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Study highlights potential risks of lead exposure from ‘non-traditional’ sources

The study by Paromita Hore, PhD, MPH, and colleagues at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene highlights the potential risks of lead exposure from "non-traditional" sources, even as US population blood levels continue to decline.
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Fish oil does not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients

A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil -- which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA -- did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding.
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Successful delivery after womb transplant

A Brazilian woman became the first woman to successfully deliver a baby after having received a womb transplant from a dead donor.
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Cancer cells could be detected irrespective of site and type using simple test

Australian researchers have found that cells containing cancer could soon be detected using a simple test. The test could one day change how cancers are diagnosed, the team says. The results of the study to develop the test were published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Study identifies new potential target for treating major common diseases

There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden believe. In a new study published in Science Signaling, they identify how these receptors are activated in the cell membrane and the processes that are then triggered within the cell.
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Pediatric firearm injury survivors have increased long-term mortality, finds study

Children and adolescents who survive assault, including by firearm, have increased long-term mortality compared to those who survive unintentional, nonviolent trauma.
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Single workout can improve metabolism for up to 2 days

Lounging around all weekend may weigh heavy on the minds of the health conscious. But these sedentary stretches may not affect the waistline, provided they're preceded by a bit of exercise.
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Ethnicity can be reliable indicator of gut microbiota diversity

Research increasingly links the gut microbiome to a range of human maladies, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and even cancer. Attempts to manipulate the gut with food rich in healthy bacteria, such as yogurt or kombucha, are in vogue, along with buying commercial probiotics that promise to improve users' chances against illness.
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Selective survival of embryos under adverse conditions may explain health problems later in life

An international team led by researchers of the Leiden University Medical Center and Lund University in Sweden propose that selection of random epigenetic differences causes particular embryos to survive under adverse conditions in the womb.
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Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor

Patient in Brazil who had been born without uterus gives birth to baby girlA woman in Brazil has successfully given birth after receiving a womb from a dead donor, the first time such a procedure has been successful.While researchers in countries including Sweden and the US have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a significant advance. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Sweden, US, Research, Society, World news, Medical Research, Brazil, Fertility problems, Organ Donation


7 reasons why you should prioritize retirement savings over college savings

It is widely recommended in the financial world that you prioritize your retirement savings over college savings for your children. I agree with this advice. Yet, I run into people all the time who are not following it. Perhaps it is because college often arrives a decade or more earlier than retirement so it seems natural to save […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Key Factors in Being a Better Leader

Leadership is not about your hierarchical role — parent, boss, teacher, elected official. It is not about being better or smarter than anybody else, nor is it about comparing oneself in relation to anybody else in any way. It is about how you act. People who practice the following actions naturally become better leaders. That is to say, others will look to them in a healthy way. On the flipside, even people who possess some type of hierarchical authority may struggle to be effective if they i...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Wtf, Leadership, Success, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Don


New study supports use of ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens

Zinc oxide has long been recognized as an effective sunscreen agent. However, there have been calls for sunscreens containing ZnO nanoparticles to be banned because of potential toxicity and the need for caution in the absence of safety data in humans.
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How physicians can get started with passive income

It’s been a little over two years since I started this journey of blogging about passive income, and I’ve learned so much along the way. The term “passive income” has come to mean something very different to me over these years. I used to think that passive income was simply earning money in a way […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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DOES CHICKEN POX HARM MENS FERTILITY?

DOES CHICKEN POX HARM SPERM COUNT? Explanation Of Chicken Pox Most of us of a certain age think about chicken pox as something little kids get. Chicken pox is caused by the herpes virus (varicella-zoster). It is an infectious disease, contagious, and can spread either through direct contact with the affected person or through the air. Chicken pox frequently affects preschool and elementary age children, however, men and women can get it too and it can be more severe in adults. When...
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Cell phones could be a source of toxic chemicals, suggests study

Cell phones - much has been written about their detrimental effects on attention spans, stress levels and dinner table conversations. People are in constant contact with their cell phones at all hours of the day.
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Eliminating microglia can reverse some aspects of stress sensitization, study shows

Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique signatures of chronic stress that leave the animal more sensitive to future stressful experiences, evident by increased anxiety and immune responses.
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Combining toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins may trigger Parkinsonism

Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain.
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Advances in gene therapy for inherited blood disorders

Gene therapy holds a lot of promise in medicine. If we could safely alter our own DNA, we might eliminate diseases our ancestors passed down to us.
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Study of infrequent cannabis users compares adverse effects of vaping and smoking

In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same.
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Proton pump inhibitors in combination with oral anticoagulants reduce GI bleeding risk

A Vanderbilt University Medical Centerstudy published today in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor in combination with an oral anticoagulant.
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Gene that allows you eat as much as you want could help combat obesity

It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much food as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future.
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What does Tumblr’s ban on x-rated content mean for recovering adult film addicts like this guy?

Tumblr announced this week that it will no longer allow x-rated content on its platform. A public outcry ensued.
Tags: Health, Sex, Life, Lifestyle, Addiction, Tumblr, Adult Content, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Porn Addiction, Willy Hudson


There’s no room for ego in health care

I was recently seeing a rather complicated medical patient in the hospital. We were treating both a heart and kidney condition, and things were not going so well. To spare anyone non-medical who is reading this the scientific details of the bodily processes involved, we were essentially balancing hydrating, with the need to get rid […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How body image concerns in young men contribute to increase in hospital cases

"Recent media reports highlighting NHS statistics which show a rapid increase in the number of boys and young men being admitted to hospital suffering from eating disorders are welcome, if only for helping to draw attention to this issue.
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Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit

Telemedicine startup Nurx — once dubbed the “Uber for birth control” — has launched a direct-to-consumer Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing kit. The addition means its customers can test for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and a cause of genital warts and cervical cancer in the comfort of their own homes. The Y-Combinator graduate is backed with about $42 million in venture capital funding from Kleiner Perkins, Union Square Ventures, Lowercase Capital and others....
Tags: Health, Startups, Uber, Tech, Venture Capital, Fda, District Of Columbia, Birth Control, Telemedicine, TechCrunch, Kleiner Perkins, Chelsea Clinton, Pap, Lowercase Capital, HIPAA, Clinton Foundation


Why are girls hitting puberty earlier? The answer could lie in the medicine cabinet.

American girls have been hitting puberty at earlier ages compared to past decades.Chemicals found in common cosmetic products could be responsible for the changes, according to the results of a nearly 20-year study, which found that boys didn't seem to be affected by the same chemicals.It's still unclear whether these chemicals cause early puberty, but it might be worth avoiding products containing them until the research is conclusive. None It's still something of a mystery why American girls h...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Women, Medical Research, Innovation, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Human body, Breast Cancer Action


The Surprising Effects Of Stress On Your Brain

"When we are afraid, when we are threatened in any way, our cortisol levels go up." → 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 Aga...
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Coping During the Holiday Season if You Have C-PTSD or PTSD

For those who have a history of trauma, the holiday season can present difficult challenges. Holidays carry a full load of triggers, across the full range of our senses. Food, song, sight, family gatherings, and rituals associated with the holidays can trigger stress and difficult emotions. If you have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma (C-PTSD), it may be that holidays mean spending time with the people who hurt you. If you are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Holidays, Ptsd, Trauma, Alcoholism, Holiday Season, Holiday Coping, Jacobs, Applied Cognitive Psychology, AuBuchon, Traumatic Experience, Complex Trauma, C-PTSD, complex PTSD


The Relationship Pattern Linked To Growing Happiness (S)

The positive pattern was seen whether or not couples were satisfied with their relationship. → 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 Fin...
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