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Study links cellphones, cancer; FDA says it’s a bad connection

The results involve radio frequencies long out of routine use, and the Food and Drug Administration disagrees with the conclusions.
Tags: Health, News, World, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Nation & World


How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way

You're reading How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hey, don't you think you're a little over-stressed? Seriously, since when is it okay to let stress manage our lives? I argue that we don't have to be at it's mercy. As a matter of fact, I firmly believe that it's possible to overcome stress using only thought. Personally, I've managed to greatly...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Peter, Easier, Beat Stress, Avoid Stress, Benefits Of Mindfulness, Overcome Stress, Peter My


FDA isn't doing enough to prevent medical device hacking

The US Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to prevent medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps from being hacked, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General said Thursday.
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Why demanding a randomized controlled trial for vaccines is disingenuous

I swiped this editorial cartoon by Steve Sack from the redoubtable Dr. David Gorski’s blog, who goes by the nom-de-web of Orac. Recent epidemiology shows reducing the fraction of vaccinated children in the population rather promptly leads to a resurgence of the diseases vaccines protect against. This is the concept of community or herd immunity. Epidemiologists debate the concept […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Steve Sack, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, David Gorski, CRNA


The Importance of Building Our Community — So It Can Build Us

Our Environment Directly Affects Mental Health. We know that our environment directly impacts our mental health. And yet, when we talk about mental health, we usually focus on how to treat individuals rather than how to design community environments (i.e. roads, safe parks, job opportunities, and quality, affordable housing) for optimal mental health. Disinvestment in housing and schools, and limited employment opportunities can lead to poor mental health outcomes, like chronic stress and ...
Tags: Psychology, Social, Hope, Jobs, Safety, Housing, Relationships, Environment, Trust, Mental Health, Community, Neighborhoods, Publishers, Dignity, Wellbeing, Mental Health And Wellness


A Practical Do-It-Yourself Recruitment Framework for Concurrent eHealth Clinical Trials: Simple Architecture (Part 1)

Background: The ability to identify, screen, and enroll potential research participants in an efficient and timely manner is crucial to the success of clinical trials. In the age of the internet, researchers can be confronted with large numbers of people contacting the program, overwhelming study staff and frustrating potential participants. Objective: This paper describes a “do-it-yourself” recruitment support framework (DIY-RSF) that uses tools readily available in many academic research setti...
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Using Facebook for Health Promotion in “Hard-to-Reach” Truck Drivers: Qualitative Analysis

Background: Workers in the road transport industry, and particularly truck drivers, are at increased risk of chronic diseases. Innovative health promotion strategies involving technologies such as social media may engage this “hard-to-reach” group. There is a paucity of evidence for the efficacy of social media technologies for health promotion in the Australian transport industry. Objective: This study analyzed qualitative data from interviews and focus group discussions to evaluate a social me...
Tags: Health, Participatory Action Research, Facebook for Health Promotion, Healthy Facebook


Patients’ Experiences of Accessing Their Electronic Health Records: National Patient Survey in Sweden

Background: Internationally, there is a movement toward providing patients a Web-based access to their electronic health records (EHRs). In Sweden, Region Uppsala was the first to introduce patient-accessible EHRs (PAEHRs) in 2012. By the summer of 2016, 17 of 21 county councils had given citizens Web-based access to their medical information. Studies on the effect of PAEHRs on the work environment of health care professionals have been conducted, but up until now, few extensive studies have bee...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, Uppsala, Mann Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Accessing Their Electronic Health Records, Journalen


Medical waste is a bigger problem than you might realize

The nature of the crime? Bringing my reusable food container down for meals. I just wanted to avoid the Styrofoam plates and plastic silverware, but the lunch ladies were convinced I was asking for two portions’ worth of side dishes and then only paying for one. I wasn’t, although I admit to once sprinkling cheese from the salad […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Antibiotic found in dirt can destroy mutant mycobacteria responsible for TB, study suggests

For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis. And consistently, the microbe responsible for the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been fighting back. When confronted with current drugs, such as the antibiotic rifamycin, the bacterium often mutates in ways that make it resistant to the treatment.
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Open enrollment and a midterm preview

Nov. 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment for people buying their own coverage for 2019 in most states. Despite the turmoil surrounding the Affordable Care Act, most consumers will have more choices and mostly flat — and in some cases lower — premiums.
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New form of therapy may stop or reverse progressive vision loss

A new form of therapy may halt or even reverse a form of progressive vision loss that, until now, has inevitably led to blindness.
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Researchers take first step in bioengineering human uterus to treat endometrial diseases

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer.
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Billions in ‘questionable payments’ went to California’s Medicaid insurers and providers

California's Medicaid program made at least $4 billion in questionable payments to health insurers and medical providers over a four-year period because as many as 453,000 people were ineligible for the public benefits, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
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Why Plastic Wrap Is Wasteful And Safer Alternatives You’ll Love

Today, we are going to talk about plastic wrap alternatives because food waste is a major problem. By all accounts, we’re throwing away tons and tons (and tons!) of perfectly good food that could be feeding the entire population. Tossing out good food also wastes the resources to grow and produce it, transport it to stores and homes, and it wastes our hard-earned money to purchase it. Saving leftovers is important, but one of the most popular ways to keep them stored in the fridge – with p...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Eco-friendly, Reusable, Health & Fitness, Home Life, Reusable Bags, Enviroment, Organic or Eco-Friendly, Plastic Wrap, Abeego, Food Wrap


Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Psychiatrists and GPs increasingly combine mirtazapine with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or SNRI (serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant for patients whose depression does not respond to a single antidepressant.
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October Mileage Recap

I’d say I’m officially back to running.  With the Army Ten Miler under my belt and some more double digit runs on the way, it feels good to finally be able to train again.  I’m still working to bring the speed back as well and I am so stiff the day after a long run, but that will all improve with time. I’m also starting to think about my 2019 race season.  I’m still going to be doing quite a bit of rebuilding, but I’m hoping for some big things come mid-year.  I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned it...
Tags: Health, Army, Ohio, Triathlon


Does that patient really need antibiotics?

For those of you who have been following my story since this summer of 2018, you will remember that I quit my nine-to-five job to pursue a career in public speaking on a more semi-permanent basis. I started working essentially full-time with a national telemedicine company. I am extremely excited about the opportunity and very […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Medications, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure

A University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix researcher has received a $393,493 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research in reducing the risk of heart failure in patients with high blood pressure.
Tags: Health, National Institutes of Health, Nih, UA, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix


People infer personality traits by looking at body shape

When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Experts call for more targeted early interventions to tackle cancer

Policymakers around the world should consider introducing more targeted early interventions in a bid to tackle cancer, according to experts at the University of Stirling.
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"[P]oliticians like Mr. Trump who stoke anger and fear in their supporters provoke a surge of stress hormones, like cortisol and norepinephrine, and engage the amygdala..."

"... the brain center for threat.... This makes it hard for people to dial down their emotions and think before they act. Mr. Trump has managed to convince his supporters that America is the victim and that we face an existential threat from imagined dangers like the migrant caravan and the 'fake, fake disgusting news.'...  Just about any of us could be susceptible [to becoming violent] under the right conditions.... A 2011 study by Dr. Fiske and a colleague looked at 'social cognition' — the ab...
Tags: Psychology, Crime, Voting, Law, America, Brain, Trump, Stanley Milgram, Ann Althouse, Fiske, Emotional Politics, Gender Difference, Trump rhetoric, Mr Trump, Richard A Friedman


Integral Molecular wins NIH grant to initiate target discovery program for Alzheimer’s disease

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in membrane protein technologies, was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the NIH to initiate a target discovery program for Alzheimer's disease.
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3 Types Of Depression Identified

One type does not respond to SSRI antidepressants. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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The Usual Phobia Treatment Just Got Better (S)

For the study, 53 people with a fear of spiders were shown pictures of them on a computer screen. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How T...
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The Usual Phobia Treatment Just Got Better

For the study, 53 people with a fear of spiders were shown pictures of them on a computer screen. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How T...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Jeremy Dean


The Art Of The Tricky Work-Health Balance For Swamped Business Owners

by Mike Kappel, founder and CEO of Patriot Software When you own a small business, you might feel like you barely have time to do anything except work. Although that might be true, you’re going to dig yourself (and your business) into a rut if you don’t make time for your health. Work-health balance is a lot like work-life balance, but the priority is on balancing work and self-care. If you don’t take care of your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, both your work time and free tim...
Tags: Health, Startups, Work-life balance, APA, Mike, Thinking Aloud, Entrepreneur Advice, Managing Stress, Mike Kappel, Workplace health, Work-health Balance


Jewish hospital staff treated synagogue shooting suspect as he spewed hate

When the man charged with killing 11 people Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue arrived with injuries at Allegheny General Hospital, the staff -- some of whom are Jewish -- stepped up and did their jobs, even as he continued to spew hate, their boss said.
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How a Teacher Faces Her Students After a Mass Shooting

Keep Calm and Remain Positive I just couldn’t go there. Yesterday, I was teaching a writing class at a nearby college. Over the weekend, a man had gone into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed eleven people. It was another mass shooting. And I couldn’t talk about it in class. Usually, when a shooting occurred, I’d mention it and sometimes, we’d discuss it, but yesterday, it seemed too overwhelming to talk about. I consciously decided to ignore the current events of the hour and be positive. Wh...
Tags: Psychology, Pittsburgh


Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Last year, a 26-year-old man receiving treatment for leukemia went to a Swiss hospital's emergency room with a fever, a sore throat, and a cough, and was admitted. His condition worsened, and 17 days later, he died from severe complications of measles.
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