Gut bacteria might discourage binge drinking

A study published in Microbiome found that valeric acid, a substance produced by gut bacteria, reduced binge drinking in mice, opening a new avenue for treating alcohol abuse. Binge drinking increases the risk of alcohol addiction, with one out of three young Europeans and North Americans engaging in this behavior. The gut microbiome and the…

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Lung Cancer Screening Can Boost Early Diagnosis, Survival

A retrospective analysis of a large cohort with low screening uptake found that lung cancer screening was associated with earlier-stage diagnoses and improved survival. The study assessed the impact of lung cancer screening among Veteran Health Administration patients diagnosed with lung cancer between 2011 and 2018. Screened patients had higher rates of stage I diagnoses…

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3 Things to Know About the Cybergang That Attacked Ascension

Black Basta, an offshoot of the Russian cybercriminal group Conti, is a major threat to healthcare organizations, having impacted over 500 worldwide. They typically give victims 10-12 days to pay a ransom before leaking data, earning over $100 million in their first year. Healthcare providers face increased security risks during ransomware attacks, resorting to manual…

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RCPI Public Health Summer Scientific Meeting

The RCPI Public Health Summer Scientific Meeting featured speakers such as Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea, Dr. Emer O’Connell, Dr. Mary Codd, Prof. Cecily Kelleher, Dr. Isabel Simpson, Prof. David Weakliam, and Dr. Trish Scanlan. The event was attended by professionals in the field of public health and highlighted important topics and research in the field. The…

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Lenovo partners with Rendever to advance senior care and more AWE2024 announcements

Lenovo is partnering with Rendever to introduce VR technology into Carolina Caring’s hospice care services, focusing on elderly patients. Rendever’s platform facilitates group VR sessions to reduce social isolation. Fundamental VR is incorporating AI into its surgical training platform to provide predictive insights and enhance surgical skills. HouseCall VR is collaborating with the University of…

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Tu deuda médica ya no afectaría tu historial de crédito

La Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor ha propuesto nuevas regulaciones que protegerían a los consumidores de que las deudas médicas afecten sus puntajes de crédito. Estas regulaciones beneficiarían a millones de estadounidenses con facturas médicas impagables y cumplirían con la promesa de la administración Biden de abordar el problema de la deuda de atención…

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