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Opinions, Wellness

Patients reluctant to visit hospitals due to Covid-19

June 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused disruption to many aspects of routine medical care with the immediate impact being seen in the drastic reduction of hospital / doctor visits. Recent results from a GlobalData survey show that 79% of […]


Wellness

Pregnancy stereotypes can lead to workplace accidents

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A recent Washington State University study of pregnant women in physically demanding jobs showed that the majority, about 63%, felt this type of “stereotype threat,” the fear of confirming negative assumptions about a group to which they belong. The study, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Ecosystem degradation could raise risk of pandemics

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, by the University of the West of England and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, presents the hypothesis that disease risks are “ultimately interlinked” with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle. Using […]


Wellness

Nanofiber filters can be reused through a simple ethanol cleaning process

June 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, masks have become an essential personal hygiene product as the first line of defense to protect one’s respiratory system against the viruses and germs that spread through droplets in the air. It’s […]


Wellness

Variation in natural speech is challenging for dyslexic adults

June 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from developmental reading-deficit dyslexia. This may compromise the learning of native language phonemes already at an early age […]


Wellness

Face masks can slow the spread of COVID-19

June 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Regions with an early interest in face masks had milder COVID-19 epidemics, according to a new letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “COVID-19 and Public Interest in Face Mask Use,” researchers from the […]


Wellness

Restoring ecosystems for better human health

June 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Billions of people using the Earth’s resources and changing or destroying ecosystems are not only creating the global environmental and climate crisis, but also compromising human health and long-term survival of our species, experts warn in an open letter to […]


Opinions, Wellness

FDA Warns These 9 Hand Sanitizers Could Be Toxic

June 23, 2020

Via: Time Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers should avoid using any hand sanitizers from a particular manufacturer because they could contain a toxic ingredient. The FDA says the products, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, […]


Wellness

Sleeping less than normal can reduce positive feelings

June 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Sleeping less than normal impacts how we feel the next morning. “Not in the sense that we have more negative feelings, like being down or depressed. But participants in our study experienced a flattening of emotions when they slept less […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Care Through a New Lens: A Look At Oncology

June 17, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Recently, Jon Pearce talked about how health systems can, and must, see virtual care as a part of their long term success. Virtual care isn’t a temporary fix—it’s a longstanding solution. But what does that solution actually look like in […]


Wellness

CDC finds majority of Americans would not feel safe if coronavirus restrictions lifted nationwide

June 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

A majority of Americans say they would not feel safe if social distancing measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus were lifted nationwide, according to a new report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]


Wellness

College students are sleeping better during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders

June 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders have taken a toll on many facets of physical and mental health in recent months. But according to new University of Colorado Boulder research, one silver lining may exist. Some of us are […]


Wellness

American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines For Cancer Prevention

June 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

Get ready to exercise more and skip drinking alcoholic beverages if you want to lower your cancer risk. Those are two of the recommendations in new guidelines released June 9 by the American Cancer Society and published in CA: A […]


Wellness

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

June 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A large study of middle-aged women shows that age-related changes in skeletal muscle are part of everyday life for women in their fifties. During this time, women transition from perimenopause to postmenopause, and the production of estrogen ceases. Loss of […]


Wellness

Psychological distress has increased among US adults during COVID-19, shows survey

June 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms […]