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Research: Myths about migration and health not supported by available evidence

Research published in The Lancet on 5 December revealed that harmful and unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted and that these are used to justify policies of exclusion.
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Johns Hopkins researchers discover swarming behavior in fish-dwelling parasite

Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm.
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Study shows septin proteins detect and kill gut pathogen, Shigella

Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that septins take Shigella prisoner.
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World's largest AI-powered medical research network launched by OWKIN

OWKIN today announced the world's largest AI-powered medical research network. The OWKIN Loop Network is comprised of 44 prestigious hospitals and research institutions across the US and Europe, including Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai.
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Study: Organically farmed food has bigger climate impact than conventional food production

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature.
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Chromatrap buffer reagents for lysing cells offer many benefits

Porvair Sciences announce how its Chromatrap Lysis and Hypotonic buffers play a crucial role in enabling researchers to better explore and understand the underlying processes and mechanisms that drive biological organisms.
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Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases.
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Deadline is Saturday for Obamacare sign-ups in Washington state

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange is less than previous years, but not down as much as sign-ups nationally.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Nation & World Politics


Springfield Police to launch review of destroyed rape kits

The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destroyed rape kits.
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"Stop the Bleed" training may be for you.

https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/ There are several good videos on Youtube on this topic (and some that are just commercials :rolleyes:) but this does seem to be sweeping the country right now with first responders. My old department is running everyone through it and most of the officers are carrying the equipment on their duty vests.
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US traces lettuce outbreak to at least 1 farm in Santa Barbara

U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. Food regulators said Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce. The Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacte...
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National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy Maria Butina Admits Guilt

Surrounding the 2016 election, the Russian government was quite busy in the U.S. One component of their efforts was an effort to infiltrate the Republican party via the National Rifle Association. Alex Torshin and Maria Butina were point people on that effort. Today, the plea agreement with Butina was released by the Department of Justice. Butina has been in custody since her arrest in July. My interest in Butina’s arrest was due to a minor aspect of the story. Butina also infiltrated the Fellow...
Tags: Health, Putin, Russia, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Infertility, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, NPB, National Prayer Breakfast, Doug Burleigh, Fellowship Foundation, Maria Butina, Butina, National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy


Medicare and Social Security Disability Coverage

( = || []).push({}); What Is Medicare? Medicare is a sponsored government health insurance program for individuals 65 years of age and older. It also provides coverage for individuals who have received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for 24 months. SSDI is for individuals that have earned enough social security to be insured, and for people that have a medical impairment preventing the person from working for 12 consecutive months or awaiting...
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It’s easier to get a gun than a psychiatrist in America

America in 2018: 307 mass shootings in 311 days. Recently, a veteran with presumed PTSD shot up Borderline Bar & Grill. His Facebook declaration: I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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On the Front Lines of Homelessness and Mental Health

Officers Armond and Dodson, whose personal histories uniquely qualify them for this outreach effort, have personally gotten 49 people off the streets and into drug and alcohol treatment. As someone with an extensive rap sheet, it was strange for me to be voluntarily climbing in the back seat of a police vehicle with two officers sitting up front. Twenty-five years sober, and I still don’t recognize my own life at times. For example, I work for my son’s non-profit, an organization that gives o...
Tags: Psychology, Drugs, Police, Alcohol, Mental Health, Treatment, Homeless, Quality Of Life, Sober, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Dodson, Doug, Becky, Ashlee, Rikki


Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

According to a new report from health officials, Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid drug, is surpassing heroin as cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States. The report was released 12th of December 2018 in the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report.
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Prostate cancer detection using MRI now first-line investigation tool

Men with prostate cancers under the NHS would soon get non-invasive MRI scans for detections after a health body (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or NICE) has given its approval. At present the MRI scans for detection have undergone pilot trials in three areas only and may soon be available all over Wales.
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Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure

In one of the pioneering genetic studies of acne, it has been seen that the condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults could have a genetic basis. This genetic study can also pave the way for new and accurate treatment for acne promise researchers. The study results are published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications.
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On Christmas Eve, we get … a few extra heart attacks

On Dec. 24, the risk of a heart attack is 37 percent higher than normal, Swedish researchers found. This would put Christmas Eve in the same category as earthquakes, hurricanes and stock-market crashes.
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Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia

Unlike the more common Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia.
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GW researchers review studies on treatments for prurigo nodularis

Prurigo nodularis is a disabling chronic skin condition characterized by severely itchy, crusty, firm papules and nodules that often occur on the arms and legs, but can appear diffusely on the body. The pathogenesis of prurigo nodularis is poorly understood, as this condition has been associated with a broad array of primary skin and underlying medical diseases affecting the liver, kidneys, and blood.
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Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cells

Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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The Music That Helps People Sleep (S)

The most popular genre of music for better sleep. → 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 Do
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Elements of Trust in Digital Health Systems: Scoping Review

Background: Information and communication technologies have long become prominent components of health systems. Rapid advances in digital technologies and data science over the last few years are predicted to have a vast impact on health care services, configuring a paradigm shift into what is now commonly referred to as digital health. Forecasted to curb rising health costs as well as to improve health system efficiency and safety, digital health success heavily relies on trust from professiona...
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Scientists perform lung lavage as new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros

Conventional immunological tests for tuberculosis in rhinoceros are substantially insecure and bear high risk of false negative or false positive diagnosis with sometimes fatal consequences for the animal.
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How youth sports might be a risk factor for heart disease

“If only there was just one more creative way to increase my child’s sugar intake,” said no parent ever. As a pediatric cardiologist, I spend much of my day counseling parents of children with obesity, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. I tell them to increase their physical activity. Remove all junk food from the house. Join a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


We now know where Seattle’s airborne heart was headed after flight was turned around

The human heart that missed a connection in Seattle was headed to a tissue processor.
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest


RESOLVING MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY, WHAT YOU CAN DO

MENS FERTILITY AND IMPROVED SPERM COUNT Diet and Supplements To Enhance Men's Fertility and Sperm Count The following supplements have been found to be fertility boosters in men: Zinc and Folic Acid Fertility Bracelet, customize your charm! Zinc and Folic acid taken together have shown to significantly increase the number of normal sperm in semen. Folic Acid may be found in green leafy vegetables, legumes, oranges and fortified cereals. Zinc is found in re...
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Why victims of childhood adversity have a harder time achieving their goals

New findings suggest that childhood adversity may be directly linked to depression. Adverse childhood experiences include a wide range of stressful or traumatic events brought upon by abuse and neglect. Important landmark studies from the '90s suggest that these experiences are common and lead to a number of health, social and behavioral problems throughout life.New research published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience in October suggests that there is a connection betwe...
Tags: Psychology, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, University of Utah, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Scott A Langenecker, PsyPost Langenecker


Researchers discover new mechanism behind spread of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is divided into three subtypes, one of which is particularly aggressive. Researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have now managed to discover a mechanism that contributes to this aggressive behavior: the tumor cells of this subtype are able to assume special characteristics that promote migration and therefore spread of the cancer.
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