Month: September 2021

While many parents and caregivers involved in the child welfare system suffered trauma as children, new research suggests that those with substance misuse issues as adults may have had particularly difficult childhoods. The study found that scores assessing childhood trauma exposure among adults with substance misuse issues were 24% higher than previous estimates for other
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Eighteen months into the covid-19 pandemic, with the delta variant fueling a massive resurgence of disease, many hospitals are hitting a heartbreaking new low. They’re now losing babies to the coronavirus. The first reported covid-related death of a newborn occurred in Orange County, Florida, and an infant has died in Mississippi. Merced County in California
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Researchers worldwide hypothesized that the development of vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could help to reduce transmission and help to lower the mortality rate. The vaccines developed against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had to undergo several clinical trials before they could be considered safe for human use. Patients of various age
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Dr Louise Newson is a leading light in the world of menopause education, policy, and support. Believing it’s never too early to be perimenopause savvy, she’s sharing practical information to help everyone have a better experience No matter what your age or gender, chances are you’ve heard about the menopause. You may have noticed a
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Each year since 2018, doctors around the country recognize National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on September 17. One of the co-founders of this awareness campaign, Loice Swisher, MD, of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, shared her own experience of suicidal thoughts after her daughter was left “neurologically devastated” following surgery on a malignant
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New evidence suggesting that the benefit of ticagrelor outweighs the risk when added to aspirin for 30 days after a mild-to-moderate ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) has been reported from a secondary analysis of the THALES trial. The new analysis was presented at the recent European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) and published
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured her to validate blood test results from the company’s Edison machine to speed up a
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Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers at Boston Medical Center based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ethnic minority children with ADHD. Published in Pediatrics, this new framework has been informed by the experiences of parents throughout the various stages that
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While the temps may still be in the 80’s, apple season is upon us! Give this Apple Bok Choy salad a try!  It is easy, healthy and oh so yummy. It is also a good transition into fall salad.   Prep Time: 20 minutes slicing and dicing time Servings: 2 hefty portions Ingredients: 6 cups finely chopped
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Could the complex mechanisms driving solid tumour metastasis come down to the balance of cellular division and death? Cell biologist, Professor Jody Rosenblatt tells us why dysregulated cell death could have an impact not only on metastasis, but also therapy resistance… Cancer metastasis is the main reason patients succumb to their disease. Yet, understanding how
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Scientists have recently tried to explain the factors that could be responsible for the recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Israel. Their observations reveal that the prevalence of the more infectious delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and waning vaccine efficacy results in the outbreaks. As preventive interventions, they
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In Rhode Island, the number of overdose deaths jumped significantly in the first 8 months of 2020, a retrospective, population-based cohort study found. Overdose deaths were found to have increased particularly among those experiencing job loss and among those diagnosed with certain mental health problems, providing insight into how overdose death rates have impacted populations
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A single-arm, phase 2 clinical trial of atezolizumab with chemotherapy for patients with nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases shows promise for improving progression-free survival, according to a study presented at the 2021 World Congress on Lung Cancer. The trial is noteworthy because to date, few patients with nonsquamous NSCLC and untreated
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Latest figures have shown that obesity cases are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the global health crisis play a role in the surge in obesity cases in sixteen states?  The Latest Figures The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday that there has been an increase in the number of
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In a systematic review, researchers assessed the diagnostic value of certain physical symptoms that children may display that could indicate a urinary tract infection. The team performed literature reviews of the most prominent medical research databases from inception until Jan. 20, 2020 for studies reporting specific diagnostic accuracy data for clinical signs and symptoms compared
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A large group of family medicine researchers, educators and clinicians propose a framework of definitions to clarify the similarities, differences and relationships between common terms used by those involved in population health, community health and public health. They write that shared language must be clear enough to help and not hinder people working together as
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Laura Weiss, RN, stays positive. A retired nurse who teamed up with the Boulder County Public Health department in February for their vaccine effort, Weiss remembers moments like vaccinating the parents of a man who had flown them from Venezuela to Colorado, determined to get them the shots. Weiss recounts how one woman, tearing up
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest nonprofit health system in Texas has secured a temporary restraining order against cardiologist Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic who allegedly continued to claim an affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health months after he entered
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In this article QAN-AU DAL A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a
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