Workplace wellness programs yield unimpressive results in short term

Weighing in on work environment health care. Worksites providing a health care had an 8.3 portion point greater rate of staff members who reported participating in routine workout. Steve-Buissinne/Pixabay Might alter particular habits however will not enhance absence, period, or task efficiency Office health care have actually been promoted as an effective tool that can … Read more

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms

The usual treatment for irritable bowel syndrome consists of drugs and advice on lifestyle and diet. Now, a new study suggests that giving interactive web-based or telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy on top of usual care can reduce symptoms more effectively than standard care alone for those whose IBS is not responding to drugs.New research suggests … Read more

Most adults dying prematurely of natural causes did not seek medical help, report reveals

About two-thirds of the adults dying prematurely from natural causes did not seek medical help within the 30 days preceding their death, reported forensic researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS). The research, published recently in PLOS One, discovered key factors … Read more

Telemedicine not ideal for kids with respiratory infections

(Photo: Unsplash/ PITTSBURGH: Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often when the doctor “visit” was via telemedicine instead of at a primary care office or an urgent care clinic, a new study shows. “We found that compared to primary care and urgent care, children with these acute respiratory infections who received care … Read more

Pediatric telemedicine visits may increase antibiotic overprescribing

Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments or urgent care visits, according to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh research reported today in Pediatrics. “In recent years, the use of telemedicine for acute, primary care concerns has increased among children,” said lead author … Read more

Insight into use of critical care resources: No difference in outcomes detected between patients receiving noninvasive ventilation in intensive care units or on general medical units

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units — intensive care or general medical units — to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called non-invasive ventilation. The team’s report published in Critical Care Medicine found no differences in length of stay or in-hospital … Read more

Indivior indicted in US over Suboxone Film prescriptions: US Justice Department

WASHINGTON: A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted Indivior Inc on Tuesday for engaging in an alleged scheme to increase prescriptions of opioid treatment Suboxone Film by deceiving healthcare providers about the drug’s safety, the U.S. Justice Department said. “Indivior illegally obtained billions of dollars in revenue from Suboxone Film prescriptions by deceiving health care … Read more

Harvard symposium to tackle increasing diabetes among refugees

Homeless, hopeless, and sick Sylvia Kehlenbrink (left) and Lindsay Jaacks have organized a Harvard Chan School symposium Thursday to tackle the increasing number of diabetics among refugee populations. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Chan School symposium seeks care for increasing number of diabetics among refugees With diabetes rapidly spreading around the globe, its prevalence among refugees … Read more

Harvard panel addresses high maternal mortality rates

Dying in childbirth on rise in U.S. Ana Langer, director of the Women and Health Initiative, and Rear Adm. Wanda Barfield discuss the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S. Sarah Sholes/Harvard Chan School Harvard panel discusses why maternal mortality has doubled, and what can be done about it Deaths during childbirth have declined sharply … Read more

In health care, AI offers promise — and hype

The algorithm will see you now Ashley Nunes, a fellow at Harvard Law School, speaks during The Harvard Global Health Institute conference on AI in health care. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Symposium examines promise, hype of artificial intelligence in health care In 2016, a Google team announced it had used artificial intelligence to … Read more

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