Healthcare cyberattacks led to worse patient care, increased mortality, study finds

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  • Additional than 20% of the health care corporations just lately surveyed by the Ponemon Institute documented elevated client mortality prices after suffering from a cyberattack, according to a examine out Thursday from the analysis team and Proofpoint, a cybersecurity compliance firm.
  • Delayed processes and assessments had been the most commonly claimed implications of cyberattacks, alongside with more time affected individual stays, according to the examine.
  • Ransomware experienced the most adverse effect on affected person care, with 64% of businesses
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Vitamin D Supplements Won’t Help Your Bones, Large Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who take vitamin D supplements to improve their bone health and ward off fractures are just wasting their time and money, a major new study has found.

These supplements did nothing to reduce their average risk of bone fractures, researchers found in a randomized trial testing vitamin D against a placebo.

“In generally healthy adults, these results do not support the use of vitamin D supplements to reduce fracture risk,” said lead

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You can’t exercise away poor dietary choices, study finds

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Exercising alone without healthy eating habits may not be enough to lower mortality risk. Lumina/Stocksy
  • A new study finds that exercising to make up for eating poorly doesn’t really work in terms of lowering mortality risks.
  • Similarly, eating well but remaining inactive may help lower your risk of dying from certain cancers to a degree, but does nothing for all-cause or cardiovascular disease mortality, the researchers found.
  • Researchers also observed that those who exercised the most and consumed the healthiest food significantly reduced their risk of dying from all causes, from cardiovascular disease, or from
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Young mothers’ use of and experiences with mental health care services in Ontario, Canada: a qualitative descriptive study | BMC Women’s Health

Demographics

A purposeful sample of 29 young mothers (mean age = 18.83) discussed their experiences of seeking social support and health care services for their mental health disorders during pregnancy and the early years of their children’s lives. The sociodemographic characteristics of these young mothers are summarized in Table 1. The majority of the young women identified their relationship status as single (58.6%) with only 37.9% married or in a common-law relationship.

Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants (n = 29)

Prevalence and type of mental health disorders

Within these social contexts, the majority of participants (69%) reported

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NIH study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration

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Thursday, June 2, 2022


After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans. In a new report, scientists analyzed 10 years of AREDS2 data. They show that the AREDS2 formula, which substituted antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene, not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to

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Dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with dangerous hidden ingredients, study says

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The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products — particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss — are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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The dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients, according to a new study

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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Study Highlights Need for Tailored Weight Loss Plans to Treat Obesity

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While most adults with obesity have tried to lose weight, often through diets or exercise regimens, many have been unable to successfully lose the weight and keep it off. Igor Alecsander/Getty Images
  • New research shows that while most adults with obesity have tried to lose weight, often through diets or exercise regimens, many have been unable to successfully lose weight.
  • Popular diet and exercise programs are difficult to maintain in the long-term, so while some may lose weight in the short-term, many often gain it back quickly.
  • Health experts say these new findings highlight the need to
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Many Dietary Supplements Are Tainted With Hidden Pharmaceuticals, Study Finds

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

 

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people.

Among the tainted dietary supplements that my study identified, 54 percent were for sexual dysfunction and 35 percent were for

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Half of Parents Regularly Give Their Children Dietary Supplements, Study Results Show

Three in 5 say it is hard to get kids to eat well-balanced diets, because of not eating enough fruits and vegetables, pickiness, and other reasons.

More than half of parents said that it is difficult to get their children to eat well-balanced diets, and half say their children regularly takes supplements, according to the University of Michigan Health CS Mott Children’s National Poll on Children’s Health.

“A balanced diet helps children get the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,” Sarah Clark, MPH, co-director at Mott Poll, said in a statement. “Our poll finds that many turn to

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