Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccine, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
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Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers

National Cancer Institute chief tapped as acting FDA Commissioner

In the wake of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s abrupt resignation, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar III announced that Dr. Ned Sharpless will serve as interim commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Since October 2017, Dr. Sharpless served as director of the National Cancer Institute and, before that, worked as a researcher and hematologist-oncologist at the University of North Carolina. He is also a co-founder of G1 Therapeutics, a biotech firm focused on cancer t...
Tags: Health, TC, Government, Tech, Rest, Food And Drug Administration, Nyt, Fda, Juul, Altria, Ned, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Personnel

How does radiation therapy work? A radiation oncologist explains.

Most patients have an idea of how surgery and chemotherapy work.  It’s not difficult to picture a surgeon cutting out a cancer or a medical oncologist prescribing chemotherapy.  But how does radiation therapy work?  For the vast majority of patients, and a good number of physicians, radiation therapy is a completely foreign concept. In my […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Officials warn of measles exposure at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials warn that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport may have been exposed to measles last month. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says a passenger who had a layover at LAX on Feb. 21 was diagnosed with the highly contagious illness. The department says people who were […]
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Ferguson continues fight against companies profiting from opioids with lawsuit against distributors

"We've seen the data and it is shocking," Attorney General Bob Ferguson said, announcing a lawsuit against the three largest opioid distributors in Washington.
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Up is Down: Dinesh D’Souza Says the Civil Rights Act Was Part of Progressive Bigotry

On Twitter, Dinesh D’Souza is on the defensive. He desperately wants the Democratic party to be a party of bigotry and racism, not just during the 1800s but continuously through to the present. Given that Democratic president Lyndon Johnson supported and signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, it is hard to make the case that Democratic party remained the party of racism. However, D’Souza is persistent. He invokes the well-known racism of Johnson as a Senator which to him is proof...
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OCD and Autism

I have written before about atypical presentations of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children , where I discuss how the symptoms of OCD are sometimes confused with autism, schizophrenia, and even Bipolar Disorder. I’ve also written about how diagnosing these various conditions can be difficult, as symptoms of each one often overlap. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we are talking about a whole person’s state of being, not just a specific diagnosis. No doubt people have manifested sy...
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Novel biosensor can isolate and target leukemic stem cells

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most malignant of all leukemic cells. Understanding how leukemic stem cells are regulated has become an important area of cancer research.
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PET imaging better detects coronary artery disease than SPECT scans

Patients who receive cardiac positron emission testing (PET) imaging instead of single photon emission computed tomography scan experienced a significant increase in the detection of severe obstructive coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.
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High levels of hygiene promote antibiotic resistance

The number of people who become ill and die from antibiotic-resistant germs is increasing worldwide. The World Health Organization WHO sees understanding the spread of antibiotic resistance and developing countermeasures as one of the most important global challenges.
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New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

Dr Paulo Rocha from the University of Bath's Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus.
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Providence St. Joseph announces co-ownership deal with Cedars-Sinai at Tarzana hospital

Cedars-Sinai healthcare will join the current owner of Tarzana hospital Providence St. Joseph Health to form the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, the two healthcare organizations announced Tuesday. In the joint venture, Providence will hold controlling interest of the longstanding San Fernando Valley Hospital and the center will retain its Catholic identity, officials said. Cedars-Sinai is investing in the center for an undisclosed amount as Providence redevelops its Tarzana campu...
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Health Professions’ Digital Education: Review of Learning Theories in Randomized Controlled Trials by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: Learning theory is an essential component for designing an effective educational curriculum. Reviews of existing literature consistently lack sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of digital interventions for health professions’ education, which may reflect disconnections among learning theories, curriculum design, use of technology, and outcome evaluation. Objective: The aim of this review was to identify, map, and evaluate the use of learning theories in designing and im...
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Characterizing Media Content and Effects of Organ Donation on a Social Media Platform: Content Analysis

Background: The lack of organ donors has become a barrier for the development of organ transplantation programs, and many countries are currently facing a severe shortage of deceased organs. Media campaigns on social media have the potential to promote organ donation. However, little is known about what kind of media content is the most appropriate for this purpose. Objective: This study aimed to analyze media posts regarding organ donation on Weibo, a social media platform, and to identify the ...
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Study uncovers dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with dementia

A major new study from the UC Davis Alzheimer's Center has uncovered dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with a dementia diagnosis compared with those of non-Hispanic whites and of African Americans.
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Motrin vs. Tylenol for children: A pediatrician explains

As a pediatrician, I am asked by worried parents about what they should give their child with a fever, Motrin (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down the temperature daily. This question always requires more than a one-word response to the choice between anti-fever medications. An explanation of medication even being necessary for the fever […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Automated Analysis of Domestic Violence Police Reports to Explore Abuse Types and Victim Injuries: Text Mining Study

Background: The police attend numerous domestic violence events each year, recording details of these events as both structured (coded) data and unstructured free-text narratives. Abuse types (including physical, psychological, emotional, and financial) conducted by persons of interest (POIs) along with any injuries sustained by victims are typically recorded in long descriptive narratives. Objective: We aimed to determine if an automated text mining method could identify abuse types and any inj...
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Vast majority of children with autism have difficulties that require therapeutic, educational support

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, once considered a lifelong condition.
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My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socializ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disappointment, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, Dating, Social Anxiety

Blue Cross insurers in N Carolina, Oregon to mix leadership

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts will invest jointly in high-cost management technology and share insights into improving health care in a long-term agreement that will leave the companies as separate entities. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Portland, Oregon-based Cambia Health Solutions said Tuesday […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nation, Portland Oregon, Northwest, Blue Cross, Raleigh, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cambia Health Solutions, N Carolina Oregon, Two Blue Cross Blue Shield

Gene behind mitochondrial disease has more varied effects than previously thought

For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a particular set of symptoms.
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Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for blocking early atherosclerosis in progeria

Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares and the Universidad de Oviedo have discovered a new molecular mechanism involved in the premature development of atherosclerosis in mice with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.
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Homeless getting hep a vaccine Homeless, many of whom are drug addicts, to get vaccine. I was thinking the hep a and b vaccines were spendy but liver disease is very very spendy. Hep a vaccine reduced incidence by 95% since it came out in 1995.
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Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide, report says

The deaths of children are a cause for misery, and new research suggests one of the gravest perils comes in the form of falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria, pneumonia and other diseases. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are dying due to a surge of poor-quality or outright fake medicines, the report says.
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2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that the 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and Aurora, Colorado. A spokesman says 236 detainees have had confirmed […]
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Doctors' failure to spot sepsis led to toddler's death, coroner rules

Two-year-old Marcie Tadman was seen by seven doctors at Royal United hospital in BathA two-year-old girl died as a result of neglect after the gross failure of doctors to diagnose sepsis, a coroner has ruled.Marcie Tadman was treated for pneumonia at the Royal United hospital (RUH) in Bath and was seen by seven doctors. She died after a cardiac arrest. Continue reading...
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Physical activity may reduce mortality risk among cognitively frail individuals

Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of dementia, and it seems to entail a greater death risk than physical frailty or cognitive impairment separately.
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10 commandments to help with palliative care messaging

Studies show that when people know what palliative care is, they want it. Marketing genius Seth Godin talks about offering services that are “remarkable” — so good that a person would cross the street to tell a friend. Palliative care has that kind of value, so why doesn’t our message travel upstream through word of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Effective tooth-brushing coupled with good oral hygiene can help prevent erectile dysfunction

Men who suffer from periodontitis, a disease characterized by inflammation of the gums and damage to the structures that surround and support the teeth, are at greater risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction.
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