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New research may increase understanding of link between olfactory decline and brain-related diseases

New research may increase understanding of link between olfactory decline and brain-related diseases

Deterioration in a person's ability to smell can sometimes be an early sign of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. [More]
Use of cosmetics during pregnancy can have adverse effects on newborn’s health

Use of cosmetics during pregnancy can have adverse effects on newborn’s health

A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. [More]
Sleep loss influences cholesterol metabolism, study finds

Sleep loss influences cholesterol metabolism, study finds

Lack of sleep has previously been found to impact the activation of the immune system, inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism and the hormones that regulate appetite. Now University of Helsinki researchers have found that sleep loss also influences cholesterol metabolism. [More]

New study links specific psychological, social work factors with sleep problems

A new study found that specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences. [More]
Study shows 37% of outpatient healthcare staff fail to follow hand hygiene recommendations

Study shows 37% of outpatient healthcare staff fail to follow hand hygiene recommendations

Despite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37 percent of the time, and for safe injection practices 33 percent of the time, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
New study links additional paid maternity leave to lower infant mortality rate

New study links additional paid maternity leave to lower infant mortality rate

For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries, infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. [More]
Latest and final review of health problems related to Agent Orange exposure during Vietnam War

Latest and final review of health problems related to Agent Orange exposure during Vietnam War

The latest and final in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War changed the categorization of health outcomes for bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and spina bifida and clarified the breadth of the previous finding for Parkinson's disease. [More]
Allied health professionals to discuss ways to improve clinical research at Sheffield Hallam

Allied health professionals to discuss ways to improve clinical research at Sheffield Hallam

Allied health professionals from across the country will meet at Sheffield Hallam University today to discuss how they can improve clinical practice and patient care through research. [More]
New ways to monitor physical activity at workplace

New ways to monitor physical activity at workplace

The science of physical activity at work remains understudied despite widespread acceptance that it plays an important role in health. Now, researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have published a comprehensive review of ways to monitor physical activity and tools for occupational exposure scientists. [More]
Select Medical Holdings, Kindred Healthcare agree to exchange five long term acute care hospitals

Select Medical Holdings, Kindred Healthcare agree to exchange five long term acute care hospitals

Select Medical Holdings Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to exchange five of its long term acute care hospitals for four long term acute care hospitals currently operated by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and $800,000 in cash consideration. [More]
UMD investigators assess potential health hazards associated with fracking in Maryland

UMD investigators assess potential health hazards associated with fracking in Maryland

Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of fracking in Western Maryland, University of Maryland researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production. [More]
Hypertensive women with highly active jobs at higher risk of developing ischaemic heart disease

Hypertensive women with highly active jobs at higher risk of developing ischaemic heart disease

Hypertensive women with highly active jobs have a nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease than women with normal blood pressure and moderately active jobs, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. [More]
Saint Louis University research finds that China's smoking rates may start to decline

Saint Louis University research finds that China's smoking rates may start to decline

Younger Chinese teenage boys are less likely to start smoking than those born longer ago, according to research from Saint Louis University and Chongqing University. [More]
People injured by police officers more likely to have mental illness

People injured by police officers more likely to have mental illness

People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to altercations with other civilians. [More]
Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

World-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, is undertaking a three-year study, known as the TANSNIP-PESA study, to determine whether a workplace-based lifestyle intervention, accompanied by imaging data, will lead to a reduction in the prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors related to lifestyle. [More]

Better Health at Work Alliance to become a one-stop-shop for workplace health

Industry led, The Better Health at Work Alliance (BHWA) will bring together a broad range of leading organisations and individual experts to collaborate in offering their knowledge and insight. [More]
Alignment Healthcare, HCA West Florida partner to better serve Medicare beneficiaries in West Florida

Alignment Healthcare, HCA West Florida partner to better serve Medicare beneficiaries in West Florida

Alignment Healthcare, a company focused on improving the health of the Medicare population, announced that it has joined forces with HCA West Florida to better serve Medicare beneficiaries in three West Florida counties: Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota. [More]
Study may help reduce sugar consumption, improve nutritional health of children

Study may help reduce sugar consumption, improve nutritional health of children

Everyone knows that children love sweets, but ever wonder why some kids seem to want more sugary food than others? It could be because they need more sugar to get that same sweet taste. According to new research from the Monell Center, sensitivity to sweet taste varies widely across school-aged children and is in part genetically-determined. [More]
Nurses help improve quality of care, drive down costs with different worksite-based care delivery

Nurses help improve quality of care, drive down costs with different worksite-based care delivery

There is growing recognition in this country that health depends largely on what happens outside of traditional health care settings—in the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Since many adults spend most of their waking lives at work, offices and worksites present a prime opportunity for improving health. [More]
Students introduced to da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Students introduced to da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, fourth-through seventh-grade students from De Marillac Academy experienced first-hand what it is like to be a surgeon, thanks to the surgeons and operating room staff from Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. [More]
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