Demand for long-acting contraception rose sharply after 2016 election

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, descriptive reports began rolling in: Demand for long-acting, reversible contraception (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants seemed to be on the rise. But was this trend based on a real shift in women’s use of LARCs or just due to normal fluctuations in interest in IUDs and implants or due […]

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Restoring movement and autonomic function in patients with complete paralysis: Study demonstrates spinal cord stimulation as a treatment for chronic spinal cord injury

There are more than 290,000 people estimated to be living in the United States with a spinal cord injury. Previously, it has been shown that it is possible to restore some function to young and healthy patients within a few years of injury. Now, researchers show spinal cord stimulation can immediately restore some voluntary movement and autonomic functions such as […]

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Psychotherapy can really help with constant cravings attacks

Binge Eating disorder: psychotherapy helps with recurring hot seizures hunger According to health experts, more and more people suffer from eating disorders. Strong Binge-Eating disorder is common among others. This can be treated, according to a new study, the best way to psychotherapy. A drastic rise in eating disorders In the past few years, a dramatic increase in eating disorders […]

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Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries: Researchers hope to develop test that could detect early changes in blood flow to heart

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs of decreased blood flow to […]

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Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’ compliance with basic hygiene was high: short, clean […]

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Treatment for obesity and fatty liver disease may be in reach: 27 new molecules show significant therapeutic potential

Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. News of these findings was published today in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, and […]

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