Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 8th 2022
In conclusion, aging research will benefit from a better definition of how specific regulators map onto age-dependent change, considered on a phenotype-by-phenotype basis. Resolving some of these key questions will shed more light on how tractable (or intractable) the biology of aging is. Does Acarbose Extend Life in Short Lived Species via Gut Microbiome Changes? https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2022/08/does-acarbose-extend-life-in-short-lived-species-via-gut-microbiome-changes/ Acarbose is one of a few diabetes medications shown to modestly slow aging in short-lived species. Researchers here take a...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 7, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good
Kevin Bardosh (University of Washington), Alexandre de Figueiredo (London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine), Rachel Gur-Arie (Johns Hopkins University), Euzebiusz Jamrozik (University of Oxford), James C. Doidge (Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre), Trudo Lemmens (University of Toronto),... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 6, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Aging and the Severity of Inflammatory Infectious Disease Such as SARS-CoV-2
This article provides a pathophysiologic view of COVID-19 in older adults within the frame of inflammaging, with a focus on antiinflammatory treatments for acute and postacute disease. How can Biology of Aging Explain the Severity of COVID-19 in Older Adults Aging has been identified as one of the most relevant risk factors for poor outcomes in COVID-19 disease, independently from the presence of preexisting diseases. The COVID-19 mortality risk sharply increases for elderly subjects, as showed by the reports of China, Italy, and the United States. In particular, in Italy, case fatality rate for patient a...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 2, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - July 26, 2022.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon.-----h...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 23rd July2022.
In this study, researchers sought to determine whether differences in occult hypoxemia treatment existed between people of different races.Occult hypoxemia was defined as arterial blood oxygen saturation of less than 88 percent despite a pulse oximetry reading of 92 percent or more.-----https://healthitsecurity.com/news/security-awareness-and-training-crucial-to-preventing-healthcare-phishing-attacksSecurity Awareness and Training Crucial to Preventing Healthcare Phishing AttacksSecurity awareness and training greatly decreased the likelihood of an employee falling for a healthcare phishing attack, KnowBe4 researchers foun...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

How our sickest patients mirror the political divisions of our country
I was on service as the attending physician recently, and it struck me how closely our sickest patients in the intensive care setting mirror the political mires of our country. Usually, when I’m on service, it’s an all-consuming matter, with little time for media and external affairs. However, this time it was different: history in Read more… How our sickest patients mirror the political divisions of our country originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Critical Care Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
The objective most consistent with recent operations is to conquer Luhansk, Donetsk, and Kherson, with a view to their eventual annexation and Russification. But not only are they some way from achieving that (w ith much of Donetsk still in Ukrainian hands and the Russia position in Kherson highly contested) it would also require an explicit Ukrainian surrender for it to serve as the basis for a declaration of victory. That will not be forthcoming.-----https://www.afr.com/world/europe/how-britain-giggled-its-way-into-crisis-20220710-p5b0giHow Britain giggled its way into crisisBoris Johnson has exposed the costs of Britain...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
July 14, 2022 Edition-----The biggest news this week was the assassination of the ex-PM of Japan – Shinzo Abe – who was a good friend to OZ incidentally.In the US we have had a wind-up to a busy summit season – NATO etc – and the ongoing war in Ukraine which is becoming a deepening, protracted and horrible situation which it seems hard to resolve sadly.In the UK Boris is out but not gone and the battle for the succession is off and rolling.In OZ we have Albo back and we need to work out what to mitigate these various natural disasters and actually get on with it!!!! The response has been pathetic so far I reckon!--...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Who Has the Toughest Time: People with Alzheimer ’s or Their Caregivers?
Photo credit Dario Valensuela Though they look through the prism of the future from different angles, people with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones will likely find their lives dramatically altered after the onset and diagnosis of AD. Certainly, the person who develops the disease is facing a life-altering and ultimately terminal disease. However, because of the intensive care needed by people with advanced Alzheimer's, and the pain involved in watching a loved one gradually lose their cognitive abilities, some people wonder if the caregivers endure more than the person with the disease. Every case of Alzheime...
Source: Minding Our Elders - May 31, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Premature babies grow up. It ’s time to pay attention.
Premature babies (a.k.a. preemies) and their families are increasingly becoming a powerful voice in society. Life in and after the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is like being dropped off a cliff. I support the preemie community from pregnancy to NICU to home and into the adult years because I had a preemie. My daughter’sRead more …Premature babies grow up. It’s time to pay attention. originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/deb-discenza" rel="tag" data-wpel-link="internal" > Deb Discenza < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Rehab Fails: What goes wrong in rehab 4
It’s not hard to choose rehab fails, the problem is more about when to stop! I tell a lie, it’s more about how to make changes so these things don’t happen. Today’s #rehabfail is all about attempting to carve bits of a person off so each profession gets “their” bit to do with what they will. Oh boy, this is a doozy, and it comes to me off the back of seeing the return of the age-old argument about whether pain is “all about the bio” or whether the person gets a look-in. Cuz if it’s all bio then we just treat that bio and be done with it, right? It’s a question ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - April 10, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Interdisciplinary teams Pain Pain conditions Professional topics biopsychosocial Chronic pain Health healthcare pain management Research Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs

Welcome To The Virtual Ward!  
The expression ‘virtual ward’ is trending. But is it just the expression we hear about more often, or is there a real trend? And by the way: what is a virtual ward? And what is it good for?  It is yet difficult to find one, generally accepted definition for the new phenomenon. The same phrase is used for a number of quite different solutions. For the sake of understanding, here is what we think about when we speak of virtual wards. “A virtual ward is a solution that supports patients who would otherwise be in hospital to get the acute care, remote monitoring and treatment in their own homes, with the use o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 5, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Policy Telemedicine & Smartphones virtual ward Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 28 March, 2022.
ConclusionsThis review provides a (1) comprehensive data map for PPH for obesity in Queensland and (2) globally translatable framework to identify, collate and appraise primary data sources to advance PPH for obesity and other noncommunicable diseases. Significant challenges must be addressed to achieve PPH, including: using designed and organic data harmoniously, digital infrastructure for high-quality organic data, and the ethical and social implications of using consumer-centred health data to improve public health.Note: Found the #myHR not much use-----https://au.hudson.com/jobview/aps-6-complex-services-manager/e596db...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - March 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Balancing care during COVID
I started this commentary when the initial COVID spike involving the mass hospitalization of unvaccinated individuals occurred, and non-COVID patients requiring hospitalization were turned away because no beds, especially in intensive care, were available. Some patients traveled hours to find vacant beds, and a few even died! I put the draft aside as COVID declinedRead more …Balancing care during COVID originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/m-bennet-broner" rel="tag" > M. Bennet Broner, PhD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

The Pandemic And The Atrophy of Primary Care
Steven H Miles, MD For the first part of my medical career, I worked in intensive care units, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Every morning I got a note telling me which of my patients were hospitalized. I was expected to see them. I made house calls to families in crisis (although this was being suppressed and so I did this off duty). When families or patients were frightened, usually by medical instability or the imminence of death, I wrote my phone number on my business card and gave it to them.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 3, 2022 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Steven Miles Tags: Clinical Ethics Featured Posts Source Type: blogs