Total 2429 results found since Jan 2013.
Steep, Sustained Lipid Reductions Over Statins With LIB003 Steep, Sustained Lipid Reductions Over Statins With LIB003
An open-label trial extension shows the novel anti-PCSK9 recombinant protein LIB003 markedly reduces lipid levels in heavily pretreated patients, although outcomes data are awaited, says expert.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Socially distanced education and training to support safe working practices during the pandemic, NHS England
This case study reflects on the learning and the experience of National Shared Profession Decision-Making Council members around education and training in a socially distanced safe environment to help support reductions in the potential transmission of infections.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lopinavir - Ritonavir No Benefit in Patients Admitted With COVID - 19
No reductions seen in 28 - day mortality or duration of hospital stay in COVID - 19 with lopinavir - ritonavir
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news
Lopinavir-Ritonavir No Benefit in Patients Admitted With COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 -- Lopinavir-ritonavir is not associated with reductions in 28-day mortality or duration of hospital stay among patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in The...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Lopinavirritonavir in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial, The Lancet
Summary Background Lopinavir –ritonavir has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 on the basis of in vitro activity, preclinical studies, and observational studies. Here, we report the results of a randomised trial to assess whether lopinavir–ritonavir improves outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. M ethods In this randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial, a range of possible treatments was compared with usual care in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The trial is underway at 176 hospitals in the UK. Eligible and consenting patients were randomly allocated to either usual s t...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Air conditioning and heat-related mortality: a multi-country longitudinal study - Sera F, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Lavigne E, Schwartz J, Zanobetti A, Tobias A, I ñiguez C, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Blangiardo M, Armstrong B, Gasparrini A.
BACKGROUND: Air conditioning has been proposed as one of the key factors explaining reductions of heat-related mortality risks observed in the last decades. However, direct evidence is still limited. METHODS: We used a multi-country, multi-city, longit...
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Signs America ' s Opioid Epidemic Might Finally Be Waning
SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2020 -- Here ' s some heartening news on the opioid painkillers front: Abuse of the prescription medicines in the United States fell by more than one-quarter between 2007 and 2018. " Prior research has shown slight reductions in...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Highlights From SOHO 2020 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Highlights From SOHO 2020
Dose reductions for TKIs, gene signatures indicating good responders, and promising data on a new TKI are among the CML highlights from the Society of Hematologic Oncology 2020 virtual meeting.Medscape
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology ReCAP Source Type: news
NHS to become ‘world’s first carbon net zero national health system’
The NHS has been set a target of becoming carbon net zero by 2040 and cutting harmful emission reductions by 80 per cent over the next 12 years.
Source: HSJ - October 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord
China is investing in both coal and renewable energy, the European Union promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement altogether. What will 2021 hold? (Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news
As Covid-19 Looms, Some Workers Face Loss of Health Insurance
Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic ’s economic fallout. Many may face end-of-year renewal deadlines that are harder and harder to afford.
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Layoffs and Job Reductions Federal Aid (US) Supreme Court (US) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
L.A. Metro cuts budget by $1.2 billion, locking in steep reductions to bus, rail service
With ridership and sales tax revenues plummeting, L.A.'s transit agency extends 20% cut in bus and rail service for nearly a year.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura J. Nelson Source Type: news
Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What does RCGP surveillance tell us about COVID-19 in the community?, CEBM (updated 16th September 2020)
Verdict: The current community transmission of COVID is low and not at epidemic levels. The rates are less than that of confirmed cases in the UK. This could be explained by asymptomatic people or those with mild infections not seeking out testing in primary care. The observed reductions in URTIs and LRTIs suggest that most of the effect on rates of transmission occurred through the encouragement of social distancing.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vacant lot to community garden conversion and crime in Milwaukee: a difference-in-differences analysis - Beam DR, Szabo A, Olson J, Hoffman L, Beyer KMM.
BACKGROUND: Vacant lots generate the perception of neglect and are often opportunistic locations for crime. Evidence is building to suggest that greening vacant lots, especially through community engaged approaches, is associated with reductions in some ty...
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news
FDA clears ControlRad Trace for OEC C-arms
ControlRad has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ControlRad announces executive appointments ControlRad secures $15M in funding FDA OKs ControlRad's fluoro dose-reduction technology ControlRad touts radiation reductions in fluoro study ControlRad adds former GE CEO to board
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
What Is the Best Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules? What Is the Best Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules?
Most thyroid nodules treated with a single ablation procedure show sustained reductions in volume in this first multicenter, 5-year study; choice of radiofrequency or laser is down to operator experience.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Alcohol-free and low-strength drinks: understanding their role in reducing alcohol-related harms
The UK government has outlined its interest in how alcohol-free and low-strength drinks - ' NoLo ' - might improve public health outcomes. Evidence presented in this report finds that while NoLo products may help individuals reduce their consumption, NoLo drinks are unlikely to produce the aggregate level reductions in alcohol-related harms that public health experts would desire.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Underground gun markets and the flow of illegal guns into the Bronx and Brooklyn: a mixed methods analysis - Braga AA, Brunson RK, Cook PJ, Turchan B, Wade B.
New York City (NYC) has experienced large reductions in violent crime over the last two decades, but gun-related violence continues to pose a threat to public safety. Despite strong gun laws, high-risk individuals in NYC neighborhoods are unfortunately sti...
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations
"Acute exacerbation is an important event during the clinical course of COPD, because it is associated with temporary or persistent reductions in lung function, lower QoL, hospitalization, and mortality."Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news
Fighting the health effects of climate change is the mission for new UCLA center
In response to the escalating health emergency that is already inflicting substantial damage on people in Southern California and around the world, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created theUCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions.“Los Angeles is a city that tackles our toughest challenges by tapping into the innovation and creativity in our own backyard, and this UCLA center will help us build a safer, cleaner and more equitable city and world,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti is chair of theC40 Cities, a global organization of almost 100 cities committed to action against climate change...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank ’s Doing Business Report
By Isabel Ortiz and Leo BaunachNEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) On 27 August the World Bank announced that it will suspend the Doing Business Report over data irregularities, until it conducts a review and audit. The halting of the report was welcomed by trade unions, academics and human rights groups. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report ranks countries based on business regulations in 190 economies. The more regulations are slashed, the better a country does in the ranking. Most indicators are based on a standardized case study such as the conditions facing a small firm in the largest commercial city ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds
Researchers in China saw big reductions in organisms that play a crucial role in recycling carbon and nitrogenMicroplastic pollution causes significant damage to populations of soil-dwelling mites, larvae and other tiny creatures that maintain the fertility of the land, research has found.The study notes that discarded bags, cups, threads and other forms of plastic waste are concentrated more in the earth than the oceans, with similarly dire consequences for theabundance of species that live below the surface.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Environment Science Plastics Microbiology World news Source Type: news
2nd BCoN COVID-19 Survey: Operational Status, Economic Impacts and Plans for Reopening
In April, the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) conducted a survey of the natural history collections/museum community to understand how COVID-19 related economic disruptions are affecting the work of professionals associated with such collections. The results were shared with the scientific community, including federal program managers and policymakers, in May 2020. This second survey follows up on and uses some questions from a recent American Alliance of Museums request for information. This survey focuses on collections institutions rather than individual staff, with the goal of determining the impact of COVID-1...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news
Vitamin D supplement on prevention of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Thanapluetiwong S, Chewcharat A, Takkavatakarn K, Praditpornsilpa K, Eiam-Ong S, Susantitaphong P.
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D supplement is one of the current possible interventions to reduce fall and fracture. Despite having several studies on vitamin D supplement and fall and fracture reductions, the results are still inconclusive. We conducted a meta-anal...
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
How Good Are Face Shields for Preventing Respiratory Infections?
Discussion A scoping review of facial protection for health care workers during a pandemic found that respirators such as N95 masks provide excellent protection against viruses and aerosols especially when combined with eye protection. Mask fit is an important consideration and respirators are tight fitting and therefore much less breathable and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Surgical masks do not provide as much protection as respirators but are in general more breathable and more comfortable. Surgical masks also provide much more protection than no mask or improvised masks. Improvised masks do provide some...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 31, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Risk of heart attacks halves in patients with diabetes in 15 years
(European Society of Cardiology) Dramatic reductions in the risk of heart attacks in patients with diabetes coincides with major increases in the use of preventive medications. That's the finding of late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. 'Our results suggest that when patients are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, starting medications to prevent cardiovascular disease has a substantial impact on the risk of heart attacks and premature death,' said principal investigator Dr. Christine Gyldenkerne of Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Even small reductions in kidney function may damage heart, blood vessels
Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Reductions in cannabis use are associated with mood improvement in female emerging adults - Moitra E, Anderson BJ, Stein MD.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use and the development of depression symptoms have been linked in prospective research. However, no research has examined how depression symptoms might change relative to reductions in cannabis use. One group at risk for comorbid cann...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
CPAP, Mandibular Devices Offer Similar BP Reductions in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) confer similar reductions in blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Cool roofs in Guangzhou, China: outdoor air temperature reductions during heat waves and typical summer conditions - Cao M, Rosado P, Lin Z, Levinson R, Millstein D.
In this paper we simulate temperature reductions during heat-wave events and during typical summer conditions from the installation of highly reflective "cool" roofs in the Chinese megacity, Guangzhou. We simulate temperature reductions during six of the s...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news
Enforcement uniquely predicts reductions in alcohol-impaired crash fatalities - Yao J, Johnson MB, Tippetts S.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Alcohol-impaired driving contributes to over 10,000 fatalities in the United States each year. The research estimated the unique effect of enforcement intensity on reductions in alcohol-impaired fatal crashes. DESIGN: We collec...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Merck’s Omarigliptin, an Investigational Once-Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor, Achieved Similar A1C Reductions to JANUVIA® (sitagliptin) in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled on Metformin Monotherapy
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that omarigliptin, Merck’s investigational once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor in development for adults with type 2 diabetes, achieved its primary efficacy endpoint in a Phase 3 study. Omarigliptin was found to be non-inferior to Merck’s once-daily DPP-4 inhibitor, JANUVIA® (sitagliptin), at reducing patients’ A1C* levels from baseline, with similar A1C reductions achieved in both groups. Language: ...
Source: Merck.com - Research and Development News - September 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development News Corporate News Latest News Source Type: news
Britain's women want bigger breasts despite reductions leading elsewhere
New research found 16.5k women the UK searched for breast enlargements in July. ClinicCompare said this bucked the trend of other western countries with the U.S., France and Italy favouring reductions.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is Leadership Style Associated with Resource Reductions in Local Health Departments?
July 8, 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM ET. This webinar will discuss a study that analyzes the associations with local health department (LHD) budget and program reductions and LHD leadership style.
Source: PHPartners.org - July 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
New report: Texas Hispanics, women show largest reductions in rates of uninsured
(Rice University) Hispanics and women in Texas showed the largest percentage of reductions in rates of uninsured since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a new report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Celebrities need glasses too
Joe Shute isn't the only one who's going blind. Even famous people need (fairly spectacular) spectacles
Source: Telegraph Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: glasses blind spectacles famous cool celebrities Source Type: news
Characteristics of Those Eligible for Cost-Sharing Reductions and Premium Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act
This brief estimates the characteristics of the cost sharing reductions eligible population using the Urban Institute's Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model.
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Community-Wide Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs Associated with Reductions in Hospitalizations, Deaths, Over 40-Year Period
In a rural Maine county, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the state.
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 13, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Research cardiovascular disease Chris Amos community health Daniel Onion Maine Norris Cotton Cancer Center rural health Source Type: news
Community-wide CVD prevention programs associated with reductions in hospitalizations
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) In a rural Maine county, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the state. Substantial improvements were seen in control of hypertension and cholesterol, and smoking cessation, according to a study in the Jan. 13 issue of JAMA.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Resident Handoff Program Linked to Reductions in Medical Errors, Adverse Events (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Implementation of a handoff-improvement program at nine pediatric residency training programs in the U.S. and Canada was associated with significant reductions in medical errors and …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 6, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
HSV-2 vaccine shows significant clinical symptoms & viral shedding reductions at 6 months
(Linnden Communications) Updated Phase 1/2a GEN-003 results, a vaccine candidate under development for the treatment of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection, showed the vaccine generated highly significant reductions in both the number of clinical lesion days and rate of viral shedding at six months after the final vaccine dose. Genocea, a company pioneering novel T cell vaccines and immunotherapies, reported the results from the ongoing trial as an oral presentation at the World Vaccine Congress.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
No Increases in Pain Seen With Opioid Dose Reductions No Increases in Pain Seen With Opioid Dose Reductions
Patients receiving high-dose opioids show similar pain and aberrant behavior scores after significant dose reductions as patients with normally managed pain -- including those who had increased doses. Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 17, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Metformin Leads to Modest Reductions in BMI Among Nondiabetic Children (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Adding metformin to lifestyle interventions in nondiabetic children leads to modest reductions in BMI, but the clinical benefit is uncertain, according to a review in JAMA Pediatrics. …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 17, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions; Final Rule
The statute, as amended by the Affordable Care Act, requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments annually from fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2020. This final rule delineates a methodology to implement the annual reductions for FY 2014 and FY 2015. The rule also includes additional DSH reporting requirements for use in implementing the DSH health reform methodology.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Study Shows Significant Reductions In Blood Glucose With Investigational Compound Empagliflozin Used As Monotherapy In Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Data presented at the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions® also showed reduction in body weight and systolic blood pressure in treated study subjects Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company have announced results of a 24week Phase III clinical trial, which showed that treatment with the investigational compound empagliflozin* as monotherapy produced statistically significant reductions in HbA1c (average blood glucose) versus placebo, in patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) who had not received any treatment for at least 12 weeks prior to randomisation...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions; Proposed Rule; Comment Request
The statute, as amended by the Affordable Care Act, requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments annually from fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2020. This proposed rule delineates a methodology to implement the annual reductions for FY 2014 and FY 2015. The rule also proposes to add additional DSH reporting requirements for use in implementing the DSH health reform methodology.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 15, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Centre for Carbon Measurement set to deliver large carbon reductions
(National Physical Laboratory) The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory will deliver eight megatonnes of carbon emissions reductions and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade, according to an independent report. This is a level of carbon saving is equivalent to 2 percent of the UK's annual carbon footprint.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Could new hi-tech spectacles cure colour blindness?
Spectacles that could cure a person's colour blindness and allow them to see the full spectrum for the first time have been developed by scientists.
Source: Telegraph Health - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Spectacles Market - New Industry Research Report is Now Available for...
A recently added market report by Transparency Market Research on “Spectacles Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012 - 2018" is now available for pre...(PRWeb January 12, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10297134.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 12, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news