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Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - September 27, 2022.
Conclusions:This study revealed strong and consistent patterns of association between digital health literacy and the use of a web-based PHR. The results indicate potential actions for promoting PHR uptake, including improving digital technology and skill experiences that may improve digital health literacy and willingness to engage in web-based PHR. Uptake may also be improved through more responsive digital services, strengthened health care, and better social support. A holistic approach, including targeted solutions, is needed to ensure that web-based PHR can realize its full potential to help reduce health inequities....
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

We Need To Make Sure We Are Optimising Our Approach And Use Of Telehealth Now The Pandemic May Be Settling!
This appeared last week: 18 July 2022Is telehealth the great panacea for rural health?Simon Judkins, Belinda Hibble& Stephen GourleyIssue 27 / 18 July 2022Instead of a telehealth explosion, where “we will get back in touch with you”, we need to refocus on a rural workforce explosion, where we can have clinicians and patients actually within hand’s reach of each otherOUT of a crisis comes opportunity, and with the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic marching on, opportunities to transform many aspects of our health care systems have flourished.One of the areas that has gained much interest is the potentia...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 29, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 25 July, 2022.
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-----Quite a lot going on this week and we have had a pretty busy comment flow on the blog. Interesting how comment streams evolve!The telehealth debate continues and the Government is yet to notice what a ‘steaming pile of poo’the #myHR is!-----
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Encouraging Signals from the Justice Department on Safe Consumption Sites
Jeffrey A. SingerThe Associated Pressreports the U.S. Department of Justice announced it is “evaluating supervised consumption sites, including discussions with state and local regulators about appropriate guardrails for such sites, as part of an overall approach to harm reduction and public safety.” This is welcome news.As I explained in a 2019Cato Policy Analysis, safe consumption sites (also called “safe injection sites” and “overdose prevention sites”) have established a track record of saving lives and preventing the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases since the late 1980...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 21st 2021
This study showed that the leakage of this mitochondrial nucleic material may occur as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction, which may involve genetic mutations in genes encoding mitochondrial proteins or incomplete degradation of mitochondrial dsDNA in the lysosome - which is a 'degradation factory' of the cell. Upon the leakage into the cytoplasm, this undegraded dsDNA is detected by a 'foreign' DNA sensor of the cytoplasm (IFI16) which then triggers the upregulation of mRNAs encoding for inflammatory proteins." Using a PD zebrafish model (gba mutant), the researchers demonstrated that a combination of PD-like ph...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 20, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Most Pressing Issues In Bioethics
Who owns medical and genetic data? How to regulate gene editing? Where is the boundary of enhancing physical or cognitive human capabilities? What to do with biological differences widening the gap of the haves and have-nots? Could we define where is the boundary to augment life? Will we sue robots or algorithms for medical malpractice? With the constant advancement of technology, unprecedented moral, ethical and legal concerns are surfacing. Channeling them into substantial debates will get us closer to their fair solution step by step. Here, we collected the most pressing issues in bioethics. Bioethicists of the world...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Cyborgization Genomics bioethical data debate DNA future gene editing genetic genetics Innovation legal longevity medical medical data moral sex sexuality technology Source Type: blogs

Drum roll please … presenting this year ’ s winners of our F1000Prime Awards
Throughout the year our Faculty works tirelessly to ensure we never miss a notable article to help us stay on top of the literature. Therefore, each year it’s fitting that we recognise their valuable work by way of two types of award, namely our AFM Travel Grant Awards and Faculty Member of the Year Awards. Whist, of course, we are grateful for all of the contributions each and every member of the F1000Prime Faculty makes, these awards acknowledge those who have made extraordinary contributions and whose recommendations have proved particularly popular and engaging throughout the year. Thank you very much to our entire F...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 1, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Steven Lokwan Tags: F1000 Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs

A 100-Year-Old Martian In An Exoskeleton
The story of The Medical FuturistThe mission of a futuristThe most transformative technology: A.I.The mission of The Medical FuturistThe business modelCommunication of science to wide audiencesScience fiction and scienceData measurementData privacyAdvice to health policy-makersThe gap between the haves and have-nots Nightmare scenarios The future of the doctor-patient relationshipGenetics and gene editingMars and healthcare What do archaeologists and futurists have in common? Why was the Internet underestimated as a technology to transform society while A.I. is over-hyped? What’s the most transformative concept in hea...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Fever, Arthralgia and Rash
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On examination he looks miserable,...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 008 Total TB Extravaganza
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 008 Peer Reviewer Dr McBride ID physician, Wisconsin TB affects 1/3rd of the population and one patient dies every 20 seconds from TB. Without treatment 50% of pulmonary TB patients will be dead in 5 years. In low to middle income countries both TB and HIV can be ubiquitous, poor compliance can lead to drug resistance and malnourished infants are highly susceptible. TB can be very complex and this post will hopefully give you the backbone to TB m...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine Genexpert meningitis TB TB meningitis Tuberculosis Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 212
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 212 – a “where in the world” edition from Dr Mark Corden – paediatric fellow in Melbourne. Question 1 Where in the world was insulin discovered? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1478966...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five appendicectomy artificial ear bionic ear claudius aymand cochlear implant frederick banting Graeme Clark hyperbilirubinaemia insulin Leonid Rogozov mestivier phototherapy pierre eymard Sister J Ward sodi Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 2nd 2016
This study is the first CAR T-cell trial to infuse patients with an even mixture of two types of T cells (helper and killer cells, which work together to kill cancer). With the assurance that each patient gets the same mixture of cells, the researchers were able to come to conclusions about the effects of administering different doses of cells. In 27 of 29 participants whose responses were evaluated a few weeks after the infusion, a high-sensitivity test could detect no trace of their cancer in their bone marrow. The CAR T cells eliminated cancers anywhere in the body they appeared. Of the two participants who did n...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 1, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A (Global) Cornucopia Of Clues To Optimize Medication Use
The most common patient care intervention, issuing a prescription, is fraught with continuing challenges for patients, their caregivers, and practitioners. Patients rely on medications across a continuum of care, with expectations for self-management; some experience unintended problems along the way. For older patients, such problems often result in emergency hospitalizations, many of which could be prevented. Historically, integration to support safe and appropriate medicine use across the U.S. health care ecosystem has been sporadic, including within our siloed Medicare Part D benefit. Other countries, however, are well...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - January 6, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: N. Lee Rucker, Michael Holden, Parisa Aslani, and Rana Ahmed Tags: All Categories Global Health Health Care Costs Health Care Delivery Pharma Policy Public Health Source Type: blogs

Let’s stop the unnecessary treatment of heart disease
There are many reasons doctors suffer from burnout and compassion fatigue. One of the least-mentioned of these reasons is that much of what we do is so damn unnecessary. In the US, the land of excess everything, caregivers, especially cardiologists, spend most of our time treating human beings that didn’t need to have disease. Let’s be clear and honest: Lifestyle-related disease is largely unnecessary. These days, there is so much unnecessary disease that caregivers, especially cardiologists, rarely see it. We look past the obesity right to the cholesterol number and ECG. And then we pull out the prescription pad for t...
Source: Dr John M - October 3, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

Stripping Safely and What Medicare Has to Do With It
At this point, I won't try to repeat what others in the community have already said about the "Strip Safely" [] campaign other than to reiterate some of what I think are their key points, as I have a few points I think are worth noting.  The folks at diaTribe have a very well-written summary of what's at stake (see HERE).  Also, my friend Riva Greenberg discussed the recent move by Medicare in her Huffington Post column (see for details).Let me take a step back and give you some relevant background which is important for my readers to understand the issues.Back in...
Source: Scott's Web Log - August 21, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott S Source Type: blogs