Allergic to the world: can medicine help people with severe intolerance to chemicals?
Whether it ’s organic or psychosomatic or something in between, multiple chemical sensitivity can cause chronic illness, and its sufferers often feel abandonedSharon calls herself a universal reactor. In the 1990s, she became allergic to the world, to the mould colonising her home and the paint coating her kitchen walls, but also deodorants, soaps and anything containing plastic. Public spaces rife with artificial fragrances were unbearable. Scented disinfectants and air fresheners in hospitals made visiting doctors torture. The pervasiveness of perfumes and colognes barred her from in-person social gatherings. Even step...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Xi Chen Tags: Health & wellbeing Allergies Environment Air pollution Science Source Type: news

Why Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed After Opioid Prescriptions Dropped
The American crackdown on the drugs that kicked off the modern opioid overdose epidemic—prescription opioids—largely succeeded. According to data released by the American Medical Association (AMA) on Sept. 8, opioid prescriptions have dropped in every state over the last decade, plummeting nearly 50% nationally. The effort to prevent overdose deaths, however, is an abject failure. Annual opioid overdose deaths more than tripled between 2010 and 2020, according to federal data. Drug overdose deaths over a 12-month period surpassed 100,000 for the first time in April 2021, with about 75% of those deaths involving...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

AMA survey: Doctors more optimistic about digital health tools
According to a survey by the American Medical Association, 93% of physicians felt there was some advantage or a definite advantage to using digital health tools in 2022, compared with 85% in 2016. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tecovirimat Well Tolerated for Treatment of Monkeypox
FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 -- Compassionate use of tecovirimat is well tolerated for the treatment of monkeypox, according to a research letter published online Aug. 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Angel N. Desai, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Infected With Omicron Covid Infections Don ’t Know, Study Suggests
Some 56% of about 200 people studied who had a Covid-19 infection during the omicron surge reported they were not aware they had Covid-19, according to a new Journal of American Medical Association paper. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madeline Halpert, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Transient Increase Seen in CV Events  Following Gout Flare
MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Gout flares seem to be associated with a transient increase in the risk of cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Aug. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Edoardo Cipolletta,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private
TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 -- More than nine in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data should not be for sale, a new survey from the American Medical Association shows. The survey unearthed concerns about data privacy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

9 in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private
TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 -- More than 9 in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data shouldn ' t be for sale, a new survey from the American Medical Association shows. The survey unearthed concerns about data privacy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Docs to Burn Out? Prior Authorization a Big Culprit, Says AMA Prez
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- What is one of the biggest causes of physician burnout? Prior authorization and other "hassle factors," American Medical Association (AMA) president Jack Resneck Jr., MD, said Monday. "We have learned a lot in... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 19, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

These New Developments Could Make Living With Type 2 Diabetes More Manageable
Experts often talk about the “burden” of a disease or illness. The word acts as a tidy container for all the unpleasantness people with that condition may experience—from their symptoms, to the cost of their care, to the restrictions imposed on their lifestyle, to the health complications that may arise. For people with Type 2 diabetes, this burden can be high. Routine management of Type 2 diabetes often involves major changes to one’s diet and physical activity. And for many, especially those taking insulin to manage their blood sugar, the disease can necessitate daily blood-glucose monitoring, a p...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Should You Get Vaccinated For Covid-19? Yes. Will It Protect You From Long Covid? Probably Not.
Current covid-19 vaccines prevent hospitalization and death —do they also prevent Long Covid? A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association confirms an existing observation: that vaccination provides little protection against developing Long Covid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

What the Supreme Court ’s Stunning Rulings Mean for Your Health
The Supreme Court’s recent trio of landmark rulings—relaxing concealed carry gun laws, overturning Roe v. Wade, and limiting the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate power-plant emissions industry wide—have generated all manner of political and judicial blowback. Those who stand to benefit from the rulings applaud the court’s historic actions, and critics condemn them as extreme judicial overreach. But more important than politics is the very real impact the rulings are likely to have—in both the short and long term—on the health of Americans, whose lives are d...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

What the Supreme Court ’ s Stunning Rulings Mean for Your Health
The Supreme Court’s recent trio of landmark rulings—relaxing concealed carry gun laws, overturning Roe v. Wade, and limiting the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate power-plant emissions industry wide—have generated all manner of political and judicial blowback. Those who stand to benefit from the rulings applaud the court’s historic actions, and critics condemn them as extreme judicial overreach. But more important than politics is the very real impact the rulings are likely to have—in both the short and long term—on the health of Americans, whose lives are d...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

First Company Applies to Make Birth Control Pill Available Without a Prescription in the U.S.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and set off a cascade of abortion bans around the country, access to contraception has taken on increased importance. To get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives in the U.S., patients still need a prescription. But now birth control pills are one step closer to being available over the counter. HRA Pharma, a French drugmaker, has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. “We’re very proud of being the first company to submit the first-ever application to the...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Health Care News uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Doctors Cheer Biden Executive Order On Abortion Access
The American Medical Association cheered the Biden administration ’s executive order Friday designed to keep access to emergency contraception and abortion medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news