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Many people underestimate the impact of sprains, say foot scientists

Thousands of people are increasing their risk of chronic ankle problems by underestimating the impact of sprains, according to foot scientists.
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Scientists discover toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

A bacterial toxin that allows an infectious strain of bacteria to defeat its competitors has been discovered by Imperial College London scientists.
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Study uncovers new mechanism controlling the master cancer regulator

Of the more than 23,000 genes in the human genome, only a handful assume a very central role in signal transduction and growth regulation. Of these, the three genes encoding RAS proteins are particularly important, as they are found mutated in over 25% of human cancers.
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CDC: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce Until We Can Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On

The Centers for Disease Control has an ominous warning for the nation this week: Please, for the love of god, do not consume romaine lettuce of any kind.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Epidemics, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, Fda, E Coli, Salad, Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control, Outbreaks, Foodborne Illness, Romaine Lettuce


Death is a Tragedy that Keeps Us Going: How it feels to experience loss for the first time

You're reading Death is a Tragedy that Keeps Us Going: How it feels to experience loss for the first time, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” –Natalie Babbitt. Summer 2018 was supposed to be thrilling. Summer 2018 was supposed to be the summer of freedom. But I was wr...
Tags: Psychology, Death, Grief, Featured, Rebecca, Lifehacks, North Carolina, Self Improvement, Natalie Babbitt, Appreciate Life, How To Deal With Death, How To Love Life, Rebecca Toro


Scientists find a horrible new way cocaine can damage your brain

Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity. None A dangerous new substance that may cause brain damage has been found mixed with cocaine by Swiss researchers.After marijuana, cocaine is the second-most consumed illegal drug around the world. Unlike weed, however, it's usually ingested in an impure "cut" form, with drug...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Drugs, Society, Brain, Cocaine, Public Health, Chemistry, Medical Research, Innovation, Health Care, Psychiatric Hospital, Human body, University of Zurich UZH, Levamisole, Boris Quednow


Lewy body dementia and a farewell to a physician’s father

When I finished my training, I was taught that the vast majority of dementia was Alzheimer’s disease, with occasional cases of multi-infarct dementia as well as odd syndromes such as Kreutzfeld-Jacob disease and genetic, traumatic, toxic and tumor-related syndromes. Parkinson’s disease, we were taught, caused a tremor and freezing up of a person’s movements and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Neurology, Lewy, Conditions, Geriatrics, PA NP, CRNA, Kreutzfeld Jacob


Doctors start movement in response to NRA, calling for more gun research

The feud between the National Rifle Association and the medical community still rages on, with the latest round coming from physicians who released an editorial saying they disagree with the NRA, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
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People from cold regions tend to drink more finds study

A new study has shown that people who live in cold and dark regions tend to be heavy drinkers. The data comes from participants of around 193 countries and shows that there is a connection between weather, alcohol consumption as well as alcohol associated liver disease.
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Peanut allergies could soon have a drug treatment

Millions of individuals worldwide suffer from peanut allergies. Researchers are developing a new treatment for fighting this allergy. A clinical trial had been conducted and the results are in.
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War against Malaria plateaued worldwide says latest report

Malaria is a deadly mosquito borne parasitic disease that kills thousands worldwide. Over the past few decades the war against malaria has managed to stop deaths globally.
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Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Millions worldwide may be unable to access the drug by 2030, scientists predict About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research.Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes are soaring worldwide, linked to the obesity epidemic. Not all of those diagnosed will need insulin, which is essential to keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, including UK prime minister Theresa M...
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How the Holiday Season Can Illuminate Our Compassion

As the anticipated holiday season approaches, a sense of cheer and excitement is nestled in the wintry air. Multi-colored lights shine throughout residential neighborhoods, illuminating the Christmas trees and menorahs inside various homes. White lights glisten on trees, shimmering like gold in the night. The streets are festive as families gather over Christmas and Hanukkah traditions and share stories and food and laughter and merriment. (I’m of the Jewish faith, but I’m lucky to celebrate bo...
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How Some Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

Stress is about balance between challenges and control one feels they have
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The psychological impact of quitting medicine

We talk about money on my website, and how to make sure that you have enough of it.  In fact, that’s pretty much the entire strategy for the growing crowd of people in the world who are gunning to retire at an age that most neurosurgeons start their careers. Those of us in the medical […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Researchers develop model that predicts transmissibility of viral zoonoses

Researchers have developed a model that predicts which of the viruses that can jump from animals to people can also be transmitted from person to person--and are therefore possible sources of human diseases.
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Web-Based Signal Detection Using Medical Forums Data in France: Comparative Analysis

Background: While traditional signal detection methods in pharmacovigilance are based on spontaneous reports, the use of social media is emerging. The potential strength of Web-based data relies on their volume and real-time availability, allowing early detection of signals of disproportionate reporting (SDRs). Objective: This study aimed (1) to assess the consistency of SDRs detected from patients’ medical forums in France compared with those detected from the traditional reporting systems and ...
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Using Video Technology to Increase Treatment Completion for Patients With Latent Tuberculosis Infection on 3-Month Isoniazid and Rifapentine: An Implementation Study

Background: Since January 2013, the New York City (NYC) Health Department Tuberculosis (TB) Program has offered persons diagnosed with latent TB infection (LTBI) the 3-month, once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine (3HP) treatment regimen. Patients on this treatment are monitored in-person under directly observed therapy (DOT). To address patient and provider barriers to in-person DOT, we piloted the use of a videoconferencing software app to remotely conduct synchronous DOT (video directly observ...
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Who believes fake news? Study identifies 3 groups of people

Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones.The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility.What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news? None Did you know that in the fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton's leaked emails contained coded messages alluding to a pedophilia ring held in the basement of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restauran...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Media, Identity, Research, Intelligence, Hillary Clinton, Sociology, Innovation, George Soros, Comet Ping Pong, Cognitive Science, Bronstein, Pizzagate


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health nerd books for the holidays

The Food and Drug Administration took some serious steps toward curbing teen use of tobacco and nicotine products this month, including proposing a virtual ban on most flavors of the liquid used in e-cigarettes.
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Heart failure patients with stronger hearts have more depressive symptoms, lower quality of life

Heart failure patients fall into two general categories: those with weaker hearts, and those with stronger, but stiffer hearts that continue to eject the normal volume of blood with every beat.
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Researchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a mechanism by which harmful tau protein aggregates are transmitted between neurons. Alongside amyloid plaques, tau aggregates in the brain are a significant factor in the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
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First modeling system developed for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines

A team of scientists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed the first modeling system for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines -- outside the body. The practical, cost-effective new platform, using all human components, is expected to accelerate and de-risk the development, assessment and selection of vaccines.
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Using smartphone confocal microscopes to stop cancer

Dongkyun "DK" Kang was in the shower a few years ago when inspiration struck, and he became interested in the idea of imaging human tissue in vivo, or on a living person, using a smartphone attached to a microscope.
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'Unknown' enzyme may be key to new treatment for inflammatory diseases

An enzyme that normally repairs damaged DNA, may be the key to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases.
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William talks of being 'tipped over the edge'

The Duke of Cambridge said he "felt things" he "never felt before" following 999 calls as a pilot.
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First probabilistic atlas of thalamus nuclei to better understand the brain

A multidisciplinary study led by BCBL, a Basque research center, opens the door to the investigation of the structure and functions of human thalamic nuclei and their involvement in Alzheimer's, dyslexia, epilepsy, Huntington's and schizophrenia.
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Scientists identify three genes responsible for recurrent molar pregnancies

A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University have identified three genes responsible for recurrent molar pregnancies, a rare complication that occurs when a non-viable pregnancy with no embryo implants in the uterus.
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Potential new therapeutic approach developed for synovial sarcoma

Scientists have developed a potential new therapeutic approach for synovial sarcoma, one of the most common soft-tissue cancers in teenagers and young adults.
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Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of heart valvular disease

About three per cent of the world's population is affected by valvular heart diseases. It is also the most common cause of heart surgery, as no drug-based treatment is available.
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