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Parents should be allowed to be present during trauma care

When a seriously injured child arrives at the trauma center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the patient's parents are ushered into the trauma room alongside the medical team. The policy to allow parents to be present during care is not the norm among pediatric trauma centers, but a new national survey by Orlando Health shows that the vast majority of people think it should be. The survey found 90% agree that parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment for a life-threatening injury or condition.

TBI laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions

Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted one or more traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, more commonly known as concussion laws. These laws often include mandates to remove athletes from play following an actual or suspected concussion, requirements to be cleared to return to play, and annual education of coaches, parents, and/or athletes regarding concussion signs or symptoms.

A template to fight addiction

After years of denial and hesitation, Punjab has at last taken the first step towards addressing the opioid crisis currently confronting the state. The decision taken last month by the Government of Punjab to open “Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment” (OOAT) centres constitutes an evidence-based, compassionate approach for people struggling with dependence — and shows what a health-oriented approach to drug use may look like on a national scale.

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of aggressive prostate cancer

In a new study published in The Journal of Urology®, researchers determined that men who followed a Mediterranean diet, had lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer (PC) than those who followed other dietary patterns like Prudent or Western diets. Although PC is the most common type of cancer in men and can have a high mortality rate, evidence linking PC to specific environmental, occupational, or dietary exposures has been limited. Recent studies have investigated whether certain dietary patterns impact cancer risks, but the results have been inconsistent.