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Harvard researchers use echidna forelimb model to shed light on mammal evolution

These days, mammals can use their forelimbs to swim, jump, fly, climb, dig and just about everything in between, but the question of how all that diversity evolved has remained a vexing one for scientists.
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New European Society launched to accelerate Organ-on-Chip research

The new European Organ-on-Chip Society was officially launched at the third International Organ-on-Chip Symposium, held on 8 and 9 November 2018 at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Tags: Health, University of Technology, New European Society, Organ on Chip, European Organ on Chip Society


Human drugs alter cricket personality

Crickets that are exposed to human drugs that alter serotonin levels in the brain are less active and less aggressive than crickets that have had no drug exposure, according to a new study led by researchers from Linköping University. The findings have been published in Scientific Reports.
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Scientists discover new inhibitor that decreases lung inflammation

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a new inhibitor which decreases lung inflammation and could hold the key to treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - a life-threatening disease which affects thousands of people in the UK.
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Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems

People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work are at higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link, which is published in the European Heart Journal today (Monday).
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Make sure your decision to leave medicine is not based on an emotional response

We know the statistics. More than 50 percent of physicians are experiencing burnout at the hands of EMRs, a nonexistent work-life balance and regulatory constraints to name a few. This is causing physicians to leave clinical medicine and find other work. Some are opting for nonclinical administrative roles, and others are leaving altogether for careers […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The One Thing Men Can’t Talk Openly About Yet. But What if We Did?

Last year I took part in a piece for breakfast TV programme. As the cameraman and I were driving to the filming location, he told me a story. "Last night some mates and I were in the pub," he said, "and the conversation turned to depression. It turns out some of the guys are on antidepressants. We could never have had that conversation a decade ago. We’d have been too afraid of looking weak." The cameraman and I agreed much progress had been made in men being able to discuss their problems witho...
Tags: Religion, Blog, Infertility, Masculinity, Resurrection Year Book, On Faith and Belief


Peanut allergy treatment around the corner but cost raises concerns

Scientists think treatment in which children take increasing doses of peanut protein will be approved next yearThe first medical treatment for children with peanut allergies is likely to be approved next year but there are concerns about its affordability, even though it consists essentially of peanut flour.A study in the US and at the UK’s Evelina children’s hospital shows that gradually increasing a tiny initial dose of peanut protein over six months enabled two-thirds of children eventually t...
Tags: Health, Food, UK, Nutrition, Children, Drugs, US, Society, UK News, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Allergies, New England Journal of Medicine, Cambridge UK, Evelina


Psychotherapy and Medication (and Thrift Shopping) Will Beat My Depression

For the last few months, I’ve been depressed, so much so that I haven’t been able to thrift shop. Thrift shopping is my cure-all. This particular kind of retail therapy usually takes away my mental — and sometimes physical — pain. But my presence hasn’t graced the local thrift stops because I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping and staying in the house. When extremely depressed, it’s difficult to get myself together to go out. My mood has picked up. I’m thrift shopping again. The thrift stor...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Personal, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotherapy, Norway, Medications, Depressive Disorder


Will robots replace doctors?

Among the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life. Prophecies range from ubiquitous utopian machine servants to a dystopian ravaging, hollowing out the work and economic standing of the middle and lower classes. “What can machine learning do? Workforce […] 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, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Shelf life/efficacy of opioids

I have a bunch of this stuff left over. All but the Dilaudid, Fentora and Vicodin are over 2 years old. Is it still ok? If so, should the rest and the Fentenyl Citrate be tossed at over 3 years old? Anyone know? It has all been stored properly. Thank You
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A Unique Sign Of High IQ

This behaviour is a sign of higher intelligence. → 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
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


The Funny Quality Linked To The Best Relationships (S)

The trait is linked higher relationship satisfaction in both partners. → 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 Changin...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


The Funny Quality Linked To The Best Relationships

The trait is linked higher relationship satisfaction in both partners. → 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 Changin...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Jeremy Dean


A physician who is afraid of shots

This is not a story about anti-vaxxers. This is a story about primary care. Running a smaller practice, as I do, has inherent rewards and challenges. There is literature on both sides of the Atlantic that patients prefer small practices. Lately, consolidation of practices has been frequent, mostly under the auspices of hospitals, sometimes into […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Atlantic, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Research Links Sleep Deprivation to Risky Behaviors in Teens

It’s a battle that goes on in most households nearly every morning—the alarm goes off, and teens struggle to get out of bed while harried parents try to hurry them along. We are just glad to get them out of the door and on their way to school, never giving more than a passing thought to their sleep deprivation. But maybe we should. New research now shows that sleep-deprived teens are more prone to risky behaviors than their peers who get a full night’s rest. When considering factors that con...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Sleep, Research, Adolescence, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Idaho State University, National Sleep Foundation, Risky Behavior, Dovey, Effects Of Sleep Deprivation, Alexandra L C Teresa


French whistleblower welcomes U-turn on study into babies with missing limbs

Epidemiologist in Rhône-Alpes who raised alarm says government move vindicates her workThe whistleblower who raised the alarm over clusters of babies born with missing upper limbs in France has welcomed the government’s decision to set up a national scientific committee to search for a cause.Emmanuelle Amar said the move, announced by the health ministry, vindicated her work after she had been “dragged through the dirt”, and more importantly recognised the concerns of the families affected. Cont...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Parents and parenting, Rhone Alpes, Emmanuelle Amar


GREEN TEA FOR FERTILITY, GOOD OR BAD?

DOES GREEN TEA HELP OR HARM FERTILITY? When I was trying to conceive, I did drink some herbal teas and after I got pregnant, I drank mint flavored decaffeinated green tea. Since I had horrible morning sickness, coffee was out of the question and I thought green tea was a safe choice. The mint also helped to soothe my gag reflex and the warmth of the tea was somewhat helpful for the constant nausea. Since that time, I have come across some research about green tea and the pros and cons of...
Tags: Health, Infertility, American Journal of Public Health, Sandy Robertson


An ode to residency interview season

I woke this morning at 3:30 a.m. My mouth was dry. I tried to urinate, but something roughly the color of quinoa came out in small quantities. So I assumed I was dehydrated. It could have been the bourbon and scotch before dinner — or the two IPAs at dinner. Or the four IPAs after […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Residency, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Family Breaking Up Due to My Aunt

I am graduating in May with a degree in Psychology. My family is going through basically a break up because of my Aunt. I personally believe she has gone untreated for most of her life with either schizophrenia or a personality disorder. She could qualify for both under the DSM 5, but I know that is she has schizophrenia she would not have a personality disorder. The reason I am putting all this out there is because she has taken my great grandmother from my grandma, put her name on my great gra...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Family Therapy, DSM, DSS, Family Feud, Elder Abuse, Grudges, Family Grudge


Rear view: the big business of bottoms

As more and more women go under the knife in pursuit of curves, it’s clear they are paying with their healthThe press briefing for October’s Clinical Cosmetic Reconstructive Expo in London was delayed – there had been another death. A cluster of journalists gathered on the mezzanine while below them visitors filtered past signs for She Lase and Zero Gravity Skin and a stand for a company called Eurosilicone that claims to have been “Empowering women for over 30 years”. At the far end of the conf...
Tags: Health, London, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing


Do Couples Grow Apart or “Fall Asleep”?

You’ve probably heard people explain their divorce by saying, “We grew apart.” I wonder about that. I’ll explain with a personal example that on first glance has nothing to do with marriage, but you’ll see … When I got my first car, I was thrilled. It was cute and just right for me. I liked its sturdiness, its comfort and its soothing, taupe color. A match made in heaven! That expression fit because I was single and marriage was in my distant future. Our relationship was good until it b...
Tags: Psychology, Utah, Marriage, California, Relationships, Aging, San Francisco, Communication, Divorce, Personal, Intimacy, Dating, Marriage And Divorce, Jennifer


Medical Information that YOU Need to Know!

B'SD 10 Kislev, 5779 A diagnosis can surprise and upset a person so much that they forget facts that they've known a long time, and wonder about facts that they should have learned about before needing them. Here's a primer, collected from around the Internet, to keep you informed about tests and procedures that you might soon experience. Can urologists be more  sensitive to male modesty ? What Are CT Scans and How Do They Work? MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Im...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Israel, CT, Prostate Cancer, Diabetes, Organ Transplant, Mri, Toxic, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker


Heart Disease Prevention - Can Eating Chocolate Prevent Heart Disease?

Being one of the most popular sweet treats in the world, chocolate is made from cocoa. Interestingly, it also happens to be one food that is rich in antioxidants. For years, numerous studies have reported that antioxidants found in cocoa may help prevent heart disease. https://howtopreventheartdisease.com/can-eating-chocolate-prevent-heart-disease.html [Heart Disease Prevention - 8 Simple Ways You Can Do Immediately] [Author: Ng Peng Hock]
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Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

As diesel emission fears mount, a growing number of parents now consider clean air the main factor when choosing a schoolAn increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on health mount.Last week a major study published in the Lancet found that pollution from diesel vehicles was stunting the growth of children’s lungs, leaving them damaged for life...
Tags: Health, London, Children, Environment, Society, UK News, Air Pollution, Pollution, Schools



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