The paradigm shifts of yesterday, today, tomorrow

The paradigm shifts of yesterday, today, tomorrow

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while there is a major technology paradigm shift with new products or services that dramatically change the landscape or allow us to do things we couldn’t do before. These paradigm shifts can also change the way technology affects our lives for better and for worse and … Read more

Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Catherine Setacci-Drapeau has been surrounded by role models throughout her life, inspiring her to stay healthy and active. But even for her, entering a gym was intimidating. Until she finds the perfect place. A female-run, female-only gym. Not only did this grow his love of fitness, but it made him want to learn more, take … Read more

The Scan by 2 Minute Medicine®: Fighting childhood obesity, prioritizing mental health, the rise of XBB1.5 and choosing your chocolates wisely

The Scan by 2 Minute Medicine®: Fighting childhood obesity, prioritizing mental health, the rise of XBB1.5 and choosing your chocolates wisely

The Scan by 2 Minute Medicine® is a pop-culture medical newsletter and exclusive benefit for Subscribers to 2 Minutes Medicine Plus. The fight against childhood obesity The story: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently published clinical guidelines to treat childhood obesity and recommend that pediatricians “provide treatment options early and at the highest intensity … Read more

Here are the latest tech layoffs as the industry shivers

Here are the latest tech layoffs as the industry shivers

The high-flying tech industry faces a toll as the economy slows and customers cut spending. In the past month alone, tech companies have cut nearly 50,000 jobs, reversing a hiring spree that had surged over the pandemic as millions of Americans moved their lives online. Alphabet, parent of Google, is the latest to cut its … Read more

Should pediatricians be worried about falling scores?

Should pediatricians be worried about falling scores?

Few pediatricians have warm, fuzzy memories of their initial exam. But many reacted strongly when they read a recent post on Twitter by Bryan Carmody, MD, who noted that the pass rate for first-time applicants had fallen to its lowest level in 5 years – reaching 81% in 2021, down from 91% 3 years earlier. … Read more

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms and complications during pregnancy

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms and complications during pregnancy

The global network led by the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) at the University of Oxford published the results of the “INTERCOVID 2022 study” in 41 hospitals in 18 countries today in the Lancet. . To assess the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on maternal and neonatal outcomes, researchers studied 1,545 pregnant … Read more

Health leaders: staffing was the major challenge in 2022; problems are expected to continue into 2023 | VM News

Health leaders: staffing was the major challenge in 2022;  problems are expected to continue into 2023 |  VM News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) – Infectious diseases filled hospital beds and inflation strained health care outcomes in 2022, but there was no perhaps no greater challenge for the industry than past persistent staffing shortages but have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, industry officials say. Shortages of healthcare personnel have been reported in all positions, … Read more

The after-all energy market

The after-all energy market

One of the most confusing aspects of oil market analysis (and policy-making more generally) is the frequent tendency to assume that short-term and transitory developments represent the “new normal” or a change in phase. Neo-Malthusians tend to argue that a permanent world famine has set in whenever there is a bad harvest, and when a … Read more

Study reveals widespread SARS-CoV-2 exposure in wildlife

Study reveals widespread SARS-CoV-2 exposure in wildlife

In a recent study at the bioRxiv* preprint server, Virginia Tech University researchers investigated wildlife exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The spillover of SARS-CoV-2 to humans led to the devastating COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic which caused significant morbidity and mortality across the world. Human-animal interactions have caused the reverse transmission … Read more

Medical students learn to fight medical misinformation

Medical students learn to fight medical misinformation

While Kim Lundeen was a resident physician in the Minneapolis area at the start of the pandemic, a patient asked her about a remedy that was supposed to cure COVID. The patient, who had tested positive for the virus, said she had heard advice circulating in her community that collecting and drinking her own urine … Read more