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Dogs’ Keen Sense of Smell May Help Them ‘See’ – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While humans typically use their sight to orient themselves, dogs navigate the world by combining their sense of smell with their vision. So claims a new study that found dogs’ sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of their brain. “We’ve never seen this connection between the nose and the occipital lobe, functionally the visual cortex in dogs, in any species,” said senior study author Pip Johnson, an assistant professor of clinical sciences at Cornell […]

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St. Peter’s Health Partners honors Alliance for Positive Health for its tobacco cessation efforts – Saratogian

ALBANY, N.Y. — St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) recently held an awards ceremony recognizing Alliance for Positive Health’s commitment to improving the health outcomes of the vulnerable populations it serves by addressing nicotine dependence. “As health care providers, we see firsthand the damage that tobacco and nicotine use have on our patients,” said Steven Hanks, M.D., MMM, FACP, FFSMB, chief clinical officer and chief operating officer for SPHP.” Smoking cigarettes harms nearly all the organs in the body and has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and […]

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Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 12, 2022

Perspectives on Racism in Health Care Among Black Veterans With Chronic Kidney Disease In this qualitative study of 36 Black veterans with chronic kidney disease, participants described feeling angry and resentful and experiencing stress as a result of encounters with racism; some veterans also expressed a strong sense of distrust in the health care system coupled with a need to be hypervigilant during clinical encounters. Laboratory-generated mini-kidneys help understand the link between diabetes and COVID-19 diseaseIn an international collaboration, researchers led by Nuria Montserrat, ICREA Research Professor at […]

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Oral Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Racial Equity

A dentist holds a mold of a mouth, with teeth, and inspects using a mirror tool.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Health Affairs Forefront series on Racism and Health, published in conjunction with the February issue of Health Affairs Journal. Read other posts in the series on the Racism and Health landing page. Over two decades ago, in 2000 the first Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health placed oral health at the forefront of national health priorities. Specifically, this report attributed racial oral health inequities to inadequate dental care access. In 2003, a national call to action centered on increasing […]

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Psychedelics startups are taking on mental health

Psychedelics, long stigmatized as risky recreational drugs, are finally finding a place in polite society. More and more research from prominent institutions such as Johns Hopkins suggests that such drugs, in the right formulations and with supervision, can bring about therapeutic breakthroughs in patients, notably in those that have proven to be resistant to other types of treatment. Venture capital firms have taken notice—pouring money into startups developing psychedelic treatments for everything from PTSD to smoking cessation. A January analysis by Business Insider identified 11 venture capital firms (most […]

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Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. A scientific statement is an expert analysis of current research and may inform future clinical practice guidelines. “This new scientific statement is an urgent […]

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Eat during the day to reduce health risks linked to night-shift work

NIGHT-SHIFT WORKERS have an increased risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. A new US study published in the journal Science Advances suggests that eating during the daytime could be a simple intervention that can reduce the adverse metabolic effects linked to night-shift work. The study included 19 healthy young men and women who were randomly assigned to a 14-day simulated night-work schedule with one of two eating plans: one group ate during the night-time which is typical among night-shift workers, and the other group ate during […]

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Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center – CBS Tampa

Lara Perry, R.T.(R)(ARRT), Manager of Diagnostic Imaging (left) and Sandy Lee, CT Technologist II (right). Oak Hill Hospital offers a free pre-screen assessment for patients to determine if they meet the lung screening requirements. BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Oak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed […]

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