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A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family

You're reading A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many of us have faced depression, struggled with low self-esteem, and other debilitating mental health challenges. My own journey with depression was a result of growing up with a rare blood disorder and being told I could never have children of my own. This completely changed my dreams of what ...
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Surgical treatment unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients

Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Blood test helps identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues, used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis.
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Novel way to efficiently deliver anti-parasitic medicines

Scientists have developed a new way to deliver anti-parasitic medicines more efficiently.
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Backdown over axing of NDIS funding to life-threatening condition

Plans had been made to remove funding for swallowing therapy from NDIS and shift it to the statesThe federal government has backed down over controversial changes to the national disability insurance scheme that pulled funding for swallowing therapy from people living with life-threatening dysphagia.Guardian Australia last week revealed that 19-year-old Tanisha Flemming, who has a rare genetic condition, was among the people who had been told they would no longer receive funding for the therapy,...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Disability, National disability insurance scheme, NDIS, Tanisha Flemming


How social media leads to a loss of creativity

I use social media.  Specifically, I use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  In the beginning, I did so for utilitarian purposes.  As a columnist and aspiring writer of books, these were (and indeed are) useful marketing tools. I have, in the past, carried around a note-pad to jot down ideas.  I was never without my note-pad. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Practice Management, Facebook Twitter, PA NP, CRNA


Two Seattle-area women settle wrongful-death ‘superbug’ lawsuits with medical scope manufacturer

Theresa Bigler and Deborah Shawver's husbands died after contracting a super bug from a medical scope at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Theresa Bigler, Deborah Shawver


Calories in restaurant meals 'excessive'

Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.
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Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'

Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.
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Chain restaurants are less healthy than fast food, global study finds

Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.
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How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch iPhone owners can own, and it just got even better with the addition of the ECG app and ability to identify irregular heart rhythms. Here's how to set it all up. The post How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Health, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Heart, Apple Watch, Health & Fitness, ECG


Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms

It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military.
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How to Stop Your Shadow Self from Controlling You

When we keep our shadow hidden, it runs the risk of controlling us. In this complicated life we lead, there are aspects of ourselves we don’t feel able to meet. Often it’s because society does not make space for them, or because we don’t have the tools to sit with the discomfort of difficult emotions. It could be shame, guilt, anger, or grief. According to Robert A. Masters, it could also be our inner child, our inner saboteur, or our resistance. Masters, a therapist and psychospiritual guide...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Emotions, Publishers, Robert, Spirituality & Health, Shadow Work, Shadow Self, Shadow Side


Doctors vs. executives: the spending power of $1.5 million

The general consensus among physicians who have a solid grasp on their finances is that they are realistic about their earnings and expenses. Ins and outs. Just like in nephrology, except a net positive in your finances is considered a win.  One would expect that doctors ought to be generally conservative in their expenditures, since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Wellness giant Life Time targets co-working, shopping malls for next act

Founded in 1990 by CEO Bahram Akradi, Minnesota-based Life Time used to be known as a premier health club that operated large gyms mainly in affluent suburbs in Midwestern and Southern states. Its success was memorialized in 2015 when two leading private equity firms, Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital, led a $4-billion deal to take the company private. But rather than retire or move on to new challenges, Akradi chose to remain in his leadership post and continue to build the Life Time bra...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Real Estate, New York, Minnesota, California, Time, America, San Francisco, Tech, Indiana, GS, Miami, Private Equity, Silicon Valley


Dominionism and the Actual Deep State

At one time, I wrote a lot about dominionism and the teaching that Christians were called to take over seven mountains of culture: government, education, entertainment, business, religion, family, and media (category:Dominionism). Christians who believe that also believe America was founded as a Christian nation. Empirically the belief that America is a Christian nation has been associated with likelihood to vote for and support Donald Trump. It is important to understand that Christians who bel...
Tags: Health, Washington, White House, America, Jesus, Donald Trump, Infertility, Trump, Religion News Service, Jenkins, Hamill, Jack Jenkins, Jon Hamill, Lamplighter Ministries


Theory-Based Digital Interventions to Improve Asthma Self-Management Outcomes: Systematic Review

Background: Asthma is a chronic disease requiring effective self-management to control it and prevent mortality. The use of theory-informed digital interventions promoting asthma self-management is increasing. However, there is limited knowledge concerning how and to what extent psychological theory has been applied to the development of digital interventions, or how using theory impacts outcomes. Objective: The study aimed to examine the use and application of theory in the development of digit...
Tags: Health, Tcs, Social Cognitive Theory Health Belief Model


Sewage from Mexico spill flows north into California waters

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico’s Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling some beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean. The Los Angeles Times said if the spill that began late Monday continues unabated, […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Mexico, Environment, World, Nation, San Diego County, Los Angeles Times, Calif, Tijuana River, Nation & World


Study uncovers link between tube travel and spread of flu-like illnesses

Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.
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Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients

Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that an intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in people with Huntington's disease, delaying the onset of symptoms and loss of grey matter in the brain.
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New protein complex helps embryonic stem cells to maintain their indefinite potential

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are the very definition of being full of potential, given that they can become any type of cell in the body. Once they start down any particular path toward a type of tissue, they lose their unlimited potential.
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with Alzheimer's drug

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer's disease.
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Caffeine therapy benefits developing brains of premature babies

For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to ensure the best possible start to life.
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7 of the most interesting fictional drugs

Fictional drugs are a major part of the lore and foundation for many science fiction stories. The unique effects they have on their characters is an interesting new way to explore important issues. Many of these fictional drugs are synonymous with the stories that have been told.Fiction writers have always been good at whisking us away to strange and new alien worlds, places we've never dreamed of and that would never have seen the light of day if they had not been coaxed from the author's wild...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Science Fiction, Movies, Religion, Iran, Innovation, Speaker, Literature, Stanley Kubrick, Soma, Anthony Burgess, Saints, Philip K Dick, Alex, Larry Niven


Study explores link between work stress and increased cancer risk

In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers.
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Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.
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Best method/device to drain sinuses??

I expect I will get another cold this season. Mucinex keeps me awake. I would like to know the best way to drain my sinuses. Is there a humidifier out there that pumps out more steam than any other? Besides sitting in the shower (this doesn't work fast enough) what should I try?
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Prestigious R&D 100 Award presented to Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems are recognized with a presitigious R&D 100 Award for their SP8 FALCON Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) solution.
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Virginia Tech and UC San Diego researchers team up to develop nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.
Tags: Health, University Of California San Diego, Virginia Tech, UC San Diego, U S National Institutes of Health, Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience


Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide

Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report.
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