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Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is defined as the presence of bacteremia originating from an intravenous catheter. It is one of the major frequent, lethal, and costly complications of central venous catheterization and also the major common cause of nosocomial bacteremia. Intravascular catheters are integral to modern practices and are inserted in critically ill patients for the administration of fluids, blood products, medication, nutritional solutions, and hemodynamic monitoring. Central venous catheters (CVCs) pose a greater risk of device-related infections than any other type of medical device and are the major cause of morbidity and mortality. They are also the main…


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Attempts to market products as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes or as smoking cessation tools date back to the 1950s. The tobacco industry aimed to appeal to health-conscious consumers and respond to declining cigarette smoking rates attributable to tobacco control efforts (eg, smoke-free laws, media campaigns, taxation) and developing anti-smoking norms. Some tobacco industries made claims that their tobacco products cause less harm or deliver lower levels of chemicals than conventional cigarettes. More recently, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) marketing has often claimed e-cigarettes to be safer than combusted cigarettes. Such advertising claims of reduced exposure to harmful chemicals and reduced…


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Telemedicine, artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled medical devices, and blockchain electronic health records are just a few concrete examples of digital transformation in healthcare. These are completely reshaping how we interact with health professionals, how our data is shared among providers, and how decisions are made about our treatment plans and health outcomes. Innovation is the name of the game with the main goal of streamlining physicians’ work, optimizing systems, improving patient outcomes, reducing human error, and lowering costs through amazing web and mobile experiences. Unfortunately, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries have lagged behind when it comes to implementing digital strategies…


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In an age where we could book a flight or hotel room online in seconds, picking up the phone to schedule an appointment at a care facility could feel like a cumbersome chore. But healthcare is now quickly catching up, with the advent of online scheduling tools that allow patients to easily select a calendar slot that fits their busy schedules — while optimizing staff and location availability at the same time.

Once patients have scheduled their appointment, ongoing digital patient engagement could bring them further along on their journey. This could also potentially help to reduce the…


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While the health and ethical benefits are undeniable, switching to a plant-based diet is healthy for the environment as well. New research suggests that switching to a plant-based diet could reduce your personal environmental footprint more than switching to a hybrid car. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that around 30% of land on earth that is not covered by ice is either directly or indirectly used in the production of livestock. In the Amazon, for example, almost 70% of forest land has been converted to space that is primarily used as cattle pastureland. …


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More people are making sustainable choices in many areas of their lives. Organic food, natural care products and secondhand clothing could be the fastest-developing segments in their respective industries. There is clearly a spiraling call for items with simple ingredients, healthy benefits and kind credentials. This is the winning trifecta for sustainable products everywhere. We believe that the best spaces could follow a similar trajectory by embracing the organic, natural and “free from” categories that are now household terms. …


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Attempts to market products as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes or as smoking cessation tools date back to the 1950s. The tobacco industry aimed to appeal to health-conscious consumers and respond to declining cigarette smoking rates attributable to tobacco control efforts (eg, smoke-free laws, media campaigns, taxation) and developing anti-smoking norms. Some tobacco industries made claims that their tobacco products cause less harm or deliver lower levels of chemicals than conventional cigarettes. More recently, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) marketing has often claimed e-cigarettes to be safer than combusted cigarettes. Such advertising claims of reduced exposure to harmful chemicals and reduced…


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People are being encouraged to consume more plant-based foods to reduce the negative impacts of the modern food supply on human and global health. The food industry is therefore creating a new generation of plant-based products to meet this desire, including meat, fish, egg, milk, cheese, and yogurt analogs. The main challenge in this area is to simulate the desirable appearance, texture, flavor, mouthfeel, nutrition, and functionality of these products using healthy, affordable, and sustainable plant-derived ingredients, such as lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates.

The molecular and physicochemical properties of plant-derived ingredients are very different from those of animal-derived…


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Today, about 95 percent of Americans own cell phones, and about 77 percent own smartphones. These and other mobile devices could be leveraged to promote better health outcomes and develop access to care. mHealth or mobile health, refers to healthcare applications and programs patients use on their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. These applications allow patients to track health measurements, set medication and appointment reminders, and share information with clinicians. Users could access hundreds of mHealth applications, including asthma and diabetes management tools, as well as weight reduction or smoking cessation apps. …


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The plant-based food trend has experienced clear exponential development in recent years but the data behind what’s driving this trend remains somewhat fuzzy. In a new consumer survey released, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) has taken a closer look at consumer perceptions of these foods, finding that many consumers believe these foods to be healthier, and are not dissuaded by what plant-based critics often describe as a long list of processed ingredients.

The global vegan beauty products market accounted for nearly US$ 14.3 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 25.3 billion by 2029 and…

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