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More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation

There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
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Scientists succeed in increasing stability, biocompatibility of light-transducing nanoparticles

A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles.
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Researchers to develop sports-specific classification system for blind football

The University of Chichester has been chosen to lead research into a developing a sports-specific classification system for blind football.
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How to Maintain Your Mental Health as an Expat

Studies from different insurers indicate that expatriate mental health claims are on the rise across the board , all over the world, with one insurer reporting that mental health claims from Europe rose by 33% from 2016-17, and the claims from the Middle East and Africa rising by 28%. Other regions report less dramatic but still significant increases. Whether it’s due to better reporting and diagnosis, or because the world is becoming just a little bit harder to cope with, it’s clear that...
Tags: Health, Europe, Fashion, Sleep, Africa, Mental Health, Middle East, Health Insurance, Emotional Health, Mayo Clinic, Health & Fitness, Health Issues, Now Health International, Mental Wellness


Brigham investigators examine opioid use among Massachusetts adolescents, prescription trends

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths remain a major public health concern in Massachusetts, yet adolescents who experience opioid-related nonfatal overdose have been rarely studied.
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Nitric oxide-releasing technology shows potential to reduce healing time of diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days.
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Seeking ways to prevent 'secondary cataracts'

Today's cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries.
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Healthcare professionals gather to explore lifesaving antibiotic research methods

Healthcare professionals nationwide are gathering this week to discuss how to improve programs to better control antibiotic use in healthcare facilities.
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Study identifies potential therapeutic strategy for patients with clear cell renal cancer

Researchers have provided new insight on the mechanisms behind the development of clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC), according to new findings published in eLife.
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Researchers unravel mystery of NPM1 protein in acute myeloid leukemia

While it has long been recognized that mutated gene NPM1 plays an important role in acute myeloid leukemia, no one has determined how the normal and the mutated forms of the protein NPM1 function.
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Umass Amherst researchers battle against youth suicide in rural Alaska Native communities

As the nights grow longer and winter settles in across the north, a team of health researchers is using a "community mobilization" approach to translate research into practice for an Alaska Native youth suicide prevention program in 15 remote Alaska towns.
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Doctor or Physio – Who Should You See?

Sustaining injuries are inevitable, whether it is a major or a minor injury. Despite the likelihood of occurrence for an injury, the masses are ill-informed of the medical assistance available for that specific injury. Medical intervention should be sought but who should one seek help from? Doctors address the medical aspect of a pathology and […] The post Doctor or Physio – Who Should You See? appeared first on Physiotherapy & Functional Wellness.
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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use

You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.
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The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases

Might this living laboratory hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions?
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Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found.
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The evolution of the stethoscope

The stethoscope. Nothings says “I’m a doctor” more than the stethoscope in a pocket or draped around the neck. Forty-five years ago when I got my first one, a gift from my physician-father, the former was more common. Then we were more likely to wear coats — white coats or suit coats — and pockets […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Scientists divided over new research method to combat malaria

Work on engineered gene used to modify DNA of mosquitoes ‘could be stifled’ by perceived risk to environmentResearch on a radical new way to combat malaria and other devastating diseases could be knocked off track if a UN biodiversity conference imposes a moratorium on the work, a group of scientists have said.Some scientists believe the different approach has the potential to transform the battle against malaria. It involves engineered gene drives which are used to modify the DNA of wild organi...
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6 Expert Tips for a Happy and Healthy Marriage

Repeat after me: Being a parent isn’t your only identity. Sometimes, it seems as if being married today is a lot harder than ever. Whether it’s getting caught up in a super-timely project for work, taking care of the kids, or finishing chores, we’re all absorbed with our busy schedules. We want to spend time with our spouses but things keep coming up and before you know it, “just ten more minutes” becomes a mantra in our marriages. And then we wonder why our relationships are in trouble. Yes,...
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China reinstates ban on using tiger and rhino parts in traditional medicine

After the whole damn planet declared its disgust with China's lifting the ban on using tiger bones and rhino horn in medicine, the Chinese government has decided to back peddle on its declaration: using the exotic, endangered animals bits and pieces will remain off limits to the world of eastern medicine. From The New York Times: Making a rare concession, the State Council, China’s cabinet, said that it had decided to postpone an order made last month to undo a 25-year ban on the trade. “The Ch...
Tags: Health, Post, News, China, Wildlife, New York Times, Endangered Species, Tigers, Rhinos, State Council China, Ding Xuedong, Traditional Medicine, Soumyajit Nandy Own


Trilobites: Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves

Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.
Tags: Weather, News, Global Warming, Beetles, Insects, Sperm, Infertility, Matt, Gage, Nature Communications (Journal


Juul to stop selling most e-cigarettes in stores, leave social media

Juul makes flavored e-cigarettes and currently dominates the vaping industry, with 70% of the market share.The FDA is planning to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in gas stations and convenient stores this week.Some have called teenage vaping an epidemic. Data from 2018 show that about 20% of high school students had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. None Juul, maker of the most popular line of e-cigarettes in the U.S., announced Tuesday it will stop selling most of its products in r...
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Juul to stop selling most e-cigarettes in stores, leaves social media

Juul makes flavored e-cigarettes and currently dominates the vaping industry, with 70% of the market share.The FDA is planning to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in gas stations and convenient stores this week.Some have called teenage vaping an epidemic. Data from 2018 show that about 20% of high school students had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. None Juul, maker of the most popular line of e-cigarettes in the U.S., announced Tuesday it will stop selling most of its products in r...
Tags: Health, Business, Government, San Francisco, Cnn, New York Times, Innovation, Fda, Juul, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Federal Food and Drug Administration, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Vivek Murthy, Joseph Allen, Kevin Burns, Juul Labs


If you believe the best should lead, include women and underrepresented minorities

I am writing this from the perspective of a woman physician in academic medicine. I am a mid-career cardiac anesthesiologist who works in several national organizations and serve on various committees and boards. I have learned a lot from serving in national medical societies, made great friends this way, and been able to feel a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Best At-Home Acne Treatments, According to Dermatologists

In an ideal world, Serena Williams could teach you how to serve, Jeff Bezos would show you how to shop, and Mario Dedivanovic hosted free Instagram seminars. Unfortunately, this is the real world we're dealing with, and getting advice from the pros isn't always so easy. Luckily for acne sufferers, however, this is the beauty equivalent: we've asked top dermatologists across the country to share the best at-home treatments that can give you clearer skin. Even better news for people who can't ...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Acne, Beauty, Jeff Bezos, Skin Care, Serena Williams, Beauty Interview, Drugstore Beauty, Mario Dedivanovic, Drugstore, Laura Haygood


The Very Best At-Home Acne Treatments, According to the Pros

In an ideal world, Serena Williams could teach you how to serve, Jeff Bezos could show you how to shop, and Mario Dedivanovic could host free Instagram seminars. Unfortunately, this is the real world we're dealing with, and getting advice from the pros isn't always so easy. Luckily for acne sufferers, however, this is the beauty equivalent: we've asked top dermatologists across the country to share the best at-home treatments that can give you clearer skin - without a prescription. Even bett...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Acne, Beauty, Jeff Bezos, Skin Care, Serena Williams, Beauty Interview, Drugstore Beauty, Mario Dedivanovic, Drugstore, Laura Haygood


Faculty Mental Health

'Mental health in academia is too often a forgotten footnote.  That needs to change.'
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Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practices.
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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to U.K. hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinical alerts and task management healthcare app to focus on research —  handing off the team doing the day to day delivery of the Streams to its parent, Google.  It’s been a phenomenal journey to see Streams go from initial idea to live deployment, and to hear how it’s helped change the l...
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Research highlights physical changes in the brain of self-injuring teen girls

The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat mental illness, a new study has found.
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NIH awards $3.5 million to continue development of robotic system for treating brain tumors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, along with corporate partners GE Global Research and Acoustic MedSystems Inc., have received a five-year, $3.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health through the National Cancer Institutes' Academic-Industrial Partnership program, to continue development of an innovative robotic system that, operating within an MRI scanner, can deliver a minimally invasive probe into the brain to destroy metastatic brain tum...
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