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EHRs Must Be Refocused on Patient’s Health Goals

Electronic health records (EHRs) are poorly designed to support longitudinal and personalized healthcare, an international team of primary care researchers reports. So the study, published in the Annals of Family Medicinerecommends that the current problem-oriented fee-for-documentation structure of EHRs be replaced by a framework built around the life and health goals.  

Drug Evaluation Made Easier with the Use of 'Body on a chip'

MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans.

Using a microfluidic platform that connects engineered tissues from up to 10 organs, the researchers can accurately replicate human organ interactions for weeks at a time, allowing them to measure the effects of drugs on different parts of the body. The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports

An Effective New Shingles Shot Introduced

Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts say.

Lung Disease and Childhood Measles are Linked

In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only in adults with asthma and a considerable history of smoking.

Yellow fever: Outbreak Necessitates Vaccination

Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in international travelers visiting Brazil, including four deaths.

Sports Leagues: Unhealthy Food and Beverages Promoted

The majority of food and beverages marketed through multi-million-dollar television and online sports sponsorships are unhealthy—and may be contributing to the escalating obesity epidemic among children and adolescents in the U.S., warn social scientists from NYU School of Medicine and other national academic health institutions. The descriptive study publishes online in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.