Doctors on front line of tackling childhood obesity need more training and resources, say researchers

A study conducted by the University of Birmingham found that healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, feel ill-equipped to address the issue of childhood obesity due to a lack of training, time, and resources. Professionals expressed frustration over limited availability of specialist services, lack of training on childhood obesity, and concerns about damaging trust with…

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Microwave ablation offers a promising treatment option for multifocal papillary thyroid cancer

A study published in Radiology found that microwave ablation was as effective as surgery in treating multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with fewer complications. PTC is the most common type of thyroid cancer and often presents with multiple nodules within the thyroid gland. Microwave ablation showed similar progression-free survival rates to surgery but resulted in…

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What You Should Know Today

In 1996, Doug Olson was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and underwent various treatments including chemotherapy. When the cancer stopped responding to treatment, he was recommended CAR T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy that reengineers immune cells to target cancer cells more effectively. CAR T-cell therapy has shown promising results for blood cancers, with…

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FDA Clears TriClip for Tricuspid Regurgitation

The FDA has approved Abbott’s TriClip Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair system for repairing severe tricuspid regurgitation. The approval was based on positive results from the TRILUMINATE trial, showing significant improvement in quality of life for patients who underwent repair with the TriClip system. The procedure was found to be safe, with a high rate of patients…

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From Persecution To Patron Saints The Remarkable Stories Of Medical Icons

L.D. George Angus’s latest book, Unveiling the Legends, celebrates medical visionaries and their revolutionary contributions. This book takes readers on a journey through the lives and work of medical pioneers who changed the world. From ancient knowledge of Imhotep to modern surgical skills of Sushruta, readers will explore the incredible achievements of these proactive individuals….

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Advancing therapy with iGlarLixi safe and effective for diabetes treatment irrespective of SGLT2 inhibitors use: Study

A study found that using iGlarLixi therapy is safe and effective for treating diabetes, regardless of whether or not patients are also taking SGLT2 inhibitors. This combination therapy does not pose any additional risks and can help improve outcomes for patients with diabetes. The study emphasizes the importance of using a personalized approach to diabetes…

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Providence Spins Out New Patient Engagement Startup With $20M in Funding

Providence’s Digital Innovation Group has spun out a new tech startup called Praia Health, focused on personalizing healthcare journeys for patients. The platform, backed by a $20 million funding round, aims to improve consumer engagement and provide true personalization at scale. Praia’s platform uses identity and profile technology to unify fragmented data sources and offers…

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Dr. Ray O’Connor compiles and writes about the latest clinical studies, focusing on their practical implications. Studies discussed include the effectiveness of dancing for weight loss, the health benefits of transitioning to clean energy sources, the impact of pet ownership on cognitive decline, and the association between protein intake and healthy aging. Additionally, studies on…

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Can a Vibrating Ingestible Device Help Combat the Modern Obesity Crisis?

The obesity epidemic is a global issue with significant health implications. Innovative solutions like the vibrating ingestible device offer hope for non-invasive weight management by targeting stomach receptors to induce feelings of fullness. Although further research and human trials are needed, early results from animal studies are promising. The current COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated obesity…

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