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Scientists identify wildlife species that are most likely to host flaviviruses

After collecting data and comparing it with every known mammal and bird species on Earth, scientists from the University of California, Davis, have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever.
Tags: Health, University of California Davis, Zika West Nile


New report explores the wide-ranging questions on death

Should death be defined in strictly biological terms — as the body's failure to maintain integrated functioning of respiration, blood circulation, and neurological activity?
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Women's Health Research at Yale calls on government committee to revise its report on opioid epidemic

Women's Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is calling on a government committee to revise its report on a coordinated response to the opioid epidemic so that it reflects the unique needs of women.
Tags: Health, Health Research, Yale WHRY, Health Research at Yale


NHS to get a long term overhaul with a 10 year plan

As part of the plans for a long term development of the NHS, large funding strategies are being devised that would focus on General Practitioners as well as community care and mental health services.
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Social media is more detrimental to girls’ mental health than for boys’

Yet another study has revealed that more time spent on social media translates into higher rates of depression especially among young girls. The new study reveals that girls are worst affected by depression due to poor sleep and online bullying compared to boys.
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One reason behind frequent miscarriages could be faulty sperms

Scientists at the Imperial College in London have found that one of the reasons behind frequent miscarriages in a woman could be the fault of the sperms of their partners. Recurrent miscarriages are defined as three or more miscarriages that occur before 20 weeks of pregnancy are completed. One in 50 couples in the UK are affected by recurrent miscarriages.
Tags: Health, UK, London, Imperial College


Is the anti-vaccine movement putting lives at risk?

The re-emergence of the disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield has fueled a resurgence of vaccine scepticism among rightwing populists. After a surge in measles outbreaks across the EU in 2018, Sarah Boseley looks back at how confidence in the MMR vaccine was dented after Wakefield’s discredited campaign against it. Plus: Sonia Sodha on how to improve the British honours systemIn 1998, the British doctor Andrew Wakefield announced that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) childhood vaccination progra...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Eu, MMR, The far right, Vaccines and immunisation, Sarah Boseley, Sonia Sodha, Andrew Wakefield, Wakefield


Fitness marketplace ClassPass acquires competitor GuavaPass

ClassPass, the five-year-old fitness marketplace startup with $239 million in financing, is acquiring competitor GuavaPass, which was founded by Rob Pachter and Jeffrey Liu in 2015. ClassPass is in the midst of an expansion sprint, both domestically and internationally. The company is hyper-focused on Asian markets, where GuavaPass had carved out its own place with 75 studio partners across 11 cities, including Abu Dhabi, Bnagkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumb...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Singapore, Tech, Fritz Lanman, Exit, Classpass, Guavapass, Lanman, Rob Pachter, Jeffrey Liu


Net promoter scoring needs to be tweaked for medicine

Net promoter scoring (NPS) measures customer experience and predicts business growth. Recently it is becoming more common for health networks to adopt NPS. The word “customer” should be a red flag. In medicine, we do not have customers; we have patients. It is common practice for a patient to receive a text message after they leave […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nps, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Choosing Exactly How Your Life is Difficult

Life is difficult and full of suffering. Survival itself comes with adversity. Success, by whatever measure you choose, is difficult, requiring time, energy, and competence—and perhaps a bit of good fortune. With all of this being true, you get to choose what kind of suffering you prefer. You might prefer healthy suffering, the kind that provides meaning, purpose, and a host of other rewards. Alternatively, you may prefer a type of suffering that produces only greater suffering. Unhealthy Suffe...
Tags: Psychology, Sales, Success, Earth, Usa Today, Mindset, Discomfort, Suffering, Hard Work


Addicted to Sugar: The Other White Powder

In that first meeting I went to for my sugar addiction, I heard others admit to doing the same things I did. Sneaking. Lying. Throwing food in the bin to halt a binge only to come back later and fish it out to eat. It was right in front of my face, but I couldn’t see it for what it was for years. Addiction is a wayward beast. God knows you can’t see much when you’re laid flat on your back, pinned down by invisible yet ferocious forces. The narrative was just so unfamiliar that I doubted it w...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Sugar, Las Vegas, Brian Eno, Ewan McGregor, Binge Eating, Publishers, Health-related, ALICIA, The Fix, Food Addiction, Addicted To Sugar


An approach to prior authorization insurance denials

Patient access to care is a high priority for all neurosurgeons. Unfortunately, many of our practices are thwarted in these efforts from unwarranted insurance denials. Know, you are not alone. Take this common scenario: When Ms. Mary Smith (not the patient’s real name) started her new job several years ago, she purchased the premium insurance […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Surgery, PA NP, Radiology, Mary Smith, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Gofundme jumpstarts a golden era of snake oil as desperate people raise millions for quack homeopathy cancer "remedies"

In Patients' crowdfunding campaigns for alternative cancer treatments, published by researchers from Simon Fraser University in The Lancet Oncology ( ) we learn that thanks to Gofundme, 13,000 people have raised $1.4 million to help 200 desperate cancer patients pay for ineffective homeopathic "treatments." A third of these fundraisers were launched by people who explicitly rejected evidence-based medicine and were seeking money to commit an especially grisly form of suicide, while enrichin...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Crowdfunding, Woo, Cancer, Fraud, Fuck Cancer, Homeopathy, Gofundme, Simon Fraser University, Snyder, Timothy Caulfield, Jeremy Snyder, Snake Oil


Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid crisis have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction Ohio’s governor-elect and two other lawyers for statements they made in recent television interviews. Cleveland.com reports the motion filed Friday says statements by Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine and the others […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Cleveland, Mike DeWine


How to transfer residency programs

Even though physicians do not talk about transferring residencies, it is more common than is often believed. According to the AAMC website, about 30 percent of residents do not finish the initial program they started. Quantifying that number further, the ACGME recently reported 1,044 residents transferring from their program. There are a variety of reasons […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, AAMC, Physician, Residency, PA NP, ACGME, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Intention, Action and Accountability to Accomplish Your Goals

I don’t create New Year’s Resolutions  because, for myself and most others I know, they don’t last. As we have just crossed the threshold from 2018 to 2019, this topic is fresh on people’s radar. Diets, gym membership and smoking cessation programs take upticks at this time of year. At my gym where I work out 3-4 times a week, I notice that the machines are more occupied right before and right after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day. Does motivation run higher at those times...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Navy Seals, Friends, Habits, Accountability, Action, Personal, Exercise, Intention, Perfectionism, New Year's, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Naval, Adm William H McRaven


The imaginary line between “spiritual emergence” and “psychosis”

That's right the line between psychosis and spiritual emergence does not exist. There is no line, there is only spectrum of manifestation and none of it is better or worse. It simply is what is arising in that individual at the moment they are met and unfortunately diagnosed.  It can change any time too. These mental/spiritual states are not stagnant and often times they're even responses to the ineptness of the so-called professional experts we find ourselves with. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Infertility, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Emergence


This Attachment Style Kills A Relationship

Around one in five people have this attachment style. → 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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Here are 4 Things Life Insurance Can Do for You

( = || []).push({}); (Image source: Shutterstock) In India, life Insurance is often misunderstood to be a straight-forward financial product. In reality; however, these plans can be far more complex and valuable. While life insurance policies are generally about insurers receiving premiums and paying out a death benefit to your beneficiaries in case of any eventuality, these plans pack a variety of long- and short-term incentives. Here’s a ...
Tags: Health, Featured, India, Max Life Insurance, Retirement Assistance Life insurance


To Your Health!

B'SD 29 Tevet, 5779 I'm a bit wistful for the fading Jewish month of Tevet. It's been a time of thoughtful introspection for many people. But, it's the last day of the month and tonight begins the festive 30-day period of Shvat. We'll be filling up on health-promoting foods from the holy land to celebrate the 15th of Shvat, a holiday all its own. See  Tu b'Shvat - New Year for Trees - Aish.com  about that. As you can tell from this blog and the book that launched it, health issues are ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Don, UA, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Shvat, Cult Of Wellness


The Mind-Gut Connection — and Salt?

We have long been told to eat less salt as a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for a host of health problems including heart disease and stroke. But did you know that, more recently, a high salt diet has been linked to stroke and overall brain health, regardless of the presence of high blood pressure? It is now widely accepted that there is a connection between our minds and our guts and problems with communication between the two contribute t...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Health-related, IBS, Grinstein, Jonathan D Grinstein, Faraco G Brea, Garcia Bonilla, Wang G Racchumi G Chang H Buendia


We need to change the way we talk about climate change

There was a point in my life when the words “climate change” would recall pictures of polar bears marooned on precarious chunks of ice, bobbing aimlessly in some foreign landscape of tundra and sea. While tragic, the environmental drama playing out at such extreme latitudes always felt like an abstraction, particularly to a kid growing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

The ‘success’ narrative is at the heart of our idea of wellbeing, but the evidence tells a different tale, argues behavioural scientist Paul Dolan in this extract from his new bookThere are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. We are expected to be ambitious; to want to be wealthy, successful and well educated; to get married, be monogamous and have kids. These social narratives can make our lives easier, by providing guidelines for behaviour, and they might sometimes make us ...
Tags: Health, Books, Society, UK News, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Paul Dolan, Hay, Happiness indices, Wellbeing At Work


Venezuela crisis takes deadly toll on buckling health system

With hospitals lacking even soap, a ‘perfect storm’ of poor hygiene, malnourished patients and shortage of drugs has left families grieving and experts fearing a total collapseIn the dusty squatter settlement where she spent her short life, Victoria Martínez is remembered as a vivacious, dance-loving child who showered “buenos días” on all those she met. Related: The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Americas, World news, Venezuela, Latin America, Caracas, Victoria Martinez


The five most addictive substances in the world

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask.
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January 5

I still don’t have my Christmas decorations down.  My husband is unconcerned about this; he comes from a household where the accepted “end-of-Christmas” date is Martin Luther King day.  In my mother’s house, Christmas was put away by January 1.  In the past I’ve followed my mother’s lead because we’ve always had real Christmas trees, … Continue reading January 5
Tags: Health, Uncategorized, Martin Luther King, Infertility



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