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Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic

A new study has shown that the food allergies that people claim to have may not be true. The study reveals that as many as 20 percent of Americans over the age of 18 years believe that they are allergic to one or more food items. The study finds that the actual number of people who have a food allergy is close to 10 percent of the population. They also show that one in 20 Americans had a diagnosed case of a food allergy.
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Researchers use 'EORTC' questionnaire to measure cancer patients' quality of life

Researchers and practitioners across the globe frequently use the 'EORTC' questionnaire to measure self-reported quality of life of cancer patients. For the first time, a group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have determined general population quality of life normative data for 15 individual countries.
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Research project validates viability of pigments that reduce building temperature, absorb environmental pollution

The Environmental Inorganic Chemistry and Ceramic Materials Group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, has developed a research project to assess, transfer and exploit refreshing and photo-catalytic pigments (cool pigments) with a base of Scheelite that are used to decrease the temperature of buildings and also to absorb part of the environmental pollution.
Tags: Health, Castellón Spain, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, Universitat Jaume I UJI


Deleting People Off of Social Media Made Me a Happier Person, and I'm Not Sorry About It

It started with an Instagram of a blogger. She wasn't doing anything particularly irritating or awful, but I just felt unhappy when I looked at the photo. I couldn't even tell you what exactly the picture was or what the caption said, but I just remember the feeling that came over me: annoyance, unhappiness, and discontent. It happened again just a few weeks later with a photo of a girl from college that I remember as not being very nice. I decided then and there that I'd had enough. "I don't...
Tags: Wellness, Instagram, Religion, Social Media, Smartphones, Mental Health, Personal Essay


Doctors and nurses are made to suffer

An excerpt from Please Don’t Die. While I was still writing this book, a local doctor killed himself.  This was a younger psychiatrist with a successful practice, leaving three children after shooting himself in the head.  What do you imagine his patients are thinking right now, especially if they are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts?  I didn’t know […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Don, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Harvest Bible Chapel Drops Defamation Suit

I just heard via Twitter that Harvest Bible Chapel dropped their defamation lawsuit against The Elephant’s Debt bloggers and their wives, and Julie Roys. This came after a judge did not grant a restraint against the publication of material obtained via discovery. Here is HBC’s announcement from the church website. In October of 2018, we filed a lawsuit asking a civil court to restrict the actions of those attempting to interfere in the life of our church by publicizing false and distorted info...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Hbc, Executive Committee, Esther, James MacDonald, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Chapel


How Do You Stay Sober When You’re Homeless?

One friend found my homeless sober alcoholic life fascinating. She wanted to know if I smelled, where I went to the bathroom, and what I did all day. Once she even asked if I had a Big Book. From approximately 1 p.m. on June 5th, 2018 until around 11 a.m. September 5th, 2018, my three pit bulls and I lived in my Ford Explorer. Not only was I homeless with three dogs, but I also had over eight years of sobriety. My car was packed. While most of my belongings were in a local storage unit, my do...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Homelessness, Ford, Homeless, Addiction, Recovery, God, Alcoholism, Dorothy, Stella, Sober, Publishers, Taco Bell, Sobriety, Stephanie


Don't Assume Essential Oils Are Safe for Skin

Essential oils may be natural, but that doesn’t mean they’re always healthy or good for you. They’re extremely concentrated versions of chemicals that plants make for various reasons: some to attract pollinators, some to repel or harm their natural enemies.Read more...
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Tennessee doctors make a fortune kicking disabled people off Medicare

The state of Tennessee pays doctor-contractors by the case to review Medicare disability claims, leading to a situation in which doctors review four or more cases per hour -- and kick profoundly disabled and terminally ill people out of the program. Tennessee leads the nation in denied disability claims. Tennessee goes to great lengths to cover this up: they fired a whistleblower who raised alerts about problems in the program (and not just any whistleblower: Dr. John Mather was formerly ch...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Dhs, Tennessee, Medicare, Class War, Social Security Administration, Thrush, Pennington, Nashville Tennessean, Profiteers, Anita Wadhwani, John Mather, Kanika Chaudhuri, Jenaan Khaleeli


Float that Boat!

B'SD (Whoops, I'd meant to post this earlier on Monday) A friend and I were chatting the other day and she spoke of feeling frustrated at not having achieved a goal. I asked "What went wrong?" and she replied with a description of how she'd overestimated how much strength, insight, and patience she had to handle a specific task. Sound familiar? We've all  been through this. We spoke of the goal she had in mind, and I joked "That boat won't float if you use the wrong materials. Bui...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Mental Health, Diabetes, Emotional Health, New Year's Resolutions, New Year Resolutions, UA, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Yad Ezra V Shulamit


Accupuncture for pain control

Anyone here had accupuncture to help with neuropathy in the neck/shoulders/upper back?
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


I Feel Like I Want Everybody around Me to Feel Bad

I feel like I want everybody around me to feel bad and suffer and I want myself to suffer just because I feel bad about. It happens when I get upset about something, (or I choose to be upset about it). and what really happens is that inside me I get this deep urge to do things that either hurt me or hurt others around me, it’s like I feel spite towards others and towards myself. I don’t know if it is a call for attention or just an ego act, but I feel it a lot lately and at some point, it is bot...
Tags: Psychology, General, Displacement, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Violence, Resentment, Anger, Lebanon, Self Esteem, Projection, Spitefulness


Therapeutic implications of caffeine in neuropsychiatric disorders

An important new article reviews recently discovered properties of adenosine A2A receptor-dopamine D2 receptor and adenosine A1 receptor-dopamine D1 receptor heteromers--both of which are main targets for caffeine--and discusses the therapeutic implications of these findings.
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Bill Gates wants us to fear mosquitoes, not sharks

Bill Gates has a long, complicated and showy relationship with malaria eradication, and in a new letter, he makes a case that mosquitoes are Earth's deadliest animals, outkilling even the murderous h. sap.. Gates's jeremiad comes as the eradication of disease-transmitting mosquitoes is seemingly within our grasp. There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica. During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every ot...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Public Health, Bill Gates, Antarctica, Panama Canal, Sharks, Malaria, Crispr, Epidemiology, Mosquitoes, Gene Drives, Winner Take All


UC researchers receive $3.2 million grant to study stroke recurrence risk

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases to study the use of neuroimaging to pinpoint the risk factors of stroke recurrence.
Tags: Health, University Of Cincinnati, National Institute of Neurological Diseases


First patient enrolled in pancreatic cancer clinical trial

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute announced today it has enrolled the first patient in a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of using precise, higher dose MRI-guided radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer.
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What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

After ten years of working in big city emergency departments and ICUs, I traded night shifts and fast-paced intensity for a new challenge: school nursing. Because my children were in elementary school and night shifts no longer worked for our family, I figured handing out Band-Aids and ice packs would be a welcome…Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Nursing, Lifehacks, School Nurse


Study: Americans have become less biased—explicitly and implicitly—since 2004

The study examined the results of more than 4 million tests designed to measure implicit and explicit biases.The tests measured attitudes toward groups defined by age, disability, body weight, race, skin tone, and sexuality.All explicit biases decreased during the study's timeframe, while several categories of implicit bias diminished. None In an era when identity is brought to the forefront of nearly every cultural conversation, a new study highlights a somewhat counterintuitive trend: Since 20...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Nbc, Lgbt, Brain, Harvard University, Innovation, Gender Equality, Inequality, Pew Research Center, Association, Charlesworth, Psychological Science, Associated Press NORC Center, Tessa E S Charlesworth


Measurement of Quality of Life in Patients with Mycosis Fungoides/Sézary Syndrome Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Development of an Electronic Instrument

Background: Although the quality of life (QoL) plays an important role in treatment decision making and clinical management of mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) subtypes of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (MF/SS-CTCLs), an MF- or SS-specific measure of QoL does not exist. Objective: The objective of this research was to develop and validate the first QoL instrument for MF/SS-CTCL using a patient-centered approach. Methods: A conceptual framework for the MF/SS-CTCL QoL was developed throu...
Tags: Health, Rasch, Skindex


Reclaiming our mission in medicine

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. When reading (or writing) blog posts, it’s easy to be left with a mostly negative and often depressing view of the current state of medicine.  This is completely understandable as people usually write on topics and issues about which they feel strongly, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New findings from a safety and feasibility clinical trial on removal of senescent cells

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with collaborators from Wake Forest School of Medicine and the The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, have published findings from a safety and feasibility clinical trial on the removal of senescent cells from a small group of patients with pulmonary fibrosis
Tags: Health, San Antonio, Mayo Clinic, Wake Forest School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center


Researchers identify genetic risk factor for atypical heart attack in women

New research published by teams from Leicester, UK and Paris, France in collaboration with international partners from the US and Australia, has found a common genetic factor that confers a significant risk of atypical heart attacks in women.
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Paris France, Leicester UK


Noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection of autism spectrum disorders

A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Cellular protein signal can be manipulated to favor bone building

In experiments in rats and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that a cellular protein signal that drives both bone and fat formation in selected stem cells can be manipulated to favor bone building.
Tags: Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine


USC research could lay foundation for a vaccine against tick-borne virus

Two groundbreaking discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by a new tick species before it spreads across the United States.
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Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers

The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment in the pregnancy-focused app-developer and device manufacturer,  Babyscripts.  The Washington, DC-based company works with hospitals and healthcare providers to distribute a medical device and mobile app for monitoring blood pressure and providing neonatal care information for expecting mothers. According to Babyscripts co-founder...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Electronics, Pregnancy, Tech, Fertility, United States, Washington Dc, Women's Health, Philips, Birth Control, Segura, Partner, Monitoring, Babyscripts


Study of rare uterine sarcoma reveals clinically relevant molecular subtypes

Undifferentiated uterine sarcoma is a very rare but extremely aggressive cancer type. It can be divided into four groups with different characteristics of clinical importance - a new study at Karolinska Institutet reveals.
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Faulty immune receptor in HIV patients could be reason why many experience complications

For HIV patients, treatments that control the infection have come a long way. But many still struggle with a host of other disease-related complications such as neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular issues, diabetes and chronic inflammation.
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Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago, and opioids are a key contributor to that rise, according to a new review and analysis by a University of Michigan team.
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Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than Freud, the young psychiatrist was already the clinical director of the prestigious Burghölzli Hospital and a professor at the University of Zurich. Jung had gained international recognition for his invention of the word-association test, and his practice was renowned for its gentle incisiveness. But when Jung read Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, US, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Munich, United States, Judaism, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Clark University



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