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Is big pharma ignoring the poor?

Pharmaceutical companies are driven by profit. Is that why diseases that kill thousands of people every year have been ignored – even though the cures may already exist? Health editor Sarah Boseley investigates. Plus: Hillary Clinton argues that Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists gaining groundNeglected diseases kill thousands of people every year, even though the cures may already exist. How much it costs for pharmaceutical companies to create a new drug is hotly disputed,...
Tags: Health, Europe, Africa, World news, Hillary Clinton, Pharmaceuticals industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sarah Boseley


Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations. Other factors are self-imposed, and thus under our control, such as volunteering for extra call […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Psychiatry, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


Preparing to Live or Die: Coping with Loss During the Holidays

From the moment we emerge from the womb, we are on a trajectory toward the inevitable ending of this incarnation. It is a thought most would prefer to avoid considering. Humans are hardwired toward self-preservation and we are inclined to do all we can to remain animated. Even those whose health habits don’t lend themselves toward vitality — call it addiction or denial — would say that reflection of premature death frightens them. Today, I was strolling the aisles of a local dollar store in s...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Philadelphia, Della


Rethinking Data Sharing at the Dawn of a Health Data Economy: A Viewpoint

A health data economy has begun to form, but its rise has been tempered by the profound lack of sharing of both data and data products such as models, intermediate results, and annotated training corpora, and this severely limits the potential for triggering economic cluster effects. Economic cluster effects represent a means to elicit benefit from economies of scale from internal data innovations and are beneficial because they may mitigate challenges from external sources. Within institutions,...
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Partner Doesn’t Trust Me and Is Disrespectful

I have just ended a relationship last night with a man for similar reasons. I was friends with M for 8yrs and in a relationship for the past 10months. We met on a job in cape town (where he is from) when I was living there and when I moved back to Scotland we stayed in touch regularly throughout the years. After 7 yrs away from cape town I returned Jan this year. We were reunited and that night we got together. But right away it was difficult, verbally abusive in my eyes and I have allowed terri...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Scotland, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Dating, Violence, Attachment, Disrespect, Impulsivity, Boundary Issues


Let’s be more mindful of respecting the time of our patients

I recently attended a lunchtime session on the Choosing Wisely initiative. This public and professional awareness endeavor attempts to educate the public and health care providers about procedures that do not benefit patients, and that may ultimately cause harm. It was an interesting educational session and while most of the content was not new to me, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


An Easy Way To Tell If Your Brain Is Healthy (S)

A straightforward sign of brain health. → 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, Brain Health, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


An Easy Way To Tell If Your Brain Is Healthy

A straightforward sign of brain health. → 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, Brain Health, Jeremy Dean


How Couples Prepare for a New Baby & Support Postpartum Mental Health

Prepare for the “challenging” baby, but keep the dream of the “fantasy” baby.  I know you are going to be the lucky parents with the baby who sleeps through the night, latches on the first try, loves sleeping in a crib, and has cries that are easily soothed. But just in case you end up with a “real” baby, you might want to have a game plan for the worst case scenario. Here are some things to think about and discuss before baby arrives: Have some phrases that signal to your partner that it...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Pregnancy, Mental Health, Self-help, New Parents, Women's Issues, Newborn, Postpartum Depression, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Don, New Baby, Support Postpartum Mental Health


The Inspirational Ability That Indicates High IQ

This valuable and dynamic ability is linked to 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 W...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Being financially secure is different than being financially independent

It is official. I have left my day job and have two months off before starting my next day job thanks to being financially secure. As many of you know, the Tubb’s Fire has led to many changes in my life over the past year. We had many decisions to make and now, 13 months out, are […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Researchers discover new mitochondrial mechanism

Researchers at the University of Freiburg have discovered a mechanism within cells that enables proteins to be delivered into the mitochondria.
Tags: Health, University of Freiburg


Scientist proves role of microbiome in obesity

New research presented by the award-winning Dr. Christoph Thaiss describes several bacterial metabolites in the human gut are modified during obesity.
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Young scientist proves role of microbiome in obesity

New research presented by the award-winning Dr. Christoph Thaiss describes several bacterial metabolites in the human gut are modified during obesity.
Tags: Health, Christoph Thaiss


NHS call handlers missed red flags before boy's death, inquest told

Father says death of Sebastian Hibberd, six, from bowel disorder was preventableA six-year-old boy died from a treatable blocked bowel disorder after his father made repeated calls to NHS call handlers and his doctor’s surgery asking for help, an inquest heard.Sebastian Hibberd suffered vomiting, diarrhoea and was in excruciating pain during the weekend before his death on Monday 12 October 2015. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, NHS, Plymouth, Sebastian Hibberd


MERS virus that causes harmless cold in camels can be fatal for humans

What causes only a harmless cold in camels can be fatal for humans: an infection with the MERS virus. Since its discovery in 2012, the virus was detected in approximately 2,000 patients and 36 percent of them have not survived the severe lung disease known as MERS.
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Researchers provide new insights into regulation of important intracellular messenger molecule

The team of prof. Joris Messens at the VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology has provided new insights into the regulation of an important intracellular messenger molecule, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), whose dysregulation has been linked to the development of several diseases, including cancer.
Tags: Health, VIB VUB Center for Structural Biology, Joris Messens


Sons of fathers who smoke have 51% lower sperm count

Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy had half as many sperm as those with non-smoking fathers.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Lund University


Buying Gifts for Hanuka and other Holidays?

B'SD 14 Kislev, 5779 Fitness workouts and presents for otherwise expensive holidays need not be costly. You can buy affordable exercise tools for yourself or for someone who'd appreciate them. Here's a list of can-do and practical stocking stuffers, etc: A ball to be placed between the knees and lifted up/down repeatedly, then moved side-to-side, with your doctor's approval. Next, you can crouch while repeatedly tossing the ball into a wall without pictures on it. Toss, toss, toss, to ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Aerobics, Diabetes, Physical Therapy, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Hanuka, Self-care, Affordable Holiday Gifts


A prayer from an emergency physician

Dear Lord Jesus, I just finished my shift in the ER. Of course, you knew that.  But I was thinking about how often I’m ungrateful and irritable.  I know that I complain about rules and regulations, about time-stamps and metrics and satisfaction scores and all the rest.  I know I’m that guy.  I get annoyed […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Jesus, Patient, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, CRNA


Study explores 'Papageno effect' in suicide prevention

The role of people with their own experience of suicidal ideation is an important topic in suicide prevention work.
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Research uncovers new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer

University of Stirling experts have discovered new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer as part of a new occupational health study.
Tags: Health, University of Stirling


EPFL researchers develop new hydrogel that firmly adheres to soft tissues

EPFL researchers have developed a hydrogel - made up of nearly 90% water - that naturally adheres to soft tissue like cartilage and the meniscus. If the hydrogel carries repair cells, it could help damaged tissue to heal.
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UVA researchers make unexpected discovery about irreplaceable nerve cells

Meticulous new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about neurons, the vital nerve cells that allow us to experience the world and record those experiences as memories in our brains.
Tags: Health, Uva, University of Virginia School of Medicine


Prebiotic supplement may be effective alternative to reduce GI disturbances in autistic children

Diets free from gluten and casein are often recommended as a way to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems in children with autistic spectrum disorders.
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Researchers successfully restore sense of vision in blind people using BVT's bionic eye

Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd today announced medical researchers had successfully restored a sense of vision in four blind people with its bionic eye as part of a clinical trial in Melbourne.
Tags: Health, Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd


FurtherMore campaign aims to counter radio silence in metastatic breast cancer patients

Metastatic breast cancer survival time has doubled in the last few decades in some countries.1 However, the fight doesn’t stop there. People diagnosed with MBC, also known as advanced breast cancer, want to enjoy the extra moments and create more memories with the extra time they have.
Tags: Health, MBC


Metastatic breast cancer patients feel isolated and need more support from HCPs, report reveals

A new report, entitled MBC Radio Silence, released today highlights that people with metastatic breast cancer feel isolated and in need of more support to deal with their diagnosis, and there is a growing need for healthcare professionals to manage both the physical and emotional aspects of this terminal disease.
Tags: Health, MBC Radio Silence


Study: The brain prioritizes high-reward events when preserving memories

The brain’s ability to preserve memories lies at the heart of our basic human experience. But what is its mechanism to make sure we remember the most significant events and keep our minds free of superfluous details?
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AI and Big Data enable better diagnosis, personalized treatment of eye diseases

"Exactly one year ago, we spoke about the fact that, in future, it will be possible to diagnose diabetes from the eye using automatic digital retinal screening, without the assistance of an ophthalmologist – 12 months on, MedUni Vienna is right in the middle of this digital revolution." These were the words used by Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Head of MedUni Vienna's Department of Ophthalmology and Optometrics to open today's press conference about the ART-2018 Specialist Meeting on new developments ...
Tags: Health, MedUni Vienna, Ursula Schmidt Erfurth, MedUni Vienna s Department of Ophthalmology



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