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Stem cells transplanted for treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Japanese researchers have last week transplanted stem cells into a patient’s brain as part of an experimental therapy for Parkinson’s disease. The team at Kyoto University used induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells for their procedure. These iPS cells have the capacity to turn into any cell in the body.
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Cholesterol control revised in the latest AHA/ACC guidelines

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released their latest 121 page guidelines on risk assessment and management of high cholesterol for people who are at a greater risk of heart attacks or strokes.
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Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear

Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. The actual dementia symptoms could be seen up to 10 years after these signs are visible on the scans they add. If proven robust for all cases, this test could soon become routine for screening middle aged individuals and classifying them as high risk for dementia later in life.
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Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work – And What Does

You're reading Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work – And What Does, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You might be anxiously wondering where this article is going to go, so just in case you're about to judge me as some negative Nancy that's going to bash positive thinking, I'd like to clear that up because that's not what I'm about to do. I'm going to use a deep dive into The Th...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Success, Lifehacks, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Nancy, Pickthebrain, Don, George Pransky, Rob Kish


3 things physicians can learn from politicians

Shock. Horror. Did you just read the title correctly, or are you seeing things? Well, after you recover from the shock of reading a line you probably never thought you could possibly see in writing — let me tell you this: Physicians and politicians are probably as opposite as you can imagine in terms of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Hancock to tell summit of goal to revolutionise NHS with new tech

Health secretary to speak at GovTech summit in Paris and meet Emmanuel MacronThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, is to meet the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and other world leaders at a summit on new technologies that could revolutionise health and social care.The minister will champion the UK’s genomics, life sciences and artificial intelligence programmes as he addresses the GovTech summit in Paris on Monday about how innovation can transform ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, NHS, Paris, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Govtech, Emmanuel MacronThe


New Medicare Advantage benefits will be hard for seniors to find

Medicare officials have touted the expansion as a way to keep seniors healthy and independent, yet a full listing of the new services is not available on the web-based “Medicare Plan Finder,” the government tool used to sort through dozens of plan options.
Tags: Health, Wellness, News, Nation, Medicare, New Medicare Advantage, Nation & World


Teaching Your Child Body Positivity

Today’s society has an image-driven culture that focuses on unrealistic standards of beauty for people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. These standards not only have a negative impact on adults but are impacting children with alarming consequences. Eating disorders among children have increased significantly in the past 20 years. While the greatest prevalence is among adolescents ages 13 to 18, children as young as 5 years old are dieting. More than ever, it’s important to teach children ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating, Exercise, Publishers, Children And Teens, Physical Activity, Don, Mental Health America, Self Image, Body positivity, Positive Body Image, Standards Of Beauty


Changing the focus from physician burnout to physician well-being

Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly anticipating our vacation, I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


FERTILITY DETOXIFICATION FOR PREGNANCY

The EPA estimates that the average American has at least 400 toxic compounds in their body! Here are some ways to help you body detoxify especially if you are trying to enhance your fertility and prepare your body for pregnancy: It has been estimated that your egg quality is determined up to three months before ovulation. So the time is now to start detoxifying. PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY DETOX Psyllium Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s s...
Tags: Health, Epa, Infertility, Psyllium, Epsom, Aztecs, Sandy Robertson, Moonstone, Spirulina


An Easy Way to Reduce Depression And Loneliness

Reducing loneliness and depression could be as simple as this... → 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...
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The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit | Editorial

The suffering grows and no end is in sight. This is turning out to be our crime tooThe suffering of civilians in Yemen is not only the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It is a crime. Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman says her country is being “systematically destroyed”. Half of the country’s 22 million inhabitants are on the brink of starvation; 1.8 million children are severely malnourished. For many it is already too late. The United Nations predicts this could become the worst famine for...
Tags: Health, Politics, Saudi Arabia, US, Society, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, World Health Organization, Un, Yemen, Emirati, Hodeidah


This Memory Is A Sign Of Good Mental Health (S)

These memories are linked to good mental health. → 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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Make your 15 minutes with a patient memorable

Compassion. Empathy. These are some of the words commonly thrown around in medical school and residency training. If you ask most medical students why they chose medicine, they will respond with something like this: “ I love to help people,” or “I want to save a life.” I remembered when I entered medical school, one […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Groundhogs Day on Thanksgiving — How to Get Unstuck

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I have a relatively small family and since I wasn’t raised with religion, Thanksgiving was the main holiday where my sister, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all came together for a festive meal. It’s what gave me a sense of family deep in my heart. I took it hard when my sister, Amanda, got married over twenty years ago, and agreed to spend future Thanksgivings with her in-laws down in Tennessee. Up until then, I had spent e...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Thanksgiving, Personal, Tennessee, Bill Murray, Grief And Loss, Holiday Coping, Holiday Traditions, Amanda, Family Traditions


How Nurses in World War I Helped Change Ideas About What Women Could Accomplish

How did a grateful nation reward all those women who had come to its defense? Rather stingily, considering their service
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"What I was surprised to find was the extent to which [the 'manosphere' is] using ancient Greek and Roman figures and texts to prop up an ideal of white masculinity."

Said Donna Zuckerberg, interviewed in "Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’/When the academic, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, began exploring online antifeminism, she discovered far-right men’s groups were using classical antiquity to support their views" (The Guardian). She's an "academic" in the sense that she has a PhD (in classics). Her job is editing an on-line scholarly journal.[I]n the case of stoicism’s sudden revival, Zuckerberg found that an acti...
Tags: Psychology, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Labor, Karen, Brooklyn, Feminism, Reddit, Ed, Zuckerberg, Mark, Westchester, Donna, Randi, Ann Althouse, Blog Commenting


Does Couples Counseling Help You Divorce?

I dated a man with his Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Scorpio. He also had Pluto conjunct his seventh house cusp. He felt that couples went to counseling to get help breaking up. He said that you go in there, state … Read More... Continue reading Does Couples Counseling Help You Divorce? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Love, Pluto, Astrology


It is time for stewardship of our health insurance system

The bloated nature of health insurance in the United States has been a much-discussed topic in recent years. Particularly with the advent of the Affordable Health Care Act as well in response to physicians’ frustrations and increasing burnout from dealing with the constraints imposed on them by insurance companies, and at times being forced to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, United States, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Recommended Books For MBBS Basic Science

( = || []).push({}); BOOK LIST FOR MBBS BASIC SCIENCE Which Books to study ?  We recommend – ANATOMY Textbooks: Human Anatomy Vol. 0,1,2 and 3 – B.D Chaurasia (Indian Writer) – Widely studied by medical students in Nepal Essentials of Human Anatomy – A K Dutta Clinical Anatomy – Richard S Snell Clinically Oriented Anatomy – Keith L Moore and Arthur F Dally References: Gray’s Anatomy For Students – Richard L Drake, Wayne Vogl, Ada...
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New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart Association's annual scientific conference.
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Why Do We Ignore Red Flags in Romantic Relationships?

We hear that hindsight is 20/20. We may often find that clarity is ignited like a firework in the wake of a dissolution, in the aftermath of a romantic relationship that doesn’t go according to plan. You see, you may believe that this person is “the one” and then it’s incredibly heartbreaking when another realization manifests — “Oh, wait, this person is not the one!” And like many of us, I’ve been down this path, whether it was pertaining to serious or non-exclusive relationships. It’s that ...
Tags: Psychology, Hope, Relationships, Personal, Self-help, Dating, Denial, Red Flags, Lauren Let, Susan Biali


How we fell out of love with milk

Soya, almond, oat... Whether for health issues, animal welfare or the future of the planet, ‘alt-milks’ have never been more popular. Are we approaching dairy’s final days?A couple of weeks ago, some eye-catching billboards began appearing around central and east London. Entire tunnels of the underground were plastered with the adverts; the sides of large buildings were covered. On one panel there was a carton (or, in some instances, three) of Oatly, an oat drink made by a cult Swedish company t...
Tags: Health, London, Culture, Food & drink industry, Eugene Oregon, Petersson, Milk (drink, Toni Petersson


Tailoring Treatment for Glioblastoma

B'SD 3 Kislev, 5779 Glioblastoma Multiforme aka GBM, is a diagnosis with very serious implications. Patients worldwide can join their medical teams in looking toward Israel for the cure: Hebrew U Researchers Discover Promising Treatment Against Aggressive Brain Tumors Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients receiving this diagnosis typically have 11-20 months to live. One of the main difficulties in treating this cancer is that its cells quickly build up a ...
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South Korea's nascent feminist movement turns to abortion ban

Women have continued to access abortion illegally in defiance of 65-year-old lawKim Soo-jin will never forget the disgusting taste of the pulpy green-brown traditional Korean brew she drank in the hopes of ending her pregnancy, or the night she spent in pain, curled into a ball and unable to move.The recipe her roommate found on the internet was an attempt to sidestep South Korea’s 65-year ban on abortions, but in the end it did not work and Kim, a 21-year-old student at the time, was forced to ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Abortion, Kim



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