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Behavioural Economics And Its Application In Digital & mHealth

Improving people’s health and supporting improved clinical outcomes for patients is predominantly about behavioural change. Certainly digital health interventions are predicated on the idea that we can modify behaviour, whether this is adherence to medication or changes in lifestyle. Unfortunately this is not easy to achieve, human beings are complex and when it comes to health this complexity is magnified.

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Declines in Dementia: Of Hearts and Minds

In this season when we are meant to be thankful, but when so many of us have had so many reasons to be otherwise - we have received a timely, welcome bit of universally good news. Rates of dementia in the United States appear to be declining. 

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Science, Sense, and Social Media: Truth and Lies, In An Age of Endless Echoes

Misinformation is very much in season. Disclosures since the presidential election about massively disseminated misinformation, some of it inadvertent, some of it willfully manipulative, have come fast and furious. 

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What We Know about Diet, Why Time Is of The Essence

As a year of particular assaults on everything anybody thinks they know about diet and health, including if not particularly the science underlying the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, winds down - it’s inevitable to reflect on what anyone truly knows about diet, and how we know it. The merchants of doubt, profiting handsomely from the status quo and perpetual confusion, would have you think no one knows much of anything, so enjoy some Coke with those fries. 

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Pharmacy Personnel, Here’s How to Leave Work Safely

There has been a recent story in the news about a Publix Pharmacy employee, Alvin Ahmed, who went missing after his shift at his pharmacy about a week ago. There hasn’t been many updates so far except for Facebook posts by Alvin’s brother, Kalvin. I cannot imagine what him and his family must be going through. But, in a recent post Kalvin mentioned he hoped this situation would bring awareness to prevent this from happening to someone else and with that in mind, I hope this article provides some best practices that every pharmacy individual could follow to do just that.

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Can Butter, Possibly, Be Back?

These days, it is very much in vogue - literally, as well as figuratively - to ask: is butter back? But this question is ineluctably contingent on another: is it even possible for butter to be back? The answer to that one is, self-evidently: no.

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Treating A Migraine With A Simple Puff Of Air

A headache, particularly a migraine, can be a stifling condition. In fact, migraine is the third most common disease in the world and more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.