Guns Increase Suicide Mortality

From Healthcare Triage. A new study out in the Annals of Internal Medicine studied suicide cases in the United States between 2007 and 2014. The researchers were specifically examining the demographics associated with the methods and mortality rates of these cases. If you or someone you know is dealing with thoughts of suicide, there is…

Samoa’s Devastating Measles Outbreak: An Antivax Story

From Healthcare Triage. Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases but is preventable with high vaccination rates. Unfortunately, this isn’t happening everywhere, including in Samoa. Related HCT episodes: 1. Measles and Immunity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_rkOpdgZLc Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2.…

Vaping Update: Policy Versus Reality

From Healthcare Triage. We’ve been covering the news on recent vaping-related lung injuries, and a lot has happened since our last video. Time for an update! Related HCT episodes: 1. Why A Spike in Vaping Deaths and Illnesses? 2. Is Vaping Linked to Lung Cancer? We Turn to Mice. Be sure to check out our…

Does Healthcare Coverage Lead to Increased Immigration?

From Healthcare Triage. Combining immigration and healthcare leads to an uproar of opinions, with data often taking a backseat. In light of this we’re focusing on the results of a new study this week examining whether offering healthcare coverage affects rates of immigration. Link to study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4241?guestAccessKey=0118c88b-c63f-4e86-89fe-33b161c70582 Link to editorial: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4247?guestAccessKey=addf5805-2105-44c5-b0e9-b17eb1a16621 Related HCT episodes: 1.…

Antibiotic Resistance: What Can You Do?

From Healthcare Triage. The impact of antibiotics on human health cannot be overstated. They are a big deal. And thanks to evolution, more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Is there anything we can do? Yes. Let’s talk about it. PEW Antibiotic Development Visualization Tool: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/data-visualizations/2019/five-year-analysis-shows-continued-deficiencies-in-antibiotic-development Related HCT episodes: 1. How New Drugs…

From DNA to Diagnosis: Healthcare Triage Podcast

From Healthcare Triage. Aaron talks to Dr. Tatiana Foroud about her career and her current work in genetics and genomics. Her work spans from the early days of searching for DNA markers for rare disorders to today’s search for genetic causes and potential treatments around Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Foroud’s career relates a story about how…

Going Hungry is not Great for your Health

From Healthcare Triage. About 50 million people in the United States don’t have access to enough food to support a healthy lifestyle. The technical term for this is food insecurity, and over 40% of people in the United States will experience it during their adult lives. This pervasive problem has a lot of associated health…

Your Diet and Depression

From Healthcare Triage. A recent study is getting a lot of press for its results on diet and depression, and it’s a randomized controlled trial. Related HCT episodes: 1. Do antidepressants work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43RHZVdo5g Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check out…

Is Vaping Linked to Lung Cancer? We Turn to Mice.

From Healthcare Triage. We don’t yet know the long-term health consequences of e-cigarettes, and gaining that knowledge could take decades. However, a recently published study in mice offers new data for consideration. Related HCT episodes: 1. Why the Spike in Vaping Deaths? https://youtu.be/Q4pT1-QWvQU Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links:…