The root causes of long-COVID still a mystery – News-Medical.Net

In a recent article posted to the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers presented baseline outcomes from a longitudinal assessment of post-acute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (PASC), also known as long-COVID. Study: A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Sequelae and Immunity: Baseline Findings. Image Credit: tilialucida / Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2 is a new coronavirus that has not […]

Indigenous health equity focus of Pathways Symposium – Fred Hutch News Service

Celebrating health champions Speakers also discussed other ways to break down health disparities, including supporting workforce development initiatives, creating elders-in-residence programs where older people are invited to be part of medical training of younger students, and creating a “pathways program” for young students to go on to medical school (particularly young men of color). Dr. Allison Kelliher, an Alaska Native […]

Post-COVID-19 rise in eating disorders tackled with new guidelines – Medical News Today

Share on PinterestNew guidelines in the U.K. will hopefully help avoid hospitalizations for eating disorders. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images Eating disorders affect almost 1 in 10 people during their lifetime. People can recover fully if eating disorders are diagnosed and treated early. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rise in eating disorders globally. In the U.K., there has been […]

Repurposed antibiotic may help treat COVID-19 – Medical News Today

Share on PinterestA repurposed antibiotic shows promise as a COVID-19 treatment in mice. Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images There is still no cure for the coronavirus, which to date is responsible for more than 6 million deaths worldwide. Researchers from the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France say an existing antibiotic shows promise repurposed as a potential treatment for the SARS-CoV-2 […]

Study: More than 43 million additional health workers needed to meet universal health coverage targets – News-Medical.Net

More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine that was published today in The Lancet. The largest gaps were observed in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and […]

How AI in healthcare can deliver better outcomes for all – World Economic Forum

The digital, data and artificial intelligence (AI) dividends of the fourth industrial revolution will create better healthcare outcomes. To gain the trust required for broader adoption, AI in healthcare must follow three principles: responsible use of data and algorithms, functional competence and transparency around technology’s limitations. Already, AI-driven health solutions have proven more efficient and have become more effective, though […]

Health worker burnout must be top national priority, surgeon general says – Medical Economics

Medical staff, pushed past their breaking point, say something has to change. Burnout is a crisis hurting physicians, other medical workers, patients and the U.S. health care system, and addressing it must become a top national priority, according to Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA. On May 23, Murthy published “Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory […]

What Is Ketamine Used for in Physical and Mental Health Care? – Healthline

Ketamine is a short-acting general anesthetic that’s been around since the 1970s. It was first used in the United States for sedation and pain management during the Vietnam War. It continues to have many medical uses today. The drug is also popular for recreational use because of its dissociative effects. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recreational forms of […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diet: Foods To Eat and Avoid – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

If you have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), you know just how hard it can be to keep your symptoms under control. And if you’re looking for ways to lessen the likelihood of flare-ups and keep painful skin lesions at bay, you may want to consider altering your diet to focus on anti-inflammatory foods. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic […]