Psychology & Psychiatry

How social media could be affecting COVID vaccine hesitancy

A social media campaign could help to advertise the positives of COVID-19 vaccination and counter the negative posts and comments which are putting Australia's vaccination program at risk, a UNSW researcher says.

Medications

Pharmacists have responsibility to check opioid Rx are legitimate

(HealthDay)—Pharmacists should be aware that they are expected to take steps to make sure opioid prescriptions are written for legitimate medical purposes, and should document these efforts, according to a report published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Paying women to have mammograms is unethical, ethicist says

The widespread practice of incentivizing mammogram completion via cash payments, typically by insurance companies and ranging from $10 to $250, is unethical according to a Viewpoint article published this week in JAMA by ...

HIV & AIDS

Study finds incentive price for reducing HIV risk in Mexico

Studies have found that conditional cash transfer programs, in which governments pay citizens if they consistently practice societally beneficial behaviors, have improved pediatric health care and education in Mexico, increased ...