Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Economist helps build 'contact tracing' app for Peru

Kristian López Vargas couldn't stand by as the coronavirus threatened his home country of Peru. Instead, he approached the Peruvian government about developing an app to improve "contact tracing" to protect people from COVID-19. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How coronavirus exposes the way we regard aging and old people

The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 is in people aged 70 and over. Experts have repeatedly ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age.

Health

Improving equity in global physician training

Large numbers of U.S. physicians and medical trainees engage in hands-on clinical experiences abroad where they gain skills working across cultures with limited resources. However, providers from low- and middle-income countries ...

Pediatrics

Work-family conflict hits home

Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Far less is known about the impact a parent's work life has ...

Health

Seven strategies can help practices manage staff time off

(HealthDay)—Several strategies can be implemented to help address management of staff time off, allowing mutual respect for the employee and employer requests, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can a rude waiter make your food less tasty?

Have you ever experienced poor service at a restaurant or hotel? Findings from a new study suggest that for certain people, a rude waiter or clerk can influence how tasty the food seems or how attractive the rooms appear.

Oncology & Cancer

Factors predicting low patient accrual in cancer clinical trials

Nearly one in four publicly sponsored cancer clinical trials fail to enroll enough participants to draw valid conclusions about treatments or techniques. Such trials represent a waste of scarce human and economic resources ...

Diabetes

How economic insecurity impacts diabetes control among patients

Difficulty paying for food and medications appears to be associated with poor diabetes control among patients in a study that examined the impact of economic insecurity on managing the disease and the use of health care resources, ...

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