News Clips for June 29, 2018

Education for the future

We asked young scientists: Are our schools and universities adequately prepared to educate young people for future challenges? What is the most pressing issue in your field, and what one improvement could your country make to its current education system to prepare students to face it?

New, more reliable way of detecting high BP reported

A program that combined automated office BP/home BP measurement detected ‘white-coat’ BP elevation and reduced unnecessary antihypertensive therapy, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Doctors should know the cost of the drugs they prescribe, but most don't

On July 1, more than 30,000 new doctors will begin medical residency and have the honor of serving patients across the spectrum of health care. I am one of them. And I'm concerned that we will contribute to the $750 billion epidemic of excessive health care spending, according to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, and risk financially hurting our patients if we do not know the cost of what we prescribe.

Utah governor would pick replacement for Sen. Mike Lee if he's named to Supreme Court

If President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court is Sen. Mike Lee, one of two Utahns on his shortlist, it will be up to Gov. Gary Herbert to name the state's next senator. But don't look for Herbert to appoint himself.

National Academy Report Urges Stronger Coal Dust Monitoring Amid Black Lung Surge

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences says the coal mining industry needs a “fundamental shift” in the way it controls exposure to coal and rock dust in order to prevent lung disease among miners.

Car Infotainment Systems Are Dangerous Distractions for Drivers, Study Finds

Driving while distracted is a dangerous affair, which is why using smartphones while behind the wheel is a huge offense in many places. However, infotainment systems in cars seem to be immune to such criticisms.

5 Foods That Are Not As Healthy As They Seem

We often mistake or overestimate the nutritional value of foods and drinks due to the way they are marketed. Other times, it may be less a matter of nutrition and more about consuming them in the right state and portion size. Here are five foods that may not be as healthy or harmless as you would believe.

Osteoporosis cases could soar 300% among men

June is Men’s Health Month, an annual commemoration intended “to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys,” according to MensHealthMonth.org.