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Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research

New research shows that a simple non-invasive hearing test early in life could predict the diagnosis of autism. The results of this study, titled 'Structural and Functional Aberrations of the Auditory Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder', is published in the latest issue of the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).
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Breastfed babies are more likely to be right handed

Babies who are breast fed for a longer duration are more likely to be right handed finds a new study. The study titled, 'Breastfeeding and handedness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data', by Philippe P. Hujoel of the University of Washington is published in the journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition.
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Moderate amounts of healthy fats could soon be allowed in diets

Most public health guidelines including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans do not allow fat portions in excess. However nutritionists and dieticians have now agreed that not all fats in diet are bad and many of them could be allowed.
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Want To Look And Feel Younger? Read This First!

With 2019 already underway, it’s quite shocking to think that we all counted down to the turn of the millennium 19 years ago…A mere 10 years ago, the world was shocked with Michael Jackson suddenly passed away, Lady Gaga had released the incredible “Bad Romance” and people where still dancing with their iPod. Feeling old yet? Pop culture aside, it’s impossible not to feel the endless march of time. But surely there must be something you can do about it? Don’t get me wrong, there are so...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Exercise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Anti-aging, Health & Fitness, 2019, Spiritual Health


How the Nazi’s inhumane parenting guidelines may still be affecting German children

In 1934, a German pulmonologist wrote a book that contained child-rearing advice that promoted extreme forms of neglect in order to encourage toughness in children. The Nazis later incorporated these principles into a mothers' training program that millions of German women undertook. Some German therapists suggest that the effects of these harsh parenting styles are still being felt by German adults and their children today. None In 1934, the German pulmonologist Johanna Haarer wrote a bestselli...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Germany, Innovation, Dalhousie University, Grossmann, McLean Hospital, Jonathan Haidt, John Bowlby, Evolutionary pscyhology, Johanna Haarer, Haarer, Hartmut Radebold, Martin Teicher


What physicians should know about turnkey real estate

If you’ve done any research into real estate investing, you’ve likely heard the term “turnkey real estate.” Businesses calling themselves “turnkey companies” claim to take care of all the hard parts of real estate investing – helping you with all aspects of purchasing and managing a rental property – leaving you to sit back and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A Solo Exchange Diary Lesson - You Gotta Be a Bit Dependent to Be Independent

How many times have you heard this throughout your whole life? You can’t depend on anyone but yourself. While this is true, there are a few people in your life you have to trust. However, this gets... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Independence, Mental Health, Manga, Nagata Kabi, Interdependence, My Solo Exchange Diary


Free Webinar: Identifying Past Trauma Responsible for Current Distress

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who registered.) Many adult survivors of childhood trauma go through life struggling with both the immediate as well as latent consequences of having been abused, mentally, physically, or sexually. The chaos and unpredictability characteristic of abuse occurring in childhood, especially by someone the adult survivor trusts can leave survivors deficient in their sense of trust, which is a critical component of ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Self-help, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Webinar, Mental Health And Wellness, Coping, Gabe Howard, Traumatic Experience, Bates Duford, Tarra Bates Duford, Family Matters Counseling Group PLLC


Scientists develop new resource-saving green alternative for drug production

For the production of drugs, pesticides and smartphone displays, most of the processes are cost-intensive and generate a large amount of waste. Scientists at the University of Göttingen have now succeeded in developing a resource-saving "green" alternative. The results were published in Nature Catalysis.
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Dental flossing and other consumer behaviors contribute to elevated levels of PFAS in the body

A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals. PFAS are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with numerous health problems.
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Study offers new insight on mechanism underlying control of gene expression

Researchers have provided new insight on the mechanism underlying the control of gene expression in all living organisms, according to a study published today in eLife.
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Exposure to cannabis, stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders

A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the presence of pathological fear.
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Early life stress in mice affects their offspring behavior

Russian neuroscientists discovered that the stress experienced by mice during their first weeks of life, affects not only them but also their offspring. The obtained data will help to understand how negative experience in the early period of life affects the mammalian brain.
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Hormone therapy effective in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, shows study

There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy, with small-scale studies providing mixed results.
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How To Advance As A Mental Health Counselor

If you want to have a long and successful career as a mental health counselor, then you need to devote yourself to a host of areas in a number of different ways. You need to ensure that your relationship with your clients is as comforting as it can be, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest societal viewpoints on mental health, and you need to be able to protect yourself at all times from all that you see and hear. Being willing to embrace these three all-important dime...
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Genetic variations may influence whether vitamin E decreases or increases cancer risk

Almost half of all Americans take a vitamin supplement, and yet many large-scale, placebo-controlled clinical trials of various supplements have found little or no benefit.
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Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600,000 people

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will spend up to $100 million per year to expand health care coverage to people without health insurance, including immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The plan involves expanding the city’s existing public insurance program and providing uninsured people with access […]
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Study finds large disparities in U.S. drinking water guidelines

In response to the growing problem of drinking water contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, a new analysis shows that many states are establishing their own guideline levels for two types of PFAS--PFOA and PFOS--that differ from federal guidelines.
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Faulty brain immune cells cause Alzheimer's disease

Mutations of the TREM2 gene can significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich now shed light on the reasons why TREM2 is so important for brain health.
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Pitt study delves deeper into how electrical stimulation activates neurons

Electrical stimulation of the brain is common practice in neuroscience research and is an increasingly common and effective clinical therapy for a variety of neurological disorders. However, there is limited understanding of why this treatment works at the neural level.
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Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new research

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?" questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can't be more work than one. But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents' mental health. Our study used data from the Househol...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Happiness, Mental Health, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Labour Dynamics, Janeen Baxter, Leah Ruppanner, Sociology University of Melbourne, University of QueenslandThis


Scientists explore bacterial immunity to better understand infectious disease

Patients with cystic fibrosis are often infected by pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the lungs and prevents breathing, often causing death.
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Early clinical assessments could reduce end-of-life hospitalizations for seniors

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.
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Researchers reveal five insomnia types

Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience revealed that there are five types of insomnia. This finding was published on Monday January 7 by The Lancet Psychiatry. A commentary in the journal stated that the finding could be a new page in the history of insomnia, promoting discoveries on mechanisms and interventions.
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Study shows link between antibiotic resistance in the environment and fecal pollution

Increased levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment may have different causes. It could be a consequence of on-site selection from antibiotic residues in the environment, hence promoting the evolution of new forms of resistance.
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Ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction, suggests study

The ketogenic diet has proven successful in helping people lose weight and improve their overall health, including those with epilepsy. The low-carb diet transitions the body from burning sugar to burning fat and ketones for energy.
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New analytic method can precisely detect viral infections using immune responses

Cytomegalovirus is widespread and remains in the body for a lifetime after infection. In healthy individuals, this virus is usually kept in check but can become dangerous when the immune system is weakened or during pregnancy.
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Essential nutrient may hold promise in the war against Alzheimer's disease

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions: Alzheimer's disease.
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New molecular engineering method improves precision of biomarker analysis

Researchers from the University of Helsinki in cooperation with the University of Tartu, Competence Centre on Health Technologies from Estonia, and the Karolinska Institute, published an article in Nature's partner journal Genomic Medicine in which they present Targeted Allele Counting by sequencing along with several of its potential applications.
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Health care industry spends $30b a year pushing its wares, from drugs to stem cell treatment

Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the medical industry is pouring more money than ever into advertising its products — from high-priced prescriptions to do-it-yourself genetic tests and unapproved stem cell treatments.
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