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Physician Suicides

Five Things To Know About Physician Suicides Rates

Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. A Five things to know about practice article in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides an overview of this serious issue. Mortality is higher physicians Suicide is the only cause of…

Geriatrics

Working Into Old Age May Not Salvage Your Retirement

Working longer allows you to ramp up savings in your 401(k) and hold off on claiming Social Security benefits. Extending your career isn’t always in the cards, however.  Older workers who develop health conditions may exit the workplace earlier than anticipated. Newly disabled workers in their 50s and early 60s experience an average 50% decline…

Gene Elimination

Gene Elimination Prevents Development Of Pancreatic Cancer In Mice

The action of a gene called ATDC is required for the development of pancreatic cancer, a new study finds. The work builds on the theory that many cancers arise when adult cells; to resupply cells lost to injury and inflammation switch back into more “primitive,” high-growth cell types; like those that drive fetal development. When…

Panic disorder

Action Of Psychotherapy In Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs within minutes. There may ongoing worries about having further attacks and avoidance of places where attacks have…

General surgery

As Surgery Centers Boom, Patients Are Paying With Their Lives

The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone. But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who remained on duty that evening at the…

Gastroenterology

Risk of Lung, Colorectal Cancer and Survival Likelihood After Diagnosis

In a recent study, adults who are the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Also, among individuals who develop lung or colorectal cancer, those who had high fitness levels before their cancer diagnosis were less likely to die compare with those who had low fitness levels. The findings are…

Health Insurance Plan

Standard Health Insurance Plan Might Help You

After the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued draft guidelines; but for a standard health insurance product across all the insurers; it is important for consumers to evaluate and understand how beneficial this step will actually be. As per the draft, the standard health product will cover both pre and post hospitalization expenses…

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Specifically Targets Cancer Cells

Synthetic proteins engineered to recognize overly active biological pathways can kill cancer cells; but while sparing their healthy peers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The customizable approach, which the researchers call RASER, relies on just two proteins; The first is activate in the presence of an “always…

Maternal Mortality

Adolescent Health Improved But Maternal Mortality Worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality; over a 27-year period have not also matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in…

Raw chicken

Warning Against Washing Raw Chicken Before Cooking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); have issued another warning against washing raw chicken before cooking. They warn of the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to other food or utensils and developing food poisoning at home. The CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the…

Physician Assistants

Generalist Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants

In an effort to identify which health care providers may be over prescribing opioids and potentially fueling the opioid epidemic, Johns Hopkins researchers looked at the different type of providers at the front lines of caring for patients—general practitioners. The educational curriculum for nurses is designed to prepare them to work in any health-care setting.…

Children In The US

American Moms Raising Their Children In The US

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents; specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. Shillingford and UCF colleague Richelle Joe wanted to understand how media exposure to community and state violence connect to the physical…