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Routine HIV testing Encouraged Through a Mobile App

A mobile app that aims to encourage getting tested for HIV on a regular basis among men who have sex with men should include an HIV test location finder and help them track their sexual activities, according to research by the University of Hawai?i at M?noa Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. The study is in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research: Public Health & Surveillance.

Hiatal Hernia : Opioids Over-Prescribed after Surgery

The increase in opioid deaths in the last 20 years led a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues to look at excessive opioids prescribed to treat acute surgical pain following various procedures.

Alyssa A. Mazurek presented a study during the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 98th Annual Meeting that assessed patterns of opioid prescribing for open and laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair (HHR) and found that patients used far fewer opioids than were actually prescribed.

Vector-Borne Diseases Soar in US

Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, and officials said rising temperatures and an increasingly connected global society are to blame.

Human Deep Space Travel Are Associated To Health Risks For Exposure To GCR

Researchers found all three radiation types induced rapid and stable changes in DNA methylation but at distinct subsets of CpG sites affecting different chromatin compartments. Human deep space and planetary travel are limited by uncertainties regarding the health risks associated with exposure to galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) and in particular the high linear energy transfer (LET), heavy ion component. Here we assessed the impact of two high-LET ions 56Fe and 28Si, and low-LET X rays on genome-wide methylation patterns in human bronchial epithelial cells.

Obesity Policies: Researchers Call for Tougher Standards

When a new park is built, a tax is instituted on fast food or a ban put in place against soft drinks in a school, public health researchers must often rely on "after the fact" observational studies to evaluate the impact of such efforts on rates of obesity in a particular population and try to clearly identify and measure the factors that worked or did not. A summary of the findings is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.