Split liver transplants could save children on wait list finds study

A review analysed 5,300 cases of liver transplants on children across the country. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at the patients who were more likely to survive after a split liver transplant. A split liver transplant is a type of transplant where the recipient receives only a part of the donor’s liver.
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Study reveals how ASV and HIV-1 share similar structural features that drive membrane targeting, assembly

A key step in retroviral growth inside a cell, as described by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., and colleagues, is portrayed on the cover of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain

In May 2000, Raul Silva was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baja California, Mexico, badly breaking his left femur, or thighbone. He underwent emergency surgery in Mexicali and, at first, everything seemed fine. Then an infection set in, worsened, and Silva eventually made his way to San Diego, where his left leg was amputated.
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Osteoporosis is not only a women's disease

Osteoporosis, a bone disease that can result in painful fractures - typically in the back, hip or wrist - is often thought of as a woman's disease. But men get it too, just usually later in life than women.
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Mindfulness training could be excellent strategy to prevent and manage obesity

Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, suggesting that it could be an excellent strategy for healthcare providers in preventing and managing obesity.
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Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy, injured in crash, is surprised with a new prosthetic running leg

After Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Rifkin’s foot was badly injured in a hit-and-run accident in August, the doctors asked if he would be open to amputation so he could one day maybe get back to patrol duty or run again, but with a prosthetic leg. Three hours were all it took for Rifkin to answer yes. LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Rifkin tries out his new prosthetic running leg in front of his dad, retired LA County Sheriff’s Captain Bob Rifkin. (Photo by Michael Fernandez...
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The Psychology of Design and How to Leverage It

We’ve all drooled through a data-heavy presentation where our eyes began to tire and the facts and figures all begin to run together. While these decks are full of great information, the odds are the audience is not only disconnecting from the content, but they’re likely not retaining the information either. Experts have found that compelling visuals can increase information retention by nearly 42%! That’s why creating visually engaging data slides is a powerful tool to increase retention and im...
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Retirement from medicine is more healthy than the way this physician used to live

It must have been about a decade ago.  It was another snowy day like today.  I awoke at the break of dawn, and rushed out the door to the hospital that was several miles away.  Leaving so early in the morning, the expressways hadn’t even been plowed yet.  I did this often.  Jumped into the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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#JUUL: How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.
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Beat Insomnia: A Spiritual Guide to Healthy Sleep

“Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.” – Marianne Williamson It’s 3:17 a.m. You’ve been staring at the clock since 1:42 a.m., mind racing, body tense. In five hours you’re going to have to drag yourself to work, terrified that you’re going to fall asleep at your desk—again. If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. I know what it feels like to lie awake, reliving mistakes, making lists of things that might go wrong, waiting for sleep that...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Personal, Meditate, Insomnia, Spirituality, Relax, Publishers, Calm, Tiny Buddha, National Sleep Foundation, Marianne Williamson, Qigong, Acupressure, Sleeplessness, Kam Chuen Lam

Opioids not much better than placebos at treating pain, study says

The study examined more than 26,000 people experiencing chronic pain.Opioids were only marginally better than placebos at treating pain and improving physical functioning.It's estimated that at least 2 million Americans have opioid use problems. None Opioids are only slightly more effective than placebos at treating pain, according to a new study.The study tracked the more than 26,000 people, all of whom who were experiencing chronic, noncancer pain, as they took either real opioids or placebos....
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The Use of Social Networking Sites in Mental Health Interventions for Young People: Systematic Review

Background: The onset of mental health problems peaks between adolescence and young adulthood; however, young people face barriers to treatment and are often reluctant to seek professional help. Many are instead seeking support and information regarding their mental health via the Web, especially via social networking sites (SNSs), and hence, there is a promising opportunity to use SNSs to deliver or integrate with youth-focused online mental health interventions. Previous reviews have evaluated...
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The Effectiveness of a Web-Based Computer-Tailored Physical Activity Intervention Using Fitbit Activity Trackers: Randomized Trial

Background: Web-based interventions that provide personalized physical activity advice have demonstrated good effectiveness but rely on self-reported measures of physical activity, which are prone to overreporting, potentially reducing the accuracy and effectiveness of the advice provided. Objective: This study aimed to examine whether the effectiveness of a Web-based computer-tailored intervention could be improved by integrating Fitbit activity trackers. Methods: Participants received the 3-mo...
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The Use and Effects of Electronic Health Tools for Patient Self-Monitoring and Reporting of Outcomes Following Medication Use: Systematic Review

Background: Electronic health (eHealth) tools are becoming increasingly popular for helping patients’ self-manage chronic conditions. Little research, however, has examined the effect of patients using eHealth tools to self-report their medication management and use. Similarly, there is little evidence showing how eHealth tools might prompt patients and health care providers to make appropriate changes to medication use. Objective: The objective of this systematic review was to determine the imp...
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Is social media a friend or foe of science?

An opinion piece published in JAMA suggests the latter: “Protecting the Value of Medical Science in the Age of Social Media and ‘Fake News’” The authors argue social media poses a threat to science in several ways: Unfettered publication of unvetted information by sources of unknown reliability. An emerging tactic of decrying disagreeable content as […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Livetweeting a toothbrush's firmware update

When your toothbrush is part of the Internet of Shit, sometimes you need to update its firmware, and when that happens, sometimes you have to decide whether your toothbrush will have access to your location. Thank you to Andrew Crow for livetweeting this glimpse of the future of Surveillance Dentistry. (Thanks, Radical Goats!)
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Naked, the World’s First Home Body Scanner

Track body fat percentage, key measurements and much more from the comfort of your own home Technology for working out at home (like Tonal), measuring tools (like the Apple Watch and Withings Steel Fitness Tracker) and DNA-informed diet and fitness programs we have an array of physical and digital tools available at accessible prices to help guide, track and motivate us. Naked is an in-home 3D-body scanner that keeps …
Tags: Health, Design, Tech, Weight Loss, Naked, Gyms, Fitness Trackers, Wellbeing, Naked Labs, Digital Fitness, Withings Steel Fitness Tracker

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online and Blended Therapy: Survey Study Amongst Licensed Psychotherapists in Austria

Background: Web-based and blended (face-to-face plus Web-based) interventions for mental health disorders are gaining significance. However, many licensed psychotherapists still have guarded attitudes toward computer-assisted therapy, hindering dissemination efforts. Objective: The objective of this study was to provide a therapist-oriented evaluation of Web-based and blended therapies and identify commonalities and differences in attitudes toward both formats. Furthermore, it aimed to test the ...
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Meeting Sexual Partners Through Internet Sites and Smartphone Apps in Australia: National Representative Study

Background: Studies have reported on the proportion of the population looking for potential sexual partners using internet sites and smartphone apps, but few have investigated those who have sex with these partners, arguably a more important target group for health promotion. Objective: This study aimed to determine the proportion of people who have had sex with someone they met on an internet site or a smartphone app in the previous year. Methods: We analyzed data from the 2012-2013 Second Aust...
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This jerk stole my pizza. It’s definitely starting to feel like the last half of the year has completely flown by.  I sat down to look at my list of blog posts for the past month and realized just how much this space has been ignored.  I’m going to try to make blogging more of a priority next year because 1) I enjoy it and 2) keeping a record of what I’m doing and how I’m feeling has been amazing for my training.   In terms of training, following Space Coast, I’m taking a bit of an eas...
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Black men diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer have higher risk of death, study shows

Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer classified as low risk may actually have a more-aggressive form of the disease that is more likely to be fatal than in nonblack men placed in the same prognostic category, a new study suggests.
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“Laverne & Shirley” Star Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Penny Marshall—actress, comedian and director—has died at the age of 75. Marshall, best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom Laverne and Shirley was reportedly found dead at her home in Hollywood Hills Monday night (Dec. 17). According to TMZ, Marshall’s cause of death was complications from diabetes. In addition to diabetes, Marshall dealt with a number of health issues during her final years. In 2010, it was reported that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized...
Tags: Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Congress, Abc, America, Fox, Diabetes, United States, Mark Wahlberg, Pop Culture, Jazz, Shirley, Penny Marshall, Penny, Marshall

Nonpublication Rates and Characteristics of Registered Randomized Clinical Trials in Digital Health: Cross-Sectional Analysis

Background: Clinical trials are key to advancing evidence-based medical research. The medical research literature has identified the impact of publication bias in clinical trials. Selective publication for positive outcomes or nonpublication of negative results could misdirect subsequent research and result in literature reviews leaning toward positive outcomes. Digital health trials face specific challenges, including a high attrition rate, usability issues, and insufficient formative research....
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King County health officials warn patients of Burien dental clinic of possible infections

The risk to patients is low, and officials do not yet know of any infections caused by the clinic's practices.
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New year brings altered landscape for abortion battle

Those engaged in the battle over abortion in the United States are looking out at the thorny landscape and gearing up for what is on the horizon in 2019.
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New drug could significantly slow progression of ALS, shows research

A new drug could significantly slow the progression of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. Current treatments slow progression of the degenerative disease by only a few months, and these findings could revolutionize the treatment of patients suffering from ALS, extending and improving quality of life.
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Increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. linked with occasional use

The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. appears more closely linked with their occasional use by many people than by their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, according to a large new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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FSU researchers discover how breast cancer evades immune system detection

Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy are making a huge difference in treating some forms of cancer, especially metastatic cancer. But breast cancer has proven a tricky foe for this new therapy, and an interdisciplinary team of FSU researchers is now a little bit closer to figuring out why.
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Young children in low-income, rural areas at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke exposure

Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new Penn State-led research.
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Weight change in middle-aged, elderly Chinese Singaporeans related to increased risk of death

Both moderate-to-large weight gain and weight loss, defined as a change of 10% or more in weight, among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans are linked to increased risk of death, particularly from cardiovascular disease, and between them, weight loss was associated with higher risk than weight gain.
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