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Mannose - nutritional supplement, could slow some cancers

Mannose is a sugary nutritional supplement that has shown promise in slowing down the growth of certain cancers in laboratory mice. The results of the five year-long study from Glasgow were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
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MAKE A FERTILITY SALAD, EASY AND DELICIOUS!

SALAD TO HELP YOU GET PREGNANT I had daily salads when I was trying to conceive. Not only are they great for your overall health, but there a number of vegetables that can enhance fertility by providing antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and other hormone regulating nutrients. They are also quick and easy to make because they don't require cooking. Read more: Fertility Greek Coleslaw Cut a head of purple (red) cabbage in half or thirds immediately before eating (don't cut ahead of time...
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Turkey prices are the lowest in a decade, but not the kinds Washington farmers raise. Those are soaring.

Presidential economics are playing out on Thanksgiving dinner tables across the country, as cheaper turkey varieties get cheaper and pricier ones surge.
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Nutritional supplement can slow cancer growth and enhance effects of chemotherapy

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumor growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer.
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40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030

As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise, the access to insulin needed to meet growing demand will fall short, a new study predicts.
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Hepatitis strain carried by rats makes leap to humans in Hong Kong

Two cases, which emerged close to each other, are thought to be first such cases in the worldResearchers say they have found two patients in Hong Kong who contracted a strain of hepatitis carried by rats, in what appears to be the first known human cases in the world.The finding surprised the researchers, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether there were significant implications for human health. Continue reading...
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The Nigerian patients being held over unpaid bills

Thousands of Nigerian patients are being held in extreme circumstances over unpaid medical bills.
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Romaine calm: Lettuce alert, turkey warning loom over Thanksgiving dinner

With two food-poisoning outbreaks in lettuce and turkey making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. In short: Cook and enjoy the turkey but skip the romaine. Here’s why.
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Physicians should never leave the lane of gun violence

Anyone following the debate around gun regulation knows it is a hotly charged issue. On November 7th, doctors got dragged front and center after the NRA issued the statement: “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat … again. The CDC is advising people to throw out and avoid eating all romaine lettuce following an E.coli outbreak that has left 32 people sick and 13 people hospitalized across 11 states in the U.S. so far. The CDC along with public health officials across the U.S. and Canada are investigating another outbreak of E.coli connected to romaine lettuce. The center said that consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce, and restaurants and retailers should not serve...
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Psychotherapy vs Life Coaching: The Confession of an Old-School Therapist

I was educated in the IV league. That’s right, its “IV” like the roman numeral for four and not “ivy” like the plant. That means I attended one of the top four universities in America. That is old school pretentious. I used to be old school pretentious as a psychotherapist. I preached that you must have an efficacious methodology and adhere to strict protocols. I knew the best and only way to treat my client population. Then I actually practiced for a few years and got over myself. There is ...
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How To Treat Back-to-Back UTIs Without Antibiotics

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among both men and women in the United States, although women have an increased likelihood of developing them. UTIs can cause issues ranging from mild discomfort to permanent kidney damage, so it’s important to prevent them whenever possible. Unfortunately, once the body develops a UTI, it’s much easier to developing recurring infections. But there are still things you can do to break the cycle.  From consuming a uti prevention drink to modifyin...
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Automated Identification of Hookahs (Waterpipes) on Instagram: An Application in Feature Extraction Using Convolutional Neural Network and Support Vector Machine Classification

Background: Instagram, with millions of posts per day, can be used to inform public health surveillance targets and policies. However, current research relying on image-based data often relies on hand coding of images, which is time-consuming and costly, ultimately limiting the scope of the study. Current best practices in automated image classification (eg, support vector machine (SVM), backpropagation neural network, and artificial neural network) are limited in their capacity to accurately di...
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3 reasons why we should care about the health care experience

The health care experience is so much more than a buzzword to be talked about in administrative circles. Some physicians I encounter (a minority, but still enough) really scoff when they hear this term. Responses I’ve heard from doctors include: “Hospitals are not hotels!” or “If that means giving our patients as much Dilaudid as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What do psychopaths and creatives have in common?

History is full of anecdotes of unempathetic and arrogant geniuses, from Beethoven to Picasso.An emerging stream of research has uncovered that many creative people are not successful in spite of their unpleasant personalities, but because of them — at least in part.Clarifying the relationships between psychopathic personality traits and creative success can help us understand what goes into genius. None They say you should never meet your heroes. There's plenty of reasons why, but in the case o...
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Older adults with CVD more likely to experience rapid functional decline

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of adults aged 65 and older who were functionally independent, individuals with cardiovascular disease were more likely to experience rapid functional decline than those without.
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'Longevity protein' restores muscle regeneration after injury in older animals

One of the downsides to getting older is that skeletal muscle loses its ability to heal after injury. New research from the University of Pittsburgh implicates the so-called "longevity protein" Klotho, both as culprit and therapeutic target.
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Music intervention shows promising results in individuals with dementia

In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation.
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Obesity linked to COPD in never-smokers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (having a body mass index of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal weight range (13.4% vs 3.5%, respectively).
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Rising Drug Prices Aren't Going to Stop Under Trump

Earlier this July, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced price jumps for many of its brand name drugs, including the smoking cessation aid Chantix and the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. But less than a month later, the company reversed course, seemingly bending to pressure from President Donald Trump, who…Read more...
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Teens who sit down for family dinners more likely to have healthier eating habits

A new University of Guelph study has revealed teenagers and young adults who sit down for family dinners - regardless of how well the family unit manages daily routines, communicates and connects emotionally - are more likely to have healthier eating habits than if they graze or fend for themselves at suppertime.
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Anabolic steroids may increase risk of early death in men

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids—such as testosterone—may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study.
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Interventions to improve sleep may reduce risk of falls

Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for ≤5 hours or ≥10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year).
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Outdoor air pollution linked to intellectual disabilities in children

British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England.
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Study highlights need for better screening tools to detect maternal sepsis

A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and an elevated white blood cell count.
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Real World’s Danny Roberts comes out as HIV-positive, says “I spent so long beating myself up”

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the retired reality star recently revealed that he's living with HIV.
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Feeling Vulnerable? It May Not Be a Bad Thing

Have you ever avoided asking for help because you felt that it might make you look incompetent? Or have you struggled to tell your colleagues that you made a decision that didn’t work out because of a concern that you’d lose their trust or respect. When we talk about being vulnerable, it’s often in the context of personal relationships. Being vulnerable is also integral in other areas of life though, including the workplace. Sometimes, yes, it is easier, and it may be more socially or profes...
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Thanksgiving: Watch out for these illnesses tied to recalled foods

Thanksgiving is many Americans' favorite holiday because it is a time when family, friends, neighbors and strangers come together to share their favorite foods. Before you prepare your favorite dishes, take a moment to review the food recalls and illness outbreaks identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The Simple Skill That Improves Relationships

The skill that improves both romantic relationships and parenting skills. → 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 Chan...
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The Secret To Reducing Depression Risk 50% In Veterans

It reduced depression and PTSD risk by 50%. → 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, Social Media, Depression, Jeremy Dean



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