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(Medical Xpress)—California wildfires in 2008 led to a natural experiment with monkeys living outdoors at the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, showing for the first time that exposure to high...
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It’s a whole new world. The old way of practicing medicine is just that- an old way of doing things. While it took us a while to get to this point, I can say confidently this new world of healthcare
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In the summer of 1856 an article in The Times of London read:
“Wherever there is disease in its most dangerous form, and the hand of the spoiler distressingly nigh, there is that incomparable woman sure to be seen; her benignant presence is an influence for good comfort even amid the struggles of expiring nature. She is a ‘ministering angel’ without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and, as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every fellow’s face softens with gratitude at the sight of her.”
What was this ‘angel’ supposed to have done and who was she?
With nothing more than sheer common sense and a deep conviction - in less than five months, Florence Nightingale had reduced the death rates for all admitted soldiers in hospitals of Crimean war from 43 percent to a mere 2 percent.
That is a part of the old world of healthcare that we should cherish and duplicate in our present and future healthcare endeavours.
Dr Sepe Sehati
Co-founder, ClickTell Consulting
The volume-based nature of nutritional guidelines is challenged in a new study that demonstrates how it is possible to consume more calories in smaller servings of cereal.
(Medical Xpress)—Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to new research at the University of Adelaide.
Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on ...
UK incidence of the rare lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is rising at a rate of 5,000 new cases a year, prompting need for urgent action for early diagnosis.
86 years after the discovery of #penicillin by the Scottish scientist and Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming, we have just discovered that the dosing provisions for children are inadequate and potentially could cause #complications.
The logical answer of course is to incorporate the individual weight of a child into the equation and dose accordingly (rather than simply basing the dosage on the age of the child). We are perhaps shying away from this due to the fact that #healthcare providers can and do fail in calculating such slightly more complicated dosage regime.
A new World Health Organization report claims that 7 million global deaths each year are as a result of air pollution, making it the world's largest environmental health risk.
Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.
This report highlights that while general practice (GP) deals with 90% of patient contact, it only receives 8.39% of the overall NHS budget.
It is a shame that at the same time as this funding crisis is becoming a 'threat of extinction' to GP services the NHS #fraud and error is 'costing the UK £7bn a year' - that is around 6% of the total annual NHS budget - See:
It is worth repeating that according to the above figures, the total general practice budget is slightly more than the money the National #Health Service is losing to fraud on an annual basis.
Dealing with fraud of this nature is the most moral and one of the least painful ways of cutting costs. It makes absolute sense to deal with this matter before you cut the quality & extent of patient services.
Results of a study that tracked members of the UK general public for 5 years show that only 23% of people who have the flu exhibit symptoms, revealing underestimates of influenza.
An analysis of 72 studies on the effect of swapping saturated fats in our diet for unsaturated fats finds the change has no impact on risk of developing heart disease.
A study finds rates of autism and intellectual disability in the US correlate with genital malformation rates in newborn males - an indicator of fetal exposure to harmful toxins.
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Smokers who enjoy drinking coffee may find that their ability to taste the bitterness of their morning beverage is impaired, researchers have found.
(Medical Xpress)—Women who always or mostly eat organic foods have the same likelihood of developing cancer as women who eat conventionally produced foods, according to an Oxford University study.
Maybe not, but in many cases--I still think it's healthier.
Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual ...
Learn about the health benefits of gluten free grain quinoa, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and obesity.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children now has autism spectrum disorder - a 30% increase since 2012.
By 2020, 4 million people in the US will have sight loss that cannot be corrected by glasses. A new study assesses what lifestyle behaviors may reduce risk of visual impairment.
Improving cooking fuels and kitchen ventilation is associated with better lung function and reduced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Pixin Ran from the Guanzhou Medical University, China, followed 996 villagers ...
Millions of people worldwide – mostly women – suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) that seriously degrade their health and quality of life. Antibiotics treat individual infections, but preventing recurrent ones largely has been unattainable because of the way bacteria lodge in the ...
University of Michigan researchers have learned how to fix a cellular structure called the Golgi that mysteriously becomes fragmented in all Alzheimer's patients and appears to be a major cause of the disease.
After analyzing results of an online flu survey of 4,800 participants, UK researchers found those who did 2.5 hours a week or more vigorous exercise had a 10% lower risk of flu.
The field of concierge medicine — typically, general practice physicians that charge premiums for personalized attention — has attracted patients who will pay for unfettered access to doctors.
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Study finds mice born without gut bacteria have fewer immune cells - particularly white blood cells that form the first line of defense against pathogens - than healthy mice.