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Doctors share gun stories, demand action after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'

Two signs of the times: another mass shooting and more Twitter outrage. This time, though, the barbs over social media came from the medical community in response to a tweet from the National Rifle Association.
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Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

Recently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine. Leaders from the law, medicine, social sciences and computer sciences are speaking out about the challenges of using smart algorithms to solve social problems. While this topic might easily be dismissed as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Saliva-based RNA test could improve ability to accurately identify children with ASD

Newly published research shows that a saliva-based biomarker panel and associated algorithm could improve the ability to accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in its earliest stages, announced Quadrant Biosciences Inc.
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Listen: Teen vaping sparks FDA crackdown

Federal regulators want to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes at retail locations like gas stations and convenience stores.
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Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Brazil's Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying from the diseases in question.
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People are getting larger and will need more food than they once did

"It will be harder to feed 9 billion people in 2050 than it would be today," says Gibran Vita, a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology 's Industrial Ecology Program.
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Study examines effects of using massage roller on facial skin and blood flow

Facial massaging using a roller can increase skin blood flow for more than ten minutes after the massage. It can also improve vasodilation -- the widening of blood vessels, -- in the long-term, according to a study by researchers in Japan.
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Potential treatment for rare polio-like illness shows no signal of efficacy

Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for the polio-like illness causing paralysis in children, called acute flaccid myelitis.
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Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer's disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Study shows benefits of new spinal fusion surgical home pathway

A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children's National Health System.
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Infant girls fed soy formula more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as adults, suggests research

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction.
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High-tech brain surgery improves quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.
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What’s life like after depression? Surprisingly, little is known.

Most research on depression focuses on the afflicted, a new paper argues, overlooking a potentially informative group: people who have recovered.
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Miniature pacemakers aim to make heart procedures for infants less invasive, more efficient

At 2:15 p.m. C.T. on Sunday, Nov. 11, Rohan Kumthekar, M.D., a cardiology fellow working in Dr. Charles Berul's bioengineering lab at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of Children's National Health System, presents a prototype for a miniature pacemaker at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018.
Tags: Health, Heart Association, Children s National Health System, Rohan Kumthekar, Charles Berul


Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links more social media use to worse emotional states, and less use to better. To be clear on the terminology here, a simple survey might ask people to self-report that using Instagram makes them feel bad. A ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Depression, Hunt, Penn State, Facebook Snapchat, Melissa Hunt


Severe maternal morbidities highly linked to pregnant woman's risk of death

The number of severe maternal morbidities (SMM) a pregnant woman has is highly linked to her risk of maternal death, according to a new study by researchers at ICES and St. Michael's Hospital.
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New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States - benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found.
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Excessive use of social media through visual postings linked to increase in narcissistic traits

A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is associated with a subsequent increase in narcissism.
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Effective Ways to Minimize Stress

Last winter was comprised of the holidays, the snow, and oh yes, a whirlwind of colds. A parade of viruses and hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol and constantly washing my hands. I contribute a significant part of that to the germs of children; they’re cute and all, but I was working in an environment where little kids and their germs were quite prevalent. However, I had to look inward and hone in on the truth that I can be a variable in all this, too. I had to admit that stress can make me mor...
Tags: Psychology, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Wilson


Vulnerable young teenagers urgently need better sex education, say researchers

Sexually active teenagers who were offered rapid, confidential chlamydia testing and same-day treatment at college mostly did not take up the offer, largely due to ignorance about the risks.
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The Generalizability of Randomized Controlled Trials of Self-Guided Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressive Symptoms: Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis

Background: Self-guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapies (iCBTs) for depressive symptoms may substantially increase accessibility to mental health treatment. Despite this, questions remain as to the generalizability of the research on self-guided iCBT. Objective: We sought to describe the clinical entry criteria used in studies of self-guided iCBT, explore the criteria’s effects on study outcomes, and compare the frequency of use of these criteria with their use in studies of face-t...
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8 tips to land the residency of your dreams

After countless hours of hard work and three demanding years of medical school, it’s now time to face the spotlight! If your interview invites have started rolling in and you are feeling intimidated by the thought, follow these tips to land your first choice of clinical residency. 1. Be prompt with your responses to interview invites  […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


I Feel Like I Can’t Fully Feel My Emotions

Some emotions I feel very heavily, the strongest probably being I’m very passionate about certain things and very empathetic towards almost everything.. But some I cannot seem to feel at all, such as anger. Things that would anger almost anyone truly do not bother me like other people. And I can only think of a handful of times in my life I was remotely angry. And the rest of my emotions, like sadness, happiness, love, excitement and so on, I cannot seem to understand if I actually feel them. Wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


HEALTH & YOUTH CODE Team Up For Very NINE INCH NAILS-Esque New Track "Innocence"

It's really good. The post HEALTH & YOUTH CODE Team Up For Very NINE INCH NAILS-Esque New Track "Innocence" appeared first on Metal Injection.
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You can measure the pulse of a hospital by its coffee shop

I think you can tell a lot about how things are going in a hospital based on the amount of consumption of coffee by its employees. Visit the Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Roasterie, Einstein Brothers, or whatever coffee shop inhabits square footage in your hospital, and I’d venture to say that you can take the pulse […] 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, Starbucks Au Bon Pain Roasterie Einstein Brothers


How to Handle a Breakup in a Healthy Way (It's Possible!)

Breakups are the worst. Here's how to make them suck a little less.Breakups. They're never easy but we all go through them. But how do we do so in the healthiest possible way? Sometimes our first reaction is to get angry or maybe get into a deep depressive state. However, there are ways to use a breakup to your advantage and manage it well. Just follow the these simple steps to deal with your breakup in a healthy manner. 1. Contact Purge The first thing you should do after a breakup is to purg...
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Michelle Obama's miscarriage, fertility struggles are 'universal'

Free from the constraints she might have felt while living in the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama is getting personal, opening herself up to the world in bold ways in her memoir, "Becoming," out Tuesday.
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Doctors are pawns of the health care system

Doctors and other caretakers are the pawns of the health care system. We provide the services that allow hospitals and medical groups to bring in big revenue.  Unless we are contracting directly with insurers, doctors will never realize the true financial firepower that we have. As the health care environment evolves, we are seeing fewer […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Climate Change and Mental Health

One of the most important issues our world currently faces is global warming. While there appears to be no shortage of research exploring the environmental effects of climate change, what about its psychological effects on people? In a study discussed in detail here , researchers determined that the way people were affected mentally and emotionally by climate change depended on what type of particular concern they had regarding the environment. Results showed that those who were most...
Tags: Psychology, Climate Change, Suicide, Environment, Research, Global Warming, Stress, Trauma, Natural Disaster, Pollack, Hurricanes, David Pollack, Climate Change and Mental Health


Doctor to face Dutch prosecution for breach of euthanasia law

Lawyers claim elderly dementia patient did not clearly state she wanted to dieA doctor who slipped a sleeping drug into a 74-year-old woman’s coffee before administering a lethal drug as members of her family held her down is to be the first medic to be prosecuted for breaching Dutch euthanasia laws.A public prosecutor in The Hague said in a statement that the doctor could not have unambiguously come to the conclusion that the patient wanted to die. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Law, Society, World news, Mental Health, Netherlands, Assisted dying, The Hague



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