Non-physician practitioners in the ED associated with 5.3% more imaging use

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found when patients are treated in the Emergency Department (ED) by non-physician practitioners (physicians assistants and nurse practitioners), there were 5.3% more imaging studies performed than if patients were seen only by physicians. This JAMA Network Open study was based on a nationally representative sample of […]

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Heat or eat? UK’s energy prepayment users consume less fruit and vegetables, study finds

People using prepayment energy meters consume less fruit and vegetables compared to those using alternative payment methods, according to new research. The study, by academics at the Universities of East Anglia (UEA) and Reading in the UK, and the University of Macedonia in Greece, explores the role of prepayment meters in the “heat-or-eat” dilemma, a […]

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Healthy plant-based diets better for the environment than less healthy plant-based diets

Healthier plant-based dietary patterns are associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns, which are higher in foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages, require more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The findings also […]

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‘CAR pooling’ screens identify most effective cancer immunotherapy cells

In recent years, genetically re-engineered immune cells—armed with molecular weaponry to recognize and destroy tumor cells—have changed the landscape of cancer treatment. Now, UC San Francisco researchers have developed a new method for comparing massive numbers of these CAR-T cells, each with slightly different molecular features, to determine which is most effective and long-lasting against […]

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Study examines symptom burden before and after starting dialysis in older adults

In a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) that included older adults with kidney failure, symptoms related to their condition worsened in the year before patients started dialysis, but stabilized after dialysis initiation. For older people with kidney failure, lessening their symptom burden can help to improve their […]

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