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Top Signs Your Parents Require an Assisted Living Facility – Credihealth Blog
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Top Signs Your Parents Require an Assisted Living Facility – Credihealth Blog

The decision to get your parents into an assisted living facility is difficult. Maybe they’re having difficulty managing the stairs or are suffering from illnesses like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, or congestive heart failure. Perhaps a stroke has left them unable to communicate well on their own. Or, they’re just getting up there in age and are ready to get out of the house.Most children will say that they want to keep their parents at home. But, things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes, it’s best for a family if their elderly loved ones move into a senior living facility.Here are the top signs that you should consider moving your parents into an assisted living facility. Your parents live alone, and you’re worried about their safety.This is a tough one. If your parents live alone, you...
South Korea’s KT Corp., NeuroSigma team up to develop AI-powered electronic therapies
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South Korea’s KT Corp., NeuroSigma team up to develop AI-powered electronic therapies

South Korean telecommunications giant KT Corporation and US-based bioelectronics developer NeuroSigma have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership focused on developing and selling electronic therapies treating neurological and neuropsychological disorders, such as ADHD, depression and epilepsy. WHY IT MATTERS NeuroSigma developed the first US FDA-approved device-based, non-drug therapy for treating pediatric ADHD. The Monarch eTNS system uses non-invasive external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) to treat neurological and neuropsychiatric indications. According to a press release, KT will support NeuroSigma in the design and development of future versions of its eTNS products incorporating artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud capabilities. It wil...
En crisis de salud mental, el 911 ahora no siempre responde con policías
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En crisis de salud mental, el 911 ahora no siempre responde con policías

Katheryn Houghton Cuando Kiki Radermacher, terapeuta de salud mental, llegó a una casa de Missoula, Montana, por una llamada de emergencia al 911 a fines de mayo, el hombre que había pedido ayuda estaba atrincheado en una esquina, gritándole a los policías.  La casa que estaba alquilando iba a venderse. Había llamado al 911 cuando el miedo de quedarse sin hogar lo hizo tener pensamientos suicidas. “Le pregunté: ‘¿Quieres sentarte conmigo?'”, recordó Radermacher, miembro del equipo móvil de respuesta a crisis de la ciudad. Luego ayudó al hombre a encontrar un servicio de apoyo. “Realmente queremos empoderar a las personas para encontrar soluciones”. Missoula comenzó a enviar a este equipo especial en llamadas de emergencia de salud mental en noviembre como u...
Healthcare Technology Trends In A Post-Pandemic World
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Healthcare Technology Trends In A Post-Pandemic World

Jun 142021 Healthcare Technology Trends In A Post-Pandemic World By Juan Hoyos, chief commercial officer, Cinq North America. Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we manage our health. Healthcare is an $8 trillion industry that has always used technology to advance diagnostic tools, preventive treatment, and quality of care – all with the aim of improving and saving lives. However, it’s also been criticized for a slow and unsteady embrace of new technology. A pre-pandemic survey noted that only 32 percent of U.S. physicians and 27 percent of U.S. consumers rated their healthcare system as performing well in terms of introducing new digital technologies. COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated the healthcare industry’s adoption and usage of new tec...
Two jabs mostly prevent hospitalisation with Delta variant: UK body
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Two jabs mostly prevent hospitalisation with Delta variant: UK body

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are "highly effective" in preventing hospital admission with the Delta variant, Public Health England said on Monday. Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases. With a double dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot, the rate was 92 percent, PHE added. The findings were published as Britain grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases, most of which were of the Delta strain, which first emerged in India. The increase is again rais...
Over Half Of Adults Unvaccinated For COVID-19 Fear Needles – Here’s What’s Proven To Help
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Over Half Of Adults Unvaccinated For COVID-19 Fear Needles – Here’s What’s Proven To Help

If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety made worse by pervasive images of needles in the media.As a physician specializing in pain management, I study the impact of pain on vaccination. Research-proven adult interventions for pain, fainting, panic and fear can make vaccination more tolerable. At a minimum, understanding the reasons needle fear has become common might make the embarrassment easier to bear.Why needle anxiety has increasedNeedle fear has increased dramatically since a landmark 1995 study by J.G. Hamilton reported that 10% of adults and 25% of children feared needles. In that paper, adul...
Forkhead box O’s potential therapeutic use in the treatment of COVID-19
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Forkhead box O’s potential therapeutic use in the treatment of COVID-19

In a recent study, Indian researchers from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi, reviewed a possible vital coalition of FoxOs - the Forkhead Box O subfamily of protein transcription factors, with SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), the etiological agent of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). This review work is posted in the journal, Open Biology, published by the Royal Society. While most of the individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 manifest mild clinical symptoms, those with severe COVID-19 (nearly 20% of the infected) suffer acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, and systemic failure. Unfortunately, this may also result in the death of the patient. “Although physicians have been trying out various modes of treatmen...
Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia
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Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia

The first-in-class erythroid maturation agent luspatercept (Reblozyl) is already approved for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Now it has also shown to be beneficial for patients with beta thalassemia who are not dependent on transfusions. There is no drug specifically indicated as yet for this patient population, who often develop chronic anemia and iron overload. The new results come from the phase 2 BEYOND trial, and were presented at the European Hematology Association 2021 annual meeting, held virtually because of the ongoing pandemic. "We now have a new agent that showed benefit in improving anemia with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia," lead author Ali T. Taher,...
Which Illnesses are Covered in a Critical Illness Insurance? – Credihealth Blog
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Which Illnesses are Covered in a Critical Illness Insurance? – Credihealth Blog

The cost of medical care and hospitalization has been soaring for a decade. It can burn a hole in your pocket unless you have medical insurance. If you have a health insurance company by your side that agrees to take care of your medical expenses, then you will be able to save yourself from the financial burden and emotional trauma at the time of emergency. Especially for severe ailments, critical illness insurance enables appropriate care and significantly reduces the financial burden. As per the Global Burden of Disease Study[1], critical illnesses account for 60 percent of deaths in India. This is where critical illness insurance keeps you covered in serious health conditions such as stroke, kidney diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and many more. In the recent age, where man...
Korean government, private hospital researchers develop medical imaging technology using machine learning
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Korean government, private hospital researchers develop medical imaging technology using machine learning

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, a research body under South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT, said its researchers have developed a cardiovascular event prediction model that enhances the speed and accuracy of disease diagnosis. Researchers led by Dr Jong-won Park, head of the institute's Department of Reliability Assessment, collaborated with the cardiology research group at Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital. KIMM said in a statement the research team integrated the big data deep learning technology used in checking the reliability of mechanical parts and equipment into ultrasound imaging equipment. WHY IT MATTERS According to KIMM, the new technology utilises a graphics processing unit to achieve a diagnosis time of 30 minutes with 80% accuracy.  Using AI deep learning, t...
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