Drama not on the agenda at the Minnesota Democratic convention | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — When the Minnesota Democrats open their state convention in Rochester, drama will not be on the agenda. The 1,200 delegates will approve the re-election of Governor Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon and State Auditor Julie Blaha. They all … Read more

Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Webinars Overcoming Obstacles: Recorded Events

Recorded webinars to overcome barriers Recorded webinars to overcome barriers Watch past recordings of the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Overcoming Barriers webinar series. AMA’s BHI webinars explore ways to maintain a collaborative, integrated, holistic and equitable approach to physical and behavioral health care in medical practices. Experts share their experiences with pediatric and adult patients … Read more

Johnson of UK no longer faces fine over ‘partygate’ scandal | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By SYLVIA HUI – Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Metropolitan Police told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he faced no further action over lockdown-breaking gatherings at his official residence and other government sites, after police said on Thursday that it had concluded its investigation into the country’s coronavirus violations. limitations. Police said they issued a … Read more

In the 3rd year of the pandemic, medical educators are also feeling strains

A global pandemic stretching into its third year has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of healthcare systems. Medical training is no exception. To create a better understanding of the unique challenge medical educators face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to offer solutions, the AMA has created a resource with organizational steps … Read more

Private sector steps in to protect online health privacy, but critics say it can’t be trusted

Most people have at least a vague feeling that someone somewhere is doing something wrong with the data fingerprints created by their online activities: perhaps their use of an app allows that company to build a profile of their habits, or maybe they continue to be tracked by advertisements. It’s more than a feeling. Many … Read more

Can machine learning predict and prevent mental health issues?

In a recent study published in the natural medicine journal, researchers assessed the effectiveness of the machine learning model in predicting mental health crises. Timely recognition of those at risk for mental health deterioration has been reported to improve disease outcomes. However, manually reviewing patient records to identify these individuals is impractical due to the … Read more

Tea and infomercials: North Korea fights COVID with few tools | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During a recent late night visit to a pharmacy, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader’s lieutenants quarantined hundreds of thousands of suspected COVID-19 patients and urged people with mild symptoms to … Read more

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight ‘inflationary storm’ | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICK PERRY – Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand government announced Thursday that it will distribute an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million low-income adults to help them through what it describes as “the peak of the global inflationary storm”. The payments are part of a package … Read more

Number of suspected COVID-19 cases in North Korea approaches 2 million | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea reported an additional 262,270 suspected COVID-19 cases on Thursday as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and s is working to slow infections in its unvaccinated population. The country is also trying to … Read more

Lawyers: Georgia man’s death sentence is unconstitutional | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATE BRUMBACK – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was stayed by a judge this week argue he is not eligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function as a young child or a person with an intellectual disability. Lawyers for Virgil Delano … Read more