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Landmark Lancet Series highlights areas and extent of overuse and underuse of medical services – News-Medical.net

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

Launched today by The Lancet, the ‘Right Care Series’ features major commentaries by Vikas Saini (Lown Institute, Boston), Adam Elshaug (University of Sydney), Paul Glasziou (Bond University), Don Berwick (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA) and others who examine the areas and extent of overuse and underuse of health and medical services. The series defines overuse as “the provision of medical services that are more likely to…

Living near busy roads increases dementia risk: Lancet study – The Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017

Dementia is more common in people who live near main roads, a major study has found, raising more concern about impacts of traffic pollution on people’s health.   Researchers tracked 6.6 million people in Ontario, Canada, over the decade to 2012. They found that the closer people lived to busy roads, the greater their risk of dementia. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Pin to Pinterest PIN…

Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your … – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frank Fernandez @frankfff Florida has seen an “abrupt and sustained” increase in killings by firearm since the state’s controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a…

Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your ground law enacted – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frank Fernandez @frankfff Florida has seen an “abrupt and sustained” increase in killings by firearm since the state’s controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a…

Affordable Care Act penalties pay dividends in readmissions reductions, Annals of Internal Medicine study shows – Healthcare Finance News

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The penalties levied under the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program are achieving the desired result, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Not only were the penalties associated with reduced readmissions rates, but the poorest performing hospitals saw the greatest reductions. HRRP was enacted into law in 2010 and implemented in 2012 in response to the high numbers of patients who were readmitted…

Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your … – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Frank Fernandez @frankfff Florida has seen an “abrupt and sustained” increase in killings by firearm since the state’s controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a…

Study: ACA penalties yield readmissions reductions – Healthcare Finance News

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The penalties levied under the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program are achieving the desired result, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Not only were the penalties associated with reduced readmissions rates, but the poorest performing hospitals saw the greatest reductions. HRRP was enacted into law in 2010 and implemented in 2012 in response to the high numbers of patients who were readmitted…

Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your … – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Frank Fernandez @frankfff Florida has seen an “abrupt and sustained” increase in killings by firearm since the state’s controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a…

Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your … – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Frank Fernandez @frankfff Florida has seen an “abrupt and sustained” increase in killings by firearm since the state’s controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a…

We finally have an effective Ebola vaccine. The war on the disease … – Vox

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016

It took a major Ebola epidemic that led to more than 11,000 deaths, but we now finally have a successful Ebola vaccine candidate in development. If approved, the vaccine would vastly reduce the likelihood of ever seeing another major Ebola outbreak. More than a year ago, researchers published striking preliminary results from a large trial on a vaccine called rVSV-ZEBOV in the Lancet. They showed that everyone who…

​British Medical Journal issues safety warning to parents about … – North Devon Journal

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016

A REMINDER has gone out to parents about the need to chop up grapes before giving them to children. The reminder comes after a number of choking incidents.The advice from doctors has been issued in the British Medical Journal which outlines a number of tragic cases from recent years.One of which involved the death of a 17-month-old boy who choked on a grape at his home, while another five-year-old boy…

We finally have an effective Ebola vaccine. The war on the disease is about to change. – Vox

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016

It took a major Ebola epidemic that led to more than 11,000 deaths, but we now finally have a successful Ebola vaccine candidate in development. If approved, the vaccine would vastly reduce the likelihood of ever seeing another major Ebola outbreak. More than a year ago, researchers published striking preliminary results from a large trial on a vaccine called rVSV-ZEBOV in the Lancet. They showed that everyone who got the…

Lancet paper reports on success of bionic pancreas system … – News from the University of Massachusetts

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    David M. Harlan, MD The bionic pancreas system developed by Boston University investigators and tested at four academic medical centers, including UMass Medical School, proved better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, over 11 days, according to a new report of a clinical trial published in The Lancet….

Lancet paper reports on success of bionic pancreas system developed at BU, tested at UMMS – News from the University of Massachusetts

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    David M. Harlan, MD The bionic pancreas system developed by Boston University investigators and tested at four academic medical centers, including UMass Medical School, proved better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, over 11 days, according to a new report of a clinical trial published in The Lancet….

Prostate Cancer Treatment: How Lasers And Ocean Bacteria Kill Cancer Cells – Medical Daily

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Scientists are bringing prostate cancer treatment into the 21st century with a new method that uses lasers and ocean bacteria to target the disease rather than surgery. A study published in The Lancet Oncology describes a process called vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy, also known as VTP, that involves injecting a light-sensitive drug into the patient’s blood and then using a laser to activate the drug, which then kills cancerous tissue. The…

‘Health benefits of UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’: Lancet study – FoodNavigator.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The impact on public health of the UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’s response to it, according to the authors of a Lancet study. If firms choose to cut the sugar content of soft drinks, the biggest beneficiaries will be children, they write.  The scientists estimated the impact on rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay according to best and worst-case scenarios of three potential industry responses:…

‘Health benefits of UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’: Lancet study – FoodNavigator.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The impact on public health of the UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’s response to it, according to the authors of a Lancet study. If firms choose to cut the sugar content of soft drinks, the biggest beneficiaries will be children, they write.  The scientists estimated the impact on rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay according to best and worst-case scenarios of three potential industry responses:…

‘Health benefits of UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’: Lancet study – FoodNavigator.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The impact on public health of the UK’s sugar tax will depend on industry’s response to it, according to the authors of a Lancet study. If firms choose to cut the sugar content of soft drinks, the biggest beneficiaries will be children, they write.  The scientists estimated the impact on rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay according to best and worst-case scenarios of three potential industry responses:…