Notable News For the Week: May 18th, 2018

Notable News:  May 18th, 2018

Some interesting medical news from around the country, the world, and right here in Missouri.

New Hope for Patients with Depression and Anxiety: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180515081726.htm

Scientists at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have proven that special treatment could help many sufferers of anxiety and depression.

Six Years of Exercise May Be Enough to Change Heart Failure Risk: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180515081718.htm

Johns Hopkins researchers have found a significant link between increasing fitness levels and reduced risk of heart failure.

Five Goals for Enhancing Rural Healthcare: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/health-plans/cms-debuts-strategy-improve-rural-healthcare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new strategy for helping people in rural communities gain access to affordable healthcare.

Antipsychotic for Alzheimer’s Psychosis Completes Phase 2 Trial: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/antipsychotic-alzheimers-psychosis-phase-2/

Researchers are testing the use of pimavanserin treatment for psychosis in Alzheimer’s patients.

Lack of Insurance Exposes Blind Spots in Vision Care: https://khn.org/news/lack-of-insurance-exposes-blind-spots-in-vision-care/

Reports show that as many as 16 million Americans have undiagnosed or uncorrected vision problems that could be addressed with glasses, contacts, or surgery.

New, Faster, Rabies Test Could Save Lives : https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20180516/new-faster-rabies-test-could-save-lives

The CDC has developed a test called LN34, which can produce faster, more accurate results.

Simple Lifestyle Changes May Improve Osteoarthritis Symptoms: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321812.php

Focusing on nutrition and exercise may produce relief for some sufferers, study finds.

Emergent Technology in Prosthetics May Improve Use by Amputees:  https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/emergent-technology-prosthetics-improve-use-amputees/

US researchers are evaluating the benefits of computerized prosthetics.

Missouri Faces Physician Shortage, Medical Students Leaving: http://www.bnd.com/news/article210868404.html

St. Jude Named the WHO’s First Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/st-jude-named-the-world-health-organizations-first-collaborating-centre-for-childhood-cancer-300649392.html

Both organizations are making a push to expand research efforts that will increase pediatric cancer survival rates.

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