Sunday, 18 Aug 2019

Creating better health for all Australians through digital health

With more than a decade of experience as a registered nurse, Angela Ryan combines her clinical experience with her knowledge in health informatics towards the practical, meaningful and integrated use of digital health tools in Australia. In this interview with Healthcare IT News, she shares more on her role as the Chief Clinical Information Officer […]

Addiction intervention in hospital is a ‘reachable moment’: OHSU’s innovative in-hospital addiction program proves successful in engaging people in treatment

Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they’re in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new research. The study, published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, measured one key outcome for patients who participated in a first-of-its-kind […]

Expression of M gene segment of influenza A virus determines host range

The host range of the influenza A virus (IAV) is restricted by dysregulated expression of the M viral gene segment, according to a study published August 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Anice Lowen and John Steel of Emory University School of Medicine, and colleagues. IAV pandemics arise when a virus adapted to […]

Health news: Elderly suffer as their ops are cancelled or delayed

A quarter of those aged 60-plus have worried about their physical health worsening as they have been forced to wait. As many as 16 percent have had an appointment postponed two or more times, according to a new survey. Of those who had their appointment, test or operation cancelled, three in 10 were given less than […]

This Very Good Boy Just Lost 100 Pounds

A golden retriever from Alberta, Canada has inspired us all with his transformation from chonky boy to absolute unit. In March 2018, Kai weighed 173 pounds: more than 100 pounds overweight for an adult golden retriever. In fact, he was described by one veterinarian as the most overweight pet he’d ever seen. Pam Heggie Kai’s […]

Half of all patients won't tell their doctor if they're depressed or suicidal

A new study has found that nearly half of all patients wouldn’t tell their doctor if they were depressed or suicidal. The same was true for those who had suffered sexual or domestic abuse. Patients who fear embarrassment, judgement or any other repercussions withhold the information which might be crucial to their treatment. Researchers from […]

Midwives and doctors push for Medicare rebate for home births

Tina Barbossa’s daughter Oriaan, now aged two, was born in a birthing pool in the middle of her children's playroom, after a six-hour labour. “It was the most surreal experience,” the Craigeburn mother of three said. “There was a midwife there, but I actually pulled her out myself. I sat in the water just holding […]

Stomach bloating: When should you see your doctor? Here are the warning signs

Stomach bloating is typically the product of a gassy food and drink binge. The result can leave people with a stretchy, puffy sensation in their tummy and painful abdominal cramps. The root cause of the complaint is usually a gassy build-up in the gastrointestinal tract, but it may also signify a more serious underlying condition. […]

Revolutionizing the CRISPR method

Everyone’s talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to manipulate single genes in cells, meaning they can be precisely deleted, replaced or modified. Furthermore, in recent years, researchers have also been using technologies based on CRISPR-Cas to systematically increase or decrease the activity of individual genes. The corresponding methods […]

Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women

Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women’s sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now, as a new study concludes that women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. Study results […]

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