Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business

Michael Doody remembers some things about his Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in the 1990s: "Gunshots, helicopters, thefts, smashed out windows, burglaries, robberies, assaults and murders." In addition to the crime, roughly 50 percent of the children were living in poverty in this area, known as Southern Orchards. During the mid-20th century, construction of an interstate through

2018-08-20T03:54:15+00:00 Tags: |

Scientists Create a Mouse That Eats Fat But Doesn’t Get Fat, Possible Treatment for Obesity

Yale scientists set out to create a morbidly obese mouse. They failed miserably. What they found was much more interesting. “We created a mouse that eats fat but doesn’t get fat,” said Anne Eichmann, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology. The “failure” led Eichmann’s team headed by Associate Research

2018-08-16T08:36:52+00:00 Tags: |

India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People

The Indian government will pay for healthcare for around 500 million of its poorest citizens, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that the country can only ever reach its potential with a healthy population. During a speech to mark the country’s independence day on Wednesday, Modi said, “It is essential to ensure that we free

2018-08-16T08:41:43+00:00 Tags: |

Keeping cool in a warming world is not a ‘luxury’ for the rich

The heatwaves currently experienced in Europe should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty, writes Yamina Saheb. Dr Yamina Saheb is senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp, a Paris-based global network of independent experts working on solutions for sustainable development. Domestic energy poverty, and its implications on health and well-being of

2018-08-14T06:20:26+00:00 Tags: |

Researchers Propose Metric Combining Poverty and Health

23 July 2018: Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University have developed a ‘poverty-free life expectancy’ (PFLE) metric that aims to provide a composite measure of health and economic well-being around the world. The PFLE operationalizes the link between health and economic policies, in line with the SDG agenda, and

2018-08-14T06:29:47+00:00 Tags: |

Harmless or hormone disorder? A new test enables a quick diagnosis for drinking by the liter

Drinking excessive amounts of fluids can be a medically unremarkable habit, but it could also signify a rare hormone disorder. A new procedure now enables a fast and reliable diagnosis. Researchers from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel reported these findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. Drinking more than three liters

2018-08-08T08:37:26+00:00 Tags: |

Key aspects of human cell ageing reversed by new compounds

In a laboratory study of endothelial cells -- which line the inside of blood vessels -- researchers tested compounds designed to target mitochondria (the "power stations" of cells). In the samples used in the study, the number of senescent cells (older cells that have deteriorated and stopped dividing) was reduced by up to 50%. The

2018-08-08T08:26:56+00:00 Tags: |

Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating

Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report. In a published study of 30 patients, the 22 who reported problems like confusion and difficulty concentrating, in addition to their gas and bloating, were

2018-08-08T08:16:07+00:00 Tags: |

Artificial intelligence can predict your personality… simply by tracking your eyes

It's often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, new research reveals that your eyes may also be an indicator of your personality type, simply by the way they move. Developed by the University of South Australia in partnership with the University

2018-08-06T14:29:39+00:00 Tags: |

Health management is not rocket science!

Usman Khan, the executive director of the European Health Management Association, assesses the future for today’s European health manager. An oft-used phrase at the European Health Management Association is that ‘health management is not rocket science; it’s much more difficult than that!’ Reflecting on the content in Health Europa and many other publications in the

2018-08-04T07:37:15+00:00 Tags: |

Curing the poor : Dedicated to sustainable healthcare transformation

Today as the world stresses on economic growth, globalisation and privatisation; a silent section of the society seems to slip through all safety nets. In India, one is talking about at least 26% of the population who fit into this category. The percentage varies from state to state. In most of the northern states poverty

2018-08-06T07:16:33+00:00 Tags: |

First-Ever Sustainable Medical Scrub Collection

Barco™ Uniforms, a recognized leader of design innovation in the premium professional apparel industry, today announced the launch of Barco One Wellness, the first-ever medical scrub collection infused with health-promoting bio-minerals aimed at helping the body self-regulate and recover – a necessity for busy health care professionals who work hard to care for others. Barco

2018-07-31T07:50:22+00:00 Tags: |

Key questions to consider for sustainable management of environmental risks in Europe

What are the most aggressive chemical products for the environment? What areas of the planet have more pollutants? Can we detect toxic products which are hard to identify? How can we protect biodiversity and natural ecosystems better? Degradation of the environment and natural resources, the loss of biodiversity, impacts on health and the crises on

2018-07-31T07:45:44+00:00 Tags: |

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland. The investigation, led by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will be published on Monday, 23 July

2018-07-23T19:40:53+00:00 Tags: |

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. The findings of the Johns Hopkins Medicine study,

2018-07-23T19:26:53+00:00 Tags: |

Reviewing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Mental Health

In light of the fairly recent decisions to accommodate mental health services in the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations, there is a call to action from several authors to not overlook social determinants. The Sustainable Development Goals program promises to create conditions in the healthcare system that will improve human development by

2018-07-21T07:03:32+00:00 Tags: |

Sustainable cost control tops list of priorities for healthcare executives

When it comes to a hospital executive's list of priorities, there's a new occupant in the top slot according to Advisory Board's Annual Health Care CEO Survey. Previously occupied by "revenue growth," it's cost control that has taken up position as the top priority among health system CEOs. "While interest in revenue growth remains high,

2018-07-16T09:29:42+00:00 Tags: |

UNSW study shows hospital hand hygiene rates may be worse than reported

UNSW medical researchers have found that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are replaced by machines. A government-led mandatory hand hygiene program has operated in Australian hospitals for the past eight years, with human auditors ensuring staff follow hand hygiene guidelines, which require a minimum of 70% compliance. But compliance rates

2018-07-11T05:07:04+00:00 Tags: |