Public Health

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Transgender youth at increased risk for sexual assault with restrictive bathroom policies

1. In this nationwide survey, the majority of transgender or nonbinary youths were significantly more likely to experience sexual assault when subjected to restrictive...

Quick Take: Individualised nutritional support in medical inpatients at nutritional risk

Malnutrition is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend considering placing medical inpatients deemed to be at risk of malnutrition...

Quick Take: Lay health supporters aided by mobile text messaging to improve adherence, symptoms,...

Schizophrenia is a significant cause of disability worldwide, and medication adherence remains poor in low- and middle-income countries. This is, in part, due to...

Poor olfaction linked to increased mortality in older adults

1. In this prospective cohort study, poor olfaction was associated with mortality in older adults2. Poor olfaction was an independent predictor of mortality, separate...

Provision of medically-tailored meals linked with lower admissions and medical spending

1. In this retrospective analysis from Massachusetts, the provision of ten ready-to-consult medically-tailored meals (MTMs) to participants was linked to fewer inpatient and skilled...

Skipping breakfast associated with increased cardiovascular mortality

1. In this prospective cohort study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (1988 – 1994), people who self-reported...

Quick Take: Screening for breech presentation using universal late-pregnancy ultrasonography

Fetal presentation has long been determined by way of clinical examination only, despite the relative ease with which breech presentation can be identified through...

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

1. This prospective cohort study suggested that nutrients derived from food were associated with lower risks of all-cause death among participants.2. Excess calcium intake...

Medicaid expansion associated with improved relative racial disparities in birth outcomes

1. State Medicaid expansion was not associated with differences in overall rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes.2. There were improvements in...

Quick Take: Discovery and validation of a prognostic proteomic signature for tuberculosis progression

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death by an infectious disease. Identifying affected individuals, particularly if they are asymptomatic, however, remains a challenge...
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