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Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Breast cancer patients in one of the United States' largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority groups are likely to experience numerous gaps in care following their primary treatment, research from Oregon State University suggests. [More]
Study finds upward trend in stroke rates among younger generations

Study finds upward trend in stroke rates among younger generations

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—can proudly boast a new label: the "stroke-healthiest generation," according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. [More]
Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil, through a combination of public policies and its Unified Health System, has significantly improved access to medical care for a wide swath of its population, but more can be done to eradicate health inequalities there, according to a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. [More]

Public's health insurance and financial literacy linked to higher levels of coverage

Uninsured individuals who had greater knowledge about health insurance and financial issues were more likely to gain coverage after health insurance exchanges opened under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]
Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests that some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses, but may also be developing skin infections from these bacteria. [More]
Study compares reach of quitlines to number of tobacco users for different racial/ethnic groups

Study compares reach of quitlines to number of tobacco users for different racial/ethnic groups

Quitlines, hotlines that provide free cessation services for smokers, appear to be reaching minority populations that typically underutilize cessation treatments and have high smoking prevalence, particularly African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives. [More]
New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. [More]
New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. [More]
Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

In a global market worth almost €200 billion (around £173 billion) a year, the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics sector is particularly innovative in France. Across the Channel, the sector is comprised of over a thousand companies, employing almost 65,000 people with expertise encompassing medicine, mechanics, material physics and digital technologies. [More]
HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Outpatient Center in Stamford, plans to increase outreach and educational programs to meet the needs of surrounding communities. [More]
Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study from Psychology, Health & Medicine highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now are. [More]
Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

At Medica 2016, SYMILA, the Fraunhofer Application Center at Hamm, will demo a telemedicine Internet portal for diabetics, which was implemented on behalf of DITG - Deutsches Institut für Telemedizin und Gesundheitsförderung. [More]
Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Patients using public health insurance more likely to experience high pain levels in PACU, study finds

Patients using public health insurance were more likely to experience high pain levels in the post anesthesia care unit following surgery to remove their tonsils and/or adenoids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Health2Sync partners with Taiwan's MOHW to launch online diabetes care program

Health2Sync partners with Taiwan's MOHW to launch online diabetes care program

Taiwanese startup Health2Sync announced their strategic partnership with Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in bringing online diabetes care nation-wide. [More]
Many Canadian territories restrict access to medications for treating hepatitis C, study finds

Many Canadian territories restrict access to medications for treating hepatitis C, study finds

A study conducted by Canadian and Australian researchers shows that nearly everywhere in Canada, the provinces and territories impose obstacles to reimbursement of new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) to treat hepatitis C by because of their cost. [More]
WHO and partners call for end to discrimination, lack of respect that hinder midwives’ working conditions

WHO and partners call for end to discrimination, lack of respect that hinder midwives’ working conditions

The World Health Organization and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns. [More]
High out-of-pocket costs may delay Medicare patients' access to novel targeted treatment for cancer

High out-of-pocket costs may delay Medicare patients' access to novel targeted treatment for cancer

Significant out-of-pocket costs that cancer patients can face before Medicare insurance drug benefits kick in may delay the patients' treatment with a novel class of targeted therapies, according to a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study. [More]
Researchers identify types of hospitals with high Medicaid losses from pediatric inpatient care

Researchers identify types of hospitals with high Medicaid losses from pediatric inpatient care

Freestanding children's hospitals had the largest financial losses for pediatric inpatients covered by Medicaid, suggesting hospitals may be unlikely to offset decreased Disproportionate Share Hospital payments from caring for fewer uninsured patients as a result of health insurance expansion, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is encouraging consumers to educate themselves about the value of life insurance during Life Insurance Awareness Month. [More]
Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

Investigators provide data on status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators headed by Prof. Stefan Zipfel brings data on the status of psychosomatic medicine in Germany. [More]
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