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The Case Against The Case Against Mammography

The world’s leading medical journal has published yet another skewed analysis of mammography, overdiagnosis and breast cancer trends. I’m disappointed that the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> would promote such an estimate-loaded piece to dissuade readers of screening’s value. So I’ll restate my …

How applying behavioral economics is beginning to influence healthcare

Principles of behavioral economics are increasingly being applied in healthcare, especially as pay-for-value reimbursement models become more …

How Junior Doctors Think: A Guide for Reflective Practice

In the UK, junior doctors will rotate through emergency medicine in their second year post-graduation (Foundation Year 2). They’re granted autonomy …

Why physicians face a serious credibility problem

74 Shares<p>A recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine once again questions two practices that used to be almost the backbone of primary care.<p>…

Breakthrough drug approved as alternative to chemotherapy for people with advanced lung cancer

Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer …

Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? …

Working at Your Desk All Day Could Be Killing You

From an ergonomic perspective, the typical workspace is a cluster of slow-motion booby traps.<p>Turns out your mom was right. Good posture matters. Hunching over your desk -- with your back curved forward -- puts undue stress on your upper back, lower back and neck. This stress comes primarily from …

Your Doctor Is Less Likely to Vote Than You

There’s hardly a more educated group of people than physicians, who spend about 14 years in training. Yet they’re some of the least likely Americans …

Doctor's diary: sometimes, doing nothing is the best medicine

The proposal last week by the distinguished Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, that doctors should draw up a “not to-do” list of pointless investigations and inappropriate remedies, is an excellent idea – though most of the suggestions as to what should be on it seem rather mundane and …

Cancer

'People simply aren't aware of the cancer risk from drinking alcohol'

Image: Shutterstock/Lukassek<p>Image: Shutterstock/Lukassek<p>THE IRISH CANCER Society has highlighted the link between alcohol and breast cancer today in …

Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help

<b>By Marilynn Marchione,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p>What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the …

Family doctors are the key to improving primary health care in communities

Countries that have well developed primary health care systems are known to have better health outcomes, fewer people in hospital, increased patient …

Electric Cars Could Save America Tens of Billions a Year in Health Care

And that's just in the 10 states that use California's emissions guidelines.<p>Miles Willis / Stringer, Getty Images<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel …

Morale crisis among NHS doctors ‘puts patients at risk’

Doctors are experiencing higher levels of dissatisfaction than ever before – and their low morale levels could be putting patients at risk, the …

Radiation Therapy

U-Washington gets $210 million from Gates Foundation for health initiative

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving the University of Washington $210 million to support what the school calls a “population health initiative.”<p>The gift, which is the largest in the school’s history, was announced this week by the public university in Seattle.<p>It will fund construction of …

Quarter of World's Population Are Infected With Latent Tuberculosis

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In rich countries, tuberculosis is sometimes thought of as a …

Activists React to New HIV Study, Debunking of 'Patient Zero' Myth

The leading HIV and AIDS organizations across the country are reacting to a study published Wednesday that found HIV entered the United States long before the disease was officially recognized in the early 1980s.<p>The study, done by a group of researchers at the University of Arizona and published in …

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health.<p>Exhaust from gasoline and …

Study Finds E-cigarettes Help Prevent Weight Gain In Smokers Trying To Quit

<b>This article was previously published on The Huffington Post and written by Natasha Hinde.</b><p>People who are worried about weight gain after quitting …

Public Health

India drug industry lobby hits back at antibiotic pollution claims | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The head of an Indian drugs industry lobby group on Thursday said media reports linking pollution in some lakes and rivers to factories making antibiotics were not accurate and that drug factories were in compliance with local environmental rules.<p>India's $17 billion drugs …

Waking Science Blog — Just another WordPress site

6 Signs That You Require Physiotherapy<p>4 Signs You Need to Switch Your Business to VPS Hosting<p>What Is “Open Science”? (And Why Some Researchers Want …

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

CHICAGO (AP) — Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.<p>The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can …

Bay Area and Boulder soda taxes would extend lives, avert millions in health costs over 10 years, Harvard model projects

If all four initiatives to tax sugary drinks pass next month it would represent not only an historic loss for Big Soda, but a huge win in terms of …

New York City’s Trans Fat Restrictions Ten Years Later

Editor’s note<i>:</i><b></b> <i>When we read Sharon Long and colleagues’ retrospective on</i><i></i> <i>Massachusetts health reform</i><i></i> <i>at 10 years in the September issue of</i> Health …

Health Policy

Quebec to launch free flu vaccination campaign on Nov. 1

Public-health authorities across Quebec are launching the annual flu-vaccination campaign on Nov. 1, with nurses visiting long-term care centres to …

Neonatal Vaccination With Bacteria Suppresses Asthma as Adults

The recent study "Neonatal α-1,3-glucan exposure suppresses cockroach allergy," was published in the Journal of Immunology.<p>‘Neonatal vaccination with …

More Health Coverage Needed For Indiana Kids

Indianapolis, Ind (WIBQ) - The United States has reached a milestone when it comes to making sure that all children have health insurance, according …

FACT CHECK: The Amish Don’t Get Autism?

CLAIM<p>The Amish don’t get autism because they do not vaccinate their children.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Anti-vaccine advocates have, at least since the early 2000s, …