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An epidemic of greed is sweeping through the field of oncology. We need to fix it NOW, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

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Conclusion: The combination of obesity and diabetes mellitus is associated with poor quality and quantity of sleep with resultant significant daytime dysfunction. Glycemic, and adiposity measures predicted sleep latency and hours.
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD On November 15, 2017, an epidemic of hypertension broke out and could rapidly affect tens of millions of Americans.  The epicenter of the outbreak was traced back to the meeting of the American Heart Association in Anaheim, CA. The pathogen was released in a special 488-page document labeled “Hypertension Guidelines.”  The document’s suspicious content was apparently noted by meeting personnel, but initial attempts to contain it with an embargo failed and the virus was leaked to the press.  Within minutes, the entire healthcare ecosystem was contaminated. At this point, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized American Heart Association Hypertension MICHEL ACCAD Source Type: blogs
By MICHEL ACCAD, MD On November 15, 2017, an epidemic of hypertension broke out and could rapidly affect tens of millions of Americans.  The epicenter of the outbreak was traced back to the meeting of the American Heart Association in Anaheim, CA. The pathogen was released in a special 488-page document labeled “Hypertension Guidelines.”  The document’s suspicious content was apparently noted by meeting personnel, but initial attempts to contain it with an embargo failed and the virus was leaked to the press.  Within minutes, the entire healthcare ecosystem was contaminated. At this point, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized American Heart Association Hypertension MICHEL ACCAD Source Type: blogs
ConclusionEnvironmental enrichment reduced remifentanil intake, suggesting that social and environmental novelty may protect against opioid abuse.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Summary Genetic predisposition to obesity presents a paradox: how do genetic variants with a detrimental impact on human health persist through evolutionary time? Numerous hypotheses, such as the thrifty genotype hypothesis, attempt to explain this phenomenon yet fail to provide a justification for the modern obesity epidemic. In this critical review, we appraise existing theories explaining the evolutionary origins of obesity and explore novel biological and sociocultural agents of evolutionary change to help explain the modern‐day distribution of obesity‐predisposing variants. Genetic drift, acting as a form of &lsqu...
Source: Obesity Reviews - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Genetics Source Type: research
David France’s book chronicles the response to the Aids epidemic
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
On December 6 and 7, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon at the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, DC to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid epidemic. The Symposium will showcase promising practices in data and technology that have improved outcomes in communities across the country that state and local leaders can bring back to their communities. The Code-a-Thon invites computer programmers, public healt...
Source: BHIC - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Conferences Substance Addiction and Misuse Source Type: blogs
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news
It will take more than medication alone to win the battle against opioid addiction, and now U.S. clinicians finally have a device-based therapy to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. FDA granted a new indication to Innovative Health Solutions for its NSS-2 Bridge nerve stimulator. The new indication was reviewed under FDA's de novo pathway. “There are three approved drugs for helping treat opioid addiction. While we continue to pursue better medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, we also need to look to devices that can assist in this therapy,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. G...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
When looking at why we as an industry have been largely unsuccessful in combating the epidemic of burnout that is plaguing our community, we must deal with our approach to solutions. One of the biggest things to distinguish about burnout is that it’s not a problem to be solved.  It’s not a diagnosis to be made, and it’s not a condition to be treated. Burnout is a perplexity; a vicious cycle that must be looked at from various angles and managed through strategy and structure. Let’s break this down a bit further. A problem by definition is something that can be solved.  It has a right answe...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs
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