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Patient-centered care

Should Patients Be Considered Consumers?

There is broad support for building health care systems; seen as a means of improving health outcomes and as morally worthy in itself. But the concept of patient-centered care has increasingly merged; with the concept of patients as consumers, which “is conceptually confused and potentially harmful”; noted Michael K. Gusmano, a Hastings Center research scholar;…

Sunscreen

New Regulatory Requirements For Sunscreen Products In The U.S

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the latest science to better ensure consumers have access to…

Medical Genetics

Some Personal Beliefs And Morals May Stem From Genetics

A new baby is often welcomed with speculation about whether they got their eyes and nose from mom or dad; but researchers say it may be possible for children to inherit their parents’ moral characteristics, as well. The researchers found that while parents can help encourage their children to develop into responsible; conscientious adults, there…

Anesthesiology

Anesthetic Drug Propofol Shows Promise In The Treatment Of Medication

A commonly used anesthetic drug could help people with severe depression. Preliminary research published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology suggests that propofol may trigger rapid, durable antidepressant effects. “Severe depression strikes millions of people each year, and up to one-third of these individuals do not respond to currently available treatments (medications, psychotherapy, brain stimulation),” said Brian…

Social health

Insurance Rules: Harder To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation’s opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Despite the medical profession’s growing acceptance of the need for medications for addiction treatment; that give hope to people suffering…

Immunology

Mechanism Discovered To Activate The Body's Immune System

The microbiome in our intestine plays a vital role in people’s health and the immune system Any lack of balance there has not only been linked to chronic inflammatory intestinal inflammation, but also type 2 diabetes and other diseases. A group of researchers at the University Hospital Tübingen has now reported for the first time…

Hospital-to-Home Transition Care For Heart Failure Patients

Providing additional health-care services for heart failure patients to help them transition from hospital to home does not improve their outcome, according to research led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The conclusion comes from a trial that followed the health status of almost 2,500 adults hospitalized;…

Virus infection

Chickenpox Virus Paves Way: Promising HIV Vaccine

A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba has brought science; one step closer to using the chickenpox virus; to develop a vaccine against HIV. Scientists have long seen the chickenpox virus in vaccine form as a potential “vector”; or carrier to deliver HIV genes and generate immunity…

Epidemics

In Guinea, Lassa Fever Outbreak Scare

Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. When symptoms occur they typically include fever, weakness, headaches, vomiting, and muscle pains. Less commonly there may be bleeding from the mouth or gastrointestinal tract. The risk of death once infected is about one…

Injectable Drug

Injectable Drug: Accelerate Bone Healing

Every person in the U.S. will experience, on average; two broken bones in their lifetime. It is expected that more than 6.3 million bones are broken in the U.S. this year; according to the National Institutes of Health. Average recovery time for a young; healthy adult with a broken arm is six to eight weeks.…

Drug Re-Importation

In Florida, Drug Re-Importation From Canada Finds New Champions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he intends to bring down skyrocketing drug prices by leaning on an existing federal law that could enable the state to import prescription meds wholesale from Canada, where they are much cheaper. He’s citing direct support from President Donald Trump, whose administration would have to approve the endeavor. “He not…

Sleeping

Persists Despite Sleeping In Late On Weekends

Many people go without sleep for days and think they can make it up by waking late on the weekend. However, this just makes things worse; according to a new study at the University of Colorado Boulder. Their findings suggest that the common behavior of burning the candle during the week; trying to make up…