Readers respond to H5N1 and livestock movements, and more

STAT publishes selected Letters to the Editor in response to First Opinion essays to encourage discussion on difficult issues. An AI-based second opinion service could improve clinical decision-making, but there is a risk of automation bias when relying too heavily on AI tools. Real-time tracking of livestock movements is crucial for disease management, with innovative…

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Creativity and humor shown to promote well-being in older adults via similar mechanisms

A recent study by researchers at the University of Brescia and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart explores the relationship between creativity, humor, and the well-being of older adults. The findings suggest that creativity and humor share common psychological and neurobiological processes that can promote well-being in the elderly. These mental processes, related to…

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Get the best out of your microplate reader: recommendations for use

BMG LABTECH experts Ann-Cathrin Volz and Martin Mangold discuss microplate readers and their usage recommendations. BMG LABTECH specializes in microplate readers with various models to meet researchers’ needs. They offer single-mode to multi-mode instruments, including the CLARIOstar® Plus and SPECTROstar® Nano, each designed for specific research requirements. The choice of microplate color impacts measurements in…

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Uber Health Launches Solution for Caregivers

Uber Health introduced Uber Caregiver at its annual product event, offering a new solution to support caregivers. This service will allow caregivers to request rides and grocery deliveries for those they care for, with real-time updates and communication with drivers. Caregivers can also view and utilize care-receiver benefits through the app. The goal is to…

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Health system failing public by not investing more in research, forum hears

The Irish Health Research Forum highlighted how Ireland lags behind Europe in research spending, hindering the healthcare system. Despite talented researchers, lack of support stifles quality initiatives and limits healthcare staff involvement. Embedding research in health services benefits patients, attracts investment, fulfills staff, and brings economic gains. Calls for increased government investment in research infrastructure…

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The Vitamin Shoppe launches telehealth platform for GLP-1 access

The Vitamin Shoppe has launched Whole Health Rx, a telehealth service connecting users with providers to access GLP-1 medications for weight management. GLP-1s, typically used for diabetes, are now popular for weight control. The platform offers online medical assessments, access to medications like Ozempic and Rybelsus, nutritional support, and lifestyle guidance. Powered by WellSync, the…

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