The Health News USA February 26 2018

  • A new study shows millennials may be successful in many ways, but they are failing when it comes to cleaning their teeth. Research commissioned by Hello Products, an oral care start-up, found that only 30% brush their teeth just once a day. Of the 2,000 Americans surveyed, the average person had gone more than 2 days at a time without brushing their teeth at least once a day. Of the group, 62% said were too afraid to visit the dentist, with millennials more likely to be afraid of the dentist than any other age group.
  • New data and physician recruiters report that against a backdrop of mental health crises from mass shootings to an increase in suicides, there’s an unprecedented demand for psychiatrists.  For years now, the U.S. health system has lacked enough primary care providers like family physicians and internists as more Americans with a pent up demand for treatment gained the ability to pay under the Affordable Care Act. But mental health needs in communities across the country are becoming as critical with no way of filling the void in sight.
  • A new study that was recently in Environmental Health Perspectives found toxic levels of certain metals may be leaking from the heating coils of e-cigarettes, causing users to inhale the metals each time they use the device. The study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, looked at a small sample of devices and found a significant number produced aerosols with potentially dangerous levels of lead, chromium, manganese and nickel.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 26th of February 2018. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/02/23/one-third-millennials-brush-teeth-just-once-day-study-shows.html

A new study shows millennials may be successful in many ways, but they are failing when it comes to cleaning their teeth. Research commissioned by Hello Products, an oral care start-up, found that only thirty percent brush their teeth just once a day. Of the two thousand Americans surveyed, the average person had gone more than two days at a time without brushing their teeth at least once a day.
….
Of the group, sixty two percent said were too afraid to visit the dentist, with millennials more likely to be afraid of the dentist than any other age group. In fact, many of those polled said they would rather face their fears of public speaking than take a seat in the dentist’s chair. Even more surprising, thirty three percent said they would rather go without sex for a month than undergo a dental procedure.

But studies have connected good oral hygiene to healthy people. Doctor Lawrence Fung, founder of Silicon Beach Dental said: “Research has shown that there are many linkages to oral health and your overall health.” These are the top ten reasons why Americans avoid the dentist: Fear of painful treatment; Fear of pain after treatment; Noise of the dental drill; Negative past experiences; That the anesthetic won’t work; Dental instruments; Gag easily; Afraid of being poked with a sharp object; feelings of helplessness; Embarrassment due to oral hygiene.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/02/25/psychiatrist-shortage-escalates-as-u-s-mental-health-needs-grow/#1bccd01a1255

New data and physician recruiters report that against a backdrop of mental health crises from mass shootings to an increase in suicides, there’s an unprecedented demand for psychiatrists.
For years now, the U.S. health system has lacked enough primary care providers like family physicians and internists as more Americans with a pent up demand for treatment gained the ability to pay under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, insurers emphasize value-based care that encourages patients to get better treatment upfront in a doctor’s office.

But mental health needs in communities across the country are becoming as critical with no way of filling the void in sight. Behavioral health facilities, hospitals and addiction centers cannot find the psychiatrists they need.
….
Psychiatrists continue to be the second-most highly recruited doctor after family physicians one year after MerrittHawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, released a report showing the firm conducted “more searches for psychiatrists in the last year than it has in any previous twelve-months in the firm’s thirty year history.”

That two thousand seventeen report tracked more than three thousand two hundred physician and advanced practitioner recruiting assignments the firm conducted from April one, two thousand sixteen to March thirty one, two thousand seventeen. Merritt says the demand for psychiatrists continues to be outpaced only by family doctors. A decade ago, psychiatrists were ranked ninth on Merritt’s most requested searches for a physician.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-02-23/study-potentially-toxic-level-of-metals-found-in-e-cigarettes

A new study that was recently in Environmental Health Perspectives found toxic levels of certain metals may be leaking from the heating coils of e-cigarettes, causing users to inhale the metals each time they use the device.

The study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, looked at a small sample of devices and found a significant number produced aerosols with potentially dangerous levels of lead, chromium, manganese and nickel. According to a press release for the study, repeated exposure to such metals can lead to lung, liver, immune, cardiovascular and brain damage, and even cancers. Almost half of the samples had lead concentrations higher than health-based limits set by the EPA. The researchers also detected significant levels of arsenic, a highly toxic, metal-like element, in the refill e-liquid and e-liquid tank and the aerosol samples.

….
Use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has become a popular alternative among traditional cigarette smokers because it provides the nicotine hit they crave without smoking’s extreme health risks. However, teens and middle schoolers have also picked up the habit. In a survey conducted in December two thousand seventeen, almost seven percent of eighth graders, thirteen percent of tenth graders and almost seventeen percent of high school seniors had vaped in the past month.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the power to regulate e-cigarettes, but is still figuring out how. Researchers are hopeful results of studies showing the harmful levels of toxic metals in e-cigarettes will help the FDA create rules to govern the devices.

Liked it? Take a second to support healthprofessionalradio on Patreon!

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.