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New Guidelines for Treatment of Hypothyroidism Endorse Current Therapy

WASHINGTON — Levothyroxine is considered the gold standard therapy for an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), and a new review of therapies ...

Framework in Global Health

New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania ...

Medicaid and Uninsured Patients Obtain New Patient Appointments Most Easily at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Penn "Secret Shopper" Study Reveals

FQHCs More Likely to Offer New Patient Appointments, Provide Lower-Cost Visits than Other Primary Care Practices ... Full story

Clinical trial finds virtual ward does not reduce hospital readmissions

By Leslie Shepherd - A virtual ward, a new model of care that provides support to high-risk and complex patients in the community for a few weeks after discharge from hospital, did not prevent hospital readmissions as hoped in a clinical trial in Toronto. ... Full story

Benzodiazepine sedatives linked to higher rates of mortality compared to propofol

Listen to an interview with Richard Barton, M.D. and Nick Lonardo on The Scope Radio ... Full story

Veiled women made to feel fearful on Australian streets

OPINION: There has been a recent rehashing of an old debate about whether Australia should ban Muslim women from observing the Islamic practices of face veiling and even calls for an outright ban on the wearing of the burqa, a head-to-toe covering. ... Full story

Rising prevalence of sleep apnea in U.S. threatens public health

DARIEN, IL – Public health and safety are threatened by the increasing prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea, which now afflicts at least 25 million adults in the U.S., according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. Several new studies highlight the destructive nature of obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and depression. ... Full story

Walkable neighbourhoods more desirable, produce better health outcomes

Nearly two-thirds of City of Vancouver residents and 40 per cent of residents living in other areas of Metro Vancouver reported a strong desire to live in a neighbourhood that encourages foot traffic. ... Full story

Stop smoking in Stoptober!

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement ... Full story

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