November Healthcare News

The Flu Shot Can’t Infect You and Other Flu Facts  Read
“A recent survey found that a large number of parents think the flu shot can result in flu infection. […]  Despite the danger there are many myths surrounding the flu shot that may lead people to avoid vaccination. This month a survey found that a majority of parents think the flu shot can even lead to the flu, which is not true, or that the flu vaccine doesn’t work. If you’re not sure what is a flu myth, we’ve rounded up the important facts.”

AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness Read

“The United States faces a mental health epidemic. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from a form of mental illness. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, 115 people die daily from opioid abuse, and one in eight Americans over 12 years old take an antidepressant every day. The economic burden of depression alone is estimated to be at least $210 billion annually, with more than half of that cost coming from increased absenteeism and reduced productivity in the workplace. In a crisis that has become progressively dire over the past decade, digital solutions — many with artificial intelligence (AI) at their core — offer hope for reversing the decline in our mental wellness. New tools are being developed by tech companies and universities with potent diagnostic and treatment capabilities that can be used to serve large populations at reasonable costs.”

Pharmacists Will Now Be Able to Help You Save Money on Prescriptions Read

“Congress has approved legislation that lifts a “gag rule” forbidding pharmacists from telling you when you can pay less for a prescription.”

How Sleep Deprivation Hinders Memory Read

“Researchers at Michigan State University conducted the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date, revealing just how detrimental operating without sleep can be in everything from bakers adding too much salt to cookies to surgeons botching surgeries.”