SpeeDx expands their infectious disease portfolio into respiratory market

SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. today announced submission of their PlexPCR® RespiVirus test to the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
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Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S

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.
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Social stigmas surrounding HPV could put women off going for cervical screening

The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting them off going for cervical screening, according to research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today.
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Millions of British people breathe toxic air travelling to GPs

A new study finds that one thirds of all the NHS surgeries in UK are situated in areas where the levels of air pollution are high.
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Researchers discover mechanism on how body's antimicrobial shield regulates microbiome

The microbiome in our intestine plays a vital role in people's health and the immune system. Any lack of balance there has not only been linked to chronic inflammatory intestinal inflammation, but also type 2 diabetes and other diseases
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Researchers uncover new mechanism of how Ebola viruses escape immune system

A research team from Tübingen and Göttingen has described in the renowned journal Cell Reports a new mechanism how the Ebola virus escapes the immune system.
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Comparison of cancer genes across species helps prioritize targets for new cancer therapies

Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators.
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Dutton calls Shorten 'reckless' as medical evacuation bill passes Senate – question time live

Labor, the Greens, Tim Storer, Derryn Hinch and the Centre Alliance vote in favour of the refugee transfer legislation. All the day’s events, live 4.11am GMT Scott Morrison calls time on question time. 4.09am GMT The Greens will introduce a motion calling for a Federal Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin plan later this afternoon, but the move is doomed to fail after Labor said it would not support a further inquiry.“We will soon have four extensive pieces of analysis in to th...
Tags: Health, Labor, Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Nauru, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Manus Island

Coalition to reopen Christmas Island detention centre as Senate passes refugee transfer bill

Scott Morrison ramps up rhetoric on border protection and says Shorten will be responsible for any new boat arrivals • Nine facts about the medical evacuation billScott Morrison says the government will reopen the Christmas Island detention centre and reinforce border defences as the Senate on Wednesday followed the House and passed the medical evacuations bill.While ramping up the rhetoric, Morrison also declined to counter misleading claims about the practical impact of the new law, or even co...
Tags: Health, Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, House, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Nauru, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Christmas Island, Manus Island, Morrison

Smoking and drinking during pregnancy – stigma drives women to secrecy

A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private.
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Violence, malnutrition and lack of care reported in huge numbers in Australia's aged care system

According to the reports of a recent inquiry, inspectors looking at aged care homes in Australia over the last year have reported an alarming rise in missing residents, violence that was not reported and severe degrees of malnutrition among the residents.
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The crippling health effects of another government shutdown

At midnight on February 15th, if Republicans and Democrats don’t come to an agreement about border security funding, the American people will be facing the possibility of a third government shutdown since President Trump took office. The most recent government shutdown — the longest in history at 35 days — left nearly 800,000 Americans furloughed or working without pay. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Medical evacuation bill passes the Senate by 36 votes to 34 – politics live

Labor, the Greens, Tim Storer, Derryn Hinch and the Centre Alliance vote in favour of the refugee transfer legislation. All the day’s events, live 12.11am GMT Strap in. All the gloves are off.The way @ScottMorrisonMP has behaved over the past 24 hours or so is beyond belief. He is happy to endorse lies, he has encouraged people smugglers to re-start their evil trade, and bullied journalists when they try to pull him up on it. Not fit to be PM of this country. #auspol 12.08am GMT Ayes: 36...
Tags: Health, Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Nauru, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Manus Island, Derryn Hinch

Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Call for more government funding as survey finds 80% of officers felt stress in past yearPolice officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year.The survey by the Police Federation is part of a campaign to pressure the government to fund more officers on the beat after years of cuts. Continue reading...
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‘Fear campaign’: Coalition claims paedophiles on Nauru will get free pass into Australia – politics live

Parties trade blows as Labor pushes for a vote on the medical evacuation bill in the Senate. All the day’s events, live 11.14pm GMT That brings on the bill.Labor is moving that the bill be agreed to without amendment or debate. 11.13pm GMT The vote is won by Labor and the crossbenchAyes: 32 Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Nauru, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton

Robots, AI to diagnose and treat patients soon

Soon the complaints about the short time doctors spend with their patients may be a thing of the past. Robots, artificial speakers (smart speakers like Siri or Alexa) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help lend an ear to patient complaints says a report from the NHS.
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Stimulating this part of the brain causes ‘uncontrollable urge to laugh’

In a study of epilepsy patients undergoing electrical stimulation brain mapping, scientists discovered that the stimulation of the cingulum bundle reliably produced laughter, smiles and calm feelings.The findings could someday help scientists develop better treatments for anxiety, depression and chronic pain.One obstacle preventing this kind of treatment from becoming accessible is that it requires invasive surgery, though improved technology could someday change that. None Electrically stimulat...
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An "epidemic" of vaping amongst US teens

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that in 2018 there are around 4.9 million American teenagers who are using tobacco in the form of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs.
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After promising health care execs that Medicare for All was dead, Pelosi's team plans toothless pharma deal

If there's one issue that the Democrats could win votes with, it's limits on pharmaceutical prices, because virtually every American agrees that we're being ripped off by Big Pharma (and that goes double for Obama Democrat voters who switched to being Trump voters in 2016). But the Democratic establishment doesn't want the Democrats to win, they want Democrats to win without upsetting the donor class, and pharma spends like crazy (I'm looking at you, Other Cory). Pelosi runs a big organiz...
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The Authentic Self versus the False Self

In my new book, Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity , I say that it is the present moment that matters the most, and if we value the moments of our lives, we will want to make the most of each one, and not let any moment go by without having lived it as truthfully and authentically as we can. But what does it mean to live “authentically”? The definition of authentic is “genuine” and “real,” or in other words, the combination of all your true qualities and characteristics. Howeve...
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DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors

Nowhere is prompt and effective medical treatment more important than on the battlefield, where injuries are severe and conditions dangerous. DARPA thinks that outcomes can be improved by the use of intelligent bandages and other systems that predict and automatically react to the patient’s needs. Ordinary cuts and scrapes just need a bit of shelter and time and your amazing immune system takes care of things. But soldiers not only receive far graver wounds, but under complex conditions that ...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Government, Medical, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Darpa, Medtech, Paul Sheehan, BETR

Mobile Digital Education for Health Professions: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: There is a pressing need to implement efficient and cost-effective training to address the worldwide shortage of health professionals. Mobile digital education (mLearning) has been mooted as a potential solution to increase the delivery of health professions education as it offers the opportunity for wide access at low cost and flexibility with the portability of mobile devices. To better inform policy making, we need to determine the effectiveness of mLearning. Objective: The primar...
Tags: Health, CI, Systematic Review, Meta Analysis, Digital Health Education Collaboration, Mobile Digital Education for Health Professions, Moving Picture Experts Group

Dr. C. Nicole Swiner: Physician Speaking by KevinMD spotlight speaker

Physician Speaking by KevinMD is a boutique speakers bureau founded by Kevin Pho, MD. Today’s spotlight physician speaker is Dr. C. Nicole Swiner. C. Nicole Swiner, MD, known as “DocSwiner,” is a family physician, two-time best-selling author, blogger, speaker, wife, and mother. She was voted as one of the 10 best doctors in North Carolina in […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, North Carolina, Practice Management, Kevin Pho, PA NP, Nicole Swiner, CRNA, KevinMD, MD Today

Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review

Background: The decentralized nature of sensitive health information can bring about situations where timely information is unavailable, worsening health outcomes. Furthermore, as patient involvement in health care increases, there is a growing need for patients to access and control their data. Blockchain is a secure, decentralized online ledger that could be used to manage electronic health records (EHRs) efficiently, therefore with the potential to improve health outcomes by creating a condui...
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Development of the Multidimensional Readiness and Enablement Index for Health Technology (READHY) Tool to Measure Individuals’ Health Technology Readiness: Initial Testing in a Cancer Rehabilitation Setting

Background: The increasing digitization of health care services with enhanced access to fast internet connections, along with wide use of smartphones, offers the opportunity to get health advice or treatment remotely. For service providers, it is important to consider how consumers can take full advantage of available services and how this can create an enabling environment. However, it is important to consider the digital context and the attributes of current and future users, such as their rea...
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Microdoses of LSD change how you perceive time

A new study offers some of the first evidence that microdosing – taking tiny, regular doses of LSD – does have measurable effects.Subjects taking LSD were less accurate when estimating how long an image appeared on a screen than subjects who were sober. The mechanism that causes this effect remains unknown, but several ideas have been put forward. None LSD is known to severely warp not only how takers perceive what they hear and see, but also how time and space are experienced. The incredible p...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Time, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Mind, Cognitive Science, Devin Terhune, Manoj Doss

Why increasing patient volume won’t work

Once again, we find ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Increasingly, providers are being pressured to improve access for our patients, which we certainly think is a good thing. We want our patients to come in, whether it’s for their annual physicals, for ongoing routine management of their chronic health conditions, or […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Ketamine-like depression treatment on track for FDA approval

A ketamine-like drug for treatment-resistant depression was backed by a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday. If it is then approved by the FDA, the drug -- called esketamine -- may provide a new option for patients with major depressive disorder who have tried at least two other antidepressants without success.
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How Do I Escape my Father’s Influence?

From the U.S.: My father is the most critical and hypocritical person I’ve ever met.  Everything must be his way even if his way is stress-inducing.  He does everything for a reason, but no one else thinks.  Everyone makes his life harder, but he never causes problems.  Everyone else causes themselves problems, but his problems are worse.  No one appreciates him, but it’s justified that he does not appreciate anyone else.  Etc. Everyone- myself, sister, mother, relatives, friends, acquaintances,...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Father, Therapy, Criticism, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Rejection, Young Adult, Family Argument, Financial Independence, Toxic Family

New "swallowable needles" could deliver insulin as a pill

Insulin breaks down in the stomach, so diabetics haven't had the option of taking insulin in a pill.A new device whose design is inspired by tortoises can be swallowed and inject diabetics with insulin from the inside.Though it's still a prototype, the device is an exciting development for delivering insulin and other drugs. None No matter the delivery mechanism, consistently getting a dose of insulin is inconvenient, complicated, and non-negotiable. The unfortunate nature of insulin is that it ...
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