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The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health

You're reading The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients…you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years,” said Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling. Modern research has confirmed Pauling’s belief as it has identified five vi...
Tags: Health, Featured, Lifehacks, Vitamin D, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Pauling, Vitamins, Gyorgyi, What Vitamins Should I Take, Vitamins for Improved Health, Linus Pauling Modern, Vitamin K Vitamin E Vitamin E, Albert Szent Gyorgyi


ChromDesign project trains budding scientists in 3D architecture of genome

How does the three-dimensional architecture of our genes affect the differentiation of cells and development of diseases? This is the question behind the European Innovation Training Network "ChromDesign- Chromatin and Design".
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New study does not support hypertensive effect from urate elevation

A study from a group of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may reduce the concern that elevating levels of urate, an approach being investigated to treat several neurodegenerative disorders, could increase the risk of hypertension.
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Smoking rates go down in the US, lowest since 1965

According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health's National Cancer Institute (NCI), released yesterday (8th November 2018), cigarette smoking is at its lowest in the United States since 1965.
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Female smokers at greater risk of heart attacks, finds study

According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal British Medical Journal.
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What's the best time of the day to lose weight?

Researchers have found that late afternoons and early evenings are the best time to lose weight as the metabolic rates are the highest around that time. The results of the study titled 'Human Resting Energy Expenditure Varies with Circadian Phase', is published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
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After Thousand Oaks mass shooting, experts warn against linking PTSD with propensity for violence

Mental health experts and veterans are cautioning the public about making assumptions about linking post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental illnesses to violence in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in which 13 lost their lives at a Thousand Oaks dance hall Wednesday night. Ian David Long, the 28-year-old suspect from Newbury Park, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013, leaving at the rank of corporal. He was a machine gunner in infantry combat and was dep...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Long, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Soccer, Marine Corps, Va, Long Beach, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Quantico


The main difference between functional medicine and evidence-based medicine

Figuring out what’s actually true is far harder than most people realize. Our brains are both hypothesis-generating machines and incredibly credulous. As a result, most of the things we believe to be true turn out to be false. We don’t just mistakenly believe that vaccines cause autism, that the flu shot can give us the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say.
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AI could help spot Alzheimer’s early finds study

Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease early in the course of disease say researchers. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology.
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How That Viral Video of a White House Reporter Messes With Your Mind

People see what they want to see in the Jim Acosta footage, experts say
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CDC Confirms First Death Related to Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey

Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill
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Seeing the Divine in the Everyday: Befriending God

In a recent article, called The Link Between OCD and GOD: How Religion Impacts Symptomology , I shared the stories of people whose OCD experiences were formulated as a result of their relationship, or lack thereof with a divine presence. Each of the three had either been indoctrinated to believe that God was either punitive and judgmental or inconsequential. As a result, they responded with rituals that they felt would protect them and their loved ones from harm. At the end of the article...
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Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows

As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from.
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Salk researchers solve genetic 'whodunnit' for cancer gene

Long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism, the protein complex AMPK also seemed to help some tumors grow, confounding researchers. Now, Salk Institute researchers have solved the long-standing mystery around why AMPK can both hinder and help cancer.
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Correlations Between Hospitals’ Social Media Presence and Reputation Score and Ranking: Cross-Sectional Analysis

Background: The US News and World Report reputation score correlates strongly with overall rank in adult and pediatric hospital rankings. Social media affects how information is disseminated to physicians and is used by hospitals as a marketing tool to recruit patients. It is unclear whether the reputation score for adult and children’s hospitals relates to social media presence. Objective: The objective of our study was to analyze the association between a hospital’s social media metrics and th...
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Using Facebook for Large-Scale Online Randomized Clinical Trial Recruitment: Effective Advertising Strategies

Targeted Facebook advertising can be an effective strategy to recruit participants for a large-scale online study. Facebook advertising is useful for reaching people in a wide geographic area, matching a specific demographic profile. It can also target people who would be unlikely to search for the information and would thus not be accessible via Google AdWords. It is especially useful when it is desirable not to raise awareness of the study in a demographic group that would be ineligible for th...
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Researchers reveal link between autoimmune and cardiovascular disease in mice

People with autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even though none of these conditions seem to target the cardiovascular system directly.
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PSA-based screening for prostate cancer: Interpreting the changing guidelines

Comparing the 2018 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening in the October 15th issue of American Family Physician with its previous recommendation, the first question family physicians ought to ask is: What new evidence compelled the USPSTF to move from recommending against PSA screening in all men to determining that there was a small net […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. ...
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The one easy trick that will sharpen your decision-making

Every month, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Executive Education and Wharton's Center for Leadership and Change Management come together to release a "nano tool" that hones in on small changes you can make to improve your performance and leadership abilities. Their September suggestion highlights the positive impact — and widespread usage amongst successful people — of walking while making difficult decisions or thinking through complex problems.Walking has a long history as a regular h...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Happiness, Research, Meditation, Mindfulness, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, Philosophy, Charles Dickens, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Stanford University, Aristotle, Elizabeth


“My-side bias” makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with

In what feels like an increasingly polarised world, trying to convince the "other side" to see things differently often feels futile. Psychology has done a great job outlining some of the reasons why, including showing that, regardless of political leanings, most people are highly motivated to protect their existing views.However a problem with some of this research is that it is very difficult to concoct opposing real-life arguments of equal validity, so as to make a fair comparison of people's...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Neuroscience, Innovation, Poland, Slovakia, Mind, Debate, BPS Research Digest, Cognitive Biases, Cognitive Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Vladimíra Čavojová


Common glaucoma tests can underestimate severity of the condition

The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia University study.
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Urging children to specialize in one sport at early age may not be best path to success

It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.
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Scientists move closer to gonorrhea vaccine after large-scale proteomic study

In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers at Oregon State University have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs.
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Researchers identify epigenetic changes that increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Small chemical changes in the DNA building blocks, which may be influenceable by lifestyle factors, can reduce the amount of IGFBP2. A DIfE / DZD research team has now reported in the journal Diabetes that these epigenetic changes increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
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B cell accumulation triggers nervous system damage in MS

B cells are important in helping the immune system fight pathogens. However, in the case of the neurological autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) they can damage nerve tissue.
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GW study examines impact of nervous system on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol, affects 1 in 3 Americans. NAFLD is a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and hepatic carcinoma, and incidence of the disease is increasing with the growing obesity epidemic in the United States.
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Researchers secure NIH grant to prevent heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients

Researchers at New York Institute of Technology have secured a grant for $391,041 from the National Institutes of Health that may allow for improved understanding of vascular calcification and prevent heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients.
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New, naturally low-caffeine option for tea drinkers

Tea drinkers who seek the popular beverage's soothing flavor without its explosive caffeine jolt could soon have a new, naturally low-caffeine option.
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Half Stripe Compression Socks

Unlike most compression socks, these ones from Happy Socks don’t look like compression socks—thanks to their cheerful, colorful pattern. By staying tight and high on the leg, the socks allow for better blood-flow during long flights and reduce leg swelling. Made from combed cotton, polymide and elastane, they function like performance socks.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Design, Air Travel, Compression Socks, Travel Accessories, Happy Socks



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