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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Asthma: Air Pollution from Traffic Increases Odds of Readmission

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Photo: Girl with asthma [03/04/2014] Higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) dramatically increases the odds of readmission to the hospital for asthma – but only for white children, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.Asthma: Air Pollution from Traffic Increases Odds of Readmission - Read more

USA: 1 Billion Dollars Worth of Brain Scans for Headache Sufferers

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Photo: Headache [02/04/2014] One in eight visits to a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at a total cost of about $1 billion a year, a new University of Michigan Medical School study finds.USA: 1 Billion Dollars Worth of Brain Scans for Headache Sufferers - Read more

Youth: Burden of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Still Unacceptably High

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Photo: Diabetes [02/04/2014] Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families. It is due to a severe lack of insulin and often the presenting symptom of type 1 diabetes. It can also be present at the onset of type 2 diabetes.Youth: Burden of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Still Unacceptably High - Read more

College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking

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Photo: Woman vomiting [26/03/2014] Binge drinking for college students has proven to be a huge problem at many universities. The risk of DUI or even death makes it a public health concern that students and administrators need to face. College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking - Read more

Long-Term Study: Long-Term Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Photo: Gap [20/03/2014] A long-term follow-up of adult survivors of childhood cancer reinforces need for lifelong health surveillance for childhood cancer survivors.Long-Term Study: Long-Term Health of Childhood Cancer Survivors - Read more

Emergencies: Trauma Center Closures Increase Odds of Death

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Photo: Ambulance [17/03/2014] Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco researchers.Emergencies: Trauma Center Closures Increase Odds of Death - Read more

“Pediatric conditions often require pediatric-specific engineering”

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[10/03/2014] Children are not just small adults and they cannot be treated as such. Physicians have recognized this but manufacturers of medical devices have a hard time here: the market for pediatric medical devices is very small and researchers have difficulties to turn their ideas into commercially successful products.“Pediatric conditions often require pediatric-specific engineering” - Read more

Autism: New Definition May Decrease Diagnosis by One-third

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Photo: Letters forming the word Autism [26/02/2014] New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing. Autism: New Definition May Decrease Diagnosis by One-third - Read more

Patients: What Do Older People Think Causes Hypertension

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Photo: Bloodpressure [25/02/2014] Older adults with hypertension may have dramatically different perceptions about the cause of their condition depending upon where they live, their ethnicity and other demographic characteristics, suggests new research that involved older adults in Arizona and Illinois.Patients: What Do Older People Think Causes Hypertension - Read more

Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved

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Photo: Eye [23/01/2014] The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a recent study.Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved - Read more

 
 

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