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Pharmacy PREMIER Center Aims to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse

For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a car accident. That’s the alarming conclusion of a National Safety Council report earlier this year, which places the rising odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose at one in 96, eclipsing the…

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Increased Exam Stress linked With Eating Poorer Quality d Diet

Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to an observational study being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). “Stress has long been implicate in poor diet. People tend to report…

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Food System Improvements Make It Easier To Eat Healthier

A science advisory from the American Heart Association describes system-wide innovations to the U.S. food system that are sustainable and have the potential to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods. The advisory is publish in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Multiple levels the food industry “Innovation in the food system is…

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Impact of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Opioid

A new study measures the impact state-run; prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs); pain clinic legislation and opioid prescribing guidelines have on opioid exposures among children. Findings from the study  presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting; taking place on April 24 – May 1 in Baltimore. Monitoring programs “The U.S. remains in the…

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Patients To Discuss About Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induced disease that has a mortality of up to 50%. SJS/TEN 2019 is co-chair by Elizabeth Phillips, MD, professor of Medicine…

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Food Allergy Knowledge and Attitudes Among Restaurant Staff

A new study of restaurant staff reveals low levels of food allergy knowledge and negative attitudes about serving people with food allergies, while exploring key factors that might influence such knowledge and attitudes. Adrian Loerbroks of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 24; 2019.…

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Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Overeating And Obesity

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true. But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and…

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20 Minutes Of Exercise May Offset The Health Effects Of Sitting Down

Lead author Emmanuel Stamatakis and colleagues fInd that sitting was associated with an increase risk for death among the least active individuals. However, this risk could be reduced or even eliminate by engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at currently recommended levels. In their study, sitting time was associate consistently with both overall premature mortality;…

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Five Tips to get Through the Day Without Caffeine

Whether you prefer a double shot latté in the morning or a cup of black tea in the afternoon, caffeine is a part of the daily routine for many of us. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, either. A Starbucks run can be part of self-care or a way to catch up with friends, but…

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The Newest Member of NutriRECS International Consortium

Texas A&M AgriLife has become the fifth and newest member of the NutriRECS international consortium. Because The goal of the consortium is to improve the methodology and rigor by which dietary guidelines are developed, establish a higher standard for providing nutrient and dietary guideline recommendations; Therefore and improve public policy and health outcomes. Dietary guidelines…

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Trump Brought Down Drug Prices For The First Time In 50 Years

President Donald Trump announced last month that the GOP will become “the party of health care,” and news reports suggest he intends to make it a top issue in his reelection campaign.So when Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, touted the administration’s work on prescription drug prices a hot-button issue that has…

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A Rapidly Evolving Discipline in US Academic Medicine

Leaders from department-level initiatives across the U.S. weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact, according to a new analysis published in JAMA Network Open. Produced by a working group of chairs from nine population-focused medical school departments; the qualitative study reviewed areas of…