Category Archives: Health

23May/24

Humana Group and Google Cloud Collaborate to Improve IT Security in Care

Humana Group, one of the Nordic region’s largest care companies, and Google Cloud today announced they are joining forces to increase IT security in the healthcare space, improving control over data management and simplifying collaboration for Humana employees in its Nordic organization. Continue reading

21May/24

The full report from the Inquiry is available: Infected Blood

May 21, 2024 /health/ — The Infected Blood Inquiry in the UK concluded in 2024. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Thousands infected: Over 30,000 people in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Government failings: The inquiry found failings by the government at the time, including a slow response to the risks of infected blood and a lack of transparency.
  • Compensation: The government committed to interim compensation of £100,000 for those infected or their bereaved partners.
  • Final report: The full report from the Inquiry is available on their website: Infected Blood Inquiry website

This scandal has had a devastating impact on thousands of lives in the UK. The Inquiry’s findings aim to bring closure and ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

20May/24

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry

May 20, 2024 /Health/ — p class=”first-token” data-sourcepos=”1:1-1:23″>The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry is not available yet, though there have been two interim reports published (https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/). Continue reading

09May/24

Does ejaculating often reduce your risk of prostate cancer?

Daniel Kelly, Sheffield Hallam University

In terms of men’s health issues, prostate cancer features high on the agenda. It’s the second most diagnosed cancer in men globally – closely followed by lung cancer. And it’s the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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Menopause Impacts More Than Half the Workforce, but Menopausal Support in the Workplace Is Critically Lacking: New Insights From McLean & Company

As the conversation surrounding menopause in the workplace continues to gain traction, many organizations still lack critical support systems to ensure employees who are experiencing menopause have the resources they need to succeed. Continue reading

23Apr/24

Landmark New Publication: the Forgotten Biochemistry 101 of COVID-19

TrialSite News features a paper published today in Viruses (Basel), authored by an international team of researchers, including two fellows of their nations’ academies of sciences (Colleen Aldous, senior author Wendy Hoy) and others who participated in Nobel prize-honored research (Thomas Borody, Morimasa Yagisawa). The publication reveals how coronavirus biochemistry well-established over past decades governs the morbidities of COVID-19, risk factors and therapeutic approaches. Continue reading

17Apr/24

Americans favor quality over quantity in pursuit of longevity

Americans overwhelmingly say that when they think about longevity, it’s more than just living longer—it’s about living their healthiest, best lives. While most want to live to 90—well past the average U.S. life expectancy of 77.5 years—nearly two-thirds (66%) would choose a shorter, healthier life over a longer one with health issues. Continue reading

02Feb/24

Playing a musical instrument or singing in a choir may boost your brain – new study

Michael Hornberger, University of East Anglia

Generations of parents have told their children to practice their musical instruments. Parents have good reason to keep on top of their children’s musical education, since learning an instrument is not only associated with better educational attainment but also cognition (thinking) and even intelligence scores in children. But does this musicality translate to better cognition later in life?

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22Jan/24

Mental health consequences of relentless money pursuit

Jan. 22, 2024 /Healthcare/ — There can be a significant link between the pursuit of money at any cost and mental illness. Here are some ways of this connection: Continue reading

04Jan/24

Understanding the Outbreaks in Zambia

Jan. 4, 2024 /Health/ — The recent outbreaks of Cholera, Typhoid, dysentery, syphilis, and Anthrax in Zambia are concerning and raise questions about the effectiveness of the Zambia health service and the need for transparency in data. Here’s a breakdown of the situation and potential explanations: Continue reading