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Trainee demographics tied to passage of U.S. surgical boards

(HealthDay)—Resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship are associated with surgical board passage rates in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Heather L. Yeo, M.D., from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and colleagues evaluated whether trainee sociodemographic factors are associated with passage rates

A higher resolution image of human lung development

The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are giving us a similar look into the anatomy of the human lung, and their findings could help babies breathe easier. Infants born prematurely often suffer

Aldi Has a Free Wine Course for All of Us Wine Novices

If you’ve ever roamed the Aldi wine aisle — or any grocery store’s wine aisle, for that matter — and were left scratching your head, unsure of the perfect wine to purchase, with no store associate to help you, you aren’t alone. And Aldi is here to help with its free wine course. The “Aldiploma”

Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy

A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. The authors say the study indicates that health insurance literacy may be an important intervention for addressing financial problems associated with cancer. The report appears in JNCI

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee as health experts warn about the dangers of hot drinks Almost 900 accidents in 2018 in under two-year-olds were from hot drinks Total of 35,000 under-16s in England and Wales burned in five years Surgeons warned child burn victims need operations over a lifetime Thousands of

Study finds WeChat program helps recovery of heart disease patients

Patients recovering from life-threatening coronary heart disease who received rehabilitation through WeChat experienced a better recovery than those having standard care, new Curtin University-led research has found. The research, published in The Lancet Digital Health, recruited 312 patients with coronary heart disease from a hospital in Shanghai, China, and measured the effectiveness of a smartphone-based

Use of tape strips in early onset pediatric atopic dermatitis

Applying strips of adhesive tape to skin lesions and non-lesional skin is a non-invasive way to obtain biomarkers to track the severity of early-onset pediatric eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) in infants and young children, researchers report for the first time. The study, titled “Use of Tape Strips to Detect Immune and Barrier Abnormalities In

Healthcare challenges faced by transgender people of color

Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a healthcare setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed. In a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, a research team from the University of Chicago Medicine shows how

Government BANS export of 24 medications amid nationwide shortage

Government BANS drug wholesalers from exporting 24 medications including HRT pills amid nationwide shortage Government imposed ban last night on export of HRT drugs, epipens and more UK pharmaceuticals are not able to sell their product abroad for higher price  Follows pharmacists’ warning they are ‘barely coping’ trying to source medicine  Drug wholesalers have been

FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

New research from King’s College London has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a paper published today in Gastroenterology a team of researchers carried out a trial of a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides,

Artificial blood can be transfused regardless of blood type

Artificial blood made in the laboratory could be transfused into ANY patient – regardless of their blood type, claim scientists When tested on 10 rabbits with severe blood loss, six of them survived This is reportedly comparable to if the animals were treated with real blood  Patients currently have to go to hospital where doctors