New Zealand doctors move clinics outside in bid to stop measles' spread

Vaccinations taking place in car parks to reduce risk of infectious disease being transmitted in crowded clinicsDoctors are treating unimmunised New Zealanders in carparks and outdoor areas in an attempt to reduce the spread of measles, as the number of confirmed cases of the contagious disease rose to 25.A severe measles outbreak, described as the worst “in years” continues to spread in the Canterbury region of the South Island, with health authorities saying 100,000 people need to be urgently ...
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Lack of funding, legal battle in Pennsylvania could impact Seattle’s safe-injection site plan

Seattle and King County also need to find a stable source of funding for safe-injection sites.
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Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'

Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva.
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Health care workers and administrators aren’t rowing in the same direction

My wife and I once canoed across a glacial lake. There were twelve people in our 30-foot canoe. To reach the shore of the Mendenhall Glacier, we had to paddle two miles across a lake. All twelve of us had to paddle together to reach the shore. But what if we had different goals? What […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study: Mobile device use does not reduce time for shared family activities

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less - but not in shared activities such as watching tv and eating.
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Smoking during pregnancy increases SUID risk

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday.
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Major trial of hospital cleaning practices reduces infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits.
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Study: Women are diagnosed for diseases later in life than men

When men and women contract a disease, it is very different when this is discovered by the healthcare system. On average, women are diagnosed later in life than men.
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New non-invasive imaging device can quickly detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the Duke Eye Center have shown that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer's disease in a matter of seconds.
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5 Tips for Breaking the Cycle of Codependency in Your Relationships

Set healthy boundaries and realistic expectations. Are you noticing that most of your relationships are one-sided or emotionally destructive? Do you find yourself getting involved with the same types of unhealthy relationships over and over again? If you answered “yes” to both questions above, then you may have characteristics of a codependent relationship. What is codependency and how does it prevent you from forming healthy relationships? How Childhood Neglect Can Predict Codependency in Re...
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The Impact of Superfast Broadband, Tailored Booklets for Households, and Discussions With General Practitioners on Personal Electronic Health Readiness: Cluster Factorial Quasi-Randomized Control Trial

Background: Electronic health (eHealth) may improve health outcomes, but many people remain digitally excluded. Personal readiness to use the internet for health may be limited by lack of internet infrastructure, personal skills, social support, service provision, and cost. The impact of interventions to reduce these barriers is unknown. From 2011, the British Government supported the implementation of “superfast” broadband (Superfast) across the rural county of Cornwall. This provided the oppor...
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Detecting Hypoglycemia Incidents Reported in Patients’ Secure Messages: Using Cost-Sensitive Learning and Oversampling to Reduce Data Imbalance

Background: Improper dosing of medications such as insulin can cause hypoglycemic episodes, which may lead to severe morbidity or even death. Although secure messaging was designed for exchanging nonurgent messages, patients sometimes report hypoglycemia events through secure messaging. Detecting these patient-reported adverse events may help alert clinical teams and enable early corrective actions to improve patient safety. Objective: We aimed to develop a natural language processing system, ca...
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What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

Apocryphal story from residency: On morning rounds in the critical care unit, the post-call resident starts to present a complicated patient admitted overnight with chest pain, and after the first bits of the history have been presented, the wise old cardiology attending turns to the gathered medical students who are just starting their first clinical […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pregnancy Over 40, Getting Pregnant May Start With Visualizing Your Child  In my Meditation and Visualization CD ( I talk about visualizing your future child.  I have always believed that everything begins with a thought and the more you think it and visualize it, the more real it becomes.  This article is somewhat related and deals with preconception dreams and visits. If you've recently dreamed about a baby or child, who knows, it could be a prediction of your ...
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Will 23andMe's New Type 2 Diabetes Test Actually Help People Be Healthier?

23andMe has added a new option to its health-focused genetic testing array: type 2 diabetes. This week, the company announced it will begin offering customers a report meant to predict their inherent risk of developing the chronic disorder. The report was created through in-house research conducted entirely with the…Read more...
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How To Invest In Your Health And Wellbeing

There is nothing more important than taking care of your health and wellbeing. Without it, you will not be able to do or focus on anything throughout your day to day life. The solution, then, is to invest in your wellbeing no matter how busy your life gets! If you want to be able to pursue your dream job and even maintain a good relationship with your friends and family, you will have to look after yourself. What do you do? You must treat yourself well and engage in activities that m...
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Study uncovers potential new strategy to treat influenza A

A team of researchers from Scripps Research and Janssen Research & Development LLC has discovered an orally active small molecule that neutralizes influenza A group 1 viruses, the most common flu strains.
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Building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Air pollutants may damage fetal cardiovascular development

Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers.
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Mental health of students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training

Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study, published in Education Research International, to measure the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on students.
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Researchers identify novel regulatory factor in bone formation

Researchers report the identification of a novel transcription factor that helps regulate the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into bone in mice.
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People Are Surprisingly Forgiving, Study Finds (M)

Most people are quick to see the good in others and slow to condemn. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: 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 Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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It's not just measles: Mumps, whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US

She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold her.
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A Relaxing Way To Lower Blood Pressure

A thoroughly pleasant method for lowering your blood pressure. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: 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 Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s interim health minister says 12 newborn babies have died while receiving care at a public maternity hospital. Interim minister Sonia Ben Sheikh said during a news conference in Tunis on Monday the infants had been born prematurely and died because of an infection in the hospital. Ben Sheikh said results […]
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Communication in the hospital setting from a medical student perspective

When it comes to communication in the hospital setting, I have seen many iterations. My favorite version was at the VA on the inpatient medicine unit. Every morning, we all met in the medicine team room to discuss patients on the floor. The team’s social worker, nurses, residents, students, and the attending ran down the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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8 Reasons Why Your Depression May Not Be Getting Better

You’ve been to four psychiatrists and tried over a dozen medication combinations. You still wake up with that dreadful knot in your stomach and wonder if you will ever feel better. Some people enjoy a straight path to remission. They get diagnosed. They get a prescription. They feel better. Others’ road to recovery isn’t so linear. It’s full of winding bends and dead-ends. Sometimes it’s entirely blocked. By what? Here are a few impediments to treatment to consider if your symptoms aren’t improv...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Support, Self-help, Insomnia, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Trauma, Johns Hopkins, Medications, Mood Disorder, Johns Hopkins University, Kay Redfield Jamison, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

Shooting at Phoenix care facility where rape occurred

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a shooting has occurred outside a long-term care facility in Phoenix where an incapacitated woman was raped last year. Authorities say one person was detained at the scene Monday. Hacienda HealthCare officials said in a statement the suspect is an employee’s ex-spouse who showed up armed around 5:30 a.m. An […]
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North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures. The new lawsuit comes amid unresolved litigation over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill and the law that replaced it. The lawsuit filed […]
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Urban African Americans are 'startling' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
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