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In Global News: Airbnb for Cancer Treatment, Comics for Informing Consent, and Reducing Tobacco Use

Friday, April 12, 2019

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care and General Interest

Washington state will increase the age at which people can purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21, part of a growing Tobacco 21 law movement in the US that has the goal of reducing tobacco usage among teenagers and young adults.

Airbnb is expanding the reach of its Open Homes for Medical Stays program to help cancer patients afford lodging, if they have to travel long distances for treatment.

A report on US physician compensation from Medscape looks at salary and specialty satisfaction, pay disparities between and within specialties, and amount of time spent on paperwork.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Researchers from Germany report that using a comic-style narrative in the informed consent process for coronary angiography improved patient comprehension and reduced patient anxiety.

After finding that white light exposure overnight was harmful for mice recovering from experimental cardiac arrest, researchers want to know if orange-tinted glasses might help mitigate circadian disruption from hospital lights for heart patients.

Researchers from Australia report on their success with hearts transplanted after circulatory death.

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