Preventive Medicine Updates

Smokers with high psychological distress are smoking less and more are trying to quit

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:25

Cigarette smokers with high levels of psychological distress are often heavy smokers, and thus identified as a "hard core" group who are less willing or able to quit than other smokers. However, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the United States.

Abacus Diagnostica Receives CE Mark For The World's Fastest...

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:05

Abacus Diagnostica Oy announces that it has received the CE mark for the GenomEraA Norovirus. The IVD test is the world's fastest molecular test for the detection and differentiation of norovirus genogroups I and II.

The Trump Administration Just Attacked Birth Control Access

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:37

Thanks to the Obamacare mandate that insurance plans cover contraception, women and families across the country are paying less in out-of-pocket health care costs, and the rates of both unintended pregnancies and abortions are down. On Friday morning, President Trump followed through on part of the GOP's long-standing objection to the contraception mandate and rolled back the requirement for many employers.

Medical community challenged by hepatitis A outbreak

Preventive Medicine - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:20

Dr. Darcy Wooten, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego, Discusses the challenges of treating the hepatitis A outbreak. Dr. Darcy Wooten, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego, Discusses the challenges of treating the hepatitis A outbreak.

Men's health clinic fined for unlawful advertising

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:22

An Australian male health company which promised to help men lose weight and increase their libido through testosterone "restoration" treatments has been fined $127,500 for unlawful advertising. Wellness Enterprises Pty Limited, which traded as Australian Male Hormone Clinic, was convicted of 17 charges in Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney.

Camera Phone Being Used as Cancer Screening Tool

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:46

Increasingly, doctors are working on ways to turn a cell phone into a powerful tool for preventive medicine. Fitness apps and calorie counter apps are paving the way.

David Garcia Appointed CIO for U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:44

Garcia fills a position that David DeVries vacated Sept. 2 after DeVries became CIO and director of Michigan's Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Text messaging program may help pregnant women kick the smoking habit

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 03:20

An intensive text messaging program provides some pregnant women help in fighting the urge to light up a smoke, according to a study out today. "Our findings show that a text messaging program helped some groups of pregnant women quit smoking during pregnancy," says lead author Lorien C. Abroms, ScD, MA, an associate professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

Kate Abrams, Tzur Peleg

Preventive Medicine - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 02:35

Kate Elizabeth Abrams and Tzur Peleg were married Sept. 29 at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colo.

Who is Don Wright?

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:22

Following Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's resignation Friday afternoon, the White House has announced President Donald Trump is naming Don Wright to serve as the acting head of the agency. Wright will take over "effective at 11:59 p.m." Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 17:19

Using older red blood cells to give transfusions to critically ill patients doesn't appear to affect their risk of dying, Australian researchers report. It was once believed that fresh red blood cells were best suited for transfusions.

Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having...

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:30

Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , just 54 percent of adults with work-related asthma-asthma triggered by an exposure at work-have been vaccinated against the infection. CDC recommends all adults 19 through 64 years old with asthma get the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

Bicycle Trains, Cycling, and Physical Activity: A Pilot Cluster RCT

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 00:34

American Journal of Preventive Medicine , Vol. 53, No. 4. , pp. 481-489, doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2017.05.001 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

Validity of Cardiovascular Data From Electronic Sources [Original Research Article]

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:11

From Division of Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine ; Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine ; Department of Pediatrics ; The Center for Health Information Partnerships , Institute of Public Health & Medicine ; Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine ; Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine , Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; Department of Epidemiology, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD .

Spruiking supplements

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:36

LISA WILKINSON: Heart health is a hot topic for many Australians. Are there natural options out there to help support your healthy blood pressure? The answer is yes.

Public health specialist sees 'weakening' of New Brunswick system

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:52

Dr. Ak'ingabe Guyon, a public health and preventive medicine specialist, says the the New Brunswick government's decision to remove a lot of public health duties from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health suggests a lack of understanding of what public health is all about. The New Brunswick government's decision to dismantle the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health could put peoples' lives in danger, according to a public health expert.

Medical community challenged by hepatitis A outbreak

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:07

In its strongest public outreach to date, city and county leaders urged the public to do everything they can to help end the region's historic hepatitis A outbreak. In its strongest public outreach to date, city and county leaders urged the public to do everything they can to help end the region's historic hepatitis A outbreak.

Sri Lanka Navy training program on preventive medicine and causality care with U.S. Marines concludes

Preventive Medicine - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:19

Sept 22, Colombo: The training program for Sri Lanka Navy personnel on preventive medicine and causality care by the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific came to a successful conclusion at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara today. The twelve-day training program, Sri Lanka Health Engagement 17 got off to a start at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara on 11 September.

A Stress Link to Lupus

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:40

Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin, joints and internal organs. Its cause is unknown.

Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition

Preventive Medicine - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:43

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help.

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