Health

February 24, 2021
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Diabetes patients use of mobile health app found to improve health outcomes, lower medical costs

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Emerging smart mobile health (or mHealth) technologies are changing the way patients track information related to diagnosed conditions. A new study examined […]
February 24, 2021
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Study identifies strengths and challenges of responding to dual disasters

Credit: Louisiana State University A new study of how the 2020 major hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic affected each other as well as disaster response found […]
February 23, 2021
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UK to push at G-7 for global standard on ‘vaccine passports’

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council on climate and security at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London, […]
February 21, 2021
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Call to action for research ethics in the time of COVID-19 and BLM

Several University of Illinois Chicago faculty members have addressed the issue of how to ethically conduct research with Black populations. In their paper “Ethics of Research […]
February 19, 2021
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Cold facts on avoiding snow and ice dangers

(HealthDay)—Severe winter weather has a grip on much of the United States, which increases the risk of injuries from slipping on ice, shoveling, sports such as […]
February 18, 2021
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Why less noise during the pandemic might help our ears but not our hearts or brains

Jack hammers. Buzz saws. Screaming toddlers. Barking dogs. Horns blaring from incessant traffic jams. Any of these can set nerves on edge, especially if you are […]
February 17, 2021
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Beware of frostbite risks during extreme cold

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Extreme cold brings with it a greater risk for frostbite. It’s more common and often more serious than many people think. The […]
February 16, 2021
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Low-value health care drops only marginally despite effort to curb practices

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spending on low-value health care among fee-for-service Medicare recipients dropped only marginally from 2014 to 2018, despite both a national campaign to […]
February 15, 2021
Silent killer: Watch out for carbon monoxide dangers this winter thumbnail

Silent killer: Watch out for carbon monoxide dangers this winter

Carbon monoxide poisoning can prove fatal without a warning, because it can’t be seen, smelled or heard. It’s important to be aware of it, especially during […]
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