The medevac bill is law: what does that mean for ailing offshore refugees?

A diversion to Christmas Island, a change of law on Nauru and other complications may hinder the ability to provide careWhen the medevac bill – which on Friday became law – passed parliament, it was intended to create a streamlined process to get sick refugees and asylum seekers into the medical care they needed in Australia, because it wasn’t available on Manus Island or Nauru.The government expressed concerns the bill could lead to weakened borders and national security. Amendments to the bill...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Nauru, Manus Island

Wakefulness and novel sleep index may predict success of spontaneous breathing trial

Critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Aging and high-fat diet disrupt gut microbiome to cause inflammation in heart failure

Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these two factors regulate the immune response is not well-understood.
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5 tips for interns tackling a busy schedule

The rotations on adult medicine and critical care are probably the most challenging ones for the residents doing internal medicine residency. No matter how much we try, we tend to feel overwhelmed, fatigued and swamped sometimes. As we progress into residency, we not only gain knowledge and clinical skills but also learn to tackle the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New X-ray measurement approach could lead to a better way to calibrate CT scanners

A new measurement approach proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors.
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New treatment guidelines for management of pediatric TBI issued

Each year in the United States, more than 600,000 children are seen in emergency rooms due to traumatic brain injury, a disruption to the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.
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Texas lawmakers take aim at surprise medical bills

A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced plans to address surprise medical bills in a way that would take the “burden” off Texans.
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Canada appeals court orders tobacco firms to pay billions in damages

A Quebec appellate court has upheld a 2015 decision that ordered the firms to pay over C$15bn.
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"I try not to get too New Age-y. I don’t talk about things being 'for a reason.' But I do think the more unexpected something is..."

"... the more there is to learn from it. In my case, what was it that made me skip down the hallway to the kitchen thinking I was fine when I’d been in a wheelchair six months earlier? It’s because I had certain optimistic expectations of myself, and I’d had results to bear out those expectations, but I’d had failures too. And I hadn’t given the failures equal weight."Said Michael J. Fox, about breaking his arm, quoted in "Michael J. Fox on acting with Parkinson’s, taking the wrong roles and sta...
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Companies, states interested in Louisiana hepatitis C plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three drug companies are interested in Louisiana’s plan to use a Netflix-style subscription model to buy access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients and prisoners, a treatment concept being watched by other states, the state health department announced Friday. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee wants Louisiana to pay a fee […]
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3 Ways to Build & Maintain Your Mental Strength

Build your mental and emotional muscles by giving up these patterns. There has been a great deal of research in recent years about how positive emotions can build your resilience, help you bounce back from setbacks faster, and help you enjoy a better quality of life. However, similar to someone who adds vegetables to their diet, but refuses to give up all the sugary snacks, the full benefit of practicing positivity won’t be realized until some detrimental habits of thought are kicked to the cur...
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Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more.Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested.The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. None Spain — with its Mediterranean diet and high life expectancy — is the world's healthiest country, ac...
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Easy and Tasty Suggestions for Healthy Breakfasts To Go

While you might enjoy sitting down for a leisurely, healthy breakfast on your days off, most days you are probably lucky if you have time to grab a handful of Goldfish crackers on your way out the door. Between school dropoff, errands and work, you’re too busy to eat—and that’s not good. If you’re wondering how to improve your family’s health in 2019 then keep reading! Fortunately, with a bit of pre-planning, along with stocking up with some extra-healthy grocery and supplement items—yo...
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The Impact of a Web-Based Course Concerning Patient Education for Mental Health Care Professionals: Quasi-Experimental Study

Background: Continuing education has an important role in supporting the competence of health care professionals. Although Web-based education is a growing business in various health sectors, few studies have been conducted in psychiatric settings to show its suitability in demanding work environments. Objective: We aimed to describe the impact of a Web-based educational course to increase self-efficacy, self-esteem, and team climate of health care professionals. Possible advantages and disadvan...
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eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts: Scoping Review on Adverse Effects

Background: The use of eHealth has increased tremendously in recent years. eHealth is generally considered to have a positive effect on health care quality and to be a promising alternative to face-to-face health care contacts. Surprisingly little is known about possible adverse effects of eHealth apps. Objective: We conducted a scoping review on empirical research into adverse effects of eHealth apps that aim to deliver health care at a distance. We investigated whether adverse effects were rep...
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Medical Doctors’ Offline Computer-Assisted Digital Education: Systematic Review by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: The widening gap between innovations in the medical field and the dissemination of such information to doctors may affect the quality of care. Offline computer-based digital education (OCDE) may be a potential solution to overcoming the geographical, financial, and temporal obstacles faced by doctors. Objective: The objectives of this systematic review were to evaluate the effectiveness of OCDE compared with face-to-face learning, no intervention, or other types of digital learning f...
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Design and Preliminary Findings From a New Electronic Cohort Embedded in the Framingham Heart Study

Background: New models of scalable population-based data collection that integrate digital and mobile health (mHealth) data are necessary. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe a cardiovascular digital and mHealth electronic cohort (e-cohort) embedded in a traditional longitudinal cohort study, the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). Methods: We invited eligible and consenting FHS Generation 3 and Omni participants to download the electronic Framingham Heart Study (eFHS) app onto their mobi...
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Inappropriate antibiotics are the new drugs of abuse

In my clinical practice, I have encountered patient aggression typically with narcotic medications, in particular with the refusal of a refill due to evidence of concerning behavior, like a positive drug screen for drugs not prescribed. Aggressive behavior can include yelling, threatening physical violence or intimidation. I have had less trouble with narcotic-related aggression nowadays […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more...
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Fertility Herbs For Men - List of Natural Herbs By Jenifer GateOver time, men who have failed to deliver on child bearing have sought help from natural fertility herbs for men to help unlock this problem. And for sure, they have had their undying hope of increased sperm count hope held high than ever. Check on the fertility herbs for men below;Panax Ginseng: besides helping enhance the immune system, you can be rest assured that your low testosterone will be boosted as well as sperm coun...
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FDA warns against robotic surgery for breast cancer, cervical cancer, & other women's cancers

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the use of surgical robots in breast cancer surgery. FDA says that use of the robotic medical devices in mastectomy, lumpectomy, and related surgery because of "preliminary" evidence that it may be linked to lower long-term survival. . The warning was specifically directed at use of the devices for cancers that affect women, specifically breast and cervical cancer. Robotic surgery with devices like the da Vinci Surg...
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Active ingredient in Roundup found in 95% of studied beers and wines

U.S. PIRG tested 20 beers and wines, including organics, and found Roundup's active ingredient in almost all of them. A jury on August 2018 awarded a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma victim $289 million in Roundup damages. Bayer/Monsanto says Roundup is totally safe. Others disagree. None If there were a Hall of Fame for chemicals people worry about, it's likely that Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup would sit near or at the top of that dark pantheon.It's been linked to cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parki...
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The 4 C’s of the disruptive digital health space

The United States spends more of their GDP on health care than any other developed nation, and yet it produces some of the poorest outcomes — notably in the field of maternal and infant health. The advent of digital health has presented the opportunity for a paradigm shift in the delivery of care, and support […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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FDA warns Canadian company about distributing 'potentially dangerous' drugs in US

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the Canadian company CanaRx for playing a role in "the introduction of unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs" to the United States, according to the letter.
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Novel cell rejuvenation approach may open new avenues for regenerative medicine

Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg and from the German Cancer Research Center have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the brain of aging mice.
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Mother's dengue immunity influences the severity of Zika infection in infants

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School and their colleagues have identified a surprising interaction between dengue and Zika viruses that sheds lights on the significant fetal brain abnormalities linked to Zika virus.
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What Do I Do When My Antidepressant Stops Working?

Approximately 25 percent of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) experience a recurrent depressive episode while on an adequate maintenance dose of antidepressant medications, according to a 2014 metanalysis published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. The clinical term for this medication poop-out or antidepressant tolerance is antidepressant treatment (ADT) tachyphylaxis. While psychiatrists and neuroscientists don’t know exactly why this happens, it could be due to a tolerance ...
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Researchers develop blood test to predict spontaneous preterm birth

Pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty for expecting mothers and their clinical care teams. Nearly 10 percent of births are preterm, taking place before 37 weeks gestation. Preterm birth can result from several conditions, including preterm labor, preterm rupture of the placental membrane, or preeclampsia.
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Discovery paves the way for simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD

One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease - referred to as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) - causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis with limited treatment options.
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Immigrant Asian American women have higher breast cancer risk than U.S.-born counterparts

Overall, breast cancer rates in the United States have stabilized since the 2000s. But according to the results of a new study led by a researcher from the University of California, Riverside, a subset of women living in the U.S. may be at higher risk for breast cancer than previously observed.
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