Newsom Offers a Compromise to Protect Indoor Workers from Heat

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration compromised on heat protection rules for indoor workers, delaying relief for tens of thousands of prison and jail employees. The deal came after rejecting sweeping heat standards for workers in dangerous hot environments. State prisons will be temporarily exempt from the rules due to implementation challenges. The rules, years in…

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ACP becomes first organization in US to earn GRADE designation for guideline development

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has been designated as a GRADE Center, making it the first organization in the U.S. to receive this recognition. GRADE, known for its rigorous methodology in developing clinical guidelines, is considered the “gold standard” in guideline development. ACP’s designation reflects its commitment to producing high-value clinical guidelines based on…

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WHO expands which pathogens can be transmitted through the air

In the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, there were shortages of cleaning supplies like antibacterial wipes and disinfectant sprays as everyone focused on sanitizing surfaces. The World Health Organization initially stated that Covid-19 was not airborne, leading to confusion among scientists and physicians. In November 2021, the WHO updated its guidelines to recognize the…

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Primary care program blending virtual with in-person options connects locals to family physicians

An innovative health care program called Integrated Virtual Care (IVC) developed by University of Ottawa researchers successfully matched residents in Renfrew County, Ontario, without family physicians to comprehensive, team-based primary care. The study addressed the shortage of family physicians in rural communities by connecting previously unattached patients to off-site physicians through virtual appointments. The program…

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Early Evidence Supports Ketogenic Diet for Mental Illness

A new pilot study suggests that the ketogenic diet may reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, reverse metabolic syndrome, and promote weight loss. Participants on the high-fat, low-carb diet experienced a 30% reduction in psychiatric symptoms and a 10% decrease in weight. The diet was found to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, potentially improving…

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Knowing The Importance of Blister Patches

Athletes often get blisters from friction, moisture, and repetitive movement. This discomfort is intensified by the interface between the skin and sports equipment. Blister patches are adhesive dressings that can protect and relieve blisters by reducing friction, providing cushioning, managing moisture, and promoting healing. The ENGO Blister Patches are thin, self-adhesive patches that offer immediate…

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