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Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, which includes smartphones and tablets as well as computers and video game consoles, according to the latest CAMH Monitor survey. [More]
Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants. [More]
Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

The quality of life of elderly myocardial infarction patients can be significantly improved without extra costs by means of so-called case management following hospitalization. [More]
Research underscores need for targeted interventions to prevent hip fractures among dementia patients

Research underscores need for targeted interventions to prevent hip fractures among dementia patients

The hip fracture risk factors are generally similar among those with and without Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

While proper nutrition is vital to staying healthy, its importance becomes more critical for patients recovering in the hospital. [More]
Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai's Departments of Academic Informatics and Technology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, have launched the first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer. [More]
Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues. [More]
Tips to manage stress during holidays

Tips to manage stress during holidays

It's the holiday season, that stressful, hyperactive rollercoaster rush from Thanksgiving to New Years that hardly allows a moment for us to catch our breath. [More]
New discovery could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security

New discovery could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security

A new discovery at the University of Queensland could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security - the access to balanced nourishment - globally. [More]
Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Aussie researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world - placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines - safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective. [More]
UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

Laura Moore, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., and her husband Don Sanders have donated $1 million to support a first-of-its-kind nutrition education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
Honey profiling for impurities and falsifications

Honey profiling for impurities and falsifications

Without testing commercially available honey, it is impossible to guarantee that is safe, natural and authentic. This is because bees are free agents, they cannot be restricted to a specific region, or to a type of plant that you would like them to pollinate. [More]
Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. [More]
New study links urbanization, DDT's slow decay to increase in mosquito populations

New study links urbanization, DDT's slow decay to increase in mosquito populations

Mosquito populations have increased as much as ten-fold over the past five decades in New York, New Jersey, and California, according to long-term datasets from mosquito monitoring programs. [More]
University of Leicester researcher reveals how new mothers turn to online support forums for advice

University of Leicester researcher reveals how new mothers turn to online support forums for advice

Many mothers are bypassing health services and turning to peer-to-peer support forums for advice and support as cuts are made to public funding, according to a researcher from the University of Leicester. [More]
Experts discuss ways to integrate whole genome analysis into clinical practice at Congenica webinar

Experts discuss ways to integrate whole genome analysis into clinical practice at Congenica webinar

Whole genome analysis – where all of a patient’s genes are screened for potential disease causing variants – offers the potential for a rapid, responsive NHS testing service. [More]
UK’s dental community offers enormous support for Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016

UK’s dental community offers enormous support for Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016

With Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016 having now drawn to a close, its organisers, the Oral Health Foundation, have hailed the impact that this year’s campaign has had across all areas of the UK’s healthcare industry. [More]
Rheumatology and arthritis societies call for more support to improve arthritis treatment in Wales

Rheumatology and arthritis societies call for more support to improve arthritis treatment in Wales

Rheumatology and arthritis societies raise concerns for arthritis services in Wales and call for more support to improve long-term patient outcomes. [More]
New study shows cardiac screening is cost-effective and must be offered to all young people

New study shows cardiac screening is cost-effective and must be offered to all young people

The Government has “got it wrong” when it comes to listening to the recommendations of its National Screening Committee regarding the implementation of a UK cardiac screening programme for your young people. [More]
ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

Responding to the news of falls in uptake of the shingles vaccination, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has urged a change to its eligibility guidelines. [More]
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