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Bad news for egg lovers

Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat. A large, new Northwestern Medicine study reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary

2019-03-21T07:30:27-05:00Tags: |

Diet reverses Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in lab model

A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, USC researchers say. Researchers emphasize that the study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, was in mice, and many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments. Nevertheless, the findings lend credence to the

2019-03-20T07:39:50-05:00Tags: |

Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled

A decade ago, the U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and Fortune magazine has found. Veteran reporters Fred Schulte of KHN and Erika Fry

2019-03-19T07:39:13-05:00Tags: |

Young child goes to ED for medicine poisoning every 10 minutes

(HealthDay)—The number of children younger than age 6 years treated at U.S. emergency departments for medicine poisonings has declined in recent years, but there were still nearly 52,000 cases in 2017, a new report says. That is an average of 142 cases per day or one every 10 minutes, CNN reported. Between 2010 and 2016,

2019-03-18T10:52:33-05:00Tags: |

Relatives with Alzheimer’s linked to higher risk

Having a parent with Alzheimer's disease has been known to raise a person's risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer's may also increase risk. The study is published in the March 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American

2019-03-16T08:27:32-05:00Tags: |

‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority. But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash,

2019-03-13T09:44:38-05:00Tags: |

Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into The Public Eye

America's big drugmakers and pharmacy chains are scrambling to respond to hundreds of lawsuits tied to the deadly opioid epidemic. Billions of dollars are at stake if the companies are found liable for fueling the crisis. Even before judgments are rendered, companies like Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and CVS are already suffering damage to

2019-03-13T09:40:42-05:00Tags: |

The planet’s premier health agency has announced drastic reforms.

In a speech last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recalled the posters about smallpox that he saw as a child in his hometown Asmara, in what is now Eritrea. “I remember hearing about an organization called the World Health Organization [WHO] that was ridding the world of this terrifying disease, one vaccination at a time,” he

2019-03-13T09:35:23-05:00Tags: |

Injectable pharmaceutical aims to accelerate bone healing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Every person in the U.S. will experience, on average, two broken bones in their lifetime. It is expected that more than 6.3 million bones will be broken in the U.S. this year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Average recovery time for a young, healthy adult with a broken arm is six to

2019-03-12T11:27:52-05:00Tags: |

At what age do you feel 65? Where you live makes a difference

At what age do you feel 65? A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a 65-year-old, according to a new scientific study. Researchers found 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea have the same level of age-related health problems as an

2019-03-11T09:17:09-05:00Tags: |

Yo-yo dieting may increase women’s heart disease risk

Yo-yo dieting may make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. "Achieving

2019-03-09T14:29:57-05:00Tags: |

Rural hospitals face growing sustainability threats

A multitude of challenges is threatening the stability of rural hospitals in America, a report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) found. Recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals is an ongoing challenge and expense, which is further complicated by geographic isolation. The report noted isolation could also be a barrier to professional development and continuing

2019-03-06T08:13:45-05:00Tags: |

Having more children slows down aging process

A study by Simon Fraser University researchers suggests that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. The study led by health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy and postdoctoral researcher Cindy Barha found that women who give birth to more surviving children exhibited longer telomeres. Telomeres are the

2019-03-04T09:30:37-05:00Tags: |

Conference Aims To Help More African-Americans Get Mental Health Care

African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health issues than the general population, according to Integral Care, which provides mental health care in Travis County. To reduce the stigma of mental health issues and increase access to care, the organization is sponsoring the 19th annual Central Texas African American Family Support Conference.

2019-02-26T08:10:03-05:00Tags: |

CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social determinants of health among the elderly. These advancements are necessary, as older adults often face significant poverty challenges, said Cara V. James, Director of

2019-02-26T07:57:56-05:00Tags: |

Soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley

Consumption of sugary drinks in Berkeley's diverse and low-income neighborhoods dropped precipitously in 2015, just months after the city levied the nation's first soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Three years later, residents in these neighborhoods reported drinking 52 percent fewer servings of sugary drinks than they did before the tax was passed in November 2014,

2019-02-22T06:47:44-05:00Tags: |

Kaiser’s Population Health Medical School Will Start Off Free

Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will offer free tuition for the first five classes that enter the institution, the health system announced this week. The school, which will focus heavily on integrating population health management strategies into traditional physician education, has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and plans to open

2019-02-21T15:33:02-05:00Tags: |

WHO Report Highlights Knowledge Gaps in Climate and Health Research

February 2019: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a report that brings together all the health-related information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15), and highlights knowledge gaps in climate change and health research. The WHO synthesis, which was published in October 2018, looks at

2019-02-20T08:09:21-05:00Tags: |