Universal health coverage: the right choice, the smart choice Reuters AlertNet Last week in Tokyo, momentum continued as World Bank President Jim Kim declared that access to affordable health care for all people is a crucial factor in alleviating...
A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in “shrooms”, stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories...
I've been on Twitter for almost a couple of years now and when I talk to people about it, I still get a healthy dose of skepticism. So I've put together a top ten list of why as a physician and medical educator, I use Twitter.
2013-2014PI: Andrew Curtis Collaborators: Jason K Blakcburn, Spatial Epiemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER), Department of Geography, University of Florida; Jocelyn M Widmer, Urban Affairs and Planning, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech University; J Glenn Morris Jr., Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
Building a better India: health beyond healthcare Hindustan Times The NUHM proposes to target the urban poor and other vulnerable groups and promote their access to affordable and good quality preventive, promotive and primary services.
What You Need to Know About Primary Care Physicians Huffington Post Our health care system has historically focused on treating late-stage disease and acute illness in comparison to preventative care and the management of chronic health conditions.
3. Lentils Lentils make a wonderful addition to any diet. They are high in foliate, which acts by protecting your artery walls from damage. Lentils are also high in magnesium . Magnesium causes your blood vessels to relax, ...
PENN STATE (US) — Participation in a creative storytelling program helps improve the perceptions medical students have of patients affected by dementia.
Daniel George, assistant professor of humanities at Penn State College of Medicine, tested the effects of the TimeSlips storytelling program in an elective course he teaches at the college. Fourth-year medical students worked with patients at Country Meadows, an assisted living community, who are affected by advanced dementia.
Medical students commonly perceive persons with dementia as being challenging to work with. “We currently lack effective drugs for dementia, and there’s a sense that these are cases where students can’t do much to benefit the patient,” George says.
“The perception is that they’re hard to extract information from, you don’t know if that information is reliable, and there are often other complicated medical issues to deal with.”
TimeSlips is a non-pharmacological approach to dementia care that uses creative storytelling in a group setting and encourages participants to use their imagination rather than focusing on their inability to remember chronologically.
Here we report that proliferation of Treg cells after TCR stimulation is impaired in subjects with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) because of altered interleukin-2 (IL-2) secretion and IL-2 receptor (IL-2R)-signal ...
Women of China AIDS Free Reality Guardian Express Biomedical research and public health practices have provided a new prevention “tool kit” that is said to help move toward the elimination of new infections.
Boston Globe The long, lurid tradition of public health propaganda Boston Globe Meanwhile, government agencies charged with enrolling people have responded with friendly animations that promote how the law works, while left-leaning groups have...
Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard's School of Public Health as well as the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating. Sally Fallon Morell: ...
A new study titled, "3,751 magnesium binding sites have been detected on human proteins," indicates that a deficiency of magnesium may profoundly affect a far wider range of biological structures than previously understood.
The proteome, or entire set of proteins expressed by the human genome, contains well over 100,000 distinct protein structures, despite the fact that there are believed to be only 20,300 protein-coding genes in the human genome.
The discovery of the "magneseome," as its being called, adds additional complexity to the picture, indicating that the presence or absence of adequate levels of this basic mineral may epigenetically alter the expression and behavior of the proteins in our body, thereby altering the course of both health and disease.
If 2013 was the year of wearables and health apps, what’s on tap for 2014?
Here are five exciting health tech trends to keep an eye on for the new year.
1. Data in the Doctor’s OfficeAccording to Pew Research, 21% of Americans already use some form of technology to track their health data, and as the market for wearable devices and health apps grows, so too will the mountain of data about our behaviors and vitals. Next year, we may see more of this data incorporated into our day-to-day medical care.
2. Smart Clothes
If a wristband or clip-on tracker isn’t part of your look, there’s hope for you in 2014, because a new wave of wearable smart garments will be hitting the stores next year. In fact, market research company Markets and Markets expects sales of smart clothes and fabrics to reach $2.03 billion by 2018.
3. Augmented NutritionOf course, if you want to fit into the latest smart fashion, you might need to keep better tabs on what you’re eating. We’ve already seen popular apps such as Fooducate make things easy by letting you scan the barcodes on packaged foods to gather nutrition data. In 2014, we’ll see new technologies that take even more of the guesswork out of counting calories. 4. Virtual House Calls
Virtual house calls also just got a big boost with the recent launch of Google Helpouts, a new marketplace for getting personalized help over live video chat. Although it’s still early days for the new service, you can already browse the Google Helpouts Health marketplace for medical advice, mental health issues, nutrition counseling, weight loss and more. You can even get wellness advice for your pets.
5. Health Rewards
If looking and feeling good isn’t enough of a payoff, how about getting paid for getting healthy?
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