Cases of acute flaccid myelitis on the rise say federal health officials

The cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) – a polio like debilitating illness affecting children is still on the rise announced the health officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this Monday (5th November 2018).
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Cancer risk linked to mobile phone radiation in rats but cannot be extrapolated to humans

A new study on laboratory rats has shown that mobile phone radiation exposure is linked to cancers of the brain, heart and the adrenal glands. The rats however were exposed to very high amounts of radiation which is much more than what humans are exposed when they use cell phones.
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Energy drinks narrow blood vessels within 90 minutes of intake

Researchers have found that within one and half hour of taking an energy drink the internal diameter of the blood vessels is reduced by half on an average. As the blood vessels narrow, the vital blood supply to the organs also reduces and this can lead to several problems – heart attacks and strokes being just two of them.
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5 of the strangest psychology cases in history

Psychologists are faced with many patient mysteries.The cases reveal the complexity of humans.Neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote about a number of very strange cases. None As billions of people fade in and out of history on this dusty rock, there are bound to be many strange ones. With the advent of psychology, the study of those who don't fit the norm have provided many invaluable clues about who we are as a species, what we want as individuals, how our brains work, as well as shining a light on ou...
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Alcohol misuse by over-50s on rise in Australia and New Zealand, study finds

It’s ‘critically important’ to identify hazardous drinking in older people, researchers sayAdults over 50 in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly drinking at hazardous levels requiring hospitalisation, research presented at an international alcohol conference on Tuesday has found.Researchers from Massey University, the University of Auckland and the University of New South Wales concluded it was now critical for aged-care workers and doctors to identify alcohol misuse in older people, as w...
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Spanking Harms Children, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Experiencing corporal punishment makes it more, not less, likely that children will be defiant and aggressive in the future"
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A physician’s experience with time stress

I have two Achilles’ heels.  Two mental health issues that continually challenge me no matter how introspective and self-aware I become.  One is food.  I have talked before about how food was my money.  As annoying as that can be, I feel like I have a good hold on that one.  With the right intentions and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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This Migrant Caravan Isn’t The First; Trump is Exploiting This One

For years, caravans of migrants from Central America have traveled through Mexico without a military response from the Trump administration. Like the current movement, refugees flee violence in their home countries and travel in groups to try to make the journey safer. When the asylum process works some refugees are granted a hearing. Wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet is better than being threatened with violence back home. Trump and the Republican leadership know that these caravans are not ...
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Nine in 10 operations to remove children's tonsils 'unnecessary'

Most of those undergoing procedure in England did not appear to need it, report showsMore than 88% of surgeries to remove children’s tonsils are unnecessary, according to new research, with experts warning the procedure could do more harm than good.According to researchers, about 37,000 tonsillectomies were performed on children in England by the NHS between April 2016 and March 2017, carrying a bill of £42m. Continue reading...
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‘Incredible 2020’ initiative unveiled by ATCC at Neuroscience 2018

Reinforcing its long-established reputation for quality and reliability as the steward for credible biomaterial and standards in the biological sciences, ATCC today announced details of its new initiative, Incredible 2020.
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How to eat healthy while traveling

Eating right while traveling can be tough. Your schedule is thrown out of whack, and there’s a good chance that the food options at most airports or hotels are more in line with Guy Fieri than Antoni Porowski. Sometimes, it can feel like the only option is to abandon your healthy eating goals or go hungry. But you don’t have to let a flight, long hotel stay, or road trip push you into a spiral of fast food and snacks. We reached out to nutritionists to gather the best tips for healthy eating ...
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Multiphoton microscope for neurobiology applications announced by Bruker at Neuroscience 2018

At the 2018 Annual SfN meeting, Bruker announced the release of the Ultima 2Pplus next-generation multiphoton, all-optical stimulation and simultaneous imaging platform for neurobiology applications.
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He ate a slug on a dare, became paralyzed from rat lungworm disease and died

An Australian teen rugby player who ate a slug on a dare and became paralyzed 8 years ago from rat lungworm disease has died.
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Understanding the Female Psyche in Light of the “Me Too” Movement

With the Me Too movement underway in the past year women from all walks of life, renowned or not, have been coming forward to share vulnerable experiences of sexual assault and misconduct. Women have been speaking out against the alleged misconduct of actors, politicians, movie moguls, and Supreme Court justices. Women have been speaking out on social media and in smaller circles as well, among groups of friends. There is a website for this movement, too, which serves as a platform for women...
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The surprising benefits of coming in second place

Everyone loves the rewarding feeling of achieving a goal, but as it turns out, coming up short may not be such a bad alternative. In fact, it may even help you live longer. According to a University of Virginia study published in the Journal of Health Economics, Olympic silver medalists tend to live longer and earn more than gold medalists, which has prompted researchers to investigate what happens after the big win, and why second-place athletes are prospering later in life.The researchers comp...
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We need to make better use of the health team and technology

Nearly a quarter of a century ago (good heavens, I can hardly believe I have to say that!), when I was just starting out as a junior faculty attending, I remember one of my mentors taking me to the hospital with him on morning rounds to see all of his patients who were admitted to […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Why Trump’s Anti-Migrant Ad is Terrible but May Work

President Trump has approved an ad which is wrong on so many levels but may work as he hopes. Watch: The ad uses misinformation and the vivid case of an unrepentant cop-killer to provoke fear. Then the ad offers the protective strategy of voting for Republicans. The ad is terrible because of the misinformation and stereotyping but may work because it gives a strategy to address the fear it creates. Here are the problems: Shock! The Ad Isn’t Truthful The ad claims Democrats let the convicted...
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Clinicians’ Selection Criteria for Video Visits in Outpatient Care: Qualitative Study

Background: Video visits with patients were introduced into outpatient care at a hospital in Sweden. New behaviors and tasks emerged due to changes in roles, work processes, and responsibilities. This study investigates the effects of the digital transformation—in this case, how video visits in outpatient care change work processes and introduce new tasks—to further improve the concept of video visits. The overarching goal was to increase the value of these visits, with a focus on the value of c...
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Random intimate relationship health thoughts

Many of us are married, or paired with someone, happily or otherwise. Some random thoughts based on personal and observational experience, in no particular order. What I do claim is that an acceptable partnership is absolutely a health issue. For many obvious reasons, including simply not being alone when a health crisis or injury happens. From a survivalist point of view, a healthy relationship is a great thing. a) A marriage is about sex, intimacy and sharing of yourself with your partner, ot...
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Track Your Sleep With the Apple Watch

I share my bedroom with at least one person, sometimes two or three depending on whether any children migrate during the night. So I feel like I have a superpower when I wake up and silence my alarm five minutes before it actually goes off. I’m not super, of course: it’s just a silent alarm on my Apple Watch.Read more...
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Explain hemoglobin A1c in 2 minutes

It was a slow day in the emergency department. I was sitting across the bedside from my patient who came in for a left forearm infection checkup. She was a 73-year-old female with a history of diabetes. She was elegant and soft-spoken. Prior to examining her wound, which had been worsening, I asked her what […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The final finisher: The inspiring stories of last-place marathon runners

When Simon Kindleysides crossed the finish line at the Virgin Money London Marathon this year, what followed was a blur -- but he became a "superhero" to his kids, and he set a world record in becoming the first paralyzed man to complete the race on foot.
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Why some people hate Jews and Asian-Americans

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy and her colleagues have developed a "theory of prejudice" that goes deeper than a simplistic us-versus-them mindset. According to her research, when the world feels volatile or the economy is tanking, groups that are stereotyped as both "cold" ("unfriendly" and "untrustworthy") and "competent" ("ambitious, intelligent and skillful") are more likely to be targeted for, um, extermination. According to Cuddy's op-ed in the the New York Times, "a widespread stereotype ...
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Scientists study the psychology of death metal

Psychology professor William Forde Thompson of Australia's Macquarie University and his colleagues have published a series of scientific papers about the appeal of death metal. The scientists were surprised to learn that death metal fans aren't particularly angry or violent people and actually in a happy place whilst head-banging to the likes of Morbid Angel (above) and Cannibal Corpse (below). The research reminds me of how my dad was always so surprised by my love for goth music even though I...
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The Tibetan Magnificent 7 - Fountain of Youth Exercises

These will take only about 5 minutes or less a day to start. Only the open minded need apply. These came from the Tibetan Five Rites. The story goes like retired British Colonel heard word in the late 1800's about some fountain of youth type rites/exercised in Tibet. Being retired, nothing to do, he traveled to Tibet. White people and foreigners weren't normally allowed in Tibet, so he disguised himself as a poor beggar. Long story short, he made it in, was accepted and lived th...
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Here’s what the third year of medical school taught me

The dawn of 2018 brought new hopes and new promises for me as I began the third year of my medical school journey. This marked the beginning of a challenging era, one that would test my capabilities to the fullest but also one that was the culmination of countless sacrifices and the fulfillment of years […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A Sign of Below Average IQ

The average IQ for the population is 100. → 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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4 keto diet variations: Do they work?

The traditional ketogenic diet requires only 5% carbohydrate intake per day.Alternatives considered "less restrictive" are gaining in popularity. What you get out of each diet depends on what you're trying to accomplish. None Twenty years ago, while I was working as a reporter in Princeton, I met a vegetarian butcher. She was a hearty Russian grandmother, very reminiscent of my own. Day after day she sliced meat in her deli but refrained from indulging—except, she told me, around Thanksgiving. T...
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Being fit boosts your tolerance for cold weather

A new study on mice shows that exercise helps them shiver longer.Brown fat did not seem to be the deciding factor in the mice's ability to combat the cold.The combination of exercise and brown fat is a more likely reason why we can endure extreme temperatures. None Scott Carney was skeptical when he first visited Wim Hof. Ice baths, hyperventilation, long breath holds, and scaling world-class mountains shirtless sounded suspect. Yet once he experienced the results of Hof's unique training method...
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There’s a Psychiatrist Crisis in America That Few Are Talking About

There’s a psychiatrist crisis in America and virtually nobody is having a serious conversation about how to fix it. It’s not clear how we, as a nation, can brag about our amazing healthcare system when finding a psychiatrist who takes your insurance and is open to new patients is virtually impossible in most places in the U.S. Even worse is that the crisis is still growing and little is being done to avert it. Over at Popula, Jameson Rich details his ordeal in trying to find a new psychiatris...
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