Entries by The Healthcare Standard

Government Readies Nationwide Genome Analysis Plan in Bid to Reduce Disease Burden

“We are focusing on improving human health by promoting the development and dissemination of genomic methodologies and tools for prediction and prevention of human disease, and for therapeutic intervention. The aim is to improve disease management through lifestyle modulation, improvement in public health, reduction of disease burden, and lowering of treatment cost with more genetic […]

Scientists close in on Blood Test for Alzheimer’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various experimental tests, including one that seems 88% […]

Suicide Risk Among Nurses Higher than in Other Occupations

Both male and female nurses face higher suicide risk than their counterparts in other occupations, according to a study published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Researchers used 2014 National Violent Death Reporting System data to compare characteristics among occupations. • Suicides were significantly higher among the female nurse population at a rate of 11.97 per […]

Addiction Treatment Companies Partner on NAS Care

Nashville-based medication-assisted treatment provider ReVIDA Recovery Centers, which formed this past February, has joined forces with Franklin-based 180 Health Partners to provide additional support services to opioid-exposed expecting mothers at ReVIDA’s seven clinics. Though the partnership, ReVIDA physicians and counselors will work with patients at the company’s facilities — located throughout East Tennessee and southwest […]

Heather Dewey-Hagborg Mixes Biotechnology and Art

Genetically modified plants and viruses form part of “At the Temperature of My Body”, a new exhibition The piece, “Lovesick”, is one of Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s recent experiments in merging science and art. It was made in collaboration with researchers at Integral Molecular, a biotechnology company which specialises in antibody discovery. After the divisiveness of the […]

Does Running Burn Muscle?

Does Running Burn Muscle? We know running as an excellent form of cardio — and therefore a great way to burn fat and lose weight! — but its role in building vs. burning Losing muscle mass from running is a possibility, but good news: with the right diet and strength training regimen, it’s avoidable. “If […]