Japanese Government To Investigate “Gaming Disorder”

The Japanese government is set to investigate the effects of “gaming disorder”, perhaps as a result of its classification by the World Health Organization. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is planning to begin an investigation into the effects of gaming disorder, due to concerns that addiction to video games is causing difficulty […]
Tags: Health, Games, Medical, Addiction, Anime, Otaku

Scientists create comprehensive new method to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine.
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New understanding in the evolution of human feet

Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet.
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New institute for food safety to be established in Netherlands

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority's Laboratory for Food and Feed Safety will merge into a new institute effective 1 June 2019.
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MAR treatments unlikely to be cause of premature or low birth weight babies

Children born through medically assisted reproduction, such as IVF, are at higher risk of being premature and to be born low birth weight, but it’s unlikely to be due to the procedures used, according to a new study published in The Lancet from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Keele University researchers receive £2.4 million grant to help reduce overprescribing of opioids

A research team from Keele University's Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4 million from the National Institute for Health Research to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, and to improve care for patients with persistent pain - without the use of long-term opioids.
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Synthetic compound reverses mutant p53 aggregate accumulation, study shows

Cancer is a multidisciplinary disease, with different mutations leading to different prognoses and treatment necessities. Among the most important mutation targets in cancers, affecting more than 50% of all cancer cases, is TP53.
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First elder care robot tested in a WSU smart home apartment

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
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Oxford researchers explore relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health

Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA.
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Study shows how herpes viruses and tumors have learned to manipulate the same ancient RNA

Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for the first time.
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CIRCLES kicks-off: From microbiome research to healthier and sustainable foods

Microbes offer an untapped potential and could be the key to a better and healthier living. Yet, research and innovation developments on microbiomes remain scarce.
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FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday that the agency […]
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Peanut allergies: What is the best policy for schools?

Peanut allergies can be a serious problem, and many exposures happen when our kids are at school. On average, there are probably about 5 peanut-allergic children in each of our nation’s 100,000 school buildings. What’s the best policy for schools to use to help protect these kids from potentially fatal reactions? Different schools have taken different approaches, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn’t agree because it’s bad science. So is screen time good or bad? It’s not that simple. The conclusions only make the mildest of claims about screen time, essentially that as defined it has about as much effect on well-being as potato consumption. Instin...
Tags: Psychology, Social, Science, Social Media, Tech, Oxford, Statistics, Oxford University, Orben, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben

​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood

Struggling with Your Self-Esteem? Here’s What to Do

Divorce really has a way of wrecking our lives. Not only are we learning to be single again, we are also forced to adapt to new realities of a change in lifestyle, schedules, and retirement plans.  As if these challenges are not overwhelming enough, there’s another struggle we must endure after divorce: learning how to rebuild our self-esteem. It’s easy to understand why this is such an issue. When your relationship ends, you may feel rejected. You may feel unworthy. You may think that nob...
Tags: Psychology, Divorce, Self-help, Self-esteem, Optimism, Rejection, Grief And Loss, Marriage And Divorce, Self-worth, Affirmations

How the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 Made the World a Little Bit Safer

The tank released its contents in a spectacular wave some 25 feet in height and 165 feet wide, a tsunami of syrup that moved at 35 mph.
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Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
Tags: Psychology, Career, New York, Happiness, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Oprah Winfrey, Duckworth, University of South Florida, Felipe Calderon, Columbia Business School, Angela Duckworth, Barack ObamaIf

Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm’s rape investigation

PHOENIX (AP) — The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix’s former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape. Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley says Monday that the review he […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Rick Romley

Evaluating Digital Maturity and Patient Acceptability of Real-Time Patient Experience Feedback Systems: Systematic Review

Background: One of the essential elements of a strategic approach to improving patients’ experience is to measure and report on patients’ experiences in real time. Real-time feedback (RTF) is increasingly being collected using digital technology; however, there are several factors that may influence the success of the digital system. Objective: The aim of this review was to evaluate the digital maturity and patient acceptability of real-time patient experience feedback systems. Methods: We syste...
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Use of the Principles of Design Thinking to Address Limitations of Digital Mental Health Interventions for Youth: Viewpoint

Numerous reviews and meta-analyses have indicated the enormous potential of technology to improve the appeal, effectiveness, cost, and reach of mental health interventions. However, the promise of digital mental health interventions for youth has not yet been realized. Significant challenges have been repeatedly identified, including engagement, fidelity, and the lack of personalization. We introduce the main tenets of design thinking and explain how they can specifically address these challenge...
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There is no room for racism in medicine

The news has recently reported the story about the Cleveland Clinic resident, Dr. Lara Kallab, who was fired after making anti-Semitic comments on twitter. Among them, she tweeted that, “I’ll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds.” Not only were people horrified by her comments, but she also lost her job (and possibly career) because […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Twitter, Cleveland Clinic, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Dr Lara Kallab

Using probiotics in children: a pediatrician’s take

The over-the-counter sale of probiotics is a huge industry. They are heavily promoted on social media as a cure-all for a wide variety of ills. Probiotics are live cultures of what are often called “good bacteria,” and there are solid physiological reasons for recommending them. But, and this is a huge but, actual clinical data […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Connection Between Autism and Mental Health

Hilary K. explains that autism is not a mental illness, but how autistic people are treated has a substantial impact on their mental health.
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.
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Differences in geographic origin of genes may affect mitochondrial function

Differences in the geographic origin of genes may affect the function of human mitochondria--energy-generating organelles inside of cells--according to a new study.
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Scientists identify endogenous activator of sigma-1 receptors in human cells

Cells communicate through complex mechanisms that typically involve receptors and ligands that bind to them. Endogenous ligands, produced by the body, have been identified for the vast majority of cellular receptors, helping explain receptor existence and function. But in the case of sigma-1 receptors, which interact with a diverse array of psychoactive drugs, an endogenous ligand has remained elusive.
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Researchers identify multiple new subtypes of most common childhood cancer

Like cartographers completing a map, investigators have identified multiple new subtypes of the most common childhood cancer--research that will likely improve the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk patients.
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Molecular hallmarks of tumor hypoxia across 19 cancer types discovered

Unlike healthy tissues, tumors thrive in low-oxygen environments, often acquiring the ability to resist treatment and spread to other sites in the body. Despite being a well-known cause of therapy resistance and metastasis, the impact of low oxygen, known as hypoxia, on tumor cells is poorly understood.
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AI Diagnoses Genetic Disorders Using Facial Photos

While doctors can identify genetic disorders with an accuracy between 70% and 75%, DeepGestalt—an AI project by FDNA—can do so with accuracy of 90% and over. By analyzing the face piece-by-piece, the system finds a corresponding disorder for that crop, moves on to the next and then pools the results to find the most proper diagnosis for the patient. For the 8% of the population that’s …
Tags: Health, Design, Tech, Treatment, Health Care, Ai, Diagnosis, Wellbeing, Linkaboutit, Genetic Disorders, DeepGestalt

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