a randomized trial of new mothers in Burkina Faso, […]Continue Reading ...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine going to the doctor and finding out before you leave the exam room how much your prescribed drug will cost, avoiding sticker shock at the pharmacy. Or what if you could wear a tiny device at the top of your back that would gently nudge you to sit up straight whenever […]Continue Reading ...
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A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Stellenbosch University in South […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 — If you’re worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, new research shows. But the study delivered even more troubling […]Continue Reading ...
If you happened to have dropped by the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco Monday evening, you might have caught sight of something out of the ordinary. Under the direction of an enthusiastic woman with a tight bun in her hair and a huge smile, dozens of people on the second floor of the bright, […]Continue Reading ...
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