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EHR shortcomings harm care coordination, risk patient safety, study finds

Dive Brief: Shortcomings in EHR design and functionality, workarounds and care team communication issues are putting patient care and safety at risk, according to a new PLOS One report. Rather than improve communications within care teams, EHRs often have the opposite effect, especially while clinicians are in the patient’s room. The researchers observed care teams during… Read More »

Lesbians more likely to be overweight than straight women, study finds

The authors of the study say sexual identity should be considered as a “social determinant of health”. Lesbians more likely to be overweight than straight women, study finds Independent.ie Lesbian and bisexual women are at greater risk of being overweight than heterosexual women, research suggests. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/lesbians-more-likely-to-be-overweight-than-straight-women-study-finds-37839086.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37839115.ece/93738/AUTOCROP/h342/new.PNG Email Lesbian and bisexual women are at greater… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds high but variable STI rates in PrEP studies – is PrEP the cause or a potential solution?

Werner and colleagues analysed STI rates in 24 papers concerning 20 different studies of PrEP in gay and bisexual men. These studies included randomised controlled studies such as iPrEx, PROUD and Ipergay and their open-label extensions, as well as studies targeting particular populations such as the PrEPare study for teenagers. They also included country-specific demonstration… Read More »