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The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now
Telemedicine is playing an ever-expanding role in the U.S. health care landscape. Among the reasons a growing national shortage of doctors, both primary care and, in certain areas, specialists. And one-quarter of the population lives in rural areas without easy access to care. So, telemedicine has stepped in to help fill the gap. In fact, more than 10 million Americans now use it every year. Telemedicine, or telehealth, are terms for virtual office visits ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants
Medication can help millions of people who struggle with depression, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Depression affects some 350 million people worldwide. It s a serious illness and a major cause of disability. But its symptoms can be mistaken for other health issues and some people are afraid to seek help, the FDA said. Not everyone with depression needs medicine, the agency said. But drugs used to treat it -- antidepressants -- can he ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault
Violence is common in pregnancy, with mothers-to-be in the United States at greater risk for assault-related injuries and death than women who aren t expecting, a new study finds. The striking results of our study suggest that widespread screening for violence and trauma during pregnancy may provide an opportunity to identify women at risk for death during pregnancy, said lead author Dr. Neha Deshpande of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorders probably aren t throwing more tantrums because of a lack of ability to communicate, new research suggests. Speech and language problems are common in autism. Many children with autism aren t able to speak clearly. Some can t speak at all. But in this study, the researchers found that children with autism who have clear speech and a high ability to communicate have just as many outbursts as those who don t. There is a ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?
Preschoolers who recognize food brands such as Coca-Cola, M amp M s, KFC and Pringles may be more likely to be obese, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Michigan found these kids may not remember names or characters precisely, but recognizing brands and logos is associated with an unhealthy diet that can lead to weight gain. This association, which didn t prove cause and effect, was independent of other variables, including TV watching or f ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
What we can learn about global flu evolution from one person's infection
A new study has found that flu evolution within some individuals can hint at the virus s eventual evolutionary course worldwide. Samples taken more than 10 years ago from people with unusually long flu infections -- and analyzed recently using modern genome sequencing methods -- revealed certain viral changes that matched global flu evolution trends several years later. The study, published in the journal eLife , tracked how flu evolved over time in four p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Researchers develop yeast-based tool for worldwide pathogen detection
Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water. Using only common household baker s yeast, they ve created an extremely low-cost, low-maintenance, on-site dipstick test they hope will aid in the surveillance and early detection of fungal pathogens responsible for major human disease, agricultural damage and food spoilage worl ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death
Key takeaways Study of 60 million U.S. senior citizens--about 97 of Americans 65 --shows long-term exposure to certain air pollutants increases the risk of premature death at levels below current national standards. 12,000 lives could be saved annually by lowering levels of one of the pollutants, airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5 , by 1 microgram per cubic meter. Men, blacks, and low-income populations had higher risks of premature death from PM2.5 ex ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
The hippocampus underlies the link between slowed walking and mental decline
PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2017 - The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The finding, published today in Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, indicates that older patients may ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia pati...
Many people living with dementia reside in long-term care facilities, where the lack of stimulation can result in behaviors such as hitting, screaming, and wandering. Common measures to avoid such responsive behaviors, such as antipsychotic medications and personalized recreational and music therapy programs, can cause adverse health effects in the former case and be difficult for staff to find time to carry out in the latter case. A team of human factors ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly
COLLEGE STATION - A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations. The aging baby boomer population is increasing the importance of mobility issues, including transportation, to society, the researchers said, also noting studies are needed to examine potential alternatives to increase the mobility of the elderly including both pr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Teenage weight gain linked to increased stroke risk as an adult
MINNEAPOLIS - Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the June 28, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The stroke rate has been increasing among young adults even while it has been decreasing for older people, said study author Jenny M. Ki ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
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