FDA grants marketing authorization for new device to help treat carbon monoxide poisoning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device, ClearMate, intended to be used in an emergency room setting to help treat patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Students with disabilities call college admissions cheating ‘big slap in the face’

For Savannah Treviño-Casias, this week's news about the college admissions cheating scandal was galling, considering how much red tape the Arizona State University senior went through to get disability accommodations when she took the SAT.
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Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions can create challenging situations. For example, some treatments may be harmful to older adults who live with and manage several chronic conditions. In some cases, several treatments might be available but healthcare providers may not know which are best for a particular individual.
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Shorter treatment for Chagas disease found to be effective and safer than standard treatment

A two-week treatment course for adult patients with chronic Chagas disease showed, when compared to placebo, similar efficacy and significantly fewer side effects than the standard treatment duration of eight weeks, according to the results of a clinical trial in Bolivia led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative.
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Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce side effects of radiation therapy

The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia and Harvard University researchers.
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Judge vows to rule on Medicaid work requirements by end of March

The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration's renewed strategy to force enrollees to work.
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IVF babies have increased in birthweight over the past 25 years, study reveals

A new study led by University of Manchester scientists has revealed that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.
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Bacteria 'trap' could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
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New treatment approach could minimize brain damage caused by stroke

In a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers successfully used a new approach that significantly minimized brain damage caused by stroke in mouse models.
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Young people's awareness of alcohol marketing associated with increased consumption, finds study

Young people's awareness of alcohol marketing - and their ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise - is associated with increased and higher-risk consumption, a landmark study has found.
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How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

You're reading How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Finding a sincere person is difficult. We are not always ready to share our innermost feelings and do not show a lot of emotions. People have a right for little secrets, but problems begin when we try to deceive ourselves. One's mind and heart conflict with one another, and ...
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Punchy and the Kool-Aid man: study shows how big tobacco marketed kids' drinks

Study of previously sealed documents shows how tobacco companies adapted their advertising skills to win over childrenTobacco companies used their advertising skills to help market sugary drinks to kids – even inventing the single-serving juice box, according to a new study that looked at previously sealed documents.The research, gathered by experts on the tobacco industry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), tracks how two tobacco titans, RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris, adapted ...
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How telemedicine is increasing diversity in clinical trials

An important part of advancing medical research and drug development is making participation in clinical trials easier and more inclusive. To develop treatments that work on men, women, and children of all ages and different ethnicities we need to have clinical trial data that represents our diverse population. Right now, when the FDA approves a […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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State of emergency: healthcare a sore point in NSW election

An ageing population, rising GP costs and ailing regional hospitals are testing Australia’s most populous state. The Coalition and ALP are pledging more funding, but experts want ‘new solutions to old problems’Whoever wins in New South Wales after 23 March is facing a gargantuan challenge in meeting the health services of Australia’s most populous state.Despite spending $23bn on running the health system in 2018 and huge capital works programs at several of NSW’s biggest hospitals, the demand fo...
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YourChoice Therapeutics is developing unisex, non-hormonal birth control

The options available to women who want to avoid getting pregnant today are bad. Most, like the widely used birth control pill, feed man-made estrogen and progestin hormones to women, which are capable of causing a number of awful side effects. YourChoice Therapeutics — a startup launched by a team of Berkeley researchers, including two experts in sperm physiology and sperm-egg interactions — dreams of producing a unisex, non-hormonal alternative to existing contraceptives. The company has raise...
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More than 12,000 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled over salmonella concerns

Hometown Food Company issued a voluntary recall for select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products, amid concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture said.
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Once-a-month injection to treat HIV passes two initial trials

Researchers in Seattle unveiled study results that offer hope to men with HIV, as well as those on PrEP.
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A Panic Attack, the Wrestle Within

Samantha felt overwhelmed by her school assignments, her relationships, and her job. She often felt like she was walking a tightrope while holding a pole that contained all of her “should” and “must” type of thoughts. “It’s not a matter of if, but when I’ll fall and crash!” she’d repeat. She would imagine placing her thoughts and feelings in a bottle and shutting the lid tightly. “I place them there so I can cope,” she would declare. She recognized her panic attack cycle: stress, anx...
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Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC is voluntarily recalling more than 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products nationwide as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Thursday that the four patients have the same strain of salmonella and are linked to the Butterball ground […]
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Surgeon denies posting patient genitalia on social media

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon has resigned from a Florida hospital after being accused of posting photos of patients’ genitalia along with racist and homophobic comments on his Instagram account. He denies making the posts, saying his account was hacked. Dr. Christopher Salgado also told The Associated Press on Thursday that […]
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User Experience of an App-Based Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence: Qualitative Interview Study

Background: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects 10%-39% of women. Its first-line treatment consists of lifestyle interventions and pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), which can be performed supervised or unsupervised. Health apps are increasing in number and can be used to improve adherence to treatments. We developed the Tät app, which provides a 3-month treatment program with a focus on PFMT for women with SUI. The app treatment was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial, which demo...
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Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Stepped Care for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Randomized Noninferiority Trial

Background: Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (I-CBT) leads to a reduction of fatigue severity and disability in adults with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). However, not all patients profit and it remains unclear how I-CBT is best embedded in the care of CFS patients. Objective: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of stepped care, using therapist-assisted I-CBT, followed by face-to-face (f2f) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when needed, with f2f CBT (treatment as usual [TAU]) o...
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Use of Online or Paper Surveys by Australian Women: Longitudinal Study of Users, Devices, and Cohort Retention

Background: There is increasing use of online surveys to improve data quality and timeliness and reduce costs. While there have been numerous cross-sectional studies comparing responses to online or paper surveys, there is little research from a longitudinal perspective. Objective: In the context of the well-established Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, we examined the patterns of responses to online or paper surveys across the first two waves of the study in which both modes were...
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Cancer-Related Internet Use and Its Association With Patient Decision Making and Trust in Physicians Among Patients in an Early Drug Development Clinic: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The role of cancer-related internet use on the patient-physician relationship has not been adequately explored among patients who are cancer-related internet users (CIUs) in early-phase clinical trial clinics. Objective: We examined the association between cancer-related internet use and the patient-physician relationship and decision making among CIUs in an early drug development clinic. Methods: Of 291 Phase I clinic patients who completed a questionnaire on internet use, 179 were ...
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Statins protect against brain hemorrhages

The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain hemorrhages. This is the conclusion of most extensive study ever carried out, which thus also rebuffs suspicions of the opposite being true.
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Study examines value of telehealth in primary care

In today's fast-paced digital society, virtual doctor visits are on the rise and offer patients a more convenient way to receive medical care from anywhere.
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Can You Be Forced to Work in Order to Get Medicaid? A Federal Judge Will Soon Decide

A federal judge heard legal challenges Thursday to a Trump Administration policy that allows states to implement work requirements in order for residents to qualify for Medicaid. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg heard oral arguments in two separate cases challenging plans in Arkansas and Kentucky that require Medicaid enrollees to either have a job or…
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All corners of the world meet in the hospital

The pediatric emergency department’s fluorescent light cast its glow on our heads, drifting and drooping, at 3 a.m. Torn between taking a chance on rest and anticipating the next fever, headache, abdominal pain, wheezing or rash that came through the doors, we sat suspended. The nurses tried to stay awake with a parade of old […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s

Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups.Read more...
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Actors show altered brain activity when in character, study finds

Method actors employ an intensive approach to acting that involves staying in character for long periods of time.The recent study asked trained method actors a variety of hypothetical questions under four different scenarios.The results showed changes in brain activity depending on whether actors were in and out of character, including alterations to activity in the prefontal cortex — a key region in terms of self-awareness. None Method actors famously blur the lines between their everyday perso...
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