Month: July 2022

Dr. Yuanjie Mao has led a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology looking at the correlation between daily insulin dose and cancer incidence (the number of new cases) among patients with type 1 diabetes, finding that higher insulin dose is positively associated with cancer incidence and that the association
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While time management and efficiency are key for maximizing productivity, learning how to maintain intense focus for prolonged periods of time is equally important. Start by using the 80/20 Rule. Find the 20% of elements in your life that are leading to 80% of the distractions. Spend five minutes and list out 20 of your
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JMIR Publications recently published “Web-Based Training for Nurses on Using a Decision Aid to Support Shared Decision-making About Prenatal Screening: Parallel Controlled Trial” in JMIR Nursing which reported that in this study, these authors aimed to assess the impact of a shared decision-making (SDM) training program on nurses’ intention to use a decision aid with
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include the signs
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About 5% of adults who get COVID-19 may develop long-lasting changes to their sense of smell or taste, based on new study findings.  Previous research already determined most of COVID’s long-lasting effects, including fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, and the so-called brain fog that causes a difficulty in thinking and concentrating. But a new study published in
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Evusheld (AstraZeneca), a medication used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients at high risk, has problems, namely, supplies of the potentially lifesaving drug outweigh demand. At least 7 million people who are immunocompromised could benefit from it, as could many others
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San Francisco became the first major US city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high demand for the vaccine. The declaration, which goes into effect Monday, is a legal action that allows city departments to mobilize and coordinate more effectively, Mayor London
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Hypertension more than doubles the risk of hospitalization related to Omicron infection, even in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, according to a new study led by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. The findings are published in the journal Hypertension. The risk is especially widespread given that nearly 1 out of
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Past decompensation in alcohol-associated hepatitis may be linked with worse survival following liver transplantation, but it’s not all bad news, according to a retrospective study. Traditionally, patients with alcoholic liver disease were asked to be alcohol free for 6 months before consideration for a liver transplantation. In recent years, there’s been a loosening of that
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