The Far Right and Far Left Meet Over Wellness Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories, especially about vaccines, spread like wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such anti-science thinking is extending far beyond COVID-19.  There are now conspiracies about sunscreen, the causes of cancer, and wifi—among other alleged ills—and they are going global.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Anti-vaccine conspiracies have even begun to influence dog owners. A recent study published in the medical journal Vaccine found that around 4 in 10 dog owners in the U.S. thought vaccinating their dogs against diseases like rabies could cause the dogs to get autism...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Williams, Gavin Yamey, Peter Van Heusden and Sarah Downs Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Calls to Support Stark Law Reforms Blocked by AMA Delegates
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Private practice physicians argued unsuccessfully for the American Medical Association (AMA) to adopt a policy in support of reforming a blanket ban on physician self-referral during the interim meeting... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 16, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA: Sodium Reduction in Diet Lowers Blood Pressure in Seniors
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2023 -- Sodium reduction in the diet lowers blood pressure (BP), with the effect generally consistent across subgroups, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Spar Over Requirements for On-Site Emergency Physicians in Every ED
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Delegates for the American Medical Association (AMA) continued to clash over scope-of-practice protections during the interim meeting of the House of Delegates on Tuesday. Certain AMA delegates want... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Take Action on Cannabis, Medical Aid-in-Dying Resolutions
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The American Medical Association (AMA) should work to educate physicians and the public on the health risks of cannabis to children as well as potential risks to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 14, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA Supports Tighter Restrictions to Curb Pollution From Industrialized Farms
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) passed a resolution calling for increased regulation of industrialized farms during the interim meeting of the House of Delegates on Monday. The resolution... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 14, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Trash AI Bots, Medicare Advantage, Inexperienced 'Politicized' ALJs
(MedPage Today) -- Emergency departments without ED doctors and policies discouraging hospice use of antipsychotic drugs would be history if resolutions discussed at the American Medical Association House of Delegates interim meeting achieve their... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 13, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Divided on Federal Ban of the Corporate Practice of Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Should the American Medical Association (AMA) support a national ban on corporate control of practices by non-physicians? For some delegates at the interim meeting of the AMA's House of Delegates, the... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 13, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Getting the Incentives Right for Reducing Healthcare's Carbon Footprint
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- As the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates was hosting a forum at its interim meeting here on the efforts of the healthcare industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Steve Lee, MD, a... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 13, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AMA Declines to Debate Resolution on Israel-Hamas Conflict
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Controversy erupted at the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates interim meeting over a resolution urging the association to support a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Hussein Antar... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 12, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Single-Payer Healthcare, Obesity Drug Coverage Discussed at the AMA Interim Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Single-payer healthcare is either "a way to crater the practice of medicine" or something that "expands access to affordable coverage," according to two different speakers at the American Medical Association... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 12, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicine Is Not Just at a Crossroads, It's in a Crisis, AMA President Says
(MedPage Today) -- NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Outgoing American Medical Association (AMA) President Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, urged his fellow members to continue the good fight against the multifront crises in medicine. Burnout, mental health... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 11, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why can't we be friends? The manufactured fear of pharmacist 'scope creep' - Covvey JR.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has engaged in a longitudinal campaign against 'scope creep' in other healthcare professions, characterized as a threat to patient safety. However, arguments made by the organization regarding the lack of training and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ozempic Can ’ t Fix America ’ s Obesity Crisis
What is obesity? Some people will tell you it’s a fancy word for being fat; others might say it’s a slur that pathologizes bigger bodies. And yet others will insist it’s a moral failing—one of laziness and poor willpower. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] For the past decade, however, the medical community has recognized that obesity is a chronic disease, much like cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Obesity triples the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19, is linked with hundreds of medical complications, and accounts for 4 million preventable deaths every year. Obesi...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fatima Cody Stanford and Simar Bajaj Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Should We End Obesity?
It’s unusual for a medication to become a household name; even more uncommon for its branding to become, like Advil, shorthand for an entire class of products; and rarest of all, for it to change not just U.S. medicine, but U.S. culture. Ozempic has done all three. Approved in 2017 as a type 2 diabetes medication, Ozempic has largely made its name—and a fortune for its manufacturer, Novo Nordisk—as a weight-loss aid. Novo Nordisk knew early on that diabetes patients often lost weight on the drug, but even company executives couldn’t have guessed how widely it would eventually take off as both ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature healthscienceclimate Magazine TIME 2030 Wellbeing Source Type: news