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Sunday, 27 November 2022

Is Substance Abuse Among Physicians on the Rise Since COVID?

You might not think COVID and substance abuse go hand in hand but you’d be mistaken. It seems substance abuse, and particularly opioid usage, is on the rise among physicians since the COVID pandemic hit in March 2020. Medscape’s Substance and Opioid Abuse Report 2022 found that 51% of physicians…

Ransomware attacks trend up on holidays, weekends

Incident response plans can help healthcare security teams mobilize when incidents do occur, according to Cybereason, a provider of predictive prevention, detection and response cybersecurity tools. WHY IT MATTERS According to Organizations at Risk 2022: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays, it’s a lack of contingency plans along with reduced staffing…

“I’m visually impaired and love hiking – here’s how I do it”

Hiking is great exercise and a way to get outdoors. Visually impaired writer Caroline Butterwick considers how she and other people with disabilities can make the most of hiking, and her sense of belonging in the natural world.  Digging my hands into damp rough rocks for balance, I scramble up…

Intermittent Fasting Diet Trend Linked to Disordered Eating

Intermittent fasting (IF), defined as fasting for more than eight hours at a time, is a trend that is growing in popularity. Yet new research shows it may be linked to eating disorder (ED) behaviors. Researchers from the University of Toronto analyzed data from more than 2700 adolescents and young…

Here’s everything you need to know about TikTok’s tongue scraping trend

Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual but how exactly does it enhance oral health? We asked an oral health expert and gum specialist whether we should all be tongue scraping regularly.  Tongue scraping videos are making the rounds on TikTok again and the hashtag tongue scraping has racked up over 113…

Old mice regain leg strength after antibody treatment

Muscle stem cells, the cells in muscle fibers that generate new muscle cells after injury or exercise, lose their potency with age. But a study by researchers at Stanford Medicine shows that old mice regain the leg muscle strength of younger animals after receiving an antibody treatment that targets a…