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Study quantifies links between alcohol, drug use and violent deaths

A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo's Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil recently published the results of a study on the links between alcohol and drug use and the occurrence of violent deaths.
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Researchers explore why and how Mediterranean diet may mitigate cardiovascular risk

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet.
Tags: Health, Mediterranean, Brigham, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School


Failure of critical cellular energy sensor responsible for CKD progression, study finds

Chronic kidney disease, an affliction characterized by progressive loss of kidney function, affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with multi-organ damage, cardiovascular disease, and muscle wasting.
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Multigene test is a helpful decision making tool in breast cancer treatment, study shows

Multigene tests have been used in breast cancer treatment to assess the risk of metastasis for several years. A team at the Breast Cancer Center at the Technical University of Munich's Klinikum rechts der Isar has now presented results based on data collected in its routine clinical work.
Tags: Health, Technical University of Munich, Breast Cancer Center


MIT researchers develop antimicrobial peptides from South American wasp’s venom

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs.
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Men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher prostate cancer risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine.
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Study: Drug reduces hot flash frequency, improves quality of life in breast cancer survivors

Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take hormone replacement therapy, including breast cancer survivors.
Tags: Health, Roberto Leon Ferre, Charles Loprinzi, D of Mayo Clinic


Mount Sinai researcher awarded $2.5 million to advance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases

Ivan Marazzi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was awarded $2.5 million in funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to further the understanding of the underlying causes of neurodegenerative disorders such as Lou Gehrig's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases. The
Tags: Health, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mount Sinai, Lou Gehrig, Icahn School of Medicine, Ivan Marazzi


Exercise program during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may provide cardiovascular benefits

Women who underwent a supervised program of cardiovascular exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment experienced better cardiovascular function than those who were not part of the exercise program, according to results of the EBBA-II trial presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8.
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New book encompasses the vast history of reproduction

A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today.
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It Still Isn’t Completely Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce, CDC Says

Romaine lettuce enthusiasts, I am deeply sorry to have to inform you that your forbidden fruit still isn’t safe—at least not completely.Read more...
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During this holiday season, be aware that some people are really suffering

It’s that time of year again when retail outlets start counting down the days to Christmas and deck their stores with holiday cheer. For many people, this time of year feels magical. Yet for others, it is a consumer competition to buy the absolute best gift at the lowest price. While both these groups love […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Death of a unicorn: Couple endures emotional crime in bizarre botched adoption

Cruelty has no boundaries, no depth, no shape. When it is practiced by someone who doesn’t care about the consequences of their actions, cruelty can continue past the point of understanding. In the age of social media and smartphone connectivity, vulnerable people, like the kind who adopt babies, too often have to rely on the perceived kindness of strangers to fulfill their dreams. Cruelty can be hidden behind the clicks of a keyboard. Even the law seems ill-equipped when the offense, without ph...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, New York, News, California, Virginia, Sport, People, Soccer, Williams, New Jersey, Army, Brian, Illinois, South Carolina


4 Reasons Why Appearance Matters in Relationships

Talking about appearance is a touchy subject. No one wants to be judged solely by the way they look, nor should they. Attractiveness is defined by many things that go beyond the superficial. That being said, there are certain things about appearance that are quite important. No matter how shallow it sounds, looks do matter, but not in the way you may be thinking. No one is suggesting that you need to be a Size 2 or have biceps like the Hulk. And even if you are nearly the perfect physical...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Dating, Sexual Attraction, Marriage And Divorce, Health-related, Ken


Childhood Antibiotics Could Raise Risk of Mental Illness, Study Finds

For all the good that antibiotics do, relying on them too much can have pretty drastic drawbacks. In particular, their overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics. But a new study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry suggests there’s another, more subtle consequence of antibiotic use,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Brains, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, JAMA Psychiatry


Race Report: 2018 Space Coast Half Marathon

So I’m a bit behind in my blog updates.  The weekend after Thanksgiving, I ran my first and only half marathon for the year.  This was my sixth year running the Space Coast Half, but this year felt a bit more important, since I hadn’t raced a 13.1 since the previous year’s Space Coast Half. Obviously, if I’ve done a race six years in a row, I probably like it.  And the one thing I have to say is that these race organizers are always improving. In terms of my performance in the race, I wasn’...
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Clinical Feasibility of a Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention App (iREST) as a Behavioral Sleep Treatment in a Military Population: Feasibility Comparative Effectiveness Study

Background: Although evidence-based cognitive behavioral sleep treatments have been shown to be safe and effective, these treatments have limited scalability. Mobile health tools can address this scalability challenge. iREST, or interactive Resilience Enhancing Sleep Tactics, is a mobile health platform designed to provide a just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) in the assessment, monitoring, and delivery of evidence-based sleep recommendations in a scalable and personalized manner. The pla...
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Questionnaire Breakoff and Item Nonresponse in Web-Based Questionnaires: Multilevel Analysis of Person-Level and Item Design Factors in a Birth Cohort

Background: Web-based questionnaires are increasingly used in epidemiologic studies, as traditional methods are facing a decrease in response rates and an increase in costs. However, few studies have investigated factors related to the level of completion of internet-based epidemiologic questionnaires. Objective: Our objective was to identify person-level characteristics and item design factors associated with breakoff (not finishing the questionnaire) and item nonresponse in a Web-based questio...
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Before undergoing a test, ask whether it will make a difference in your care

Recently, a physician asked my opinion if a patient needed a colonoscopy. My partner was already on the case and I was covering over the weekend. The facts suggested that a colonoscopy was warranted. The patient had a low blood count and had received blood transfusions. Certainly, a bleeding site in the colon, such as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


I’ve Been Seeing and Hearing Things

From a teen in the U.S.: For the past 6 years, I’ve seen this shadowy figure like i see a wall, perfectly physical. Main concern is now i see bloodied skies, Dragons eating shadow people, voices overcrowding my head to the point i recognize nothing around me, sometimes physically painful. Along with these, i no longer am able to comprehend time no more than i can differentiate between reality and falsity. If possible, i’d like to know what this could possibly be. Uncle, who works in medical fiel...
Tags: Psychology, General, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Psychosis, Delusions, Auditory Hallucinations, Visual Hallucinations, Hallucination


This ripped trans boxer is set to make history in professional fight debut

Pat “Cacahuate” Manuel is will make history on Saturday when he competes in his first professional fight at Fantasy Springs Casino near Palm Springs.
Tags: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Transgender, Boxing, Trans, Boxer, Pat, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Manuel, Athlete, Pat Manuel, Pat “Cacahuate” Manuel


Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse

Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time.
Tags: Health, Columbia University, Newyork, New York Supreme Court, Robert Hadden


Hospitals are no longer an important part of the social safety net. That’s a problem.

“Admission diagnosis: causa socialis” In my training in Sweden, it was not unusual to admit patients to the hospital for social reasons: an elderly person who could no longer manage at home, a person whose social network fell apart, and so on. “Social reasons,” causa socialis, was a legitimate diagnosis (Swedes used more Latin than […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Death in prison of man with Asperger's 'raises serious concerns'

Coroner says Nicky Reilly, who was found hanged, was at chronic risk of self harmA coroner has expressed concern over the care given in prison to a man serving a sentence for a botched terrorism attack who was found hanged in his cell.Mohammed Saeed Alim, who was born Nicky Reilly, was jailed in 2009 after a bungled attempt to set off a homemade bomb in a Devon restaurant. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Law, Religion, Society, UK News, Mental Health, UK criminal justice, Islam, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK security and counter-terrorism, Prisons and probation, Devon, Coroner, Asperger, Nicky Reilly


Our brain senses angry voices in a flash, study shows

Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it distinguish a threatening voice from the surrounding noise? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers from the University of Geneva Switzerland, studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.
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High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors.
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Scientists unravel how bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells

New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and stopping recurrence of the bacterial infection.
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Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore

New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning: contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.)
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3 common complaints patients have

I enjoy talking to random people about their experiences with health care. As somebody who regularly travels all over the country, for both work and pleasure (I far prefer the latter), whenever I meet people in situations where you end up talking — be it on airplanes, a guided city tour, or at a social […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Secret to Practicing Truly Nourishing Self-Care

There are myriad ways to practice self-care. Meditating. Stretching. Reading. Running. Getting a massage. Taking a long, hot bath. Taking a walk. Going to your favorite restaurant. Dancing. Deep breathing. Writing. Taking a break. Taking a trip. But, at its core, the secret to practicing truly nourishing, supportive self-care is to know yourself. As psychotherapist Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, said, “self-care can look very different depending on the temperament and needs of the person.” Brunner...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Thorn, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Self Care, Austin Texas, Cain, Susan Cain, Brunner, Down Time



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