Study suggests increased risk of restraint use in black patients in the emergency setting

A study published in the most recent issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), journal showed an increased risk of restraint use in Black patients compared with white patients in the emergency setting. The risk was not increased in other races or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity. The lead author of the single-center study is Dr. Kristina Schnitzer MD, […]

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Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England—could be hindering opportunities to improve care for patients, say researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, and Keele. HFpEF—pronounced ‘heff peff’ – is a condition whereby heart […]

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Discrimination increases against Asian and Asian American population, affecting health

Reports of racial discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans have increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, coinciding with an increase in reported negative health symptoms. That’s according to a new paper written by Washington State University researchers recently published in the journal Stigma and Health. “When COVID hit, we were […]

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Deafness in infancy can affect non-verbal communication, suggests new research

Psychologists at the University of Sheffield have found that deafness in infancy affects the development of their early communication skills, including non-verbal behaviors like pointing. Researchers found that deaf infants born into hearing families tended to engage less often in communicative behaviors that predict language development compared to their typically-hearing peers. They studied the infants’ […]

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