Does Hidradenitis Suppurativa Worsen During Pregnancy

PORTLAND, Oregon — The recurrent boils, abscesses, and nodules of the chronic inflammatory skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may improve during pregnancy for a subset of women, but for many, pregnancy does not change the disease course and may worsen symptoms. In addition, HS appears to be a risk factor for adverse pregnancy and maternal outcomes. “This is relevant, because […]

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Direct-to-consumer advertising has positive impact on perscription demand

Brief exposure to direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) has a large and positive association with medication-related demand intentions, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Health Forum. Matthew D. Eisenberg, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and colleagues examined the association between DTCA for prescription drugs and consumer health-related intentions and beliefs in […]

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Is transfusion blood safe? AI holography system checks blood quality without injections

A research team led by Professor Moon In-kyu of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at DGIST (President Kuk Yang) developed an AI holography system that automatically extracts important information and inspects the quality of red blood cells. It is expected to become a key technology that enables cleaner and healthier red blood cell injections to patients through accurate […]

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How One Physician Managed to Retire at Age 43

Leif Dahleen, MD, didn’t win the lottery or inherit millions of dollars. He worked as a hospital anesthesiologist for 13 years, saved half of what he earned on average, and invested wisely. By the time he retired at age 43 in 2019, he had saved up nearly $4 million — which he estimated was enough to cover his family’s expenses for […]

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Black adults’ experiences with drug treatment charted in new study

Black adults share about their experiences in drug treatment in a new University of Kentucky study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Until now, few studies have included the voices of Black people and their experiences with treatment providers. Study authors hope it will inform changes to promote successful recovery and healing. The study was conducted in Kentucky, […]

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Biofourmis scores another $20M and more digital health fundings

AI-backed remote monitoring and digital therapeutics company Biofourmis added another $20 million to its Series D round, bringing its raise to $320 million. The extension funding comes from Intel Capital, the strategic investment division of chipmaker Intel. The company first announced its Series D in April, which boosted Biofourmis to unicorn status with a valuation of $1.3 billion. Biofourmis also […]

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