Health

USPSTF affirms evidence-based methods for smoking cessation

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is substantial net benefit for behavioral and pharmacological therapies for smoking cessation, alone or combined. These findings form the basis of a final ...

Health

Citizenship tasks tax women physicians

Women physicians feel pressured to spend more time in work-related citizenship tasks, based largely on their age and race. Nearly half of women perceived that they spent more time on citizenship tasks than their male colleagues, ...

Health

USPSTF recommends hep B screen for at-risk teens, adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that screening adults and adolescents at increased risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has moderate net benefit. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Task force recommends stricter virus measures for Florida

A White House Coronavirus Task Force report for Florida recommended stricter measures for stopping the virus including mask wearing at all times in public, increased physical distancing by reducing capacity or closing indoor ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF in favor of interventions for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Neuroscience

Restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind

Restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality. Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that newly developed high-resolution implants ...

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