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Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?

You're reading Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is a technique that is both widely used and controversial. Many see it as a form of stage entertainment. True hypnosis, however, is very different and has valuable medical and therapeutic benefits, providing effective treatment to a variety of ailments - from anxiety and depressio...
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Retailers in low-income communities sell most risky alternative tobacco products

Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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Expanded use of tele-emergency services can help strengthen rural hospitals

A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but find it easier to recruit new physicians.
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Intermittent Fasting

With intermittent fasting in the news I am reminded that decades ago I lost ~ 30 lbs by skipping breakfast and lunch then eating whatever I wanted for dinner. Doctors told me I was doing it all wrong but one doctor finally said, whatever works. I found that if I had breakfast I would have hunger pangs come lunch time, no breakfast no pangs at lunch time. After my weight stabilized I might eat a light lunch, maybe a cup of soup. Come Thanksgiving I ate whatever I wanted between Thanksgiving and ...
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New strategies may improve performance of CAR-T cell therapy in treating cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed two new strategies that may improve the performance of chimeric antigen receptor therapy in treating cancer. They are presenting results of their preclinical research at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego.
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'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics

Announcement follows claim by Chinese scientist to have altered DNA of twins to prevent HIV infectionThe World Health Organization is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies.“It cannot just be done without clear guidelines,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN health agency, said in Geneva. Continue reading...
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New gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia reverses symptoms in adults

After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common.
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He Jiankui, scientist who gene-edited 'Crispr babies', detained in China

He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies using CRISPR technology, is missing. Reports indicate he has been detained by Chinese authorities. The scientist gave a presentation in Hong Kong last week on the human gene editing experiment, which Chinese authorities condemned. After that, he disappeared. A spokeswoman for the Shenzhen university where He Jiankui was a former employee told the SCMP, “Right now nobody’s information is accurate, only ...
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One-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costs

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States.
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New drug combination could kill melanoma cells more effectively, study shows

A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the patient.
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Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

As we age, we tend to develop a number of chronic health conditions and concerns. Often, managing health problems can mean that older adults may take many different medications. When older adults take five or more medicines (a scenario health experts call "polypharmacy", it can increase the risk of harmful side effects.
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Hoosier firefighters have greater risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters

Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013.
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Latest advances in AI for aging and longevity research

Insilico Medicine, one of the leaders in artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development, digital medicine, and aging research announced today the publication of its recent paper titled "Artificial Intelligence for Aging and Longevity Research: Recent Advances and Perspectives" in Ageing Research Reviews, one of the highest-impact journals in the field.
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Brown researchers awarded $12 million NIH grant renewal to explore fundamentals of brain function

Brown University's Center for Central Nervous System Function, part of the Carney Institute for Brain Science, has been awarded a $12 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence program.
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Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance use

Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana by the end of eighth grade, a new study found.
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Oils from garlic and other herbs show strong killing activity against Lyme disease bacteria

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar

System neglects ‘missing middle’ of the population who face common problemsA landmark inquiry has found New Zealand’s mental health services are overwhelmed and geared towards crisis care rather than the wider population who are experiencing increasing rates of depression, trauma and substance abuse.It has urged the government to widen provision of mental health care from 3% of the population in critical need to “the missing middle” – the 20% of the population who struggle with“common, disabling...
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Casual sex among young adults can be a source of intimacy, study says

Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty and researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute.
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A physician’s letter to his wife

To my wife, Let’s just start at the beginning. When we first met, you thought I was arrogant and prideful.  For two and a half years we would rarely talk while we walked past each other in our small college town.  At the time, we never could have imagined that one day we would get […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes

Research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examine whether people who undergo weight loss treatment report changes in alcohol intake and whether alcohol influences their weight loss.
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Epigenetic maps of the inner ear could lead to development of therapeutics for hearing loss

Epigenetics is the expression and control of genes. The epigenetics involved in the inner ear is a critical part of the mystery of hearing.
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Scientists develop new method to detect viral RNA without special equipment

Scientists from the SCAMT Laboratory of ITMO University developed a method to detect viral RNA without special equipment.
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Study shows outcomes of CAR T-cell therapy when used as standard of care for lymphoma

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR T, was named the 2017 Advance of the Year by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The FDA approved two CAR T products last year for treatment of adult large B-cell lymphoma based on the exceptional patient outcomes seen in clinical trials.
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UK scientists find new way to identify patients with aggressive lymphoma

UK scientists have found a new way to identify people with the most aggressive types of lymphoma who are less likely to respond to standard drugs.
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Italy's M5S sacks entire board of health experts, sparking political interference concerns

Concern as Giulia Grillo, from the vaccine-sceptic Five Star Movement, says she will replace esteemed panel with ‘other deserving personalities’Italy’s health minister has sacked the entire board of the Higher Health Council, the country’s most important committee of technical-scientific experts who advise the government on health policy.In a move on Monday night that shocked Italian scientists, Giulia Grillo, from the Five Star Movement – a vaccine-sceptic party that has supported unproven cure...
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The Hands-Down Best Skincare Products Editors Want You to Gift Yourself This Month

Between the party planning, gift shopping, egg-nogging, and gingerbread house making-then-ignoring (not to mention the whole giving yourself a hemorrhoid from the stress of A through D), there is one minor thing you mustn't forget about this December: you. Now more than ever, practicing a little self-care is the difference between keeping your cool and crying into Santa's beard at the mall - and it starts with your skincare routine. But because we know the last thing you need is someone giving ...
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The Hands-Down Best Skincare Products Editors Want You to Give Yourself This Month

Between the party planning, gift shopping, egg-nogging, and gingerbread house making-then-ignoring (not to mention the whole giving yourself a hemorrhoid from the stress of A through D), there is one minor thing you mustn't forget about this December: you. Now more than ever, practicing a little self-care is the difference between keeping your cool and crying into Santa's beard at the mall - and it starts with your skincare routine. But because we know the last thing you need is someone giving ...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Santa, Skin Care, Editor's Picks, Moisturizer, Beauty Trends, Beauty Review, Face Cream, Beauty Product, Beauty Gifts, Face Masks, Best of 2018


Why the risks and benefits of statins are so complex

Statin side effects can vary depending on your age, sex and type of statin, when the cholesterol-lowering drugs are used to prevent cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. Atorvastatin and rosuvastatin provided benefits at a lower 10-year risk.
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'I don't want to be a burden'

A photographer spent more than a year chronicling life inside a care home for the elderly in India.
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Increasing mental health problems related to drug use in over 55's

Reports have shown that individuals aged over 45 years are increasingly being admitted to hospitals with mental health problems related to drug use. The number of admissions due to mental health problems and behavioural problems associated with drug use, were 638 in 2007/8 and have now come to 1,182 says the report.
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