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New study provides deeper insight into chromosome segregation during mitosis

When a cell divides—a process known as mitosis—its chromosomes need to be separated and evenly distributed into the newly created daughter cells. Although this is known to be extremely complicated and to feature a range of cellular components, many of its details remain unclear, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments for when mitosis goes awry.
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Study finds lack of safety data for using flowers in cooking

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.
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Richland doctor charged with running opioid ‘pill mill’

Richland, Wash. — A Richland doctor is accused of prescribing opioids and other highly addictive medications to patients without seeing them. Janet S. Arnold allegedly charged patients $20 for prescriptions without an appointment and $80 to $120 if they wanted to see her at Desert Wind Family Practice. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration raided her […]
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Lethal heart rhythm more likely to be found in patients with common heart failure

Researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai discovered that a non-treatable form of lethal heart rhythm responsible for sudden cardiac arrest is twice as likely to be found in patients with the most common form of heart failure--heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), compared to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).
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Pulmonary rehabilitation rarely received by hospitalized COPD patients despite health benefits

Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
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Study provides new clues to origin and development of multiple sclerosis

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis, shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease.
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Gladstone scientists gain new insights into the aging brain

The protein klotho has been shown to promote longevity and counteract aging-related impairments. Having more klotho seems to allow for longer and healthier lives, whereas a depletion of this molecule accelerates aging and may contribute to age-related diseases.
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Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria

The constant battle for dominance between disease-causing bacteria and our immune systems has led to the evolution of some crafty warfare tactics on both sides.
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Study shows novel strategy to reduce breast cancer bone metastasis

Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. Reported in the journal Cancer Cell, the study shows that interfering with this mechanism can reduce the risk of relapses in animal models.
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Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design.
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What administrators don’t understand about urgent care centers

Several years ago, a group of us concerned about health care costs and outcomes met with some local HR benefit managers. One was the head HR person of a city. In part of the conversation, she raved about a local chain of urgent care centers. She loved the fact that she could go to one […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A Week in the Life of Everyone's Favorite Pimple Popper

It's basic beauty math: 50 million acne sufferers plus one brilliant dermatologist plus hundreds of explosive, can't-help-but-watch excavation videos equals Dr. Pimple Popper, an internet phenomenon with a whopping 4.5 million YouTube subscribers. Add in a hit TV series, two kids, and a skincare line called SLMD, and you're looking at the life of Dr. Sandra Lee, MD - who, as you might imagine, is busy as hell. "I feel like I have four jobs: a full-time, practicing board-certified dermatologis...
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Researchers discover possible path forward in preventing cancers tied to two viruses

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Toronto have discovered a possible path forward in preventing the development of cancers tied to two viruses, including the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis--more commonly known as mono or the "kissing disease"--that infects millions of people around the globe each year.
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Research shines new, explanatory light on link between obesity and cancer

Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body's immune surveillance systems - led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells - stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat.
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Maverick immune cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, finds research

Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system, reveals new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.
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Study reveals link between tobacco availability and smoking during pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows.
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AAP updates concussion recommendations for children and teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover.
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Growth and spread of deadly eye tumor suppressed in cells, animals

By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the cancer spreading.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Midday Mental Slump

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity Most people feel droopy after lunch, and there are many theories on why this is. Sleep doctors will say it’s a natural body rhythm. Nutrition experts might blame the digestive process. Some productivity experts will shrug their shoulders and say, hey, maybe it’s just not realistic to be productive for eight or nine hours straight. But whatever the reason, there is a dead zone for many of us in the midday that is just begging for an e...
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A London office boasts biophilic design for a healthier, happier workplace

A new experimental office on the 12th floor of The Shard in London offers a breath of fresh air … literally. Wrapped in bamboo surfaces and punctuated by living plants, facilities management company Mitie’s headquarters in London was created by local practice DaeWha Kang Design. The biophilic project — dubbed the Living Lab at The Shard — mimics nature from its natural materials palette to the circadian lighting system linked to an astronomical clock. As its name suggests, the Living Lab at Th...
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US has highest rate of drug overdoses

The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.
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Intimacy and sexual desire in couples can be heightened by this practice

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
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How getting in sync with your partner can lead to increased intimacy and sexual desire

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Body Language, Birnbaum, Desirability


Automatic Classification of Online Doctor Reviews: Evaluation of Text Classifier Algorithms

Background: An increasing number of doctor reviews are being generated by patients on the internet. These reviews address a diverse set of topics (features), including wait time, office staff, doctor’s skills, and bedside manners. Most previous work on automatic analysis of Web-based customer reviews assumes that (1) product features are described unambiguously by a small number of keywords, for example, battery for phones and (2) the opinion for each feature has a positive or negative sentiment...
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What happens when you learn how much your coworkers make?

The debate on whether to be transparent about our salaries has been going on for decades.New research shows that depending on whether we share our salaries vertically (from boss to employee) or horizontally (between equal peers), we can expect different effects in our productivity and motivation.Millennials are more likely to share salary information than previous generations. What effect will this have on the workplace? None When we talk about our work, we talk about employee satisfaction, mora...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Motivation, Asia, Money, Success, Work-life balance, Innovation, National Bureau of Economic Research, Ricardo Perez Truglia, Zoe Cullen


Embrace the teamwork involved in becoming a physician

It’s Sunday, and the clock is approaching 8 p.m. Every computer in our team room is still on, and the sound of typing is filling the small space. A spread of snacks, interspersed between stethoscopes and stacks of faxed records, is ignored for the time being. This scene was a familiar one on inpatient medicine, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Peace Starts With Me Today; New York City Mayor de Blasio Slated to Attend; Conference Credits Hak Ja Moon for Korean Unification

Today is the big Unification Church evangelistic rally featuring Christian singers Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, and Israel Houghton. Bishop Noel Jones is supposed to speak as a warm-up for the Daughter of God herself, Hak Jan Han Moon, True Mother and co-savior of the world. Also speaking today, according to this press release, is Mayor Bill de Blasio. You can watch the event here. I suspect the author of Reckless Love never thought it would be sung at a Unification Church evangelistic servi...
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Peace Starts With Me Today; New York City Mayor de Blasio Slated to Attend

Today is the big Unification Church evangelistic rally featuring Christian singers Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, and Israel Houghton. Bishop Noel Jones is supposed to speak as a warm-up for the Daughter of God herself, Hak Jan Han Moon, True Mother and co-savior of the world. Also speaking today, according to this press release, is Mayor Bill de Blasio. You can watch the event here.
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This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   Throughout the years, it’s been rough working on night shift. My oldest child is about to turn 20-years-old in January and I’ve done it since he was born. It was a way to save money on expensive daycare for me to keep him when I got off. Three kids later and my youngest is about to turn 14 this coming March, it’s time to start taking care of self. As a father, we tend to put others like our wife and kids befo...
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Shortage of specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric low-grade gliomas

Experimenting with lab-grown brain cancer cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas.
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