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Patient survey shows unresolved tension over health data privacy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: ama-assn.org A new examination of patient perspectives on data privacy illustrates unresolved tension over the eroding security and confidentiality of personal health information in a wired society and economy. More than 92% of patients believe privacy is a right and their health data should not be available for purchase, according to a survey (PDF) released today by the American …

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National Cancer Institute QUIETLY Confirms That Cannabis Treats Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: dailyhealthpost.com From: healthandhomeremedies.com It’s official: the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has posted information on its website that confirms what anyone who reads articles on natural health has long known: cannabis cures cancer. It is true that cannabis is on Schedule 1 of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list in accordance with the Controlled Substances Act—the same Schedule on which …

Mental Health Services Should Be Part of Emergency Disaster Care: Review

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From Drugs.com Comprehensive mental health services — including diagnosis and treatment — should be an integral part of emergency medical services after disasters, say researchers who analyzed 222 published studies on the issue. Unlike physical injuries, mental health problems following disasters may not be obvious in victims, according to the authors of the review published in the Aug. 7 issue …

Obesity as a Disease?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From Ardis D. Hoven, President, American Medical Association Obesity has been called many things — an epidemic, a major public health problem, an urgent chronic condition — but is it a disease? The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest physician organization in the nation, has decided that it is. One in three American adults is obese, and the rate of …