Study: higher vaccine rates associated with indicative language by provider, more efficient

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research from Boston Medical Center finds that using clear, unambiguous language when recommending HPV vaccination both increases vaccine acceptance and increases conversation efficiency while preserving patient satisfaction. Published in Vaccine, the new research findings show that adolescents are nine times more likely to receive a vaccine when providers introduce the…Continue Reading

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit

(Reuters Health) – Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age 2, doctors behind a new study reported Wednesday. The TOP trial of 1,824 infants with a birth weight of 1,000 grams or lower used an algorithm to assess when a…Continue Reading

Oil edges higher after Brexit trade deal, gains capped by pandemic

The market built gains overnight as Britain and the European Union reached a post-Brexit trade deal, reversed those gains, and then rebounded during the US session to end modestly higher. Topics oil prices rise | Brexit deal Reuters  |  CALGARY, Alberta/LONDON  Last Updated at December 25, 2020 02:16 IST By Nia Williams and Dmitry Zhdannikov CALGARY, Alberta/LONDON…Continue Reading

Seek forecasts higher underlying earnings

Navigation for News Categories Strong sales, cost savings and significant one-off gains has seen kiwifruit exporter Seeka lift and narrows its full-year profit guidance. Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles The company expects underlying earnings between $15 million and $17m, compared with its previous guidance of between $9m and $12m In a statement to the stock exchange, the…Continue Reading

Higher Dose ‘Z-Drugs’ Tied to Serious Risks in Dementia Patients

Fractures, falls, and stroke are all risks for patients with dementia who take higher dose “Z-drugs,” including zopiclone, zaleplon, and zolpidem for sleep disturbances, results of a large observational study show. The risks with higher doses of Z-drugs were similar or greater in magnitude than those for higher dose benzodiazepines. Z-drugs “should be avoided in…Continue Reading

Rest home operator sees higher profit during pandemic

Navigation for News Categories Ryman Healthcare’s full-year result has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: 123RF The country’s largest retirement village operator’s half-year profit has risen on the back of higher property valuations but Covid-19 has hit its underlying earnings through higher costs and constrained trading. The company’s profit for the six months ended…Continue Reading

Higher prices of food, non-alcoholic drinks push up inflation in Oct

THE country’s headline inflation  accelerated to 2.5 percent in October due to higher prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. October’s inflation rate is higher than the 2.3 percent in September this year and the 0.8 percent recorded in October 2019. The rate matches June’s 2.5 percent and…Continue Reading

Higher COVID Death Risk Spelled Out by Troponins, ECG

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and myocardial injury had a broad range of echocardiographic abnormalities that put them at higher risk of in-hospital mortality, according to registry data from spring 2020. Among 305 patients with lab-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection who underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and ECG evaluation, 62.6% had troponin elevations suggestive of myocardial injury (either at…Continue Reading

Why Higher Ed CIOs Should Embrace Moving to the Cloud

An initial cloud migration investment can deliver both immediate and long-term benefits — especially if the infrastructure evolves along with an institution’s digital operations.As higher education administrators face the career-defining decision of whether or not to bring people back to campus, chief information officers and IT administrators at these institutions face another decision: whether or not…Continue Reading

Higher concentration of metal in Moon’s craters provides new insights to its origin

View of Moon Limb, with Earth on the Horizon Credit: NASA Apollo 11 Mission Image Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet’s axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis…Continue Reading