Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk. A study by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Marília, Brazil,…

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Practice characteristics and job satisfaction among GPs in 11 countries

Organizational and functional features of general practitioner practices in 11 countries were studied in search of underlying reasons for job dissatisfaction. This was done by conducting a secondary analysis of 12,049 subjects in the 2015 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians. Job dissatisfaction was measured on a four-point Likert scale using…

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An additional component can triple vaccine efficiency, and scientists explained how

A team of Russian scientists carried out a study on the cell immunity level and found out how an adjuvant called azoximer bromide increases the immunogenicity of the anti-flu vaccine. The results of the study were presented at the Russian-Chinese Symposium on Infectious Diseases in Saint-Petersburg (5-7 November, 2019). The risk of epidemics increases with…

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Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more

New research published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada—increased costs that are ultimately passed on to patients. Brand-name drug discount cards—also known as co-pay cards—are coupons offered by brand drug manufacturers to encourage patients to use brand-name…

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Prosthetic joint infections missed in patients with rheumatic diseases

Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta on November…

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Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

The authorities have charged a Virginia obstetrician and gynecologist accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies and removing one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge. The doctor, Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters, according to court documents filed…

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Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman of Health Care Giant, Dies at 60

Bernard J. Tyson, the chairman and chief executive of Kaiser Permanente, the large and influential California health care organization that many view as a model for the rest of the country, died on Sunday. He was 60. In a statement, the company said he had unexpectedly died in his sleep but gave no other details.…

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9 Women on the Best Postpartum Denim, AKA the True Mom Jean

Christian VierigGetty Images “I had a C-section, so I was nervous to wear jeans at all,” said art history professor Meredith Greif. The simple task of finding well-fitting postpartum clothes—beyond a comfy pair of leggings—can be utterly monumental. Between sleep deprivation and the tremendous change your body and psyche undergo, fashion might not be your…

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