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As America ages, new national poll will track key health issues for those over 50

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new poll will release its first results later this month, beginning a series that will take the pulse of the over-50 portion of the American population on a wide range of health issues, and provide data and insights to inform healthcare policy, clinical practice, and future research.

Six selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program at NAM

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2017-2018 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health...Show More Summary

Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctors

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Research has indicated that 'ICU boarder' patients -- for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU -- have worse outcomes as a result of alternate placement, and now, a...Show More Summary

Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue

(San Diego State University) How the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes...Show More Summary

How Sociology Majors Prepare for the Labor Force

By Karen Sternheimer Every year, students ask me what kinds of jobs they might get with a degree in sociology. In today’s job market, a major is not typically direct vocational training, preparing you for a specific field, but instead...

Unearned fun tastes just as sweet

(Association for Psychological Science) We may be inclined to think that a fun experience -- say, watching a movie or indulging in a tasty treat -- will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we've finished our work or chores, but new research shows that this intuition may be misguided. Show More Summary

Medications underutilized when treating young people with opioid use disorder

(Boston University Medical Center) Only one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder (OUD) are receiving potentially life-saving medications for addiction treatment, according to a new Boston Medical Center (BMC) study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol.

Why Far Right Terrorism is on the Rise

And here we are again. Another day, another terror attack with one dead and eight others injured. Though, on this occasion it's definitely not Islamist-inspired. According to witnesses the man who rammed worshippers leaving Finsbury Park Mosque screamed "Kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims". Show More Summary

Hi-tech vest may help keep heart failure patients out of hospital

(MediaSource) About 5.7 million adults in the US suffer from heart failure, and because of a dangerous buildup of fluid in their lungs, more than half of those patients end up back in the hospital within six months. But researchers say a high-tech vest can help doctors monitor a heart patient's symptoms remotely, which may prevent the need for rehospitalization.

How often do youth with opioid use disorder get buprenorphine or naltrexone?

(The JAMA Network Journals) Dispensing buprenorphine and naltrexone to adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorder has increased over time, although the medications appear to still be underutilized in young people and disparities exist with female, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic youth less likely to receive them, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics.

A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problems

(University of Surrey) Nine of out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has found.

Treating autism by targeting the gut

(Frontiers) Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave the way for cheap and effective treatment.

Flights can make aircrew sick, Stirling study suggests

(University of Stirling) Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling. A new study, published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama, is the first of its kind to look in-depth at the health of aircrew who are suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their careers.

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers 'shamed' by others about their parenting skills

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Six in 10 mothers of children ages 0-5 say they have been criticized about parenting.

Financial incentives improve viral suppression among people living with HIV

(FHI360) The HPTN 065 study, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), showed that financial incentives can motivate some people living with HIV (PLWH) to take their HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication regularly and maintain viral load suppression. Show More Summary

False Equivalencies and the Distortion of History

June 18, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston If you want a good example of false equivalency, look no further than Ross Douthat’s column today (here). The turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s generated segregationist terrorism on the right and a...Show More Summary

Can Theresa May Survive?

Theresa May is determined to grab the worst Prime Minister ever crown from her predecessor, at least if her incompetence over the Grenfell tragedy is anything to go by. Her initial visit to the site to meet emergency service workers but pointedly not surviving residents was incredibly cold, and incredibly damaging. Show More Summary

I can hear you now: Clinic provides free hearing aids for low-income adults

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) An intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Education a top priority

(University of Konstanz) Various studies have revealed that a majority of Western European populations support increased investment in education. The Konstanz political scientist Professor Marius Busemeyer and his working group haveShow More Summary

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