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Recruitment and retention strategies, policies, and their barriers: A narrative review in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: There is a need for a focused research agenda supported by regional collaboration to guide policymakers on factors, challenges, and best practices that need to be considered for improving the distribution and retention of the health workforce by cadre, gender, and region. PMID: 33033753 [PubMed]
Source: Rural Remote Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Authors: Khalil M, Alameddine M Tags: Health Sci Rep Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: One in 170 people in England have coronavirus
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Cultivating joy as a family
The pandemic has been hard on families. There has been so much loss, so much hardship, so much stress, and so much change. What makes it even harder is that there is so much uncertainty about when and how it will end; our lives, and the lives of our children, are going to be disrupted for the foreseeable future. There is so much we cannot control in all of this that it’s easy to lose sight of what we can control. One thing we absolutely can do is cultivate small moments of joy in each and every day. It doesn’t have to be a lot, or anything fancy or complicated. That’s the thing about joy: it can be very simple. Child...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

New Guideline Helps Patients and Parents Navigate Pediatric ALL New Guideline Helps Patients and Parents Navigate Pediatric ALL
A new guideline from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides information about pediatric ALL to patients and their families in an easy-to-learn format.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Survives Nine Hours on Human Skin New Coronavirus Survives Nine Hours on Human Skin
Left undisturbed, the new coronavirus can survive many hours on human skin, a new study has found.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Biomarkers Useful for Preventing, Managing Acute Kidney Injury New Biomarkers Useful for Preventing, Managing Acute Kidney Injury
New biomarkers can be used in combination with clinical information to improve the prevention and management of acute kidney injury, according to a consensus report from the ADQI.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pipeline Bare: More Funding Needed to Develop New COVID-19 Drugs Pipeline Bare: More Funding Needed to Develop New COVID-19 Drugs
More funding is needed to develop new therapies to treat COVID-19, officials at global health charity Wellcome said as they warned about the low pipeline of drugs to curb the pandemic.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19
This study also found that a number of patients with COVID suffered strokes. In fact, COVID infection is a risk factor for strokes. A group of Canadian doctors found that individuals over 70 years of age were at particularly high risk for stroke related to COVID infection, but even young individuals are seven times more likely to have a stroke from this coronavirus versus a typical flu virus. Autopsy data from COVID patients in Finland suggests that another major cause of brain damage is lack of oxygen. Particularly worrisome is that several of the patients who were autopsied did not show any signs of brain injury during t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew E. Budson, MD Tags: Brain and cognitive health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Memory Neurological conditions Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 news: UK recorded 17,540 coronavirus cases in 24 hours
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How Can Patients Get Medical Records from a Closed Medical Practice?
By GRACE CORDOVANO, DEVEN McGRAW, and AARON MIRI The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives patients the right to copies of their medical records, with rare exceptions. When patients need a copy of their medical records, most start the process by calling their doctor’s office and asking for how to get access. The receptionist or office staff point them in the right direction, whether it’s instructing them to write down their request and sending it to the office, pointing them to contact the medical records or radiology department (if the practice is large enough), or assisting them in setting up their patient portal, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Patients Aaron Miri Deven McGraw Grace Cordovano Health Data HIPAA Medical Records Source Type: blogs

Advancing maternal justice on both sides of the Atlantic
Positive pregnancy and birthing experiences go beyond merely having a healthy mother and baby — so, too, does maternal justice, a term that encompasses broad goals. Affordable, timely, high-quality, equitable, and dignified care during and after pregnancy is essential for all birthing people. Maternal justice is a model of culturally sensitive care that aims to dismantle inequities in maternity care and maximize maternal health and well-being. It rests on human rights and requires us to chip away at racism entrenched in health systems. How do race and ethnicity affect pregnancy and birth? Globally, Black, indigenous, and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isioma D. Okolo, MBChB, MRCOG, DTMH Tags: Adolescent health Health care disparities Parenting Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs

'Alarm bells growing louder' as Ontario sees record-high 797 new COVID-19 cases: top doctor
Ontario's top doctor hinted Thursday that new public health measures could be coming, as the province reported 797 new cases of COVID-19, the most on any single day since the outbreak began. The province's labs processed nearly 48,500 tests — also a single-day record. 
Source: CBC | Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'Alarm bells are ringing louder' as Ontario sees record-high 797 new COVID-19 cases: top doctor
Ontario's top doctor hinted Thursday that new public health measures could be coming, as the province reported 797 new cases of COVID-19, the most on any single day since the outbreak began. The province's labs processed nearly 48,500 tests — also a single-day record. 
Source: CBC | Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Halting Crucial Mental Health Services in Africa, WHO Survey
[WHO] Brazzaville -- Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey shows.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
 October 08, 2020 Edition. ----- The only real news this will has been with Trump being felled by the COVID-19 and the ramifications for his health and the election. Very much a watch this space situation! Amazingly he has been in hospital - given all sorts of treatment and has now been discharged back to the White House. He claims to be perfectly well but who knows. His doctors seemingly are clueless! In the UK it is clear that the second wave is well and truly underway and not by any means under control. It could get a great deal worse. Now we have seen the budget I am sure many are still wondering just what is me...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

A Public Service Announcement Regarding Scams And The ADHA.
This appeared earlier: Be aware of scammers impersonating the Australian Digital Health Agency What ’s happened? We have received reports of fraudulent telephone calls from an individual or organisation claiming to be a representative of the Australian Digital Health Agency. It has been reported that the caller says they are calling from the “digital health agency” to enrol people to get a “ health record”. What do I need to do? If you receive a call from someone offering to enrol you for a “health record”, do not provide any personal information, hang up the call and report it to scamwatch.gov.au. The Austra...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Improving accessibility of the Australian My Health Records while preserving privacy and security of the system
AbstractAustralian My Health Record (MyHR) is a significant development in empowering patients, allowing them to access their summarised health information themselves and to share the information with all health care providers involved in their care. Consequently, the MyHR system must enable efficient availability of meaningful, accurate, and complete data to assist an improved clinical administration of a patient. However, while enabling this, protecting data privacy and ensuring security in the MyHR system has become a major concern because of its consequences in promoting high standards of patient care. In this paper, w...
Source: Health Information Science and Systems - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Apparently I ’ ve Been Breathing All Wrong
This week I’ve been enthusiastically digesting the book The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You. It’s eye-opening and counter-intuitive in many ways. I thought I knew how to breathe, but it turns out I didn’t. Someone recommended this book to me earlier this year, so I added it to my audiobook queue. I wondered what I’d learn about breathing from nine hours of audio that I didn’t already know. I figured it would just be reinforcement of some relaxation techniques and meditative practices that I was already...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 news: Germany, France and Belgium tighten rules to curb virus
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why is music good for the brain?
Can music really affect your well-being, learning, cognitive function, quality of life, and even happiness? A recent survey on music and brain health conducted by AARP revealed some interesting findings about the impact of music on cognitive and emotional well-being: Music listeners had higher scores for mental well-being and slightly reduced levels of anxiety and depression compared to people overall. Of survey respondents who currently go to musical performances, 69% rated their brain health as “excellent” or “very good,” compared to 58% for those who went in the past and 52% for those who never attended. Of tho...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew E. Budson, MD Tags: Brain and cognitive health Healthy Aging Memory Mental Health Neurological conditions Source Type: blogs

New online model identifies which men can have fewer biopsies on active surveillance
This study underscores the important research that is ongoing to help minimize invasive procedures for clinically localized prostate cancer in men who opt for active surveillance,” said Dr. Marc Garnick, the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and editor in chief of HarvardProstateKnowledge.org. Garnick added that in his practice, patients who have completely stable repeat biopsies for several years, as well as stable prostate MRI studies, are followed with a combination of “PSA values, physical exam, presence or absence of urinary symptoms, ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Schmidt Tags: Health Living With Prostate Cancer Prostate Knowledge HPK Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 news: UK records 14,542 coronavirus cases in a single day
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Influence of library relocation and marketing: examining zip codes and health disparities to serve consumers in East Tennessee.
Conclusions: There were 3,141 health information requests from September 21, 2014, to May 31, 2019. The majority of requests were from local counties. Requests were also received from counties that had not been previously reached and counties with elevated poverty levels. Collecting data on patron interactions is not only critical for institutional reporting, but also for community outreach. Understanding that data require taking additional steps to filter the information, assess local demographics, and customize library services. Researchers anticipate being able to better tailor services to the community based on the res...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 6, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Yields Vital Prognostic Information on Hospital Admission SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Yields Vital Prognostic Information on Hospital Admission
Higher viral loads are associated with a greater risk of death in cancer and non-cancer patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, report researchers in New York City.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As family well-being declines, so does children ’s behavior
The COVID-19 pandemic is bad not only for our physical health, but our mental health as well. It has killed thousands of people and disrupted our lives in terrible ways. So it’s not surprising that a recent survey finds that parents in the US are having a hard time. Researchers did a national survey in June of 2020 of more than 1,000 parents with children under the age of 18, asking questions about mental health, insurance coverage, food security, child care, and use of health care. They found that compared to before March of 2020, 27% reported worsening mental health for themselves 17% reported worsening behavioral hea...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Behavioral Health Children's Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Associations of Sociodemographic Factors With Health-Related Social Networks Among Premigration Filipinos.
This article informs social work researchers and practitioners in implementing interventions among premigration immigrants to help increase and broaden their social networks. PMID: 33016242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Social Work in Public Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Soc Work Public Health Source Type: research

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - October 06, 2020.
----- 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 highlight ADHA Propaganda when 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 is worth pointing out that it was only in last little while ( beginning end July 2020 ) the ADHA took down the notification regarding the most recent minutes notification. Embarrassed I guess – as they should be! I wonder will the new CEO make a difference? The ne...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Tim Kelsey Leaves HIMSS and Takes Over PKS As CEO.
This release appeared an hour or so ago. 06 Oct 2020 9:59 AM AEST  PKS appoints internationally regarded digital health expert, Tim Kelsey as new CEO             The Board of PKS Holdings Limited (ASX: PKS) ( “PKS” or the “Company”), an Australian pioneer of advanced data services in healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of data analytics and digital transformation expert, Tim Kelsey as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the next phase of growth. The Company’s current Ma naging Director, Ron van der Pluijm will support Tim th...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

“Will you hear my voice?”: to engage older patients online, listen to them about their lives offline
AbstractThe scope of health information and health care services available online is rapidly expanding. At the same time, COVID-19 is causing vulnerable elders to reconsider in-person provider visits. In that context, recently published research by Y. Mizrachi et al. examining obstacles to the use of online health services (OHS) among adults age 50 and up takes on new importance. An iconic Israeli song begins, “Will you hear my voice?” (Hebrew Songs. Zemer Nugeh (Hatishmah Koli), 2020). What makes Mizrachi et al.’s findings particularly intriguing, despite several caveats, is the manner in which they demonstrated a c...
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Almost 16,000 UK cases missed due to Excel error
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Revenue Cycle Management and Telehealth —What Are the Challenges?
The following us a guest article by Khalid Al-Maskari, CEO and Founder, Health Information Management Systems. Now that COVID-19 has triggered an explosion of telehealth, more clinics are recognizing virtual patient care as an essential aspect of the integrated care model. According to a recent Global Industry report, the telehealth market expanded from $45 billion […]
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 Health Information Management Systems Khalid Al-Maskari Telehe Source Type: blogs

How to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic
If you aren’t sure how to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic, it may be time to learn. The number of people reporting depression symptoms shot up when the pandemic began, with a recent study suggesting depression tripled among Americans this past spring. The greater burden fell on people with fewer resources, socially and economically, and more exposure to stressful situations, such as job loss. Ongoing surveys are finding that 25% of respondents still report feeling depressed every day. These kinds of struggles are heart-wrenching to witness. The following suggestions can help you both. Ways to help ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Anxiety and Depression Caregiving Health Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 05 October, 2020.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. General Comment ----- A rather boring week as I saw it with lots of bits and pieces going on! The highlight seems to be how many big administrative systems seem to not quite work as advertised! ----- https://www.itnews.com.au/news/qld-healths-sap-implementation-led-to-540m-in-invoices-paid-late-553919 Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 7274: Gender-Based Analysis of Risk Factors for Dementia Using Senior Cohort
This study analyzed the Korean National Health Information System—Senior Cohort using machine-learning techniques. By using the machine-learning technique, it was possible to reveal a very small causal relationship between data that are ignored using existing statistical techniques. By using the senior cohort, it was possible to analyze 6000 data that matched the experimental conditions out of 558,147 sample subjects over 14 years. In order to analyze the difference in dementia risk factors between men and women, three machine-learning-based dementia risk factor analysis models were constructed and compared. ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jaekue Choi Lee-Nam Kwon Heuiseok Lim Hong-Woo Chun Tags: Article Source Type: research

I Wonder Will The Health Payroll IT Lessons Leant Actually Cross The Nullarbor?
Is it a coincidence that these two articles appeared in the same few days? This appeared a few days ago: Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in invoices paid late By Justin Hendry on Sep 28, 2020 10:02AM System issues, poor staff training mar project. Problems with Queensland Health ’s SAP enterprise resource planning system last year resulted in $540 million in late payments to vendors over just three months, the state’s auditor has revealed. An investigation [pdf] by the Queensland Audit Office uncovered  “significant issues” with the new S/4 HANA system after go-live in August 2019. Some of the iss...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 03 October, 2020.
 Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/study-finds-underserved-communities-are-receptive-to-mhealth-tools Study Finds Underserved Communities Are Receptive to mHealth Tools A study launched by the Yale School of Medicine finds that underserved communities will use mHealth tools to gather data and participate in studies if those tools are well-designed and ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 news: US president Trump has covid-19, Biden tests negative
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

New guidelines for aches, pains, and strains
We’ve all been there before. A minor injury leads to a sore ankle, achy shoulder, or sore neck. You could do nothing, try to ignore it, and see if it gets better. Or you may be tempted to take something, especially if significant discomfort prevents you from doing your usual activities or keeps you up at night. So, what’s the best initial treatment? For minor injuries, your options are many, including: Home remedies. Common approaches are the “RICE” treatments — Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation: applying cold to the sore area, wearing an elastic wrap to compress the sore area, rest, and elevation (such as p...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Bones and joints Exercise and Fitness Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs

As cases soar, Quebec's premier must confront a health crisis and fraying social bonds
Quebec is entering another partial lockdown amid confusion over new public health rules and an anti-mask movement that appears to be radicalizing.
Source: CBC | Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - October 1, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

Staying positive during difficult times
To say we’re living through challenging times sounds like both a cliché and an understatement. In recent months, news about the pandemic, economic woes, and bitter political debates have triggered tremendous anxiety and sadness for many Americans. But when people look back on their lives, it is usually the most difficult challenges that gave them a new perspective or caused them to grow the most. Of course, in the midst of a crisis, it doesn’t feel that way. But there are steps you can take to cope during difficult times, using techniques from the field of positive psychology. How can positive psychology help in tryin...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Corliss Tags: Behavioral Health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Your Privacy In The Digital Health Era: The Medical Futurist ’s Guide
As solutions like remote care are becoming the norm, 3D-printing disrupts the normal supply chain and even the number of life science studies on tools like artificial intelligence (A.I.) skyrocket, it’s become clear that we are not anticipating the digital health era; we are in the digital health era due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  First and foremost, it’s an era defined by a cultural transformation that will upend the traditional structure of healthcare. Clinical-grade sensors are available outside of the ivory towers of medicine; patients demand such tools so that they can become more proactive in managing the...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Personalized Medicine Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones amazon device epati Source Type: blogs

Information Technology and Information Management in Healthcare.
Authors: Šendelj R Abstract Recent decades made a change in health care by putting health information as a core asset for effective management and improved quality of care. That is a reason why applications of information technology in health and healthcare attract more attention by healthcare organisations with highly skilled health information management professionals having an active role in the effective maintenance of organized and accurate electronic healthcare data. Also, widely adopted standards and principles of healthcare information governance are essential in efforts to reach a compromise of shared dat...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research

Introduction to Health Law.
Authors: Onisoyonivosekume D, Mahrouseh N, Varga O Abstract In early February of 2020, attention was drawn to the increased number of deaths and the new cases of coronavirus infection. The epicentre of the outbreak was Wuhan in the People's Republic of China. In order to control the outbreak, Chinese leaders called on the city authorities in Wuhan to set up mass quarantine centres for infected people. The Chinese government took this step to protect the public against infectious disease. This is an example of the conflicts between public health and civil liberties/individual rights. Government authority is the pill...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - October 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research

It Rather Looks Like We Are Still Struggling To Develop A Secure Messaging Directory System That Can Be Trusted.
This interesting release appeared late last week. Passing the digital health baton with confidence and certainty By Jane Allman Friday, 25 September, 2020 Accurate details of healthcare providers and services are key to ensuring efficient and high-quality care pathways for patients. Out-of-date information means that patients ’ medical documents and information cannot be sent from one healthcare provider to another, blocking the flow of the patient’s care journey. Disruption to the flow of patient information from one service provider to another results in a time-consuming search for correct details — a frustrating ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Covid-19 news: UK MPs to be given more say on new coronavirus measures
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Whole grains or no grains? Food labels can be misleading
Food labels contain a wealth of information: calories, serving size, and the amounts of fat, sugar, vitamins, and fiber contained in a food, among other things. But do consumers know how to effectively use this information? A recent study showed that some consumers are struggling, especially when it comes to understanding whole grains. Recent study highlights consumer confusion For the study, published in Public Health Nutrition, researchers conducted two experiments to examine consumer understanding of whole grains on food labels. The research, which focused on food labels on bread, cereal, and crackers, was done online a...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

The Association of Social Support and Leisure Time Physical Activity With Mental Health Among Individuals With Cancer.
CONCLUSION: Social support and LTPA played a significant role in promoting mental health among people with cancer. In particular, the results confirmed that individuals with cancer who reported receiving emotional support tended to engage in LTPA and thus reported better mental health. PMID: 32996323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim J, Kim J, Williams RD, Han A Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK government criticised for confusion over new rules
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Sick child this school year? Planning for the inevitable during a pandemic
Children get sick; it’s part of life. They catch colds, they get fevers, they throw up and get diarrhea. Most of the time, it’s nothing at all. But this year, as we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, every sniffle will be complicated. The problem is, the symptoms of COVID-19 can be not just mild, but similar to the symptoms of all the common illnesses kids get all the time. Symptoms can include fever, even a mild one cough (that you don’t have another clear reason for) breathing difficulty sore throat or runny nose (that you don’t have another clear reason for) loss of taste or smell headache (if with other s...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Cold and Flu Coronavirus and COVID-19 Parenting Source Type: blogs