The Incredible Benefits of Switching Off Your Phone and Going Outside

You're reading The Incredible Benefits of Switching Off Your Phone and Going Outside, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In today’s digital age, it’s increasingly difficult to get away from technology. Many of us are hopelessly addicted to our phones, with research showing that the average person touches their phone 2600 times in a single day. But if you want to be your best and mo...
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Research reveals how a small molecule helps remove excess cholesterol

Scientists have determined the structure of the activated form of an enzyme that helps to return excess cholesterol to the liver, a study in eLife reports.
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Study: Some bowel cancer patients in the UK have to wait more than a year to begin treatment

It can take up to a year for some bowel cancer patients in the UK to start treatment, according to international research co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK and published in BMJ Open.
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Improved infection prevention practices could help halt spread of S. aureus in the operating room

Adherence to proven protocols for disinfecting surgeons' hands, patients' skin, and operating room surfaces could help to halt the spread of dangerous Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogens in the operating room and beyond, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
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Seattle’s Polyclinic to join UnitedHealth Group as changes sweep the healthcare industry

The Polyclinic, a 101-year-old Seattle-based physicians group, will sell a controlling stake to insurer UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest players an a business being reshaped by cross-industry acquisitions.
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KTU scientists create molecular gastronomy product from natural components

Group of scientists at Kaunas University of Technology Faculty of Chemical Technology created edible beads produced from natural components. Due to their altered structure the beads are suitable for people with swallowing disorders.
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Researchers investigate new approach to diagnosing respiratory condition in children

A new approach to diagnosing a respiratory condition that can affect children's voices is being investigated at the University of Strathclyde.
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New AI system designed to assist scientists in cancer-related discoveries

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system.
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Health benefits of producing marula vinegar

Marula vinegar produced from waste by-products was found to be a potential source of health promoting compounds including total phenolics and flavonoids with good antioxidant properties.
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Toxicologists and pharmacologists meet at international conference in Adelaide

Experts will meet to discuss the latest discoveries in drugs and how best to use existing ones as effectively and safely as possible, at an international conference in Adelaide this week (27-30 November).
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‘Sam could have been saved’: Where does the money for healthcare go on Manus? | Behrouz Boochani

Sam’s preventable death is just one of many on an island with deteriorating medical facilities Sam was a Baluan man of Manus province, living on Manus Island. He was thin and muscular with a warm smile and acute observations. I had known him for over a year. Like most Manusians he had a deep love for Manus, its islands, waters, and its people. Sam was a man who objected to the way Australia treated refugees; he often expressed his solidarity with the refugees. He had special insight about the hi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australian immigration and asylum, Hospitals, Asia Pacific, Migration, Sam, Papua New Guinea, Manus, Behrouz Boochani, Baluan

Climate change is fueling wildfires, warns National Climate Assessment

Climate change is why California is burning, and thousands of its citizens displaced, injured, or killed by the wildfires that spread with never-before-seen intensity. Says who? The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment, which Donald Trump's own administration released, but which the president seems to believe is a work of fiction. The 2018 National Climate Assessment clearly links the rise of catastrophic wildfires with anthropogenic climate change. Just this month, 85 people died...
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What is the fundamental dilemma in medicine?

In observing trends among my patient encounters, to me, there appears to be a distinct difference in clinical encounters between more “holistically-minded” patients and more “traditionally-minded” patients, for lack of better terms. One is not necessarily better than the other. There are definite benefits and risks associated with either group. Whereas the “holistically-minded” tend to […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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How to Deal With Trolls (Hint: Don’t Get Even and Don’t Give In)

The surprising thing about talking publicly about childlessness, is the level of abuse that's come alongside the messages of gratitude. While many have thanked me for bringing it into the open, an equal number have seen fit to get nasty. I could let it get to me, or I could hit back – but I’ve found a better way to respond… More…
Tags: Podcast, Religion, Blog, Infertility, BBC Radio, Masculinity, On Life and its Meaning, Resilient Book, Sermon on the Mount

Puget Sound VA, GE Healthcare launch 3D imaging partnership

GE Healthcare will provide software and work stations for the 3D printing technology, while the VA will provide feedback on the technology.
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Naturopathic remedies for travelers

In preparation for your next adventure, besides visiting your general practitioner or a travel clinic for travel health tips and tools, it’s also worth putting together a list of natural treatments to complete your healthcare checklist. Many of the health risks encountered during travel can be treated with simple and natural home remedies. Here’s a list of natural treatments to supplement your travel health kit that you can usually find at your local health food store, make yourself, or find ...
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Why Are Relationships So Difficult?

Have you ever wondered why you can meet someone and “know” instantly that you’re attracted to them?  You feel your heart pound, butterflies in your stomach, and an intense desire to “make something happen.”  This is the power of our unconscious.  Our unconscious drives us. We are unable to say, in that moment, exactly what it is that draws us to that person. It is overwhelming, an overpowering combination of sensations that have no words. What is our unconscious? It is a compilation of dynamics,...
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Insulin pumps, widely used, also have the most problems in FDA’s database

Medical device manufacturers and experts say insulin pumps are safe. But an AP investigation found that the pumps and their components are responsible for the highest number of malfunction, injury and death reports in the FDA’s medical-device database.
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A Web-Based Telemanagement System for Improving Disease Activity and Quality of Life in Patients With Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: The reported efficacy of telemedicine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is inconsistent among studies, and data for complex IBD are lacking. Objective: We aimed to evaluate the impact of remote monitoring using a Web system—Telemonitorización de la Enfermedad de Crohn y Colitis Ulcerosa or Telemonitoring of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (TECCU)—as compared to standard care and telephone care on health outcomes and health care in patients with complex IBD. Met...
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An Unsupervised Smart App–Optimized HIV Self-Testing Program in Montreal, Canada: Cross-Sectional Study

Background: Although HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization, HIV self-tests are not yet approved in Canada. Currently approved HIV self-tests offer toll-free lines that are insufficient for initiating expedited linkages to counseling and care, accurate interpretation, and support during HIV self-testing. We developed an innovative, multilingual software app called HIVSmart! to plug these gaps. Objective: This study aimed to test our app-optimized oral ...
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Advice from a “xennial” physician to aspiring physicians

I am considered a “xennial” physician. Not quite a millennial — but also not fitting into the generation of the respected preceptors I had in medical school and residency. I took my MCAT via paper and pencil. My mini boards during my clinical rotations were on paper and pencil. All of my licensing and board […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Rice professor's role in 'world's first gene edited babies' under investigation

Rice University physics professor Michael Deem is being investigated for his possible role in the genetic editing of twin Chinese embryos that may have led to the world's first designer babies.
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Seattle-based Polyclinic being sold to UnitedHealth Group

The Polyclinic will supplement the Everett Clinic business in Seattle that UnitedHealth is acquiring through a separate deal for DaVita Medical Group.
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Higher rates of alcohol use found among Hispanic Americans who are more 'Americanized'

Higher rates of alcohol use and drinking consequences are found among Hispanic American adolescents and adults who are more "Americanized," according to a new study authored by Southern Methodist University professor Priscilla Lui and her colleague, Byron Zamboanga, at Smith College.
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Powdered polio vaccine brings hope to Nigeria and Pakistan

New method of freeze-drying IPV maintains its potency in hot conditionsA polio vaccine that can be stored as a dried powder at room temperature could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease, according to researchers.While existing vaccines have led to polio being eliminated in many countries around the world, including the UK, the highly contagious virus still circulates in the populations of countries including Nigeria and Pakistan, where it can cause paralysis or even death. Continue rea...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Nigeria, Africa, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, IPV

Microbiologists uncover how antibiotics help spread resistance

Bacteria can become insensitive to antibiotics by picking up resistance genes from the environment. Unfortunately for patients, the stress response induced by antibiotics activates competence, the ability of cells to take up and integrate foreign DNA, in microorganisms.
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Study reveals direct link between stigma and cognitive performance in people with HIV

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.
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Study finds increase in preconception health coverage after Medicaid expansion

The number of low-income women enrolled in Medicaid before becoming pregnant rose substantially in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at growing migrant teen detention camp

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA TORNILLO, Texas — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded faci...
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Electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb can provide sense of smell, research shows

Physicians at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb, a structure in the brain where smell information from the nose is processed and sent to deeper regions of brain.
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