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GE Healthcare showcases new Edison applications and Edison-powered devices at RSNA 2018

GE Healthcare today announced new applications and smart devices built on Edison - a platform that helps accelerate the development and adoption of Artificial Intelligence technology and empower providers to deliver faster, more precise care.
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Japan-India collaboration results in new treatment approach for male urethral stricture

A novel and relatively pain-less treatment method for male urethral stricture using patients own buccal mucosal cells has been reported as successful in four out of six patients.
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Study: One in five young adults in India has hypertension

One in five young adults in India has high blood pressure, according to research presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India. That equates to around 80 million people, which is more than the entire UK population.
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LSE leads consortium for new IMPACT Health Technology Assessment project

LSE Health at the London School of Economics and Political Science is leading a consortium of 15 institutional partners awarded $4.59 million Euros by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 Framework Programme for a new 3-year project entitled IMPACT HTA (Health Technology Assessment), commencing in January 2018.
Tags: Health, European Commission, London School Of Economics, Lse, IMPACT Health Technology Assessment, LSE Health, Horizon2020 Framework Programme


A love of coffee and tea is mostly genetic

The morning coffee or tea can perk one up for the day, however, for some of us these beverages are too bitter. Researchers have now found that the bitter taste experienced is all down to genes. The new study titled, “Understanding the role of bitter taste perception in coffee, tea and alcohol consumption through Mendelian randomization,” was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Scientific Reports.
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Human brain may stay active for hours after death

One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops beating.
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Why Mosquitoes prefer some people over others: Genetic discovery

Some people tend to be the targets of mosquitoes more than others. A new study titled, 'Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control', by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found that the genetic make-up of these individuals make them attractive to mosquitoes and so they get bitten more.
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A Saudi entrepreneur and Amish farmers bring camel milk to America

Saudi entrepreneur Walid Abdul-Wahab works with Amish and Mennonite farmers to bring camel milk to the US market. He believes camel milk is a superfood. How does the evidence stack up?
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How sickle cell anemia influences a medical school journey

“Where there is no struggle, there is no compassion.” -Frederick Douglass Growing up with sickle cell anemia exposed me to the field of medicine. As I go through the pain and complications, it humbles me to the point that motivates me to work harder to be the doctor I want for myself. I want to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Frederick Douglass, Medical School, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh

Researchers say an unexpected rise in miscarriages on the Bangladesh coast is 'climate change in action'.
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Drowning in Toxic Thoughts: A Practice for Mindfulness

Are you stressed and tormented by your thoughts, again? Even when they are benign, the spinning and sheer pace of them affronts your brain’s processing center. And there is no escape from the onslaught. Most of us have been there. Sometimes it’s not so easy to slow things down or even take a full breath between those racing thoughts.  What can you do to calm down and stop the “runaway train”? Sometimes the only option is to temporarily engage in something that grabs your attention. Netf...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Netflix, Cinderella, Self-compassion, Breathing Exercise, Memory And Perception, University Of Wisconsin, Levinson, Stromberg, Joseph Stromberg, Authentic Self, Adaptive Self, Toxic thoughts


Patients shocked and burned by device that’s supposed to treat pain

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him “good as new.” But Taft’s surgically implanted stimulator failed when a wire along his spine broke. After an operation to repair it, he said the device...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Boston, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Fda, Associated Press, Bethlehem, Taft, U S Food and Drug Administration, Charleston South Carolina, Medtronic, Columbia South Carolina


Doctors need to learn more about nutrition

I was misinformed about medical school. Growing up, I wanted to help people become healthy. After four years at the Ohio State University Medical School and three years of a family medicine residency, I still did not know enough to accomplish my goal. My training allowed me to become a disease-care expert, not a health […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, Ohio State University Medical School


Fear and Depression

Hi, Doctor, I think I’m continued dive in the depression. I can’t feel very well. When I trying to get rid of my bad thoughts which is continuously coming to my mind –I can’t. When I trying to concentrate on my work I can’t. Every time I think about ” what happened next or what if I can’t do anything in my life.” I literally struggled to live a normal Happy life. I’m now 24 and nothing I’ve to do with my life. When I get up –think to do take a step for my career or anything, I feel fear–; the fe...
Tags: Psychology, School, India, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Courage


The Most Common Barrier To Weight Loss

Over one thousand psychologists were asked what is the biggest barrier to weight loss. → 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 ...
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The therapy tested on pigs and corpses

Surgeons say they are "very surprised" how little evidence was needed to get spinal rods approved.
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Is Gustave Doré's "Saintly throng in the shape of a rose" the source material for the illustration for the NYT article "Everything Is for Sale Now. Even Us"?

In Dante's "Paradiso" the souls in Heaven form a rose:Dante sees an enormous rose, symbolising divine love, the petals of which are the enthroned souls of the faithful (both those of the Old Testament and those of the New). All the souls he has met in Heaven, including Beatrice, have their home in this rose. Angels fly around the rose like bees, distributing peace and love. Beatrice now returns to her place in the rose, signifying that Dante has passed beyond theology in directly contemplating G...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Etsy, Law, Dogs, Angels, America, Walmart, Blogging, Heaven, Dante, The Web, Beatrice, St Bernard, Gustave Doré, Ann Althouse


Doctor no parents want to see is one they need when their children are dying

The doctor bends slightly at the waist, or he slouches, or he kneels, or he finds a chair to sink into, anything to get low. He wants to be physically beneath the devastated people he meets several times a day. They stand over him, looking back with such pleading in their eyes. He wants them to feel powerful and in control, when he knows at the moment they are meeting him, they feel none of those things. Glen Komatsu, MD, is the chief medical officer at Providence Trinity Health Care Hospice...
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Stop dehumanizing physicians. Lives depend on it.

I want to talk about dehumanization in medicine. And, yes, part of this discussion is about our patients. But another part — just as important — is about the dehumanization of us, the doctors. Most of us have had that moment in the third year of medical school when we are sitting in a mandatory […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Why Dating Sucks: Advice from a Dating Therapist

In the United States, as of April of 2017, 19% of people are using online dating or dating apps, and 84% of those people are looking for a romantic relationship. The dating industry brought in over 3 billion dollars in 2017, with the Match.com app bringing in 2.1 million dollars in one month alone! And yet, over 1,000 people search the words “dating sucks” every month on Google. Despite our technological advances and having access to resources that are meant to bring people together, people...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Relationships, San Francisco, Communication, Dating, United States, Couples Therapy


Taking pride in the magic of the shed | Brief letters

Sheds | Crickhowell High Street | Question Time | Cuban doctors“What is it with men and their sheds?” So asks Rhik Samadder (G2, 21 November). Why doesn’t he ask some of the 11,424 members of the UK Men’s Sheds organisation? I have the privilege of being the treasurer of the Shed in this village – one of 476 in the UK – with over 20 members. It is a thriving community hub offering skills and social support to local men aged 18 to 108. He is welcome to visit us at any time but warn him that he wo...
Tags: Health, Business, Gender, UK, Television, Media, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Banking, Bbc, NHS, Television & radio, Television industry, Royal Bank Of Scotland


"His place is dark and has a large workbench in the living room for projects. Hers, light and brightly decorated..."

"... has plenty of room for pet birds. That’s right: She lives with parakeets, but she won’t live with him. And he’s cool with that.... [S]ociologists call it Living Apart Together (LAT).... In order to explore the world and develop as individuals, we need independence. But we also have a need to be firmly tethered to another person for the safety that that provides, according to Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., a psychobiology-focused couples therapist in Calabasas, California. Our individual tolerance for...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Rolling Stones, Calabasas California, Ann Althouse, Stan Tatkin Psy


3 types of Schadenfreude and when you feel them

A new model of schadenfreude suggests that there are three sub-types of "harm-joy."The study also suggests that depersonalization, the ability to view others as less than human, is the key element of schadenfreude.The model could lead to a deeper understanding of schadenfreude and psychopathic traits.Most people would probably deny it, but everybody has felt a bit of joy at the pain or failure of another person at least once. Think back to when a person you don't like had a misfortune, when the ...
Tags: Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Emory University, Wang, Catan, Mina Cikara, Shensheng Wang


How I overcame disability to become a NASA astronaut

Leland Melvin was told he'd never be an astronaut after he lost all his hearing.He got a chance to fly to space and honor the legacy of his friends after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.Leland worked on building the space station in an "amazing transformation" from the lowest point in his life.
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Space, Failure, Nasa, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Space Shuttle Columbia, Leland, Leland Melvin


Don’t wait to take action on gun control

“Active Shooter in Squirrel Hill.” This was the subject line of an email I received on the morning of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. It was from my children’s school, which is located less than a mile from the scene of the shooting. “I am working … to put in place a plan for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What’s Wrong with My Brother?

From the U.S.: So this started happening summer of last year. My brother all of a sudden threw all his clothes away for no reason. He would often come to my room at night and say ask how my day was and then say things that wouldn’t make sense. For example he would say, “did anyone call you, no? I think someone called me I don’t know who” etc. Recently this year he has been locking himself up in his room, not eat until nighttime. He won’t even sleep until 4-5 AM. One time me and my bf brought hom...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Insomnia, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Violence, Sleep Disorder, Word Salad, Violent Threats, Strange Behavior, Delusional Disorders, Unusual Behavior


9 Ways for Parents to Promote Prosocial Behavior in Early Childhood

Prosocial behavior, the ability for children to voluntarily act in a positive, accepting, helpful, and cooperative manner, has been associated with many factors of well-being. Prosocial behavior has been correlated with positive social interaction skills, positive self-concept, positive peer relationships, peer acceptance, as well as a lower risk of externalizing behaviors and lower levels of problem behaviors at school. These habits of the interpersonal are a keystone of development and p...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Friends, Research, Self-help, Childhood Development, Children And Teens, Socializing, Bronson, Sarmadi, Wittmer, Prosocial Behavior, Guilford Press Bower, Hyson M Taylor


Health chief calls for drastic intervention to cut salt intake

Head of Public Health England demands mandatory labelling to help cut heart attacksEngland’s head of public health has urged ministers to force food firms to prominently display the salt content of their products in a bid to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.All foodstuffs should carry traffic-light-style labelling showing whether they have high, medium or low levels of salt to help shoppers make healthier choices, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, told the Obse...
Tags: Health, UK News, Heart Disease, Stroke, Heart Attack, Food & drink industry, Health policy, Diets and dieting, Public Health England, Duncan Selbie


Woman who inherited fatal illness to sue doctors in groundbreaking case

Legal action over non-disclosure of father’s Huntington’s disease could lead to huge changes in patient confidentialityLawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient confidentiality. The case involves a woman who is suing doctors because they failed to tell her about her father’s fatal hereditary disease before she had her own child.The woman discovered – after giving birth – that her father carried the gene for Hunting...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, Law, Society, UK News, Genetics, Doctors, HUNTINGTON, Huntington's Disease



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