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New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes

More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich now presents a new approach: they have identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. Blocking these enzymes in a targeted manner would allow the pathogens to be starved.
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Emil Gayed: damning report finds negligent doctor's privacy was put before public safety

Exclusive: Report recommends sweeping changes to how Medical Council of NSW handles complaints A state medical watchdog placed the privacy of a negligent doctor before the right of his employers to know of his history of harming patients and also before public safety, a damning report has found.Barrister Gail Furness recommended sweeping legislative reforms and changes to the way the Medical Council of New South Wales handles complaints as part of her independent inquiry into the disgraced gynae...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Medical Council, Medical Council of NSW, Gail Furness, Emil Shawky Gayed, Emil Gayed


Research team identifies Ashkenazi Jewish founder mutation for Leigh syndrome

Over 30 years ago, Marsha and Allen Barnett lost their sons to a puzzling childhood disease that relentlessly attacked their nervous systems and sapped their energy.
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New pharmacological agent shows promise for prevention of heart rhythm disorders

A new pharmacological agent demonstrates promising results for the prevention of a wide range of heart rhythm disorders, including both cardiac and brain injury-induced arrhythmias.
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Researchers develop new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action.
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Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Atherosclerotic disease, the slow and silent hardening and narrowing of the arteries, is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. It is responsible for more than 15 million deaths each year, including an estimated 610,000 people in the United States.
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Researchers explore whether low-gluten diets can be recommended for people without allergies

An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate about whether or not low-gluten diets are recommendable for people without allergies.
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Teens more likely to pick up smoking after exposure from friends and family

Teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to smoke themselves.
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Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.
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High school students less likely to select milk, fruit for lunch when fruit juice is available

High school students participating in school meal programs are less likely to select milk, whole fruit, and water when fruit juice is available, which on balance may decrease the nutritional quality of their lunches, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
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Disrupting reproduction strategy of disease-causing parasites could help fight malaria

Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.
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Conditions that produce signs similar to arthritis

Arthritis is a term commonly used to describe conditions giving rise to joint based symptoms. Arthritis takes on many forms, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis among the most common.
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The thorny side of medical marijuana

Patients legally using medical marijuana (cannabis) at home may be stunned if they are admitted to a hospital because many hospitals may prohibit them from using it. In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, and research shows that medical marijuana can effectively treat pain — but patients beware. The issue of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Meds, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, “Beware the Limits of Telemedicine,” and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider. With this post, I aim to show that these opportunities for systemic change to the health care delivery model […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Primary Care, PA NP, Kevin Tolliver, CRNA


6 Ways to Keep Busy During the ‘Winter Blues’

I love fall just as much as the next person; the moderate temperatures and delightful winds, the trees transitioning into bright colors, the pumpkin spice galore (though I’m a tea person, so the pumpkin spice latte hype never won me over), and the autumnal spirit of Thanksgiving. But since stores are now stowing away their pumpkin displays and bringing out the Christmas wreaths and candy canes, this can only mean one thing — winter is coming. Don’t get me wrong; I revel in the beginning of...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Habits, Happiness, Personal, Chicago, Self-help, Winter Blues, Seasonal Depression, Nantucket, Holiday Coping, Catskill Mountains, Elin Hilderbrand, Depressive Episode, Keeping Busy, Seasonal Depressive Disorder


To Enjoy Exercise More, Join a Team

We already know that exercise benefits your mental health, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. But if you want a workout that will make you feel really great, maybe what you need is to join a team. Read more...
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Stockdale Paradox: Why confronting reality is vital to success

The Stockdale Paradox is a concept that was popularized by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great.It was named after James Stockdale, former vice presidential candidate, naval officer and Vietnam prisoner of war.The main gist of the idea is that you need to balance realism with optimism. In paradox we often find some of the greatest bits of wisdom. The difficulty in understanding a paradox comes from the fact that when it's heard as a maxim in some kind of verbal form, it is contradictory and ...
Tags: Psychology, Innovation, Vietnam, Pain, James, Jim Collins, Self, Personal Growth, Stockdale, Frankl, Viktor Frankl, James Stockdale, Jim Collin, Stockdale Paradox


Defining and Predicting Pain Volatility in Users of the Manage My Pain App: Analysis Using Data Mining and Machine Learning Methods

Background: Measuring and predicting pain volatility (fluctuation or variability in pain scores over time) can help improve pain management. Perceptions of pain and its consequent disabling effects are often heightened under the conditions of greater uncertainty and unpredictability associated with pain volatility. Objective: This study aimed to use data mining and machine learning methods to (1) define a new measure of pain volatility and (2) predict future pain volatility levels from users of ...
Tags: Health, Random Forests, Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator


A call for accountability in health care

In Dr. Suneel Dhand’s article, “We can do a better job with hospital discharge paperwork,” he advocates for physicians to do a better job at creating discharge instructions that are more appealing and easier for patients to understand. After all, coherent patient instructions are a crucial part in ensuring that patients are able to adhere […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Pediatrics, PA NP, Suneel Dhand, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


My Thoughts Are Scary and I’d Rather Not Think Them

I’m scared of my own thoughts. I’m a good person and I would typically never hurt anyone. but I get these scary thoughts. the kind of thoughts that make you crave to hear people scream. and it scares me so much. my mind thinks it would be fun to kill someone, just to see what it would feel like. of course I would never do so but I get the urge to sometimes. I am a person of good morals. I stop people from being mean to other in the halls of school and such, but when I’m alone I think really scar...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Violence, Obsessive Thoughts


Feasibility, Acceptability, and Adoption of Digital Fingerprinting During Contact Investigation for Tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda: A Parallel-Convergent Mixed-Methods Analysis

Background: In resource-constrained settings, challenges with unique patient identification may limit continuity of care, monitoring and evaluation, and data integrity. Biometrics offers an appealing but understudied potential solution. Objective: The objective of this mixed-methods study was to understand the feasibility, acceptability, and adoption of digital fingerprinting for patient identification in a study of household tuberculosis contact investigation in Kampala, Uganda. Methods: Digita...
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Transplantation of feces may protect preterm children from deadly bowel disease

Each year 5-10 per cent of all the children born in the world are born prematurely. At this stage, their organs and immune system are not mature, and the children are therefore highly susceptible to serious infections.
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New guidelines for detecting and managing sarcopenia to be launched in the UK

Newcastle University experts are chairing a national session on new guidelines for the early detection and treatment of sarcopenia - a loss of muscle strength that affects many older people in the UK.
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“Glass for Good” Hand Wash

A limited edition collaboration between SFMOMA and method, the reusable crystalline Glass for Good Hand Wash features a copper-tone pump top. Accompanying the vessel, Method includes a plant-based, biodegradable violet noir fragrance soap, which they refer to as “a subtle medley of violet leaf, lavender, and cedarwood.” Most important, proceeds from sales will benefit SFMOMA’s educational initiatives.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Design, Limited Edition, Soap, Cleanliness, Homewares, SFMOMA, Method, Hand Soap


The Origin Of Your Relationship Patterns

This could be why you're still single or happily married. → 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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When will the stigma of mental health end in medicine?

Imagine being a cancer patient afraid of seeing an oncologist because they would likely need to discuss chemotherapy and all the lifestyle changes that it entails. Imagine being a patient with heart failure afraid of seeing the cardiologist because they may be prescribed a diuretic to remove excess fluid from their body and may need […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to Protect Your Pets From Wildfire Smoke

Your pets breathe the same air you do. If you’re putting on a mask and taking precautions against wildfire smoke, you should be taking precautions for your pets as well. Read more...
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The Belief That Improves Your Mental Performance (S)

People were more engaged with the task, which explained their improved performance. → 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 Aga...
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Are Holiday Traditions Sacrosanct or Can They Be Changed?

With the winter holidays approaching, many are faced with both anticipation and anxiety. For some it brings back memories of delight and magic and for others, dread and mayhem. It may have been a time when loving family and friends gathered around a tree, a menorah, a kinara or yule log, singing familiar songs. It may also, less pleasantly, recall times when holiday spirit was more of the liquid form indulged in to excess, voices were raised in anger, hands were raised to strike or throw object...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ptsd, Trauma, Dave, David, Santa, Michael, Mitch, Holiday Coping, Rudolph, Life Changes, Patty, Stan


'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

Hahn stars in Jenkins’ new comedy about a couple struggling with infertility. They talk about whether feminism is to blame for encouraging women to wait before reproducing – and why their film shouldn’t be dismissed as a chick flickEleven years ago, the director Tamara Jenkins was flying round the world promoting her second film, The Savages. A sad, frank comedy about suddenly caring for a father with Alzheimer’s, it won rave reviews, then Oscar nominations for Jenkins and star Laura Linney.Prof...
Tags: Health, Film, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Ivf, Fertility problems, Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Jenkins, Kathryn Hahn, Hahn, Alexander Payne, China Continue



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