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BU finds some child development milestones may be set too early
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in the journal Pediatrics provides more specific data on what ages young children reach different developmental milestones. (2019-11-21)
Chewing sugar-free gum could help reduce tooth decay, a new review finds
A systematic review by King's College London has found some evidence that chewing sugar-free gum could help to reduce the further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. (2019-11-19)
Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would cut their insurance costs
Policymakers have long discussed allowing people under the age of 65 to buy into Medicare. (2019-11-18)
AI could transform how we monitor the structural health of civil infrastructure
The University of Surrey and King's College London have developed a new machine learning algorithm (AI) that could transform the way we monitor major infrastructure - such as dams and bridges. (2019-11-18)
Parity law improved medicaid acceptance at substance use disorder treatment centers
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers. (2019-11-14)
Contacts with primary care physicians did not increase after the Affordable Care Act
At the same time the Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured Americans, analysis of health care industry data shows a continued decline in contact with primary care physician services. (2019-11-12)
A national decline in primary care visits associated with more comprehensive visits and electronic follow-up
The number of primary care visits may be declining nationally, but analysis reveals that in-person visits have become more comprehensive and follow-up care has moved online. (2019-11-12)
The Affordable Care Act's impact on insurance coverage & treatment in patients with HIV and cancer
A recent Cancer study reveals that, for people living with both HIV and cancer (PLWHC), implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved insurance coverage, both in states that expanded Medicaid coverage and those that did not. (2019-11-11)
Free Internet access should be a basic human right -- study
Free Internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online -- particularly in developing countries -- lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according to a new study. (2019-11-11)
ACP issues policy recommendations aimed at mitigating the rising costs of prescription drugs
In two new policy papers, the American College of Physicians (ACP) calls for changes aimed at mitigating the rising cost of prescription drugs. (2019-11-11)
Project to answer last wishes spreads successfully
Six years ago the initial Three Wishes Project began at St. (2019-11-11)
Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible
Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-11-10)
Cervical cancer screening numbers drop off in women 45-65
Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, and much of the attention in recent years has focused on preventing infections in younger women through HPV vaccination. (2019-11-07)
Introducing GMpi: Affordable and adaptable remote monitoring for plant growth experiments
Growth chambers are essential for plant research, and it's necessary to be able to control and monitor environmental variables. (2019-11-07)
Head and neck cancer patients benefited from Affordable Care Act
The rate of uninsured patients with head and neck cancers was 'significantly reduced' following the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). (2019-11-06)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women
Young, low-income women in Canada are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill, and more likely to use no contraception or condoms only, according to new UBC research. (2019-11-05)
Too good to be true?
New analysis casts doubt on effectiveness of Medicare payment incentive program as a way to curb hospital readmissions. (2019-11-04)
Biosimilar drugs can reduce costs but still face challenges in the US
Biologics used to treat patients can be incredibly expensive, so there was significant hope that biosimilar drugs -- which are highly similar to an existing biologic drug on the market -- could serve as a less-costly substitute. (2019-11-04)
Insurance coverage among patients with head/neck cancer after ACA
Researchers investigated the association between the Affordable Care Act and changes in the percentage of patients with insurance among 130,000 people with head and neck cancer across varying socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds. (2019-10-31)
Farmer wages must be improved to prevent millions in India from malnutrition
A comprehensive study led by Colonel Divakaran Padma Kumar Pillay -- a former Indian Army officer, severely wounded in counter insurgency operations - calls for an overhaul of food security systems in India, with improved farmer wages, a greater use of technology, and improved management, to help better feed the millions of Indian people suffering with malnutrition. (2019-10-22)
Inadequate humanitarian funding increases refugees' risk of chronic poverty
The US has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world, contributing to the humanitarian efforts recognized by the global community. (2019-10-22)
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. (2019-10-20)
Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors
In a first of its kind study, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Butler University and West Virginia University report that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows significant promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer. (2019-10-15)
Update 'Nearest Relative' criteria under Mental Health Act to increase patient choice
Better provision must be made to allow people with mental health problems detained under the Mental Health Act to select a nominated person to act on their behalf, rather than automatically choosing a nearest relative. (2019-10-10)
Distributing essential medicines for free resulted in a 44% increase in adherence
A new study out of St. Michael's Hospital's MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in Toronto found that distributing essential medicines at no charge to patients resulted in a 44% increase in people taking their medications. (2019-10-07)
Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum -- a severe form of a morning sickness -- during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to Kaiser Permanente research published in the American Journal of Perinatology. (2019-10-03)
Affordable Care Act slashed the uninsured rate among people with diabetes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided health insurance for an estimated 1.9 million people with diabetes, according to a newly published study. (2019-09-23)
Discontinuing insulin for older adults with type 2 diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes who were in poor health were more likely to continue taking insulin after age 75 than their counterparts in better health, according to Kaiser Permanente research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-09-23)
2018 Health of Houston Survey sheds light on residents
A snapshot of health conditions revealing the disparities across 38 neighborhood areas in Harris County has been published in the 2018 Health of Houston Survey by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-23)
Open Medicare data helps uncover potential hidden costs of health care
Indiana University scientists have found an association between health care industry payments to medical providers for non-research expenses and what these providers charge for medical services -- shedding new light on potential hidden costs to the public. (2019-09-20)
Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts
If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. (2019-09-16)
Patient survey highlights challenges for the 1 in 4 living with rheumatic disease
Americans living with rheumatic disease face significant healthcare challenges, according to a national patient survey released this week by the American College of Rheumatology and its Simple Tasks™ public awareness campaign. (2019-09-13)
Study of newly homeless ED patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness
A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department (ED) patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions. (2019-09-11)
370 healthcare groups send letter to congress urging prior authorization reform in medicare advantage
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. (2019-09-11)
Rheumatology leaders and patients go to Capitol Hill to advocate
Physicians and health professionals from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) along with rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week for the annual Advocates for Arthritis event to urge lawmakers to take action on a range of policy issues affecting patient access to rheumatology care. (2019-09-10)
Threatened species habitat destruction shows federal laws are broken
Human activities have destroyed more than 7.7 million hectares of threatened species habitat, revealing critical failures with Australia's federal environmental protection laws. (2019-09-09)
At-home dialysis improves quality of life
The rate of people starting voluntary at-home peritoneal dialysis rose from 15% to 34% over 10 years at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, providing a convenient and safe way to manage advanced-stage kidney disease compared with center-based hemodialysis, according to research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-09-09)
Affordable multiferroic material
Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a novel liquid process for fabrication of an affordable multiferroic nanocomposite film in collaboration with an international joint research team. (2019-09-03)
Kaiser Permanente reduces secondary cardiac events through virtual cardiac rehabilitation program
Kaiser Permanente has demonstrated promising results in reducing secondary cardiac events and rehospitalizations by creating a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program that fits seamlessly into patients' lives. (2019-08-28)
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