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Research Roundup: Parental Engagement And Gun Violence; Medically Tailored Meals; And Incentive Payments For Providers

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Pediatrics: Parental Disengagement In Childhood And Adolescent Male Gun CarryingBoys exposed to poorer parental engagement during childhood are more likely to affiliate with delinquent peers and exhibit externalizing problems during early adolescence, which (in turn) increases their risk of carrying...

Viewpoints: Jabs About Being Too Old To Be President Aren’t Based On Science; The Administration Is Taking Away Healthy Nutrition In Schools

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: No One Is Too Old To Be PresidentAs the Democratic primary campaign heats up, the conversation is taking an unfortunate turn when it comes to discussion of candidates’ ages. Late-night hosts such as Jimmy Fallon “joke” that Bernie Sanders, age 77, is...

251: Water Quality and How to Improve Home Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

251: Water Quality and How to Improve Home Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in...

First Edition: April 25, 2019

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Association Insurance Pushes On Despite Court RulingWhen the Trump administration in June issued rules making it easier for small employers to band together to buy health insurance, “we started looking immediately,” recalled Scott Lyon, a top executive at the Small Business Association...

Think you might have a food addiction?

Think a moment about whether this is a treat or an addiction. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Do you regularly eat to the point of feeling sick?Do you eat—especially junk food—to escape your troubles? Do you hide food or sneak snacks in secret? If so, you could suffer from food addiction. If you do, don’t hide behind your...

Researchers Seek Sage Advice Of Elders On Aging Issues

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). CHICAGO — Rachel O’Conor booted up her slides and began posing questions to six older adults sitting around a table: How should primary care physicians support patients and caregivers after a diagnosis of dementia? And what stands in the way of getting adequate support? “Please speak...

Association Insurance Pushes On Despite Court Ruling

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When the Trump administration in June issued rules making it easier for small employers to band together to buy health insurance, “we started looking immediately,” recalled Scott Lyon, a top executive at the Small Business Association of Michigan. Although he offered traditional small-group health insurance to...

States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t

Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban a widely used pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep on the market. The pesticide, chlorpyrifos, kills insects on contact by attacking their nervous systems. Several studies have linked prenatal exposure of chlorpyrifos to lower birth weights, lower IQs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other...

India’s mfine raises $17.2M in Series B funding

mfine, a health-tech AI startup from India has raised $17.2M in Series B funding. The investment was led by SBI Investment, a Japan-based venture capital firm and a subsidiary of the SBI Group. Singapore-based SBI Ven Capital which is SBI Group’s Southeast-Asian investment arm and tech-focused global venture capital firm BEENEXT also participated in...

Home is the new frontier for dementia research

Summary The UK Dementia Research Institute has appointed its seventh research centre – a £20 million facility based at Imperial College London, which will be tasked with developing new technologies to help people live in ‘dementia-friendly’ homes, as well as gathering insights into how the condition develops. With the collaboration of the University of Surrey, the...

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