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Breaking the cycle of chronic pain, depression

Pain management specialist Pavan Tankha, DO, emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationship between mental and physical distress in breaking the cycle of chronic pain. Tankha argues that healthcare specialties have a critical disconnect regarding pain management and that there is a lack of comprehensive instruction on pain in medical training. Tankha suggests that minimizing…

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Why GMC’s apology to LGBTQ+ doctors is everything and nothing

The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued an apology for its past mistreatment of LGBTQ+ doctors, acknowledging the historical legal, public, and professional harassment they faced. However, this apology has raised questions about whether it goes far enough to address the distress and impact on careers and families experienced by LGBTQ+ staff. The apology comes…

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Neighborhood violence impacts children’s brain development

Living in violent neighborhoods can impact children’s brain development, leading to negative mental health outcomes. A study by the American Psychological Association found that exposure to community violence can result in increased amygdala reactivity in children, impacting their ability to process threats and fear. Adolescents with nurturing parents were less likely to experience the negative…

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Focusing on Gut Health Can Aid Weight Loss

The focus is on boosting your gut microbiome to support weight loss and health. Injectable weight loss drugs may not be for everyone, and boosting your gut microbiome can be an alternative approach. Research has shown that gut health is connected to body weight, and processed foods negatively impact the gut microbiome. Feeding your gut…

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Healthcare Startups, Time is Running Out to Enter the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect Contest in Chicago

Healthcare startups in health tech, diagnostics, medtech, or biotech can apply for the MedCity News startup pitch contest at the MedCity INVEST conference in Chicago on May 21-22. The application deadline is February 29. The contest has four tracks, each focused on a different specialty within the healthcare industry. Six finalists will be selected for…

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Recombinant Activated Factor VII Is Safe in Patients With Hemophilia A Experiencing Breakthrough Bleeding 

Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is a safe and effective therapy for treating breakthrough bleeds (BTBs) in patients with hemophilia A, according to a study published in Haemophilia. Although emicizumab is an effective therapy for preventing bleeding, many patients still experience BTBs. Activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC) is used for managing hemophilia-associated bleeding but is…

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