Tag Archives: STUDY

Smoking damages people’s ability to distinguish between colors, study reveals

Smoking more than a packet of cigarettes every day greatly increases the risk of losing the ability to distinguish between colors and different shades, a new study has revealed. A group of researchers from Rutgers University in the United States examined 71 healthy people who had smoked less than 15 cigarettes in their entire lives… Read More »

Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report. The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer in both men and women, including cervical cancer, as well as… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »