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The state must leverage technology for the health of rural Nebraskans

The number of Americans using telehealth services has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Derrik Conard Courtesy photo Medicare’s nationwide telehealth visits, for example, increased from 840,000 in 2019 to nearly 53 million in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, Nebraska has experienced a lower level of growth. But, if …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behavior

Young adults with extensive carious disease often have a high risk appetite in terms of oral health. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behaviors. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges involved in helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behavior

Young adults with extensive carious disease often have a high risk appetite in terms of oral health. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behaviors. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges involved in helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health …

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High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers has undertaken a study on the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They determined that when students received high-level social support, the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management decreased. Their research results are published in the journal Stress and the brain on …

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Data from the wearable activity tracker may be used to obtain metrics associated with the user’s physical health

A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that data collected by wearable activity trackers can be used to obtain several metrics associated with a user’s overall physical health and cardiovascular health. While these sensors are typically marketed as daily pedometers, the Johns Hopkins research team believes they could potentially serve a larger purpose: to support …

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Honey improves key measures of cardiometabolic health, according to one study

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that honey improves key measures of cardiometabolic health, including blood sugar and cholesterol levels; especially if the honey is raw and from a single floral source. Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of honey and found that it lowered fasting blood sugar, total …

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HEADS UP aims to improve health literacy in disadvantaged young people

Giving students the chance to pursue a medical career and become their own health advocates, health education and development services for disadvantaged populations have spent five years in contact with schools across Ohio. Courtesy: Lovette Azap Health Education and Development Services for Disadvantaged Populations, a student organization, spent five years in contact with schools in …

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Like other counties, Kern Public Health ignores the report on infant deaths, citing a lack of resources News

Moon-shaped bruises ruined a 5-year-old’s butt from “owies,” he told a social worker, according to a case written by a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office from an interview between the child. and a social worker. The boy marked three Xs on a body diagram using a dark red crayon to show where he …

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What is the role of adenoviruses in human health?

With advances in molecular biology informing recent developments in vaccinology, gene therapy, and other fields of medicine, human adenoviruses (HAdVs) have been of prime importance in medical research. A recent review in Trends in Molecular Medicine examines the promises of HAdVs, their potential dangers and future challenges. Study: Adenovirus in medicine: harmless pathogen, predator or …

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New insights into how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environments in which we grow up are critical to determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and chronic …

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