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Scientists develop new technique for identifying small molecules

A UCLA-led team of scientists has developed a new technique that will enable researchers to easily and quickly determine the structures of organic molecules using very small samples.
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Researchers examine the experiences of veterans receiving both cancer treatment and hospice care

Veterans Health Administration hospitals offer something Medicare does not: In some cases, treatments meant to alter the course of a disease can be offered along with hospice care.
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Influenza vaccination may reduce severity of infection in vaccinated but still infected patients

The study, published in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, also counts on the participation of researchers from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, the Lleida Institute of Biomedical Research and the Barcelona Public Health Agency.
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Group of Manus Island refugees move to Nauru amid worsening health crisis

Men make voluntary transfers, saying they don’t know if life will be better, but need a change after five years on Manus A group of refugees have left Manus Island and are moving to Nauru while they wait for resettlement in a third country.Guardian Australia has confirmed at least eight men were told they could transfer from the immigration facility on the Papua New Guinea island to its equivalent in Nauru. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Kerryn Phelps


How long does it take to poo Lego out if a child eats it?

Parents naturally worry if their child swallows a small object but this experiment means they can relax a little.
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Study examines trends in opioids prescribed for children and adolescents

While the opioid crisis remains a major public health concern in the United States for people of all ages, relatively little research has been conducted in younger populations.
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Transfusions with older blood may increase risk of death, adverse events

After a serious injury, the leading cause of death is loss of blood. Major trauma victims who receive transfusions of packed blood 22 days old or older may face increased risk of death within 24 hours, according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
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Diets supplemented with extract of soursop leaves can prevent fibromyalgia symptoms

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Seville have recently published a study in which they state that diets supplemented with aqueous extract of Annona muricata L. leaves can prevent the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, so improving the lives of these patients.
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Study: Racial disparities found in oral anticoagulant use

Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants--particularly newer, more effective versions--than white and Hispanic patients, according to a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology.
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Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during aging, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports.
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A need for structural change to improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people

In a previous post on LGBTQ care, Dr. Carlene MacMillan called attention to the importance of respecting patients’ pronouns. As she points out, discrepancies between patients’ chosen names/pronouns and gender markers on official documents can pose real challenges to providing patient-centered care. Even if health care providers know their patients’ self-determined identities, electronic health records […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs n...
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, Carlene MacMillan


Researchers identify first genetic risk variants for ADHD

A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD.
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New antibody can reduce swelling attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema

Patients with hereditary angioedema experience recurrent and sometimes life-threatening swelling attacks. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have tested an antibody capable of reducing the frequency of these swelling attacks by more than 90 percent.
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New method could improve outcome of leukemia patients receiving stem-cell transplants

Stem-cell transplantation is an effective form of therapy to fight leukemia. In many cases, however, the transferred immune cells of the donor also attack the recipients' healthy tissue - often with fatal consequences.
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Prevalence of metabolic health found to be very low among American adults

A new study found that the prevalence of metabolic health is very low among American adults, even among those who have normal weight.
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6 Tips to Let Go of a Toxic Relationship and Heal Yourself

Put your toxic relationship behind you for good. If falling in love is the most wonderful feeling in the world, then letting go of it is the most horrible feeling in the world — even when you know full and well it’s a toxic relationship. Deciding that it’s time to bite the bullet and figure out how to break up with someone you love because your relationship isn’t healthy doesn’t make the act of letting go any easier. There is nothing worse than the physical pain of losing a love — even a toxi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Relationships, Love, Time, Self-help, Break Up, Publishers, Yourtango, Toxic Relationship


How to get the doctor to really see you

Doctors are regularly deluged with advice on how to engage patients. But how can you, as a patient, get your doctor to engage with you as a person truly? Your health — and even your life — could depend upon it. A perceived absence of empathy can significantly harm physical and mental well-being. At a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patients, Patient, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


Michael Volitich’s Tips on Sticking to Your Diet

If you are trying to lose some weight then you will no doubt have already discovered that this can be a little more difficult than you first imagined. In fact getting started with your diet is the hardest part of the entire process and the first few weeks are when you are going to find it most difficult. This was something which I went through last year and without the help of my good friend and fitness guru Michael Volitich , there is no way that I could have made it. I wanted to share...
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Trauma: A Hidden Gatekeeper To Wellness

Lawyers, as a profession, have a difficult time dealing with depression, addiction, and traumatic events.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Addiction, Health / Wellness, Brian Cuban, The Addicted Lawyer


FDA goal to be ‘first’ on devices worries former regulators

An analysis of FDA data shows that since 2012, tens of thousands of injury and death reports have been filed in connection with devices that were cleared through a streamlined pathway that minimizes clinical trial testing.
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7 of the best psychedelic books ever written

Psychedelic literature contains some of the richest prose and musings on the human condition. A great deal of these books hail from the 20th century. These are gateway books to a rich and other worldly adventureMuch has been said about the psychedelic experience and its rich and thrilling history. Luckily for us, some of the greatest pioneers who pushed forward into the choppy waters of the mind wrote it all down. Packed with governmental intrigue, freak-out trips and the loving grace of huma...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Mexico, America, Harvard, Innovation, Literature, Philosophy, Johnny Depp, Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson, William Blake, Kafka, Ludlow, Thompson, Dennis


Noom Custom Weight Loss Program Overview

  I wanted to share a quick overview of the custom weight loss program called Noom. Noom is a weight loss program that uses habit change psychology and small goals to help people live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight for good. The sign-up process is pretty straightforward, you share some basic information about yourself (current age, weight, height, goal weight, etc.) as well as some personal lifestyle questions to understand how you would be able to take advantage of the weight loss progr...
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Guided Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult Depression and Anxiety in Routine Secondary Care: Observational Study

Background: Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) is a promising new treatment method for depression and anxiety. However, it is important to determine whether its results can be replicated in routine care before its implementation on a large scale. Although many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of iCBT under controlled conditions, only a few studies have investigated its effectiveness in routine care. Furthermore, several effects of iCBT such as treatment effects in routine c...
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Nurses aren’t commodities

Corporate health care mentality set up nurses up to be inhuman while holding us to superhuman expectations. We’re told to be caring — but not allowed to do it. It’s time to demand that we stop being abandoned and dismissed by dysfunctional leadership. Early in my nursing career, I was assigned to the pediatric area […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


SWEET POTATOES YAMS FOR FERTILITY AND OVULATION

DO SWEET POTATOES HELP FERTILITY AND OVULATION? The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and YamsMany sources claim that yams can help you conceive twins. You may have heard that sweet potatoes or “yams” are good for fertility. Well, it's very true, the are! First let's clear up the confusion between yams and sweet potatoes. True yams (called Dioscorea) are not the ones you usually find in American grocery stores. They can be found in Africa and Asia and perhaps in some specialized grocery st...
Tags: Health, Asia, Africa, United States, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


Before the Claims of Crispr Babies, There Was China’s One-Child Policy

The Chinese government has a long history of using technology to control and manipulate reproduction.
Tags: News, China, Infertility, Genetic Engineering, Genetics and Heredity, Birth Control and Family Planning, Crispr (DNA, He Jiankui


Asylum seekers 'too afraid' to seek NHS care, report says

Watchdog says people failing to seek care over fear of upfront costs and of data being shared with the Home OfficeAsylum seekers who need NHS care have been left in “considerable fear” because of the government’s “hostile environment” policies, according to the human rights watchdog.In a highly critical report the Equality and Human Rights Commission says people have gone without medical help since ministers forced the NHS in England to impose upfront charges to access care last year. Continue r...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Human Rights, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, NHS, Health policy, Equality And Human Rights Commission, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC


Appeals court overturns challenge to California’s right-to-die law

A state appeals court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 overturned a lower court ruling that halted California’s “right to die” law in late May, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The law, in effect since 2016, allows terminally ill Californians to legally end their lives with a lethal drug after meeting certain requirements. In a 2-1 ruling, the court stated that the physicians who originally sued to overturn California’s End of Life Option Act in 2016, had no legal standing because they and their pat...
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A Guide To Coping With Withdrawals

All across the world, every single day, people find the strength within themselves that they need to stop using and abusing, whatever has been recently ruining their life.   If you are attempting to change your life for the better with an intervention, know that there will likely be an uphill battle. If you’ve decided enough is enough, and you want to kick your bad habit, you need to know that coping with withdrawal is your next hurdle. At this time, you’re going to need a lot of suppor...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Detox, Health & Fitness, Opiates, Drug Detox, Withdrawals, Novo Detox



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