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WHO survey highlights how many countries lack funding to deal with health impacts of climate change

November 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Countries have begun to prioritize health in their efforts to protect people from the impact of climate change, but only about a quarter of those recently surveyed by the World Health Organization have been able to fully implement their national […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers receive grant to study the development of science identity among underrepresented students

October 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately affected underserved populations in the United States, including racially minoritized students, lower-income students, and females. These populations have also been historically underrepresented and underserved in the science, technology, […]


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Science shows mask-wearing is largely safe for children

August 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of Republican governors trying to block school districts from requiring masks in the classroom. Under DeSantis’ direction, the state health department adopted a rule that lets families opt out of locally […]


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Fellowship directors endorse the need for increasing diversity in cardiology

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Underrepresented minorities remain few in number among practicing cardiologists and across cardiology fellowship training programs in the United States, with fellowship directors agreeing that increased diversity is needed in the field and is particularly necessary within graduate medical education cardiology […]


Innovation, Research

Study identifies characteristics that relate to adolescents’ psychological well-being, learning quality during pandemic

May 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new survey study suggests that, for adolescents who received unplanned distance education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing one’s own competence was linked to positive emotion, self-motivation to learn, and pro-learning behaviors. Feeling connected to others was also linked […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds increasing incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults

December 1, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cancer cases in adolescents and young adults have risen by 30% during the last four decades, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The team said further research into screening, […]


Regulatory

IPM announces WHO’s prequalification of dapivirine ring to reduce women’s HIV risk

November 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is pleased to announce the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification of the dapivirine ring, a monthly vaginal ring to reduce women’s HIV risk. This designation from the WHO confirms that the ring meets […]


Regulatory

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world

November 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Ethiopia, health clinics for teenagers once supported by U.S. foreign aid closed down. In Kenya, a decades-long effort to integrate HIV testing and family planning unraveled. And in Nepal, intrepid government workers who once traversed the Himalayas to spread […]


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Study reveals link between food insecurity and increased risk of cardiovascular death

November 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Food insecurity is one of the nation’s leading health and nutrition issues–about 13.7 million (10.5 percent) of households in the United States were food insecure at some time during 2019, a trend likely to increase in light of the COVID-19 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning algorithms help predict out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

November 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Using neighborhood and local data in combination with existing information sources creates a more accurate prediction on a patient’s recovery prospects after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation […]


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How escalating COVID cases forced one state to change its masking strategy

November 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Montana’s conservative Flathead County, prosecutors and local leaders were turning a blind eye to businesses that flouted state mask and social distancing mandates, even as the area’s COVID infections climbed to their highest levels. When asked during an Oct. […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New diagnostic tool may allow on-the-spot detection of coronavirus infection

September 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting Covid-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future. Coronavirus […]


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Researchers design transdisciplinary course to prepare future clinicians in opioid crisis

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Opioid use disorder and overdose have reached unprecedented levels around the world. In the United States, remediation of pain is one of the most common reasons American adults seek healthcare. Therefore, it is vital that clinicians practicing in diverse roles […]


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Study emphasizes the importance of public knowledge and practices related to COVID-19

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that Chinese workers are highly aware of, and informed about, COVID-19 but there is still […]


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Med students ‘feel very behind’ because of COVID-induced disruptions in training

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine […]


Innovation, Research

Study may lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

August 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how the enteric nervous system forms, which could pave the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. The findings, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, pave the way for […]


Regulatory

Education may face funding shortfalls due to Covid-19 pandemic

July 20, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

State and local governments are expected to face budget shortfalls due to rising healthcare costs and widespread unemployment rates due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments may soon be forced to consider cutting spending allocations in other areas, such as education. […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Research

Researchers develop novel tool to maximize the power of deep learning for genomic studies

July 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the MDC have developed a new tool that makes it easier to maximize the power of deep learning for studying genomics. They describe the new approach, Janggu, in the journal Nature Communications. Imagine that before you could make […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Research team shines new light on inflammatory cell death regulator

June 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have made significant advances in understanding the inflammatory cell death regulatory protein MLKL and its role in disease. In a trio of studies published today in the journal Nature Communications, the team used advanced […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Transferring knowledge, not anxiety, can help food-allergic children cope with their fears

February 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) discusses the difficulties faced by parents of children with food allergies in not transferring their own anxieties […]