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Air pollution can raise the risk of miscarriage among women finds study

A new study has shown that similar to smoking, exposure to air pollution can also raise the risk of miscarriages among women.
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An extra meal a day cuts deaths by half in elderly with hip fractures

A pilot scheme called the HIP QIP programme was implemented across six trusts. Five of these were in England and one in Scotland. The scheme involves giving the elderly patients with hip fractures one extra meal per day. Results showed that this strategy can reduce the deaths among these patients by half.
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What does air pollution do to our bodies?

David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.
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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Nation, Trump, Oakland Calif, Haywood Gilliam


Countering misinformation about flu vaccine: Why it’s so hard

Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that are at odds with the best available scientific evidence. For example, a recent study found that more than two-fifths, or 43 percent, of Americans believe that the seasonal flu vaccine can give us the flu. Scientific research strongly suggests that this is not true. Because most […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


Autism in Older Adults

We hear a lot about autism, officially known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact some people believe there is an autism epidemic, though that claim is certainly controversial . Regardless, there is no refuting the fact that we are more aware of autism now than ever before. We talk about early diagnosis, support and treatment, and how to best help those who are, as we say, “on the spectrum.” Usually, we are talking about children or young people. But what about those over 50 (includi...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Unites States, Stuart Hamilton, American Journal of Autism


Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals

Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.
Tags: Health, California, Michael O Brien, Chico Police


Horrific decisions that no parent should ever have to make

“Is she in pain?” I asked quietly as the pearlescent baby-shaped image on the screen folded its legs and then extended them. The radiologist doing my ultrasound had just finished pointing out a cluster of alarming abnormalities in our developing daughter, using a slew of medical terms my husband and I, both medical students, were […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Genetics, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A Fascinating Sign Of High IQ

People with high intelligence tend to have this quality. → 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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Man Released From Nebraska Hospital After Being Found Free of Ebola

Hospital officials said that he never showed symptoms of the disease while at the hospital
Tags: Health, Ebola, News, Uncategorized, Nebraska, Onetime


How to meal plan (when you hate doing it)

I like cooking. But, I don’t like planning for it or shopping for it. Which is weird, because I love planning in general. I love being prepared, and I like cooking at home, but I have really struggled with meal planning. For a while, this is what meal planning looked like for me. I would wake up Saturday morning and realize, we don’t have eggs, we don’t have milk. More
Tags: Health, Food, Infertility, Meal Planning, Kroger clicklist


Patient care suffers when you squeeze patients into a tight schedule

86 minutes. That’s what I found when I added up how late patients were through a single practice session earlier in the week. Some patients arrived on time, and some a few minutes early, but the average was about 8 minutes late, ranging up to one patient who showed up an hour and 12 minutes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


5 Good Reasons to Drop Out of College

It’s January. If you are in college, January is a month where you can take a breather. First semester is over. So are the holidays. Now there is time to think. Have you been having doubts? Do you want to return for second semester? It is a choice, you know. There are many good reasons both for personal growth and for long term financial health to stay in school. But college isn’t for everyone. It may not be for you or for you at this time. It’s not only okay but important for the return to se...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Family, Students, College, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Social Life, Time Management, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Children And Teens, Student Therapist, School Preparation, Drop Out of College


How to Cope with a Newly Empty Nest: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

It’s happened, you have an empty nest. The little ones that you spent the majority of your time taking care of, worrying about, encouraging, teaching, and loving over the past 18 or so years have grown up and flown the coop. Whether you were ready for it or not, you have entered the stage of being an empty nester. The moving out of your last, or only child, is life changing. And, while there are some parents that embrace this change with open arms, there are many more that struggle to make the ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, College, Creativity, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Don, Life Transition, Empty Nest


3 things this physician wished he could have done differently

“What took you so long? I’d have thought you would address this issue sooner.” I felt a like a scolded child sitting in the principal’s office. In fact, the small couch I was sitting on rested nearly a foot lower than the chair on which he perched. All the while, the exam table glared back […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Chinese American Mental Health Seminar Videos

Very valuable resources are now available online: culturally-relevant informative videos about mental health in Chinese and Asian American communities. Watch the videos in this YouTube playlist from the 2018 Enlighten Mental Health Seminar. Enlighten seminar notes and video titles are posted at english.cccto.org/mental-health/videos-handouts... The post Chinese American Mental Health Seminar Videos appeared first on @djchuang.
Tags: Health, Video, Church, Religion, Mental, Asian American, Chinese American Mental Health Seminar Videos, Enlighten Mental Health Seminar Enlighten



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