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System failures contribute to self-harm amongst imprisoned women who have been in care

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women in prison who have experienced the care system as children report using self-harm as a way to communicate, alleviate and end the pain in their lives, new research, led by Lancaster University, finds. Self-harm incidents in custody in England and Wales have recently reached a record high, increasing particularly in …

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Review explores patients' and physicians' experiences with remote consultations in primary care

Review explores patients’ and physicians’ experiences with remote consultations in primary care

According to the Royal College of General Practitioners, at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ways in which patients accessed their GP reversed from around 70% face-to-face and 30% by phone, video or online pre-pandemic to around 30% face-to-face and 70% remote. The Surrey researchers reviewed 24 papers from PubMed and PsychInfo for studies …

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Electronic health systems deployed during COVID-19 help halt hepatitis B

Telemedicine may increase surgical care for historically underrepresented patient groups

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way that patients access health care. While previous studies have revealed inequities in telemedicine usage during the spring of 2020, there are fewer analyses of other aspects of its use during the pandemic, especially among surgical patients. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed the electronic …

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Pandemic boosts care for serious illnesses at home

Among care organizations, day centers were hit the hardest by COVID crisis

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The crisis sociology research group of the University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies and European researchers studied how the care organizations of nine European countries coped during the coronavirus crisis, showing their resilience in providing support to people who had fallen into economic difficulties during the crisis or were already …

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Pandemic, stigma a double barrier to health care for people who use substances

Pandemic, stigma a double barrier to health care for people who use substances

Public health researcher Elaine Hyshka, the newly named Canada Research Chair in Health Systems Innovation, aims to translate evidence for harm reduction approaches into practices that can be implemented in the health-care system. Credit: John Ulan Hospitals aren’t better equipped to help those struggling with a substance use disorder because of ongoing stigma in health …

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As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

An ambulance for covid emergency unload a patient at the Cervello hospital in Palermo, Sicily, where tented field hospitals have been set up in front of three hospitals to relieve the pressure on the emergency room and allow ambulances to get their patients into a bed rather than wait in line in the parking lot, …

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Study: Loss of Neutralizing Antibody Response to mRNA Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Differing Kinetics and Strong Boosting by Breakthrough Infection. Image Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock

Neutralizing antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 variants in health care workers pre- and post-vaccination

Numerous vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)┬áhave been developed, including two novel mRNA vaccines, Moderna mRNA-1273 and Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalizations and deaths have been reduced thanks to these highly effective immunizations. Study: Loss of Neutralizing Antibody Response to mRNA Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Differing Kinetics …

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Genetic testing could be appropriate for all motor neuron disease patients, regardless of family history

New consensus care guideline will significantly improve quality of life for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Many more adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are living longer thanks to improvements in treatment, however international standards of care have not yet fully addressed the complex needs of these patients. The Adult North Star Network (ANSI) has developed a set of consensus-based recommendations designed to significantly improve quality of …

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The state of video-based telemedicine for kidney disease care

The state of video-based telemedicine for kidney disease care

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Video-based telemedicine provides an alternative way to deliver care for patients and rapidly became a dominant model for chronic disease management during pandemic restrictions. A recent review of published studies provides an overview of the available evidence on the implementation and outcomes of using video-based telemedicine for adults across the spectrum …

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