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Low, high levels of physical activity tied to reduced mortality

(HealthDay)—Both low and high levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with reduced all-cause mortality, according to a study published online March 19 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Min Zhao, from Shandong University in Jinan, China, and colleagues examined data from the National Health Interview Surveys (1997 to 2008) linked to the National […]

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HIMSS writes new definition of interoperability

HIMSS has crafted a new definition for interoperability and is seeking public feedback on it. HIMSS, the owner of Healthcare IT News, described the new concept as one specifically fit for the larger healthcare ecosystem. Mari Greenberger, senior director of informatics at HIMSS, explained that there are now four layers to the proposed interoperability definition: […]

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Experts set out targets to eliminate tuberculosis within a generation: Tuberculosis can be treated, prevented and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year, more people than any other infectious disease

A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high risk groups, and increasing research to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. Funding this response will require substantial investments, and accountability […]

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Engineers aim to pioneer tissue-engineering approach to TMJ disorders: Solutions have been hampered by past failures, proximity of jaw joint to brain

Here’s something to chew on: One in four people are impacted by defects of the temporomandibular — or jaw — joint. Despite the pervasiveness of this affliction, treatments are lacking, and many sufferers resort to palliative measures to cope with the pain and debilitation it causes. “The TMJ is central to chewing, talking and so […]

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Unprecedented privacy risk with popular health apps: Clinicians and consumers warned of privacy risks

Mobile health apps are a booming market targeted at both patients and health professionals. Medicines-related apps help patients track their prescriptions and remember to take their pills. They also provide drug information to help clinicians prescribe and administer medications. However these apps also pose unprecedented risk to consumers’ privacy given their ability to collect user […]

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Experts: nuts improve our cognitive health significantly

Nuts against cognitive decline in old age? When we get older, our cognitive health over time. Since the question of whether and how this process is to stop, of course. Researchers have now found out that eating at least two tablespoons of nuts (10 g), our cognitive health in old age promote. The latest research […]