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New book aims to guide women through menopause

New book aims to guide women through menopause

As preteens, girls often take health classes to teach them about their changing bodies during puberty. For moms-to-be, classes deal with pregnancy and newborn care. [More]
Research on multiple sexual behaviors among men is lacking

Research on multiple sexual behaviors among men is lacking

Sexual health research focused on men who have sex with men is lacking, according to health researchers, even in the midst of rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in this population. [More]
Intervention programme significantly decreases preschool children's disruptive behaviour

Intervention programme significantly decreases preschool children's disruptive behaviour

Training parents online and over the telephone significantly decreased preschool children's disruptive behaviour, shows the new Strongest Families study from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku. [More]
Multiplex test could detect common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes

Multiplex test could detect common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes

One test that could detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes and allow them to be rapidly treated, will be developed by St George's, University of London and diagnostics company Atlas Genetics. [More]
Shift in workforce model in public mental health clinics may affect efforts to improve services

Shift in workforce model in public mental health clinics may affect efforts to improve services

Community mental health clinics, where most specialty mental health treatment is delivered, have been relying more on independent contractors to treat patients, largely for budgetary reasons. Many of these clinics have simultaneously been moving towards the greater use of evidence-based psychosocial practices , broadly defined as talk therapies that are informed by rigorous research as well as clinician expertise and patient preferences. [More]
Simple blood test could help predict emergence of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Simple blood test could help predict emergence of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Pre-eclampsia is a serious illness associated with pregnancy, which develops after twenty weeks and is associated with defective ingrowing of the placenta within the mother. The dangerous illness is both the second most frequent cause of death in pregnant women, and the reason for severe complications for mother and child, especially during premature births. [More]
Large-scale clinical trial to evaluate dengue vaccine launched in Brazil

Large-scale clinical trial to evaluate dengue vaccine launched in Brazil

A large-scale clinical trial to evaluate whether a candidate vaccine can prevent the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever has been launched in Brazil. The vaccine, TV003, was developed by scientists in the laboratory of Stephen Whitehead, Ph.D., at NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). [More]
Reducing sugar intake reverses chronic metabolic diseases in children

Reducing sugar intake reverses chronic metabolic diseases in children

Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, including high cholesterol and blood pressure, in children in as little as 10 days, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and Touro University California. [More]

Retail health clinics best used as backup alternative to patient's primary care physician, ACP says

The American College of Physicians today said that retail health clinics - now commonly present in drugstores and/or big box retailers - are best used as a backup alternative to a patient's primary care physician for the diagnosis and treatment of episodic minor illnesses. [More]
Closure of women's health clinics due to government cuts affects preventive care

Closure of women's health clinics due to government cuts affects preventive care

When women's health clinics close because of government funding cuts aimed at abortion providers, fewer women seek lifesaving preventive care that can identify health threats such as cancer, research from the University of Kansas shows. [More]
Mount Sinai formally opens new Monroe, NY clinical center

Mount Sinai formally opens new Monroe, NY clinical center

Today elected officials and community representatives joined staff from the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health to formally open a new clinical center in Monroe, New York. As members of the New York State Department of Health's Occupational Health Clinic Network, the Selikoff Centers are the designated providers for the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City workforces, and leaders in the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. [More]
PolyU researchers create comprehensive breast milk nutrient database in Hong Kong

PolyU researchers create comprehensive breast milk nutrient database in Hong Kong

Breastfeeding has become more common all across the world in recent years, however, breastfeeding rate has remained low in Hong Kong. One of the main reasons is that Hong Kong mothers worry about the nutrient adequacy of their breast milk to meet the growing needs of the infant. [More]
KeyBank Foundation announces $2 million grant for Cleveland Clinic, CWRU for integrated learning model

KeyBank Foundation announces $2 million grant for Cleveland Clinic, CWRU for integrated learning model

The KeyBank Foundation has announced a grant of $2 million to Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) which will support a combined effort to enhance and expand medical students' interprofessional education experiences. [More]
Montefiore's School Health Program awarded $3 million grant to support teen pregnancy prevention initiative

Montefiore's School Health Program awarded $3 million grant to support teen pregnancy prevention initiative

Montefiore Health System announced today that its School Health Program received a $3 million grant from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, which is dedicated to furthering the causes of education, the arts, health, and social justice. The generous pledge will support a new teen pregnancy prevention initiative in the Bronx, which has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation. [More]
Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Recognizing that patients' experiences of childhood and adult trauma are common and have a direct impact on their health, UCSF clinical researchers and Positive Women's Network-USA have developed and are reporting a new primary care model. [More]
Intervention to connect low-income uninsured patients to primary care could improve health, reduce costs

Intervention to connect low-income uninsured patients to primary care could improve health, reduce costs

An intervention to connect low-income uninsured and Medicaid patients to a reliable source of primary health care shows promise for reducing avoidable use of hospital emergency departments in Maryland. A University of Maryland School of Public Health study evaluating the results of the intervention was published this week in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs. [More]
National Immunization Awareness Week launched by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health

National Immunization Awareness Week launched by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, launched National Immunization Awareness Week, which runs from April 25 to May 2. They encouraged Canadians to stay healthy by making sure their vaccinations are up to date. [More]
Cepheid, FIND announce receipt of CE-IVD status for Xpert HIV-1 Qual test

Cepheid, FIND announce receipt of CE-IVD status for Xpert HIV-1 Qual test

Cepheid and FIND today announced that Xpert HIV-1 Qual, a qualitative 90-minute molecular HIV test, has achieved CE-IVD status under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. [More]
CVS Health Foundation announces new grant recipients to increase access to health care

CVS Health Foundation announces new grant recipients to increase access to health care

The CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced 55 new grant recipients as part of its multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide. [More]
New report examines global issues affecting vaccine confidence since the new millennium

New report examines global issues affecting vaccine confidence since the new millennium

A decade on from the Northern Nigeria polio vaccination boycott and its global costs to the polio eradication initiative, a new report examines global issues affecting vaccine confidence and hesitation since the new millennium. [More]
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