A new research by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has revealed that wearing skinny jeans, hoodies, and necklaces could have a serious impact on health. Experts have warned that these could cause a bad back and furthermore, cross-body bags and bell sleeves might aggregate it.BCA's healthcare practitioner Tim Hutchful told to Sky News that heavy hoods can cause neck strain, while skinny jeans restrict movement, even when the wearer is just walking. The research also warned women wearing high heels and backless shoes on health damages. The survey that was conducted among 1,062 people, found 73 percent had suffered back pain, while 28 percent were aware clothing could have an effect on health. However, an alarming 33 percent were completely unaware of the role of garments in causing health issues."I am always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and their posture, and equally how many decide their … [Read more...] about Warning: Skinny Jeans, high heels and hoods can cause health issues
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Barcelona residents with dental problems will soon be able to receive treatments on the public healthcare system thanks to a new measure spearheaded by the city’s mayor Ada Colau. If approved by Barcelona’s Social Rights Commission on January 15th, it will be the first comprehensive public dentistry service of its kind in Spain. Having a filling put in will cost €55 - 13 percent less than the average private rate - according to Spanish consumer rights group Facua. A root canal will cost €160 (30 percent lower) whereas a deep dental clean will be €30 (43 percent lower). Barcelona Town Hall will make the public service available to all its citizens after initially launching it only for its most cash-strapped residents through mutual insurance company PANEM. The public health service add-on will help 36,000 people annually, Barcelona authorities have estimated. “More than 12 percent of our population doesn’t go to the dentist because … [Read more...] about Barcelona to launch Spain’s first public (and cheap) dentistry service
The Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus will host a journalism “residency.”Craving a trip to Florida in February? If you’re a journalist, the Mayo Clinic has you covered. Once again Mayo is extending an offer to educate health care journalists, this time with what it’s calling a “residency” scheduled for Feb. 24-28 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s described as “a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties. Topics will include aging, cancer, brain injuries and diseases, transplant medicine, vaccines and developing technologies such as regenerative medicine, telemedicine and simulation-based medical training.” We’ve often written about the credibility issues that arise when journalists accept training sponsored by organizations they cover. While other industry players — including pharmaceutical companies, Coca-Cola and alcohol manufacturers … [Read more...] about 6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jose E Pérez-Lu, Angela M Bayer, Ruth Iguiñiz-Romero; Information = equity? How increased access to information can enhance equity and improve health outcomes for pregnant women in Peru, Journal of Public Health, , fdy177, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy177 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All Journal of Public Health All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All Journal of Public Health All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundThe Peruvian health system provides care through … [Read more...] about Information = equity? How increased access to information can enhance equity and improve health outcomes for pregnant women in Peru
A study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises important questions about the implications of widespread screening for atrial fibrillation — our most common abnormal heart rhythm (or, “arrhythmia”). Atrial fibrillation (“AF” or “AFib” for short) is an irregular beating of the heart’s two upper chambers, and is considered a risk factor for stroke. The study looked at diagnosing AF — not by the traditional electrocardiogram (ECG) performed during an office visit — but by using a wearable, self-applied ECG patch; specifically, in people over age 55 at high risk for developing the arrhythmia. The study found that at 4 months Afib was diagnosed in 53 out of 1,366 patients wearing the patch (3.9%) compared with 12 out of 1,293 patients (0.9%) in the control group; an absolute difference of 3%. After a full year the rate of AF diagnosis more than doubled in the monitored group (from 2.6 to … [Read more...] about Screening for atrial fibrillation with a wearable patch: Seek and ye shall find … and then what?