Physician well-being improving, but burnout risk remains

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals. Those are the updated findings from Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators that are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “This…

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US patient advocacy groups received majority of pharma donations in multi-country study

A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world’s 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016. The study assessed contributions to patient advocacy groups in seven countries and the United Kingdom and found that U.S.-based patient advocacy…

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Endocrine Society objects to Title X gag rule that limits women’s access to contraception

WASHINGTON–The Endocrine Society objects to the administration’s decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care. The Title X program is essential in helping ensure that every person — regardless of income, identity, or whether or not they have health insurance…

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Illinois researchers are first to count growth factors in single cells

IMAGE: The breast cancer cells’ nuclei are illuminated (blue) by quantum dots and individual EGF growth factors appear as red spots. view more  Credit: University of Illinois Department of Bioengineering Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For…

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Disability progression in multiple sclerosis linked to income, education

IMAGE: North Vancouver resident Marilyn Lenzen, who was diagnosed with MS nearly two decades ago, hopes that everyone with MS, regardless of their socioeconomic status, has access to the same lifestyle… view more  Credit: Courtesy Marilyn Lenzen Neighbourhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new…

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Study explores the role of citrus peel in reducing gut inflammation

IMAGE: Professor Xiao, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, was named in 2018 among the world’s most highly cited researchers by Clarivate Analytics, owner of Web of Science. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Hang Xiao, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health…

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