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Study reveals side effects of breast cancer drug on brain function

A comprehensive study of monkeys given the breast cancer drug letrozole reveals side effects that impact the brain. Published in JNeurosci, the research establishes the common marmoset as an important nonhuman primate model for studying the effects of estrogen-reducing treatments on the nervous system.
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Australia extreme heatwave forecast to break weather records through to new year

Health and bushfire warnings as temperatures expected to soar 10C to 14C higher than normal Extreme record-breaking heatwave conditions are forecast to sweep across four states over coming days, sparking health and fire warnings.A broad area stretching across much of southern Australia is set to experience the hot weather, with temperatures generally 10C to 14C higher than usual for this time of year, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Canberra, South Australia, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Bureau of Meteorology


Lupin partners with Abbvie to develop and commercialize new targeted oncology treatments

Pharma major Lupin Limited and global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc., today announced that AbbVie has licensed Lupin's MALT1 (Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma Translocation Protein 1) inhibitor program.
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Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted.
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New mechanism may explain neurons shrinking in Huntington's disease

A hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's is the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain. The cells don't die quickly, though. They first start to disconnect from each other because their neurites -- long finger-like extensions that make connections all through the brain -- become smaller.
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Brain activity found to be predictive of pain-related fear

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient's fear of pain. This neuroscientific approach, reported in eNeuro, may help reconcile self-reported emotions and their neural underpinnings.
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Neuroimaging study explores how socioeconomic status shapes developing brains

The relationship between socioeconomic status and brain anatomy is mostly stable from childhood to early adulthood, according to a longitudinal neuroimaging study of more than 600 healthy young people published in JNeurosci.
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The role of galanin-like peptide in regulating feeding behavior and energy metabolism

Galanin-like peptide is a short peptide made up of 60 amino acid residues. This sequence is homologous across several species. The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus is the place where GALP is produced. GALP has diverse physiological effects such as the regulation of feeding, energy metabolism, and reproductive behavior.
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DiphenhydrAMINE HCI Inj

I have 10, 1ml single dose, high potency Carpuject for IV/IM. Think I got these because it was much cheaper than epi. They expired in 2014, I am thinking time for the trash. Would anyone know if this stuff is still any good this far past? It was stored properly.
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12 things you’ll need for a smooth credentialing process

Physicians receive rigorous medical training for the better part of a decade. However, we emerge unprepared for the real-world job application process to which our friends in other professions are accustomed. One of these logistics includes credentialing and verification for hospitals and clinics where your group intends to practice — a process that can take […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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We finally started taking screen time seriously in 2018

At the beginning of this year, I was using my iPhone to browse new titles on Amazon when I saw the cover of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” by Catherine Price. I downloaded it on Kindle because I genuinely wanted to reduce my smartphone use, but also because I thought it would be hilarious to read a book about breaking up with your smartphone on my smartphone (stupid, I know). Within a couple of chapters, however, I was motivated enough to download Moment, a screen time tracking app recommende...
Tags: Psychology, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Pinterest, Stanford, Tech, Smartphone, Reddit, Moment, Tim Kendall, Screen Time


I Tried Those Customized Instagram Vitamins & Here Are My Honest Thoughts

They're personalized and pretty, but are they worth it? Now that the Christmas festivities are over and you're parked on the couch, bag of foil-wrapped chocolates in hand, you might be starting to think about your health-related New Year's resolutions.This time of year is prime season for making new health goals and prioritizing wellness, and there are tons of products that aim to help you meet those goals. With this in mind, I decided to test out one of the most hyped wellness products around ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Instagram, College, Washington, RDA, College Life, Rhodiola


The Nightmare of a False Accusation

You’re at a restaurant and your partner accuses you of being attracted to a man or woman sitting nearby. There has been distance in your relationship and your partner accuses you of having an affair. You’re late for a date and you’re accused of being irresponsible. Hearing such things, you’re left reeling and feel powerless to respond.   Some accusations are more consequential than others. Being falsely accused of a crime is an Orwellian nightmare of unimaginable proportions. The rate of wrongf...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Relationships, Communication, Self-help, Self-esteem, Trauma, Infidelity, United States, New York New York, Don, Chicago Tribune, Grisham, Catlett, False Accusations


A physician was barred from attending any future IT meetings

In the mid-1990s, I was working as the medical director for a national computer processing company that had the medical policy and utilization review contract for many Medicaid programs in the United States. Within the first few weeks of being hired, I was invited to attend an IT meeting where the computer project supervisor was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I Think I Am Pushing My Fiancee Away

I’ve been in a relationship for 2 years and we are engaged. We just moved into a house together a year ago and are planning for a family. Unfortunately, following a few stressful life events, I have lost interest in my partner almost wholly. I want to make one thing clear – I still love him and would do anything to make this work, but have this terrible fear it’s irreversible. When he comes on to me I am repulsed. I feel like I’m frozen, as if my body is unable to make any type of physical conne...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Intimacy, Engagement, Commitment


Merry Christmas to my estranged family

Dear family, Today is the one year anniversary of arriving in Greenville's Intensive Care Unit where I almost died from another brain injury secondary to the first one I've been healing from for over a decade now. I am alive. ...
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Why giving gifts brings you more happiness than receiving them

Giving gifts results in longer happiness from the act, says new research.We can sustain the pleasure of a new experience every time we give to others.Hedonic adaptation makes it hard to continuously enjoy spending money on ourselves. None Just in time for the holidays, comes new research that says you get more satisfaction from giving gifts than receiving.Usually, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation is responsible for us feeling less happiness every time we experience some event or activity...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Happiness, Christmas, Compassion, Innovation, Community, Emotions, Northwestern University, Brien, O Brien, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Psychological Science, Kellogg School of Management, Decision-making, Ed O Brien


Take care of you so that you can make a difference for others

A few years ago, after doing the work and mom thing for five-plus years, I noticed I was becoming increasingly cynical. I was, more often than not, in a bad mood — and I felt exhausted. One day I sat down and asked myself: “What the hell is going on with you?” I realized that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Transitions: Outward Appearances Do Not Always Reflect the Struggles Within

Transitions can be hard. All of us go through many uncharted periods during our lifetime whether it is going to college; changing a career; becoming a parent; caring for parents; enduring a breakup or grieving the loss of a loved one. These life shifts are unavoidable. Acknowledging and understanding them can help you navigate the changes. One the most difficult times in my life was transitioning out of a sport I loved. I was a professional figure skater. My commitment and love for skating w...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Self-help, Resilience, Professional, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Coping Skills, Life Changes, Kübler Ross


It’s not that you’re not sexy, I just don’t care: 22 tweets that perfectly explain asexuality

It's estimated that approximately 1% of the planet’s 7.5 billion human inhabitants are asexual.
Tags: Health, Twitter, Identity, Life, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Asexuality, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Asexuals


3 Signs That Your IQ Is High

Three ways to tell if you have a high IQ. → 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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Bacon-cancer link: head of UN agency at heart of furore defends its work

IARC’s outgoing director attacks vested interests of critics but admits it could have communicated betterThe head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.Its outgoing director, Christopher Wild, fiercely defended the decisions and transparency of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (I...
Tags: Health, Science, Cancer, Society, World news, Medical Research, Un, Cancer Research, IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Christopher Wild


Exceptional longevity: why some people live to be more than 100-year old

Interventions that promote longevity, remembered by mnemonic: DEEP purple - “eat colorful plant foods: Dietary modification, Exercise, active Engagement, Purposeful living (click here to enlarge the image).Based on a Mayo Clinic Proceedings article (https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30792-4/):Exceptional Human Longevity: the oldest old have an extreme phenotype of delayed onset of age-related diseases and/or resistance to lethal illnesses occurring earlier in life.Cent...
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Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment

Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood, have been increasing in recent years and about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Biology, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Genetics, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Medical Research, Higher Education, Young People, Bulimia, UCL (University College London


The 3 goals of clinical documentation

A lot has been spoken and written about clinical documentation already. In spite of that, many hospitals still struggle in getting the best out of their doctors when it comes to documentation quality. And although we can cite various reasons for this, we can all safely agree that the hospital EMR is the single biggest […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Can a Person Really Change Beliefs?

From a young man in the U.S.: I wanted to understand the link between the upbringing of one , past experiences ,and past ideologies and how much it can affect ones current reasoning. Does a person have utter and complete freedom to change his reality or would there always be a faction of his brain leading him to a biased conclusion because of his past experience. For example can a person fully understand and change his reality without his brain affecting that decision based on his past. In other...
Tags: Psychology, General, Religion, Childhood Trauma, Religious Conversion, Upbringing


Thailand’s legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s legislature has agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as the kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in […]
Tags: Health, News, Southeast Asia, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok


Best of Our Blogs: December 25, 2018

‘Tis the season for arguing, old wounds being opened and overconsumption. It’s the fall before the new year and all those resolutions. I can already hear the footsteps of runners outside my window. I can already predict that there will be gyms full of people. This could also be the year you embrace the gift of self-compassion and awareness. It’s the pause before you’re reeled in by that narcissistic relative. It’s the realization that you don’t have to get wrapped up in the drama. It’s the knowl...
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