Jan 9 2022 Families will be given support to help to improve the diets of their children through a new campaign as the new statistics reveal the number of parents giving unhealthy snacks to their children has increased during the pandemic. The multimedia Better Health campaign has been launched today [Monday January 10] to encourage
A philosophy team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Antwerp analyzed the role self-deception plays in everyday life and the strategies people use to deceive themselves. In the journal Philosophical Psychology, Dr. Francesco Marchi and Professor Albert Newen describe four strategies used to stabilize and shield the positive self-image. According to their theory,
Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
If you don’t think it’s important to assess for sleep disorders in your patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), think again. According to Sabra M. Abbott, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, AD is associated with difficulty falling asleep, nighttime awakenings, early morning awakenings, increased daytime sleepiness, decreased sleep efficiency, increased arousals, awakenings, and sleep
A hospital in Monterey County, California welcomed its last baby of 2021 into the world, followed shortly by the first baby of 2022 – and they were twins! According to a press release shared by Natividad, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo was born at 11:45 p.m. on December 31st, 2021, and his twin sister, Alyin Yolanda Trujillo,
A research paper recently published in the journal Health Sciences Review shows how high vaccine availability and low population vaccination hesitancy were two pivotal factors for the successful control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Malta, Europe. Study: The fastest national COVID vaccination in Europe – Malta’s strategies. Image Credit: MyNewImages / Shutterstock Since the start
Millions of people around the globe are affected by cancer each year; more than 39% of men and women are diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Chemotherapy is the most commonly employed, standard cancer treatment and targeted delivery of these drugs to the tumor site increases their effectiveness. However, excess drugs may still circulate to
Navigating the workplace as an adult with ADHD isn’t without its unique challenges, but there are steps you can take to nurture motivation, and continue to thrive If you live with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), you know it can be hard to push yourself to do the things you need to do. You can
The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include this year’s
Key Takeaways The primary outcome was the rate of seropositivity after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with rates of seropositivity after 1 dose, rates of positive neutralizing antibody (nAb), cellular responses and adverse events as secondary outcomes. Two thirds of patients (67%) with hematological malignancies were seropositive after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
People cut out alcohol and participate in Dry January for a number of reasons and with various results. For instance, one of our former editors who gave it a try concluded that she had more energy, ate better, and saved a good amount of money. We spoke to a handful of experts about what cutting
Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, measured the immune response to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in both breast milk and the stools of breastfed infants.
Staff at CSL are working in the lab on November 08, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, where they will begin manufacturing AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine. Darrian Traynor | Getty Images A researcher in Cyprus has discovered a strain of the coronavirus that combines the delta and omicron variant, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. Leondios Kostrikis, professor
How can we shift from a state of inattentiveness to one of highest attention? The locus coeruleus, literally the “blue spot,” is a tiny cluster of cells at the base of the brain. As the main source of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline, it helps us control our attentional focus. Synthesizing evidence from animal and human studies,
New research highlights the extent of the ethnic pay gaps, and shines a light on the mental health impact In research from non-profit networking organisation People Like Us and Censuswide, findings revealed that workers from Black, Asian, mixed-race, and minority ethnic backgrounds are being paid, on average, 84% of what their white counterparts earn. Two-thirds
TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. This week’s topics include characteristics of COVID in the four
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Supreme Court appeared to agree Friday with the federal government that it is within its rights to require that healthcare facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid dollars vaccinate workers against COVID-19, but justices seemed more skeptical that the government
If you’re one of those who said “weight loss” will be part of their New Year’s Resolutions for 2022, chances are, running is one of the exercises you’re considering to include in your 2022 fitness routine. In general, any type of movement is already better than sitting for hours, so taking it up a notch by hitting the
This New Year’s Day, parents might want to resolve to get more exercise – and bring their teenage children along. A new national study finds that only 9% of teens met the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day during the pandemic – a decline from 16% pre-pandemic. The pandemic led to the cancellation
The report, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, details how researchers from the University of Surrey studied 240 primary school students aged 7 – 11 years across a period of 11 weeks. Self-regulation describes an individuals’ ability to manage and alter their emotions, behavior and cognition. Good self-regulation is associated with positive mental health benefits
Mechanical engineering and materials science professor David Needham has shown that a slight increase in solution pH might be all it takes to turn a metabolic inhibiting drug, traditionally used to treat gut parasites, into a promising prophylactic/preventative nasal spray and early treatment throat spray for COVID-19. The results appear online on December 28 in
Undoubtedly there’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently, from the COP26 summit to activists like Greta Thunberg taking to the streets to protest, and demanding the leaders of the world commit to action. Hearing about climate change might prompt eco-anxiety, or worry that you don’t know what you can do to help.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides Friday during oral arguments in two sets of cases involving federal vaccine mandates. “Why isn’t this necessary to abate a grave risk?” Justice Elena Kagan asked Scott Keller, an attorney representing the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a plaintiff in the lawsuit seeking
Among antiseizure medications (ASMs) used as monotherapy in poststroke epilepsy (PSE), lamotrigine is associated with the lowest risk for mortality and valproic acid is associated with the highest risk, new research suggests. Investigators assessed more than 2500 patients, most in their late seventies, using carbamazepine as a comparator. Results showed that valproic acid, phenytoin, and
You’ve probably heard that you should take your birth control pill at the same time every day — and it’s a good habit to get in for a couple of reasons. First, taking your pill at a specific time helps make it as essential to your routine as brushing your teeth, which is important because
The American Heart Association recently released their ‘2021 dietary guidance to improve cardiovascular health’. Within the article, they covered ten features of a heart-healthy eating pattern, that emphasizes the importance of overall dietary pattern rather than individual foods or nutrients and underscores the critical role of nutrition in all stages of life. Instead of looking
Ontario saw nine times more emergency department (ED) visits per month for cannabis poisonings in young children under the age of 10 after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. While single hospitals have reported on child cannabis poisonings before, this is the first study to look at an
At least 2% of the total global population have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) at some point during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and more than 200 million infants were born since the onset of the pandemic. Millions of in-utero exposures to maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection are therefore likely.