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Newly developed AI accurately predicts severity of cancer patients’ symptoms

Doctors could get a head start treating cancer thanks to new AI developed at the University of Surrey that is able to predict symptoms and their severity throughout the course of a patient's treatment.
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China’s war on air pollution is leading to rise of ozone pollution

In early 2013, the Chinese government declared a war on air pollution and began instituting stringent policies to regulate the emissions of fine particulate matter, a pollutant known as PM 2.5. Cities restricted the number of cars on the road, coal-fired power plants reduced emissions or were shuttered and replaced with natural gas.
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Why managers will never be a source of disruptive innovation in health care

I have had several dealings with the benefits managers/HR managers of large corporations and other large organizations over my career. I have one over-arching conclusion about what motivates these people: They will never be a source of disruptive innovation in health care. I find them to be passive people. They are fundamentally people pleasers. They […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


2018’s heat set some records; 4 of Seattle’s 5 hottest years have now come this decade

With a record number of days reaching 85 degrees, Seattle recorded one of its hottest years in 2018. That's consistent with recent trends.
Tags: Health, Weather, Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Free health check up ignored by more than half of the population says NHS

The NHS England provided a free health check up to the population over forty years of age and has noted that more than half of them did not take the health check-ups that could detect and treat dementias and other conditions.
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Pacemaker in the brain could help patients with epilepsy and Parkinsons

Engineers and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a neurostimulator that can act as a pacemaker within the human brain.
Tags: Health, University Of California Berkeley


Melanoma cells put to sleep by T cells improving outcomes, find researchers

Australian researchers have found that special immune cells of the body not only protect us from the invading bacteria, viruses and microbes but also play a role in reducing the aggressiveness of the melanoma cells.
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My Top 10 Tips to Start the New Year Right

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Welcome to 2019. It’s time to start the New Year right. All the procrastination , stuffing yourself, indulging to excess, staying up too late — that’s got to go. Replace those bad habits and pure laziness with healthier behaviors. Trust me. It’s not that difficult. I’ve done each of these tips myself and can attest to their effectiveness. So, if you want to jumpstart a patt...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Habit Change


How to spark the attention of patients

I’ve been mean to my body lately. And since I know better, I talk negatively to myself about why I continue to be mean to my body. Lately, I’ve been considering why I do this — why we do this — and how to think about ourselves differently. Several months ago I had immobilizing low […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Primary Care, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


Reclaiming myself on the ground of myself

by Jen Peer Rich -- Until I let go of everything I trust and depend on externally, I am beholden others interpretations of what has value and what does not. But as I look deeper inside, when I am intimate within myself, I see a pathway to the locations and limitations of my conditioning and these pathways are what I am interested in getting into, so that I can explode again, so that I keep blowing my own mind. ...
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The Biggest Reason People Make Mistakes (S)

In this state, people are particularly vulnerable to distractions. → 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 Wh...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage

The mandate directing individuals to obtain health insurance or face tax penalties ends on Tuesday for most, but not all Americans. In Massachusetts, an individual mandate that has been on the books since 2006 will continue in the absence of the federal fines that had been in effect since 2014 under the Affordable Care Act […]
Tags: Health, News, Massachusetts, Nation


Standing on the shoulders of the basic science researchers who came before us

I recently attended a small dinner hosting Robert Lefkowitz, MD, the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery for G-protein coupled receptors. Throughout the night, the conversation traversed a diverse range of topics — from his adventures in Stockholm, Sweden to his work-life balance — but his remarks on one particular subject […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Stockholm Sweden, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, Robert Lefkowitz


5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you need to get serious about making one. Or not. The very idea may make you annoyed, anxious or even depressed. Whatever your reaction, the questions do raise awareness of the yearly ritual. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to do something to ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Success & Achievement, Life Change, Rumination, New Year's Resolution, Janus, Roman god Janus, Overthinking


Yogi trainer Joe Andrews on hydrating and getting in shape for the New Year

The best foods, the best work outs, the best gym and the best jams for getting that new body.
Tags: Health, Feature, Lifestyle, Trainers, Ad Friendly, Yogi, Joe Andrews


Choking on phlegm

I saw all of the doctors and took all of the tests. The ENT said that it is LPR and that it is caused by gerd or acid reflux. I told her it started suddenly right after I choked on the water-that caused my throat to swell shut and caused me to have a heart attack the next day. So I was in the hospital for 10 days while they stinted my arteries around my heart. That was two years ago. I have had problems with mucus and phlegm and swallowing ever since. At first it felt like the throat was p...
Tags: Health, Chicago, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid, LPR, Vicks, ENT, Vicks Sinex, Flounase


PROBIOTICS CAN HELP YOU CREATE SPERM FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR CONCEPTION

PROBIOTICS FOR VAGINAL HEALTH AND FERTILITY What exactly are probiotics and how can they help you get pregnant? Most of us think that bacteria are bad, but many bacteria and yeasts are actually good for your digestive system. The term probiotics refers to the good or helpful bacteria. The medical profession is really trying to cut down on the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics not only kill off bad bacteria, but they can also kill off helpful bacteria (not to mention encouraging the growt...
Tags: Health, London, Nigeria, Bacteria, Infertility, Usc, Ross, Benin, Nilsson, Nugent, Martinez, Reid, Candida, Lactobacillus, Hillier, UTI


Here’s to a New Year & a New Start in 2019

I won’t be sad to see 2018 leave. It’s been a rough year. For the country. For mental health advocates. For the public mental health system in America. And for me personally. I’m not sure where to begin. But I’m pretty certain where this will end. When every day becomes a chore, and every morning a challenge to wake up to, you know you’re at your wit’s end. 2018 was a lot like that for me. Despite the joys — such as celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary with my wife back in Antigua — it was...
Tags: Psychology, America, Grief And Loss, Antigua, Holiday Coping, PAUL, Parkinson, Pope Gregory, Paul my Dad


Too many moving parts: Physicians can’t own it all anymore

A few days ago, I made a call to my neurologist’s office. The fourth call about the same issue. I needed my migraine medication and wasn’t able to get it. I was almost ready to give up and give in to having migraines on a daily basis. None of the usual preventative medications have worked […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Neurology, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The countries where drinking is banned until 25 -- or allowed at 13

It's that time of year when the Champagne flows and the partying kicks off with a toast to the new year -- but at what age can most young people legally start sipping bubbly?
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Best of Our Blogs: January 1, 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re at the beginning of a new year. While we say goodbye to 2018, I want to thank you for being here with me. I’ve read a lot of posts. I’ve learned a ton about mental health and psychology. And I’ve had the opportunity to take what I’ve garnered here, and grow personally and professionally. I don’t know what 2019 will bring, but I’m grateful for 2018 and all its hardships, challenges and blessings. My wish is that you will continue to grow, heal and take of yourself so yo...
Tags: Psychology, Best Of Our Blogs, Don, Asperger, DSM


Happy EMPOWERED 2019! Something to Read as You're Limping to the Finish Line

B'SD 24 Tevet,  5779 Whew, my recent messages focused on my healing realities. You might feel cheated, or curious, about the fact that you're still feeling defeated by some of your problems, however.  What you might have missed in the past two blogposts, though, is a mention of my remaining deficits. I still struggle to read. Pixelated images on computer screens literally cause pain in my eyes and tire out my brain's ability to interpret the messages/symbols. I walk away from monito...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, New Year Resolutions, UA, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Natural healing, Self-care, Balanced Perspective


Apprehension on all sides before launch of Irish abortion services

Legislation and logistics have been fast-tracked to turn last May’s vote into realityIreland is poised to roll out its first regular abortion services in the coming weeks in the wake of the referendum vote to lift the country’s near-total ban on abortion.Politicians and officials fast-tracked legislation and logistical preparations to turn last year’s landslide vote in favour of liberalisation into reality for women who wish to terminate pregnancies. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Irish abortion referendum



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