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American College of Physicians releases new edition of Ethics Manual
Philadelphia, January 15, 2019 -- The American College of Physicians ACP today released the seventh edition of its Ethics Manual , published as a supplement to the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine , ACP s flagship journal, and available online at http www. annals. org . New or significantly expanded sections of the ACP Ethics Manual include precision medicine and genetic testing, research and protection of human subjects, telemedicine, electron ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Democratic governors have bold ideas to transform health care: Harvard researc...
Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health . While Republican leaders favor maintaining or shrinking public health insurance programs, Democratic leaders are advancing several new proposals to expand public coverage, including public option and single-payer health reforms. Researchers analyzed the health care platforms of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Erucic acid
High levels of erucic acid in food can impair health. The health-damaging effects of erucic acid include fatty degeneration of the heart myocardial lipidosis , during which fats lipids accumulate in the heart tissue. This may result in reduced contractility of the heart muscle which may become weaker. The lipidoses triggered by erucic acid are reversible. The maximum levels for erucic acid in foods are regulated in EU Regulation EC No. 1881 2006. The maxim ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Tinkering with public debt we doom innovation and growth
We already knew that budget consolidations following surges in government debt hamper long run growth through higher tax pressure, raises in inflation, and political uncertainty. New research by Bocconi s Mariano Max Croce and colleagues finds that public debt is bad for growth also because it hinders innovative firms investment. By affecting their cost of capital, movements in government debt impact firms investment and, critically, innovation decisions , ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Pre-Medicare years bring health insurance worries for many, U-M/AARP poll finds
ANN ARBOR, MI - With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period -- whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have a government plan. But a new national poll suggests that many people in their 50s and early 60s harbor serious worries about their health insurance status, now and in the future. Forty-five percent say they have little or no confidence that they ll be able to aff ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Scientists call for more diversity in genomic research
A growing number of genomic studies have generated important discoveries regarding human health and behaviour, but new research from the University of Oxford suggests that scientific advancement is limited by a lack of diversity. They show that the people studied in genetic discovery research continue to be overwhelmingly of European descent, but also for the first time reveal that subjects are concentrated in a handful of countries - the UK, US and Icelan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
States take the lead in creating more health protective drinking water guideli...
Newton, Mass. Jan. 8, 2019 - A new analysis shows variation in the way state and federal regulators manage PFAS contaminants in drinking water, with some states adopting guideline levels that are more health protective than the non-enforceable levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA . According to the study s authors, the findings highlight the need for enforceable federal standards based on full consideration of the science to ensure co ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to r...
A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats. A team of international researchers, including experts from the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy LEEP Institute at the University of Exeter, has examined how politicians and legislators can develop a new way to tackle the growing threat of climate change. The perspective pi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
A tomato for everyone: 'Sunviva' for the good of all
Plant breeders at the University of G 246 ttingen and Agrecol have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an Open Source Seed Licence , which legally protects seeds as commons ie a natural resource accessible to all members of society and thus protects them from patenting and similar issues such as plant variety protection . The results were published in the journal PLOS Biology . It is with great concern that we ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
What predicts teen partner rape?
If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women s first relationships in life. There s this idea that sexual violence doesn t happen in relationships - certainly not in young women s first relationships - which is absolutely not the case, said Angie Kennedy, associate professor of social wor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
New study finds worrisome statistics around medical cannabis users operating v...
More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they ve driven under the influence of cannabis within two hours of using it, at least once in the last six months, according to a new study. One in five of them said they d driven while very high in the past six months, researchers from the University of Michigan Addiction Center report in the journal Drug Alcohol Dependence . Lead author Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D., assistant professor of ps ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Police interactions linked to increased risk of client violence for female sex...
The more abusive interactions street-based female sex workers FSWs have with police, the higher their risk of violence at the hands of clients, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings suggest the need for interventions that address relationships between FSW and police to help alleviate negative impacts on FSW work environments, the authors say. The findings will be published Dec. 20 in Americ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31