Kids receiving ‘good enough’ mental health treatment do not improve

The majority of children and adolescents with mental health problems in Australia are not receiving the basic standard of treatment and those that are do not actually improve, according to a new study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne and published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, found no evidence of […]

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NHS: How rapid fall of face-to-face doctor appointments is ‘huge benefit’ for patients

The number of in-person doctor appointments has dropped from 70 percent to 23 percent within weeks of lockdown, and remains low despite the easing, according to a new report by the Royal College of General Practitioners. This has sparked concern over people with non-coronavirus related illnesses not being diagnosed in good time. However, Rupert Spiegelberg, CEO of Doctorlink, the leading […]

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City streets drain of life in Australia’s toughest lockdown

Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets were draining of signs of life on Wednesday on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force. Many of the stylish boutiques and eateries in a city dubbed Australia’s Hipster Capital that prides itself on superior coffee had already closed their doors ahead of a ban on non-essential businesses that will throw 250,000 […]

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Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds

An online survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found while the majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if they contracted COVID-19, more than twice as many reported they increased rather than decreased their tobacco use since the pandemic’s onset. The multi-institutional study led by researchers from the University of North […]

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Arthritis warning: The healthy food item that could be making your symptoms worse

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common types of arthritis. Both forms of arthritis can cause painful swelling and stiffness in the joints. The main difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is the cause behind the joint symptoms. Osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and […]

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Remote weight-loss program optimized to cut costs, maximize results

(HealthDay)—A new, remote weight-loss program from Northwestern Medicine, called Opt-IN, yields maximum weight loss for the lowest price and less burden compared with the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the current gold standard of behavioral, nondrug weight-loss programs, according to a study published online July 12 in Obesity. Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in […]

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Researchers publish new guide for viral tracers in neural circuit mapping

Researchers from the newly-established Center for Neural Circuit Mapping at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine evaluate the properties of anterograde and retrograde viral tracers, comparing their strengths and limitations for use in neural circuit mapping. Results were published today as a primer in Neuron. The article provides a comprehensive comparison of anterograde and retrograde viral and non-viral […]

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Lifestyle Medical’s RPM program shows improved outcomes during pandemic

Lifestyle Medical is a primary care practice in Riverside, California, dedicated to chronic disease prevention and reversal. THE PROBLEM The core problem it sought to address is that lifestyle factors are the root causes for the majority of its patients’ disease burden, but more than 99% of the underlying drivers of health take place outside of the clinics. The traditional […]

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