The FDA must approve intranasal treatments for anaphylaxis

Millions of people, including children, suffer from life-threatening food allergies in the U.S. The most common treatment is an injectable epinephrine needle, but many people do not have access to or feel comfortable using it. There are alternatives, such as sublingual and intranasal epinephrine, but they are not widely available. Lawmakers and regulators need to…

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Intersectionality in health equity research

The content discusses the importance of addressing overlapping systems of discrimination, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted societal inequities, particularly in relation to people living in deprived areas and ethnic minorities. The early research focused on single categories of social identity, which concealed heterogeneity and failed to account for…

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Prone positioning does not cut time to weaning in ARDS with VV-ECMO

A randomized clinical trial found that prone positioning does not decrease the time to successful weaning in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) undergoing venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). The trial involved 14 intensive care units and included patients with severe ARDS who were randomly assigned to prone or supine positioning. Ninety-four percent…

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States expand health coverage for immigrants as GOP hits Biden over border crossings

Eleven states and Washington, D.C. provide full health insurance coverage to low-income immigrants, regardless of legal status. Enrollment in these programs could nearly double by 2025 as more states initiate or expand coverage. The increase in coverage comes amid growing hostility toward migrants. Some conservatives believe states will regret expanding coverage due to the cost….

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12 Tips for Nighttime Heartburn Relief

Nighttime heartburn affects four out of five people with regular heartburn and acid reflux. Over-the-counter and prescription medication can treat symptoms, but preventing heartburn is key. Tips to prevent nighttime heartburn include sleeping on your left side, losing weight, elevating your upper body while sleeping, wearing loose-fitting clothes, avoiding trigger foods, and not eating big…

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Who Is Helped by AI Use During Colonoscopy?

Although clinical trials show that AI can increase adenoma detection rates (ADR) during colonoscopy, real-world results vary. Some studies show improvement, while others don’t. AI use in the US and Europe has increased the proportion of patients needing intensive surveillance, leading to increased patient burden and healthcare costs. However, AI has shown potential in maintaining…

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High preoperative blood sugar may increase risk of periprosthetic joint infection after THA

A study suggests that high preoperative blood sugar levels may increase the risk of periprosthetic joint infection after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The researchers found that patients with elevated blood sugar levels had a higher incidence of infection compared to those with normal levels. This highlights the importance of managing blood sugar levels in patients…

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West Monroe’s 3 Healthcare Outlooks for 2024: AI, Cost Pressures, Dealmaking

The healthcare industry is facing challenges and opportunities, including the rise of artificial intelligence, increasing cost pressures, and M&A activity. West Monroe identified three trends to watch for in the industry: data strategy, advanced analytics, and AI. AI has the potential to improve workflows and simplify administrative tasks in healthcare. However, foundational investments in data…

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