Study evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regeneration

The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of birth-defect-related illness and death.
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San Diego, Tijuana experts head off health issues at border

Accessible health care inside shelters is an important part of keeping disease outbreaks from moving into the general population that crosses the border by the thousands every day.
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Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy linked with reduction in number of pills dispensed

An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for gynecologic cancer, without changes in postoperative pain scores, complications or increases in prescription refill requests.
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Australian researchers to study gas inhalational anaesthetic and likelihood of cancer return

Researchers at Melbourne are embarking upon a worldwide study to see if there is a risk of relapse of cancers among persons who have undergone surgeries.
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Lund University researchers succeed in obtaining dendritic cells by direct reprogramming

For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells.
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Eating disorders now a top priority with Australian Government

According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia would soon have access to up to 60 appointments with psychologists and dieticians as part of their Medicare plan.
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Asbestos found in most NHS hospitals finds BBC inquiry

An inquiry led by the BBC has found that nine out of ten NHS hospitals have asbestos. The inquiry included 211 trust hospitals of which 198 agreed that they used asbestos in their hospital.
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International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomaticsthere is news about an international group of investigators who felt that benzodiazepines are getting unwarranted bad press, compared to other psychotropic drugs.
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Neuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisions

Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity.
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Need a transplant? You’ll need to prove you can pay costs

Most of the nation’s more than 250 transplant centers require patients to verify how they will cover bills that can total $400,000 for a kidney transplant or $1.3 million for a heart, plus monthly costs that average $2,500 for anti-rejection drugs that must be taken for life.
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What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

You’ve probably seen it on the news – a rare, polio-like illness is causing cases of paralysis in children. Here’s the latest info, based on our best current knowledge from the CDC. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a sudden illness that causes weakness in one or more extremities – one arm or (less likely) a […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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10 common traits of self-actualized people

Maslow's famous "Hierarchy of Needs" describes different levels of human motivation.A new study updates the hierarchy through modern methods.The research shows that self-actualized people share 10 specific traits. None Are you a self-actualized person? The American psychologist Abraham Maslow famously proposed in 1954 the "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" which theorized that psychological health culminated in self-actualization. Maslow saw that as being able to fulfill your potential, becoming your...
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Retraction of article “Joy of cooking too much” from journal

In a short notification, the editors of the Annals of Internal Medicine have announced that they are retracting a letter called “The Joy of Cooking Too Much: 70 Years of Calorie Increases in Classic Recipes”. The article in question was published in 2009.
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Keep Your Spiritual Practice Strong During Difficult Times

Your spiritual practice is more essential now than ever before. Recently, someone told me she was so riled up about our current political climate that she can’t meditate. She’d grown increasingly irritated, angry, and despondent, and now, after the unspeakable violence in Pittsburgh, the pipe bombs that mercifully failed to go off, and the daily vitriol of the midterm election campaign, she says she is so agitated that she can’t settle down, and she feels so compelled to hear the latest news tha...
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How sexual fantasies affect your relationship

There are two main types of sexual fantasies. One of them is more harmful to the a relationship or marriage than the other (by a lot). Sexually fantasizing about somebody else, though, neither hurts a relationship nor helps it; instead, it has the same mental impact as random daydreaming. None The beginning of a relationship is exciting. You get to learn more about a beautiful person who wants to learn more about you at the same time. You both get the opportunity to make an increasingly deep co...
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Disability can be a devastating outcome to a doctor’s career. Here’s how handle it.

Disability can be a devastating outcome to a doctor’s career and self-image. Think about it: You busted your butt to learn how to do a Whipple procedure, end up getting into a skiing accident that ends your career right there. No worries, because you purchased the appropriate coverage of own-occupation disability insurance, right? Having disability […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The scientific reason you want to squeeze cute things

Researchers appear to have found a neural basis for "cute aggression."Cute aggression is what happens when you say something like, 'It's so cute I want to crush it!'But it's also a complex response that likely serves to regulate strong emotions and allow caretaking of the young to occur. None If you've ever seen someone approach a puppy or small child, lean in and say, "Oh, I just want to squeeze that" while using a tone that suggests that said 'squeeze' might not be as harmless an action as it...
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Medical clinicians are being stress fractured

An excerpt from Leadership Lessons from History: A Study Guide Written for Physicians & Other Healthcare Leaders. In June 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia along with an army of 600,000 men; fewer than 100,000 made it back. During their ignoble military withdraw, in the middle of a terrible winter, thousands of soldiers died of exposure to the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Stigmatizing Narcissists & Narcissism: Are They the Secondhand Smoke of Our Time?

The thing about smoking cigarettes is that the behavior is something we wanted to stigmatize, in order to decrease its frequency in people. At its height in the 1950s and 1960s, 2 out of every 5 people smoked in the U.S. It’s a huge health hazard, decreasing lifespan and increasing health problems in smokers. But smoking doesn’t just impact the person who smokes. Through decades’ worth of research findings, we now understand the smoking also affects the people around smokers, causing health prob...
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The Simple Key To Successful Weight Loss

The weight loss technique that overcomes emotional eating. → 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 Again By Changing What You D...
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Let's talk about First Aid Kits

OK, simply yet quite complex question. I'm looking information about what "universal-use" First Aid Kit should contain? Right now I had First Aid Kit which meets the DIN 13164 standard (ie basic UE regulation about First Aid Kit content, mostly required for private cars for premedic wound care) with added antiseptic spray, mask with a mouthpiece for resuscitation, two packs of military standard-issue individual dressings, cooling gel and tweezers. Overall I try organize "universal-use" medkit fo...
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This Vitamin Is Linked To 75% Lower Depression Risk

Up to 50% of young women may be deficient in this vitamin. → 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 Again By Changing What You D...
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"Here’s a thought experiment: where do you end? Not your body, but you, the nebulous identity you think of as your 'self.'"

"Does it end at the limits of your physical form? Or does it include your voice, which can now be heard as far as outer space; your personal and behavioral data, which is spread out across the impossibly broad plane known as digital space; and your active online personas, which probably encompass dozens of different social media networks, text message conversations, and email exchanges?"From "Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind?/As our online existences become less distinct fr...
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Scientists create 10-minute test that can detect cancer anywhere in the body

Australian researchers find 3D nanostructures that are unique to cancer cells.These markers can be identified using technology that may be available on cell phones.Human clinical trials are next for the team. None Australian researchers claim in a new study that they developed a 10-minute test that's capable of finding cancer cells at any location in the body. If further testing achieves the same results, this accomplishment could be a real breakthrough in fighting cancer.The potential for quick...
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Here's How to Find Affordable Healthcare Options - Worldwide!

B'SD 1 Tevet, 5779 It's the last few hours of Hanuka and the new month of Tevet. Want to bestow a much-needed gift on someone who can benefit from that in many ways, during holiday season and beyond? Here's brief message from my facebook page, and it's definitely not limited to the Jewish kids in the "How can I help myself to find affordable, better medical care?" class:  Yocheved Golani  shared a post. 1 min  ·  This is why I...
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Emergency physicians: You rock!

I am a critical care physician and spend a good amount of time in the emergency room seeing consults. As an internal medicine resident, we were often in the ER, admitting new patients. In my three years of residency, we spent only two to four weeks working in the emergency room. It was the one […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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6 Tips to Keep Your Dear Ones Healthy and Happy This Winter

( = || []).push({}); Winter is one of the most awaited seasons of the year.  It’s mainly the time for festivities, holidays, vacations, and family gatherings, which makes it all the more exciting.  However, this is also the time when we give the least attention to our health and well-being, which later affects our happiness in the future. To avoid that from happening to you or your dear ones this winter, here are six tips chalked out so that you can always...
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How Empathic People Can Set Effective, Loving Boundaries

You’re a highly empathic person. You fully and intently listen to others. You tend to focus on others’ emotions, often feeling them more so than your own. In fact, it’s like you feel someone else’s pain deep inside your bones. It’s that visceral. And you frequently find yourself utterly exhausted because tending to others comes more naturally to you than tending to yourself, according to Joy Malek, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with people who are intuitive, empathic...
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NHS rubber gloves made in Malaysian factories accused of forced labour

Exclusive: firms supplying health service allegedly exploit thousands of migrantsThe NHS is using medical gloves made in Malaysian factories where migrants are allegedly subjected to forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation.A Guardian investigation has revealed that at least two companies supplying rubber gloves to the NHS – Top Glove and WRP – are allegedly subjecting thousands of migrant workers from Nepal and Bangladesh to exploitative working con...
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