Study examines ‘black boxing’ in breast cancer survivorship care

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Today, many women diagnosed with breast cancer live long after completing their cancer treatments and have post-treatment health and information needs. Unfortunately, across healthcare systems, survivorship care is neither consistent nor systematically implemented. Credit: SPP/UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Today, many women diagnosed with breast cancer live long after completing their cancer … Read more

Safaa Suliman Sees Dental Care as an Integral Part of Public Health

Safaa Suliman Sees Dental Care as an Integral Part of Public Health Safaa Suliman As a pediatric dentist and epidemiologist, Safaa Suliman knows that working with children is not only about fixing their teeth. It also involves diet counseling and educating parents about the importance of preventive dental services. In this capacity, dental health is … Read more

Study examines pandemic’s impact on volunteer health care workers – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Many medical professionals who volunteered for short-term deployment to a field hospital in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced high levels of secondary traumatic stress, a new study found. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Many medical professionals who volunteered for short-term deployment to a field hospital in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

Emergency care and hospitalizations higher among cannabis users, study finds – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Visits to the emergency department and hospitalizations are 22 percent higher among individuals who use cannabis compared to those who do not, according to a new study. Visits to the emergency department and hospitalizations are 22 percent higher among individuals who use cannabis compared to those who do not, according to a new study. The … Read more

New recommendations for prenatal care delivery – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists partnered with the University of Michigan to convene a panel of maternity care experts to determine new prenatal care delivery recommendations. Based on emerging evidence and experience, including significant changes in prenatal care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, these recommendations are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s … Read more

Maltese Biologists Launch ‘Space Study’ Revolutionising Wound Care

Maltese biologists have teamed up with Space X to launch – literally – a scientific experiment to send cells from diabetic wounds to the International Space Station. The space mission – Maleth II – is a follow-up experiment on a similar mission carried out last year, the first of its kind. Many may wonder – … Read more

How glyphosate affects brood care in bumblebees – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The decline of insects, and in particular pollinating insects, threatens ecosystems and economies around the world. The dimensions are staggering: Between 1989 and 2016, the biomass of all flying insects in Germany decreased by 76 percent, according to the Krefeld study (2017). The ever-increasing use of pesticides in agriculture is considered a driver of this … Read more

What reversing Roe v. Wade means for miscarriage care

In the next few weeks the Supreme Court will rule in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and demolish the constitutional right to an abortion. If this happens, the decision would have far-reaching and damaging impacts on every aspect of reproductive health care, experts say, including for people who experience miscarriages. The medicines … Read more

High Cost of Cancer Care in the United States Doesn’t Reduce Mortality Rates

Cancer mortality rates in the US are only slightly better than average, despite spending twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country While the United States spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new … Read more