• Guideline Adherence Limits Use Of Acid-suppressing Meds in NICU

    19 days ago - By Medscape

    Implementing an evidenced-based guideline can significantly reduce the use of acid-suppressing medications in the neonatal intensive care unit , researchers report.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • Bird flu's fifth wave: Experts quietly warn that the virus is spreading in Asia

    Bird flu's fifth wave: Experts quietly warn that the virus is spreading in Asia

    19 days ago - By National Post

    While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans - particularly those of the H7N9 strain - continue to spread to new cities there.
    Since October 2016, China has seen a “fifth wave” of H7N9 infections. Nearly 1,600 people have tested positive, almost 40 per cent of whom have died.
    Most had been exposed to live poultry, but a small number of clusters suggest that the virus could be passing from person to person.
    In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention summarized some...
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  • Yukon rolls out world-first - labels warning alcohol can cause cancer

    Yukon rolls out world-first - labels warning alcohol can cause cancer

    19 days ago - By National Post

    Health research scientists typically don't spend much time applying labels to consumer products.
    But Erin Hobin armed herself with a sticker gun and did just that for five hours this weekend, helping Yukon usher in what she calls the first experiment of its kind in the world, one that could ultimately change how all Canadians view a popular habit.
    Starting Monday, bottles of liquor, wine and other alcohol in the territory's stores included large stickers advising that drinking can cause breast and colon cancer, and indicating “safe” consumption levels.
    The content of the cigarette-style...
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  • Population health can help providers avoid care disconnects

    19 days ago - By Managed Healthcare Executive

    Population health initiatives can help providers close critical gaps in patient care, particularly when it comes to finding ways to influence and eventually change patient behavior.
    A survey of 500 patients and 150 healthcare providers by Conduent Healthcare found that:
    67% of providers believe poor eating habits are preventing better health for patients; 65% believe a barrier to better health is lack of exercise; and 59% attributed poor health to patients delaying or not going to the doctor.
    Clayton Nicholas, general manager of the healthcare provider industry for Conduent Healthcare...
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