Data show clinical trials are becoming more inclusive

A new meta-analysis from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Hackensack Meridian Health Research Institute shows a positive trending shift towards equity and inclusivity in clinical trials and medical research. The analysis of clinical trials from 2017 to 2022 including New Jersey patients reveals more diverse representation and better reporting of race and ethnicity…

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How I Plan for Specific Tasks With Geographic Atrophy

Joan Kathryn, 79, was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2008. She has developed wet AMD in her left eye and geographic atrophy (GA) in both eyes. The condition has made it difficult for her to recognize faraway faces, read fine print, and find small objects. Despite the challenges, she has adapted by using…

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Organ Donations Increased in Québec After MAiD

Organ donations after medical assistance in dying (MAiD) accounted for 14% of total deceased donations in Quebec in 2022, according to new research. The study found that since 2018, there has been an increase in referrals and completed cases for organ donations after MAiD. During the study period, Transplant Québec received 245 referrals for donation…

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Best Fiber Supplements For 2024: Boost Your Digestive Health

Dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes offers essential health benefits, such as aiding digestion, controlling blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and contributing to weight management. If it’s difficult to get enough fiber from regular meals, fiber supplements can help fill the gap. There are various options available, including gummies and capsules, for both…

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Health Budget 2024: Key healthcare initiatives unveiled

The health budget for 2024 has been announced, with a focus on key healthcare initiatives. The initiatives aim to improve the overall healthcare system and address current challenges. The budget will allocate funds to support the implementation of these initiatives, including investments in technology, infrastructure, and healthcare services. The goal is to enhance the quality…

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Health and social care professionals welcome introduction of discipline managers to children’s disability teams

The HSE has agreed to introduce interim discipline managers in Children’s Disability Network Teams (CDNTs) after concerns were raised by various professional organizations about clinical governance and risk management in children’s disability services. The new roadmap for service improvement aims to address an imbalance in service provision and improve access to services for children and…

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