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Tufts CTSI and Novartis collaborate to foster innovative translational research

Leaders from Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Novartis announced today a new collaboration to work together to foster innovative translational research and improve health through the exchange of expertise, resources, and educational opportunities.
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Researchers explore racial differences in patient characteristics, survival after heart attack

This study analyzed data for about 6,400 patients who had heart attacks to compare black and white patients across a range of characteristics (demographic, socioeconomic status, social factors, lifestyle factors, medical history, clinical presentation, health status and depression).
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PPM1D gene confers a survival advantage to stem cells after chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has been associated with increased risk of leukemia years after the treatment, but what leads to that association is not clear.
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Web-based intervention helps prevent depression among adolescents

Although up to 20 percent of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression.
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FDA authorizes two devices that provide real-time location of parathyroid tissue during surgery

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of two devices that provide real-time location of parathyroid tissue during surgical procedures such as thyroidectomy (surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid) and parathyroidectomy (surgery to remove one or more parathyroid glands).
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National Institutes of Health official visits UW to explain why they want your genome

The National Institutes of Health is looking for one million volunteers to participate in a health study that's billed as the largest research project in human history.
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How dogs could help eradicate malaria

Dogs have been trained to sniff out malaria in socks worn by African children, and they are remarkably good at it.
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Scientists figure out way to measure fetal cardiac electrical activity

Electrodes are placed on the patient's chest area to record cardiac electrical activity - e.g. to determine whether the heart rhythm is so irregular that treatment is required; a type of medical examination for which ECG serves well as a diagnostic tool.
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Researchers focus on whether eating enough protein can help delay disability in older adults

To live successfully and independently, older adults need to be able to manage two different levels of life skills: basic daily care and basic housekeeping activities.
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NIH increases funding through the BRAIN Initiative

The National Institutes of Health announces funding of more than 200 new awards, totaling over $220 million, through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, an exciting trans-agency effort to arm researchers with revolutionary tools to fundamentally understand the neural circuits that underlie the healthy and diseased brain.
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Research on student alcohol use can offer clues about interventions to reduce blackouts

College students who drink alcohol don't typically intend to drink to the point that they "black out," and they also don't fully grasp what specific drinking behaviors present the greatest risk of blackouts, a new series of studies finds.
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Study challenges pessimism around youth suicide prevention approaches

A comprehensive Australian study examining the global impact of suicide prevention approaches in young people has found that youth-specific interventions conducted in clinical, educational and community settings can be effective in reducing suicide-related behavior in young people at risk.
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What kind of personality are psychopaths attracted to?

A study found that people with psychopathic traits are more likely to be attracted to others on the same psychopathic spectrum. Psychopathic qualities include lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and other antisocial traits.Psychopathic traits aren't that attractive to non-psychopathic individuals. There's nothing in our society that rings more alarm bells than the prospect of psychopathic behavior. These traits are the most undesirable qualities a person can have. Impulsive, cold, removed and mor...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Personality, Innovation, Emory University, DSM, Susan Krauss Whitbourne


Psychopaths are attracted to other psychopaths

A study found that people with psychopathic traits are more likely to be attracted to others on the same psychopathic spectrum. Psychopathic traits aren't attractive to other people, but certain traits are considered more likeable than others. Psychopathic qualities include lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and other antisocial traits. There's nothing in our society that rings more alarm bells than the prospect of psychosis. These traits are the most undesirable qualities a person can have. Im...
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It’s time we start voting at our local hospitals

Early voting began recently in Texas with unprecedented excitement, as a record 15 million registered voters made their way to the polls. Reports say polls are looking more like Black Friday shopping lines than early voting locations. Although we cannot predict the results of the election, one thing is clear: healthcare is the top issue. This is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Here's What a Psychopath Actually Is

We use the term psycho all the time, but what does it actually mean? Read more...
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How to Use the End of Daylight Savings Time to Benefit Your Relationship

How will you spend your extra hour? Sleeping or connecting with your partner? Bummed about the shorter days and darker evenings ahead? Don’t be! The end of Daylight Savings Time 2018 is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to fall back in love by showering some extra sexy, snuggly attention on your partner. Here are 10 ways to use shorter days as a way to create big time love: 1. Create a Grand Romance Shorter nights are the perfect time to forego outside activities and reconnect with your...
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Amid addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid

In spite of the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new opioid medication for pain on Friday.
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Do You Really Need a Primary Care Doctor? 

You can get away without having a primary care physician (PCP) for a while if you’re young, healthy, and a little bit stupid. But over time you’ll have enough health concerns that avoiding a PCP will make your life more complicated. Here’s how to know when you hit that point:Read more...
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Insights Into Older Adult Patient Concerns Around the Caregiver Proxy Portal Use: Qualitative Interview Study

Background: Electronic patient portals have become common and offer many potential benefits for patients’ self-management of health care. These benefits could be especially important for older adult patients dealing with significant chronic illness, many of whom have caregivers, such as a spouse, adult child, or other family member or friend, who help with health care management. Patient portals commonly contain large amounts of personal information, including diagnoses, health histories, medica...
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How to enter the 'flow state' for effortless creativity

We experience the "flow state" when a given task becomes effortless and time slips by without our noticing.The concept has appeared in many ancient philosophies like Stoicism and Taoism, and modern research has confirmed this experience is real.By learning more about the flow state and how to trigger it, we can both work more productively and feel more satisfied with life. None When writing the Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton was said to have forgotten to eat, bathe, and sleep. Michelangelo,...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Motivation, Time, Happiness, Creativity, Innovation, Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Michelangelo, Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Kotler, Taoism, Flow Genome Project


Stop blaming senior moments

“He’s having a senior moment.” That dismissive phrase seems harmless, but, in reality, it leads to devastating, debilitating disease. I firmly believe that a generation from now, people will not know the pain of watching a loved one slip into oblivion. But the only way we will get there is we stop dismissing memory loss […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Freddie Mercury Didn’t Want to Be a ‘Poster Boy’ for AIDS — But He and Other Celebrities Played a Key Role in Its History

In the late '80s and early '90s, stars like Freddie Mercury made a big difference in promoting AIDS awareness
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Being a physician was never the objective. The goal was becoming one.

There is a saying among students that medical education is like “taking a drink out of a fire hydrant.” The simile evokes the torrent of information and the impossibility of taking it all in. The type of people who are admitted to medical school aren’t used to being wrong; to call them perfectionists wouldn’t be […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study offers new hope to patients with rare brain cancer

sGBM is a rare type of brain cancer in adults. The incidence varies from 2 to 5 per million people per year. For example, if Hong Kong's base population of 7.5 million people is taken as a reference, over 15 people will be diagnosed with sGBM tumors annually.
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10th child dies from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

A 10th child has died following an outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility, state health officials said.
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Genetic factors linked to obesity may lower metabolic risk

Experts believe that where on the body people store surplus fat, whether round their middle or round the liver, may be genetically determined.
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The 2 Personality Traits That Are Most Appealing

The study showed 128 young women personality profiles of various men. → 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...
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Too much Christmas music can mentally harm you

It's that time of year again, when we start hearing Christmas music at every store we go to. Studies show that hearing Christmas songs too many times increases stress. Maybe wait a few weeks before you start playing "Frosty The Snowman" everywhere you go, if you value your sanity. We've all heard it, the endless stream of Christmas music on the radio, in the mall, and on street corners that starts ever earlier and doesn't end until December 26th. Some love it, , but escape is all but impossible...
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Could Your Child’s Little Quirks Be Signs of OCD?

A friend of mine recently brought up a concern he had and was worried that he was overreacting. His son, who is friends with my youngest daughter, was beginning to struggle in school. It wasn’t that the educational material was beyond him. The problem was that his son refused to turn in the work he had already completed. In the beginning, my friend was just confused. The teacher sent a note home explaining that his son was doing the work but not handing it into her. When she had asked why, hi...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Personal, OCD, Michael J Fox, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Student Therapist, Liahona Academy, Pelini Sanya Psych Central Understanding, Heller Kalman



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