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Trump’s election, aftermath has impact on society’s health, well-being – Healio

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

There is a growing amount of evidence to indicate that presidential campaigns and their outcomes can have negative effects on a person’s health, according to a paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The authors outlined suggestions for health care providers to reverse what researchers called “postelection side effects.” “Campaigns that give voice to the disenfranchised have been shown to have positive but short-term effects on health,” David…

Trump Is Making America More Hostile and Mentally Ill: New England Journal of Medicine – AlterNet

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Photo Credit: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock A new review paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that a growing body of empirical evidence shows how presidential elections can have effects on physical and mental health, and can influence behavior. Specifically, they found evidence that suggests that the campaign and subsequent election of Donald Trump has had a negative effect on the mental…

Fremont student disciplined after poking others at school with diabetic lancet – KTVU San Francisco

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

FILE ART – Generic image of diabetic lancet FREMONT, Calif. (KTVU) – More than a dozen students are waiting for blood tests to come back after a fellow student at a Fremont school eventually acknowledged to officials that he  poked them with a diabetic needle. The Fremont Unified School District confirmed that on May 26, a student at Cabrillo Elementary School  discovered a discarded diabetic lancet in front of the…

India’s diabetes epidemic now strikes the urban poor, shows latest … – The Indian Express

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Photo for representational purpose. (File) Related News ‘Drastically modified lifestyles to blame’: Dr RM Anjana on diabetes study Poverty and diabetes, twin burdens Once-a-month diabetes treatment may replace daily insulin jabs India’s diabetes demographic is changing. The ‘rich man’s disease’ is becoming increasingly common among people of “low socioeconomic status (SES)” living in urban areas of the more affluent states, shows an ongoing study, the results of which were published online in The…

Diabetes on the rise among poorer Indians: Lancet study – Daily News & Analysis

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

India — the world’s diabetes capital — has to combat what health experts call a new and worrying trend: that poorer sections of people are increasingly falling prey to the debilitating disease. A study released yesterday said people belonging to lower socio-economic groups living in urban regions of the country’s more developed states were more prone to diabetes than those in the states who were socially and economically better off….

Trump is making America more hostile and mentally ill: New England Journal of Medicine study – Raw Story

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A new review paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that a growing body of empirical evidence shows how presidential elections can have effects on physical and mental health, and can influence behavior. Specifically, they found evidence that suggests that the campaign and subsequent election of Donald Trump has had a negative effect on the mental well-being of Americans, and in particular those in marginalized groups who…

BRIEF-Takeda, Seattle Genetics announce Lancet publication – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Mall owner GGP doubles down on brick and mortar retailing NEW YORK, June 7 The head of GGP Inc, one of the biggest high-quality U.S. mall property owners, sees the recent spate of U.S. department store closings as a chance to expand its redevelopment operations with plans to buy 100 of the shuttered emporiums.

EAT-Lancet Commission on Their Way to Transform the Food System – Food Tank (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Food Planet Health was recently launched to showcase news, case studies, data tools, and ongoing research updates from the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet and Health. The website focuses on the need to transform the food system in order to improve human health and health of the planet. The EAT-Lancet Commission, a partnership between the EAT Foundation and the Lancet, is delivering the first full scientific review of what constitutes…

Lancet Editor Offers Reflections On Priorities For New WHO Director … – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Lancet Editor Offers Reflections On Priorities For New WHO Director General Jun 02, 2017 The Lancet: Offline: Dear Tedros… Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…You made several [promises during your campaign to be WHO director general] — delivering universal health coverage, protecting countries from health emergencies, strengthening the front-line work of WHO, transforming WHO into a world-class institution, and putting accountability at the heart of the agency’s culture. Yet, as…

Lancet Editor Offers Reflections On Priorities For New WHO Director General – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Lancet Editor Offers Reflections On Priorities For New WHO Director General Jun 02, 2017 The Lancet: Offline: Dear Tedros… Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…You made several [promises during your campaign to be WHO director general] — delivering universal health coverage, protecting countries from health emergencies, strengthening the front-line work of WHO, transforming WHO into a world-class institution, and putting accountability at the heart of the agency’s culture. Yet, as…

India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet | Business … – Business Standard

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

With more than 100,000 under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, India continues to be a hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths in the world, suggests new research. India and Nigeria combined had 42 per cent of the 499,000 global under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, the study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases showed. Diarrhoea caused more than 1·3 million deaths globally in 2015 and was…

Tobacco doubles death risk in HIV patients: Lancet – Business Standard

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Tobacco use, including snuff, chewing and smoking, is twice likely to cause death in HIV patients as the infection itself, thereby increasingly becoming the ‘silent killer’, researchers have warned. Thay also said that interventions which are commonly used worldwide for smoking cessation also appeared not to make any difference to the HIV positive smokers. The advent of and increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV…

How a 1980 letter to the New England Journal of Medicine fueled the opioid epidemic – MassLive.com

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get hooked. Reassured by the letter, which called this “rare” in those with no history of addiction, they pulled out their…

The Letter From 37 Years Ago That Spurred the Opioid Crisis – Newser

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017

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New England Journal of Medicine: Undermining Genetic Privacy? Employee Wellness Programs and the Law – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Number of pensioners needing care set to rise by one quarter: Lancet – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The number of pensioners needing social care is set to increase by one quarter by 2025, a major Lancet study warns. The research forecasts a 49 per cent rise in cases of dementia within a decade, with increasing numbers of older people living longer with the condition, and with chronic diseases which require care. The study, published in the Lancet Public Health Journal, warns that the growing burden had “serious implications…

Lancet report ranks Britain’s health care system behind its European neighbours – euronews

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Britain ranks behind many other European nations in a global list of health systems published by medical Journal “The Lancet.” Britain scored 85 on a scale of zero to 100, lagging behind Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Austria, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Greece, Germany and Malta. The analysis of death-rate data from 195 nations put the UK on a par with Czech Republic and Portugal. The top-ranking country was…

Lancet report ranks Britain’s health care system behind its European neighbours – euronews

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Britain ranks behind many other European nations in a global list of health systems published by medical Journal “The Lancet.” Britain scored 85 on a scale of zero to 100, lagging behind Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Austria, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Greece, Germany and Malta. The analysis of death-rate data from 195 nations put the UK on a par with Czech Republic and Portugal. The top-ranking country was…

Lancet report ranks Britain’s health care system behind its European neighbours – euronews

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Britain ranks behind many other European nations in a global list of health systems published by medical Journal “The Lancet.” Britain scored 85 on a scale of zero to 100, lagging behind Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Austria, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Greece, Germany and Malta. The analysis of death-rate data from 195 nations put the UK on a par with Czech Republic and Portugal. The top-ranking country was…