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New Study Shows Most Americans Are Lonely

If you are feeling lonely, you’re not alone. A recent study involving 340 San Diego County residents of various ages has found that loneliness is shockingly widespread.1 The study suggests that there is a 76% prevalence of moderate to severe loneliness in American society. This is a bombshell statistic. After all, our country has enshrined the pursuit of happiness in its constitution and prides itself on having a high standard of living (twelfth in the world), which apparently doesn’t equate wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, Social Media, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Social Life, Spirituality, Un, San Diego County, Loneliness, University Of California San Diego, Mental Health And Wellness


KevinMD’s 2018 top posts: Highlighting the voices of practicing clinicians

With over 22 million page views for the year, thank you for making 2018 such a success. KevinMD continues to be the web’s leading platform that highlights the voice of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard elsewhere: physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, and patients who can share […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, KevinMD


Excellent surgeons those who are quick to recognize their mistakes

“Dr. Rahman, this is the nurse in OR 12, Dr. H is doing a robotic/laparoscopic hysterectomy. He thinks he’s injured the ureter and is requesting help. Are you available?” I knew what came next was going to be complex — challenging surgically, disruptive to my schedule and potentially risky. I told the nurse that I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Rahman, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.
Tags: Health, Ireland


How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert

You're reading How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Networking opens many doors for entrepreneurs. This is a sure-fire way to get people interested in your services, find loyal partners, and most importantly, attract new customers. But things are not that optimistic if you’re an introvert like me. A lump in the ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Career, Featured, Youtube, Success, Communication, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, NICK, Introvert, Pickthebrain, How To Network


Three men evacuated from Manus Island after spate of suicide attempts

At least one of the men among those brought back to Manus from Port Moresby ahead of Apec summit as part of ‘security preparations’ A mental health crisis among refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island has continued over the Christmas period, with at least three men medically evacuated to Port Moresby for hospitalisation after suicide attempts or acts of self-harm.At least one of the men was among dozens moved by Papua New Guinea authorities from Port Moresby back to Manus Island as part of “...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, Migration, Apec, Refugees, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Port Moresby, Manus


California’s First 5 programs evolve as smoking declines and tobacco taxes go away

An otherwise welcome advance in public health — the widespread reduction in smoking —  is having the perverse effect of driving down tobacco tax revenue that, for a generation, has supported some California programs aimed at early childhood education and health. Still, proponents of the programs financed by tobacco taxes are finding new ways to support California’s youngest residents. Proposition 10, which took effect Jan. 1, 1999, placed a 50 cent tax on tobacco products and created state and c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Children, California, Washington, La, Russia, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graham, Local News, Riverside County, Yellow Pages


Born on drugs: Predictions about crack babies didn’t come true, offering hope for opioid era

To the courts, she was just a case number. It was impersonal because, at the time, she was one in a long line of “crack babies,” which is what newborns like her were called in 1996. Today, she has a name; Nancy Elizabeth Palmer. And even though she came into the world with little chance of surviving her birth mother’s addiction to crack (along with methamphetamine and opioids and anything she could get her hands on), Palmer is more than OK. These days, the condition is known as “neonatal abstine...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, Palmer, Courts, Orange County, Public Safety, Nancy, Matthew, Amelia, Melissa, Andrew


Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

'No amount of time in detention is safe for a child'
Tags: Health, News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Onetime, U.s. Politics, Border Patrol Custody


Leaving no veteran behind when it comes to health care access

Veterans do not only matter one day of the year. Beyond Veterans Day, it is not only important to reflect on the lives lost and the sacrifices made by those who served our country, but to ask: are we doing enough as a nation to give veterans the support and care that they need? Veterans […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Mobile Health, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

Fitness trackers and heart rate monitors are all well and good, but if you want to track activity inside the body, the solutions aren’t nearly as convenient. Iota Biosciences wants to change that with millimeter-wide sensors that can live more or less permanently in your body and transmit what they detect wirelessly, and a $15 million series A should put them well on their way. The team emerged from research at UC Berkeley, where co-founders Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz were working on impro...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Fda, Ultrasound, UC Berkeley, Medtech, Lagos, Implants, Shanda, Carmena, TechCrunch s Startup Battlefield


I Was Dumped Over My Depression

He found out by Googling me. I’ve been writing candidly about my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve never been able to pull off fiction, because my brain doesn’t work that way, but I’ve been able to, as Hemingway put it, “sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Or, since it is the 21st Century, sit down at a computer and just let it all out. Maybe I’m a product of my 21st Century over-sharing generation, or maybe I just want others to feel less alone in their own struggles; some days, I’m n...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Relationships, Boston, New York City, Best, Relationship, Personal, Depression, Break Up, Dating, Jay, New England, Stigma, Publishers


Getting to a minimum viable product (MVP) health care app: Partner with physicians

Over the course of several years, IBM’s fledgling Watson for Oncology program has received a wide range of reviews. Among them is a harsh critique published by Gizmodo.  The article is filed under the keywords “AI,” “Watson,” “health,” “health care,” and “Doctor: This product is a piece of shit.” The last keyword is courtesy of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Ibm, Watson, Mobile Health, Gizmodo, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


How To Make 2019 Your Year For Fitness

I’m not the biggest believer in New Year’s resolutions because I feel self-improvement should be a year-long affair. If you’ve been resisting making necessary changes, it’s hard to believe you’ll follow through just because you’re inspired by a clean slate, chronologically speaking. Looking at history, though, it seems to be human nature to view the New Year as an opportunity to move past old limitations and into better habits. Some 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians renewed their loyalty to the k...
Tags: Health, Goals, Lifehacks, Mediterranean, Centers for Disease Control, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Babylonians, Mesopotamia


This Kind of Sleep Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

This bad habit may be increasing the risk of Alzheimers (and it’s not the amount of sleep you get) The spectrum of our intellectual and emotional states, from curiosity, learning, exploration, and innovation to joy, happiness, love, and sadness all stem from that wonderful clump of neurons no larger than our two fists pressed together; ...
Tags: Health, Science, Sleep, Brain Health, Innovation, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Brain Science


Excellent surgeons are those who are quick to recognize their mistakes

“Dr. Rahman, this is the nurse in OR 12, Dr. H is doing a robotic/laparoscopic hysterectomy. He thinks he’s injured the ureter and is requesting help. Are you available?” I knew what came next was going to be complex — challenging surgically, disruptive to my schedule and potentially risky. I told the nurse that I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Rahman, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


How Mental Models Drive Strategy the Wrong Way

Ideas fuel business. They drive how we respond to customer problems and leverage market opportunities. The right idea can make a business work and, over time, our successes become ingrained in our mental models. The opposite is also true. If we begin with the wrong mental model, important problems become impossible to solve. Consider the ...
Tags: Psychology, Innovation, Mental Models


Trump administration seeks to dismiss cities’ ACA lawsuit

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by several cities for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The Daily Record reports that the defendants argued in a motion filed Monday that the dispute is a political disagreement outside federal court’s jurisdiction. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Baltimore, Trump, U S District Court


The Extremely Popular Drink Linked To Brain Damage

It can damage memory, problem-solving skills and the ability to read emotions. → 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...
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The Zakar twins on how to avoid “getting the side eye about sexual escapades”

Have trouble keeping up with your New Year's resolutions? Check out what these Instagram stars and LGBTQ advocates have to say!
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, The Zakar Twins, OraQuick, OraQuick In-Home HIV, Zakar, Corey Lay, Aurora Sexton, Luis Alvarez Schacht


New generation of bandages?

I came across this and thought it might be of interest: https://www.fastcompany.com/90286526...ealing-process Basically a bandage that uses body motion to generate a low-level electrical field that speeds up wound healing. They claim that in some instances it can reduce wound healing time by 75%. It's currently in animal testing and projected to cost only slightly more than a regular bandage.
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


Strangling death of UW research monkey prompts federal warning; activist calls for stiffer punishment

The incident marks the third primate death since February 2016 at the UW lab, which conducts studies related to human health and neuroscience on hundreds of monkeys in a newly-built $142 million underground facility.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Education, Nation, Local News, UW, Nation & World


Late-life mortality plateaus can result from diverse statistical errors

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of Australia National University in Canberra.
Tags: Health, PLOS Biology, Australia National University, Saul Newman


Scientists gain new insight into aggressive breast cancers

Scientists from Cardiff University have uncovered a protein which drives aggressive breast cancer and could be targeted for developing new and improved therapies.
Tags: Health, Cardiff University


Air pollutants trigger allergic cough in urban Indian population

Living in India and inhaling lungful of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker according to a recent report by India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative. This partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked.
Tags: Health, India


Formula of 80 and precautions can help prevent heart attack during festive season

According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person’s risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night a day before Christmas.
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Kanazawa University researchers unravel link between inflammation and cancer

Severe inflammation in tissues is often associated with the occurrence of cancer. The mechanism linking both these conditions is not clearly understood. Furthermore, inflamed and cancerous tissues contain a heterogenous mix of damaged and protective cells.
Tags: Health, Kanazawa University


Gently stroking babies could provide effective pain relief before medical procedures

Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results, appearing December 17 in the journal Current Biology, suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain speed--of approximately 3 centimeters per second--could provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical procedures.
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Researchers develop vaccine effective against emerging tick-borne virus in mice

A group of researchers led by Michael Diamond of Washington University in St. Louis have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans.
Tags: Health, St Louis, Michael Diamond of Washington University


Novel lung-inspired design converts water into fuel

Scientists at Stanford University have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research, published December 20 in the journal Joule, could help existing clean energy technologies run more efficiently.
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