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Are Chinese Hospitals Going Smart?

The average person in China doesn’t go to a doctor’s office when they get hurt or sick; they go straight to a hospital. Then they have a pretty horrible (often all-day) ordeal ahead of them, involving paying to get a number, waiting to be seen, getting briefly looked at to determine next steps, then waiting in line to pay for tests or other services, then waiting on the results, then taking them back to the original doctor for a final diagnosis, etc. It really is a ton of time waiting in line to...
Tags: Health, China, Language, Shanghai, Linguistics, Puns, Huashan Hospital


Glucosamine supplements could benefit the heart

Glucosamine supplements are used by hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide to relieve the joint pain caused due to osteoarthritis.
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Twitter launches new search features to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines

As measles outbreaks in the United States and other countries continue to get worse, Twitter is introducing new search tools meant to help users find credible resources about vaccines. It will also stop auto-suggesting search terms that would lead users to misinformation about vaccines. In a blog post, Twitter vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey wrote “at Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in ...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Social Media, Tech, Public Health, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Harvey, Department of Health and Human Services, Del Harvey


What’s behind the increase of hepatitis C cases in Washington state?

Cases of hepatitis C have increased since 2009 in King County and statewide. That's due in part due to better reporting, but health experts say many people who have hepatitis C still don't know it. The two populations most affected are Baby Boomers, who account for three-quarters of all cases, and intravenous drug users, the group with the fastest rate of new infections.
Tags: Health, Wellness, News, Washington, Local News, Baby Boomers, King County


In Praise of the Honourable Justice Clement Gascon

Recently, the Honourable Justice Clement Gascon of the Supreme Court of Canada addressed his momentary absence from work on May 8th, 2019. For over twenty years, I have been dealing with a sometimes insidious illness: depression and anxiety disorders. This is an illness that can be treated and controlled, some days better than others. On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 8, affected both by the recent announcement of a difficult and heart-rending career decision and by a change in medication, I co...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Mental Health, Canada, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, University of Toronto, American Bar Association, Cbc, Peter, Supreme Court of Canada, ZIMMERMAN, Gascon, Practice of Law: Future of Practice, Clement Gascon


Alabama abortion ban: Republican senate passes most restrictive law in US

Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incestAlabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw abortion, making it a crime to perform the procedure at any stage of pregnancy.The strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban allows an exception only when the woman’s health is at serious risk, and sets up a legal battle that supporters hope will lead to the supreme court overturning its landmark ruling that lega...
Tags: Health, Republicans, Women, US, Alabama, US news, Christianity, Abortion, Roe V Wade, Donald Trump, Republican Senate


Glucosamine supplements 'may cut heart risk'

Findings from thousands of UK people suggest a possible benefit, although more studies are needed.
Tags: Health, UK


Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States

Women tend to put the needs of others first. Taking care of oneself gets mistakenly equated with being selfish. It can’t be emphasized enough that the self-care you give yourself today determines what life looks like 10, 20, or more years down the road. Will you be able to physically do what you want to do? Let’s say you make through your 40’s with no heart health related issues. Cholesterol levels are good. Blood pressure is within normal. Then your 50’s roll around and next thing yo...
Tags: Health, United States, Heart Health, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson


Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, passing legislation Tuesday that faces a veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, if it even reaches his desk. The vote comes amid a wave of abortion restrictions advancing in more conservative […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania House, Harrisburg PA


Fee for service is not the root of all evil

Some people think that the solution to better-supported primary care is in direct primary care/salaried physician payment models. I don’t think it is the best answer. I realize money is not the only motivator explaining why people perform work. Meaningful work matters too. But meaningful work that is not respected and paid for will not […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


California governor wants to help more buy health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sydney Winlock owns a small business with his wife in Northern California, and they had a strange conversation recently: Should they make less money so they can afford their health insurance? The couple makes too much money to qualify for help from the federal government in paying their monthly insurance premiums, […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Ap, Nation, Northern California, Sacramento Calif, Sydney Winlock


Oregon vaccine bill dead as U.S. measles count soars

Oregon has the highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the country. But the the measure to make it harder for families to opt out of required vaccinations was nixed as part of a deal announced Monday to end a weeklong Republican walkout over a school-funding tax.
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Nation, Northwest


Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state’s prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. The state Department of Justice confirmed the investigation this week and urged anyone with information […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Department Of Justice, Delaware, Delaware AG, DOVER Del


Type 1 diabetes symptoms are not recognized early enough among children in Quebec

Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk.
Tags: Health, Quebec, Elwyn


Study finds persistently high rate of long-term opioid prescribing for older cancer survivors

Using Medicare data, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show for the first time that the rates of long term opiate therapy - a 90-day or more supply of opioids per year - for older cancer survivors remain high for at least five years in cancer survivors.
Tags: Health, Galveston, The University of Texas Medical Branch


Dermatologist shares five common sunscreen mistakes and offers tips to avoid them

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime.
Tags: Health, United States


Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

The same sources thought to inflict oxidative stress on cells- pollution, diesel exhaust, smoking and obesity- also are associated with shorter telomeres, the protective tips on the ends of the chromosomal shoelace.
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Red Cross reports critical shortage of type O blood, urges donations

The American Red Cross announced Tuesday, May 14, that it is experiencing a “critical shortage” of type O blood, urging eligible donors to give blood now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening conditions. As an incentive, the organization is offering a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email to anyone who donates blood or platelets through June 10. According to a news release, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where the need ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, News, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


Low humidity could be flu virus' best friend

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.
Tags: Health, Yale


You are the average of the 5 physicians you spend the most time with

”You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” You may have heard this quote, from famous motivational speaker Jim Rohn, many times before. Taken at face value, the quote relates to how we are influenced. But it’s also a sentiment that really sums up how we live and interact […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, Jim Rohn, PA NP, CRNA


Tulane professor to explore better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome

A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS, a rapidly progressive disease caused by fluid buildup in the lungs and an overwhelming inflammatory response.
Tags: Health, Tulane, Tulane University


Jury awards $2b to California couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller gave them cancer

Back in 2018, evil got a shot in the arm when Nazi collaborators Bayer were allowed to buy Big Ag monopolists Monsanto, celebrating the marriage by getting rid of the Monsanto name (on the grounds that Monsanto's tactics had tarnished their reputation even worse than Bayer's use of concentration camp slaves and fatal medical experiments on Jews and others imprisoned by the Nazis, to say nothing of their notorious product Zyklon B). Monsanto's flagship product is Roundup (glyphosate), a wee...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Roundup, Law, California, Finance, Germany, Nazis, Cancer, Gmo, Monsanto, Liability, Berenberg, Bayer


Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tags: Health, India


Complete tumor removal in dogs reduces cancer recurrence risk by 60%

The relative risk of a recurrence of cancer is reduced by 60% in dogs whose tumors are completely removed, a new analysis by Oregon State University researchers has found.
Tags: Health, Oregon State University


MDI Biological Laboratory receives $30,000 to support course in organoid technology

The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind awards in support of its second annual "Applications of Organoid Technology" course, to be held May 26 through June 1 at the institution's Bar Harbor campus.
Tags: Health, Bar Harbor, MDI Biological Laboratory, Organoid Technology


Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

It's no secret that pets bring joy to their owners' lives. Caring for animals keeps us active, gives us purpose, provides stress relief and builds a loving bond -- studies show pets can even increase people's lifespans.
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Study finds link between herbicide and human liver disease

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models.
Tags: Health, Monsanto


Patients with sleep apnea have higher risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association, patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery.
Tags: Health, American Medical Association


Sales of sugary drinks drop by 38% after beverage tax in Philadelphia

One year after Philadelphia passed its beverage tax, sales of sugary and artificially sweetened beverages dropped by 38 percent in chain food retailers, according to Penn Medicine researchers who conducted one of the largest studies examining the impacts of a beverage tax.
Tags: Health, Philadelphia, Penn Medicine


2 Plant Extracts That Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease (M)

The extracts work by preventing the build up of sticky amyloid beta in the brain. → 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
Tags: Psychology, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only



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