Tag: Research

Research: Telehealth showed higher performance than in-person care

Editor’s Note A new research study, titled “Comparison of Quality Performance Measures for Patients Receiving In-Person vs Telemedicine Primary Care in a Large Integrated Health System” and published by JAMA Network on September 26, showed that telehealth performed better than in-person services in 11 out of 16 measurements for care,…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 7, 2022
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Changes in industry marketing, research payments to physicians, teaching hospitals during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, researchers find that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with shifts in the focus of industry payments for research to physicians and teaching hospitals and an immediate and sustained decline in payments for marketing. During the study period (2018 to 2021), 705,490…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2022
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Study shows ‘dramatic’ increase in early onset cancers

Editor's Note In this study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, titled “Is early- onset cancer an emerging global epidemic? Current evidence and future implications” and published by Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, the incidence of early onset cancers (cancer diagnosed before age 50), including breast, colon, esophagus, kidney,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 9, 2022
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Study finds link between mental health and long COVID-19

Editor's Note A new Harvard study published Wednesday, September 7, in JAMA Psychiatry finds that people who felt stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed or worried about getting infected with COVID-19 were at higher risk of developing long-term symptoms, NBC September 8 reports. The study looked at survey responses from nearly 55,000…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 8, 2022
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Study: Rubber bands enhance surgical mask seal akin to N95 protection

Editor's Note In this recent study, titled “A simple surgical mask modification to pass N95 respirator-equivalent fit testing standards during the COVID-19 pandemic” and published by PLOS ONE on August 24, the use of rubber bands worn over standard 3-layer surgical masks is shown to improve the mask’s protective seal…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 1, 2022
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Study: Incubation period decreases with each COVID-19 variant

Editor's Note  New research in China, led by Min Liu of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Peking University's School of Public Health in Beijing, shows that the incubation period is significantly shorter when people are infected with COVID-19 now than at the beginning of the pandemic, US News…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 23, 2022
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Research shows new antibody protection against malaria

Editor's Note  US government researchers found that lab-engineered antibody has protected the majority of participants from the malaria parasite, including those who received a higher dosage of the antibody, US News & World August 4 reports. The antibody can also be given with a standard injection, instead of the typical…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 4, 2022
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Study: Gum bacteria may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Editor's Note A June 2022 study, titled “The Periodontal Pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum Exacerbates Alzheimer’s Pathogenesis via Specific Pathways” and published by Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, found that Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum), a common bacteria associated with oral conditions, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, HealthLine July 19 reports. According to…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
July 20, 2022
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Proteins in saliva aid in detecting COVID-19, predicting severe illness

Editor's Note Researchers from the University of Utah Health, who have identified a family of proteins that are significantly elevated in the saliva of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, presented their findings at American Physiological Society annual meeting, held during the Experimental Biology 2022 meeting in Philadelphia April 4. The proteins, named…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 6, 2022
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Effect of music interventions on health-related quality of life

Editor's Note In this meta-analysis, researchers from Germany and Australia find that music-making and listening interventions are associated with positive changes in health-related quality of life. The systematic review and meta-analysis included 779 participants from 26 studies. Music interventions (ie, music listening, music therapy, singing, and gospel music) were linked…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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