Is Europe on the Brink of an Opioid Crisis?

At the 32nd European Congress of Psychiatry, research suggests that Europe is not facing an opioid crisis like the United States. Prescription opioid deaths are lower, with only a slight rise in prescribing. Most European countries do not have a crisis, except the UK and Ireland. There is concern about synthetic opiates like fentanyl. István…

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Hypertensive Disorders In Pregnancy Linked To Fatal Heart Disease Risk After Giving Birth: Study

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality for up to a year postpartum. A study published in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology found that conditions causing high blood pressure in pregnancy double the fatal cardiovascular disease risk in women. The study identified various hypertensive disorders, including chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia. Researchers…

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Microwave Ablation promising treatment alternative for patients with multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma: Study

Microwave ablation has been identified as a promising treatment alternative for patients with multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma, according to a recent study. Researchers have found this method to be effective in treating this particular type of cancer. By using cookies for analytics and advertising, the website aims to improve user experience. By continuing to use…

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Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. healthcare system is facing a crisis as millions of people with mental illness are not receiving treatment due to various barriers such as cost, stigma, and lack of access. The solution lies in integrating mental health services into primary care settings to provide convenience and continuity of care. This collaborative care approach can…

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New AI-powered app may help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease  

Tallaght University Hospital is introducing GaitKeeper, a new smartphone app powered by artificial intelligence that can assess gait and help diagnose conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. The app is being rolled out among doctors and patients at the hospital and is able to detect early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. GaitKeeper…

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Are Coffee Enemas Safe? Do they work?

Coffee enemas are not safe and can cause rectal burns and other negative side effects. Despite claims that they can cure various illnesses, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Research has shown that coffee enemas do not have clinical benefits, and there are risks associated with their use. The detailed instructions provided…

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oVRcome announces pilot program with NHS for autistic individuals

New Zealand-based virtual reality and cognitive behavioral therapy company oVRcome signed a contract with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) to help autistic individuals navigate hospital environments and social interactions. The company utilizes exposure therapy to help patients with phobias, social anxiety, and panic disorder. The pilot program aims to reduce appointment cancellations by immersing…

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Transgender adults experience less distress after gender-confirming care access as teens

A study found that transgender adults in more transgender-friendly states are less likely to avoid healthcare. Adolescents who received gender-confirming care had lower rates of severe depression. Data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey showed that those who received puberty blockers, hormone therapy, or surgical transition during adolescence had better psychological outcomes. Healthcare avoidance among…

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