- JAMA Links Doctor Payments To Opioid Prescriptions
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioid products to physicians through non-research payments, which can include speaking fees and meals, was associated with greater opioid prescribing in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine article. ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2018 - 5:19pm
- 3 Recommendations For Elisabete Weiderpass, The New IARC Director
To the relief of the real science community everywhere, the era of Chris Wild is almost over at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). That means maybe they can get back to finding carcinogens rather than manufacturing them. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 18 2018 - 11:52am
- USA 29th In Healthcare Access From 2000-2016
Worldwide healthcare access and quality improved remarkably from 2000-2016 but there are unsurprising disparities between wealthy and poor countries- and countries like the United States which showed high quality but varying levels of access before the fed ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2018 - 6:19am
- Canadian Journal Advocates For Hepatitis C Screening Of All People Born 1945-1975
One way to manage chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is to abandon existing guidelines and screen all people born between 1945 and 1975 for the disease, according to a new paper. Chronic HCV is a major public health problem in Canada with serious health effe ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2018 - 10:03am
- American Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar- So Does Everyone Else
If you added Vitamin C to Pepsi, you know what you would have? Orange juice. There is nothing wrong with orange juice (public relations manufactured health halo aside), just like there is nothing wrong with Pepsi, they should both be treats. Unfortunately ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2018 - 12:12pm
- Pediatrician Survey Finds 74 Percent Against Spanking
A survey sent to 1,500 pediatricians, most practicing physicians for more than 15 years and nearly all in primary care, found that 74 percent of the responding pediatricians did not approve of spanking and 78 percent thought spanking never or seldom impro ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2018 - 7:15am
- How To Avoid Physician Burnout- Have A Smaller Practice
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices, offices with five or fewer physicians, report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average, according to survey results published in the Journal of the American Board of Fa ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 5:08pm
- Vaping: Get Rid Of Flavors And You Get Rid Of Smoking Cessation Among Cigarette Users
There has been recent concern about the impact of vaping flavors on young people but the numbers are fuzzy. The US FDA has rightly cracked down on companies flagrantly violating copyright in packaging but cartoon characters don't lead young people to ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 5:34pm
- New Yorkers Believe They Are Healthier- But They Are Not That Healthy
Like many Americans, like many people in all rich nations, New Yorkers somehow still have a lot of be depressed about. And they are getting obese. And not sleeping enough. In 2006, New York declared if they just banned trans fats, diabetes would go down, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2018 - 1:59pm
- Intermittent Fasting Fad May Increase Diabetes Risk
Intermittent fasting- fasting every other day- is guaranteed to lose weight in the short term, because it's a crash diet. But like lots of other fad diets, the people selling books about it are basing their speculation on animal models and an unreal ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 15 2018 - 1:28pm