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Antibiotic resistance likely to kill 2.4 million across Europe, Australia and North America by 2050

Antibiotic resistance is one of the hottest concerns worldwide today and is likely to take back the human civilization to the pre-antibiotic era at this rate. A new report titled “Stemming the Superbug Tide”, has speculated that antibiotic resistant bugs are soon likely to kill over 90,000 Britons over the next three decades if it is not curbed now.
Tags: Health, North America, Europe Australia


At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

Healthcare workers in Uganda have begun vaccinating high risk health workers against the deadly viral infection Ebola this week. This is the first time that a vaccination drive has begun before the actual outbreak.
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House Dems in new seats of power will steer health policy, attack drug prices

For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health committees. But Republicans' tightened grip on the Senate means those hoping for another round of dramatic, progressive reforms may be disappointed.
Tags: Health, Senate, House Of Representatives


Can Physiotherapy Help Improve Your Sleep?

We know that sleep is always necessary but for some, it may not be exactly easy to achieve. Quality sleep in particular, is something that eludes many, particularly those who are in pain. This is how physiotherapists can help improve your quality of sleep – by relieving your pain. Physiotherapists provide the care and expertise […] The post Can Physiotherapy Help Improve Your Sleep? appeared first on Physiotherapy & Functional Wellness.
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How do health insurance companies harm patients?

Health care policy has been a hotly debated political topic for many years now. In recent years, new laws passed the halls of Congress while others failed to gain any traction. Despite the rules that have rolled out, health insurance companies have been in the driver’s seat for decades. While spokespersons for the health insurance […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Congress, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


We Need a More Cohesive Definition of “Recovery”

Our time would be better spent trying to help people recover in whatever way is most effective for them rather than pushing and shaming everyone into one particular recovery pathway. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard someone say that a person might be sober, but that they’re not in recovery, or describe them as a “dry drunk,” because the person doesn’t attend some defined program of recovery. I find that attitude divisive, dogmatic, and unhelpful, particularly because it shames ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Publishers, Olivia, SAMHSA, 12 Step Programs, The Fix, William L White, American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM, Recovery Research Institute, Definition Of Recovery, Dry Drunk


Two states passed abortion amendments to their constitutions. What does that mean?

A battle over abortion bills in the United States played out in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon voting booths Tuesday, signaling a sign of what may come if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Tags: Health, Oregon, United States, Roe, Alabama West Virginia


Past, Present, and Future of Hepatitis C Treatments

Discovered in 1989, hepatitis C is a severe disease for which there is still no vaccine today. It is widespread, affecting more than 143 million people worldwide andcausing the death of 399,000 people every year(1). Due to its high death rate, hepatitis C is the topic of much research as scientists strive for a definitive cure. The Hepatitis C Virus The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a member of the Flaviviridaefamily and is responsible for the transmission of the hepatitis C disease. This enveloped...
Tags: Health, Europe, Uncategorized, United States, Gesell, Simeprevir


Four types of Duncan Hines cake mix recalled due to salmonella outbreak

A recall was issued for four types of Duncan Hines cake mix due to possible salmonella contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
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Free resource provides correct information about corneal dystrophies

Jayne Weiss, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of an editorial about inaccuracies in the medical literature that medical professionals rely upon to diagnose corneal dystrophies, as well as a free resource that provides correct information.
Tags: Health, LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, Jayne Weiss


Health Care Professionals’ Social Media Behavior and the Underlying Factors of Social Media Adoption and Use: Quantitative Study

Background: In the last decade, social media has emerged as a newer platform for knowledge dissemination, information exchange, and interpersonal communication for health care professionals (HCPs). However, the underlying behaviors of HCPs and the ethical use of social media for productivity enhancement and a sustainable health care system remain ambiguous. Objective: This study seeks to understand the factors that relate to the frequency use of social media in the health care discipline. It als...
Tags: Health, Facebook, United Arab Emirates, HCP


Dual Use of a Patient Portal and Clinical Video Telehealth by Veterans with Mental Health Diagnoses: Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Analysis

Background: Access to mental health care is challenging. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has been addressing these challenges through technological innovations including the implementation of Clinical Video Telehealth, two-way interactive and synchronous videoconferencing between a provider and a patient, and an electronic patient portal and personal health record, My HealtheVet. Objective: This study aimed to describe early adoption and use of My HealtheVet and Clinical Video Telehealt...
Tags: Health, CI, VHA, Veterans Health Administration VHA, Retrospective Cross Sectional Analysis


Relations Between the Use of Electronic Health and the Use of General Practitioner and Somatic Specialist Visits in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: Cross-Sectional Study

Background: The prevalence of diabetes and the use of electronic health (eHealth) are increasing. People with diabetes need frequent monitoring and follow-up of health parameters, and eHealth services can be of great value. However, little is known about the association between the use of eHealth and provider-based health care services among people with diabetes. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the use of 4 different eHealth platforms (apps, search engines, video servic...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Norwegian Diabetes Association


Be a master at your craft by taking time each day to truly rest

I am bad at taking vacations — really bad. It’s not that I don’t take days off or even travel on days off. It’s my near inability to actually unplug and not bring work with me. Despite recovering from a level of burnout a few years ago that left me considering quitting medicine altogether, I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


SHORT MENSTRUAL CYCLES, HOW TO LENGTHEN FOR FERTILITY

LENGTHENING YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLES Does it seem like one period is just getting over when the next one starts? I hear from many women who have questions about short menstrual cycles. According to my gynecologist, there is a lot of variability in cycle length, however a cycle is considered too short if is less than 3 weeks between the time between when one period starts and when the next one starts. Customize Your Fertility Bracelet click here (Fertility Shop) If you're over 40,...
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Women who are early risers have lower risk of breast cancer, says new study

Women who are naturally early risers were found to have lower risk of developing breast cancer than evening types in a new study. One in 100 women who considered themselves morning people developed breast cancer, compared with two in every 100 women who called themselves evening people.
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New prosthetic hand system restores 'feeling' to a person with upper limb amputation

Arizona State University researcher James Abbas is part of a multi-institutional research team that has developed a new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored "feeling" to a person with a hand amputation.
Tags: Health, Arizona State University, James Abbas


Automated Extraction of Diagnostic Criteria From Electronic Health Records for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Development, Evaluation, and Application

Background: Electronic health records (EHRs) bring many opportunities for information utilization. One such use is the surveillance conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This process currently comprises manual collection and review of EHRs of 4- and 8-year old children in 11 US states for the presence of ASD criteria. The work is time-consuming and expensive. Objective: Our objective was to automatically extract from EHRs th...
Tags: Health, US, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, DSM, NLP, Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM


This attending learned so much from her residents

While riding shotgun in the family minivan on the way home from a fall break water park trip, I received the following text message: I thought of you today! One of the residents here had done a great job with a complex (and really sad) labor and delivery patient, and the nurse was telling me […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Mailing self-collection HPV kits has potential to boost cervical cancer screening

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that mailing self-collection kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus infection has the potential to boost cervical cancer screening - especially for low-income women who are overdue for testing.
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The public “deserve to know” that there is an overlooked subset of people who thrive after major depression

Depression is a chronic, recurrent, lifelong condition. Well, that's the current orthodox view – but it is overstated, argues a team of psychologists led by Jonathan Rottenberg at the University of South Florida. "A significant subset of people recover and thrive after depression, yet research on such individuals has been rare," they write in their recent paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science. They propose a definition for "high functioning after depression" (HFAD); argue that the advic...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Health Care, BPS Research Digest, University of South Florida, Jonathan Rottenberg, Emma Young, Rottenberg, HFAD


Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep

Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose.
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Regenerative medicine scientist receives $1.3 million to study stem cell therapy for liver failure

Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit, MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality.
Tags: Health, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Tracy Grikscheit


Predictive model could improve sepsis care

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room.
Tags: Health, Mit, Massachusetts General Hospital


By-product of berry juice production could lower cancer risk

Group of scientists at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania are investigating the possibilities of using berry pomace to increase the safety of meat products and, probably, to mitigate their negative effects on human health.
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Protecting Your Dog Against Heartworms #Vectra3DDog

Ceva Animal Health, makers of Vectra® 3D for Dogs, has sponsored this post, but all opinions and statements are my own. You’ve probably seen the coverage on the national news the past few weeks of the historic flooding that has taken place in central Texas. While we’ve been very lucky at our house, we’ve still ... Read More about Protecting Your Dog Against Heartworms #Vectra3DDog
Tags: Health, Texas, Pets, Tips, Ceva Animal Health


Are physician wellness programs just another checkbox?

Recently, I saw a photo of a slide from the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress: “The Program Directors Guide to Implementation of Well-being Programs.” While I applaud the ongoing focus in medicine on wellness for both trainees and faculty, I am troubled by the perceived need to standardize and program wellness, creating a “checkbox” […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, CRNA


Stepping Out of the “I” of the Storm: How to Mindfully Get Out of Our Own Way

Consider this scenario that happened to me recently. I had a very important phone conference scheduled with someone at 10 a.m., and I had been awaiting this call with some anticipation and excitement. We had never spoken, but this conversation involved an important professional opportunity for me. I scheduled my morning to make sure I would be available at this time, uninterrupted. I sat waiting for the call, but the person did not call. After a few minutes, I was puzzled, then became increasin...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, Ego, Motivation And Inspiration


The Personality Trait Linked To Lower Depression Risk

Some people's personalities naturally have greater resistance to mental health problems.  → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find J...
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Tencent Limits Child Gaming To An Hour A Day

Tencent has followed orders from China’s regulators that are attempting to more aggressively combat video game addiction, limiting the playtime of children to only one hour a day. Tencent’s top mobile game, Honour of Kings, implemented a “registration system” earlier on in the year which confirmed the identities of players against police databases and limited […]
Tags: Health, Games, Children, China, Tencent, Kings, Anime, Tencent Games



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