Study analyzes vaccine-preventable infections in children who receive solid organ transplants

Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.
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Pharmaceutical companies spent $34m on patient advocacy groups, research finds

Money often spent while companies had drugs ‘under review for public reimbursement’ through PBSMajor pharmaceutical companies injected more than $34m into patient advocacy groups in four years, often at the same time as they lobbied for related drugs to be listed on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, new research suggests.A study published by University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre on Wednesday has for the first time mapped the links between big pharmaceutical players and consumer health ...
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One time use of Marijuana could affect teen brains finds study

A survey from 2018 had found that 2.1 million students from middle and high schools have smoked marijuana at least once. A new study looked at the effects of marijuana or cannabis on the brains of adolescents.
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Contraceptive patch that could provide 6 months of contraception within seconds

Most birth control methods involving hormones involve daily intake of pills. Long acting contraceptive methods that involve implants or intrauterine devices (IUDs) need regular visits to the doctor and are not as acceptable to many women.
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You've Got This: 5 Signs That You've Actually Got Your Ish Together

Adulting is hard, but you're actually doing better than you think. View the original article to see embedded media. I've been thinking a lot this week about this viral article on millennial burnout (shout out to my girl Anne Helen Petersen), reflecting on my experience as an adult and how it resembles the millennial condition. I've long felt that millennials (and Gen Z-ers) have gotten a bad rap for being entitled grade-grubbers (@ me next time, AHP) who eat tide pods, dab inappropriately, and s...
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Why is Medicaid reimbursement below sustainability?

Recently, a child was on a waitlist for five months to get into my practice. For this article, I will call him Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim, now five years old, has a skin condition known as eczema or atopic dermatitis. When we first met, virtuously every area of his body was covered with wounds from […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Healthy Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

Put the pieces back together again. Trying to figure out how to move on after a breakup is rough. Having a broken heart is no cup of tea — and learning how to get over a breakup, especially a painful one with someone you love, is a lesson no one wants to learn. So what do you do next after letting go of love? Have you worked hard to get out of a relationship that wasn’t serving you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotion and the empty space that is the result letting go of your love? You are ...
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Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
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How to Find Your Hospital's Price List

The actual cost of anything at a hospital is a mystery until you get the bill, but as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a list of all their prices online. It can be confusing, near-unreadable, and hard to find, but it’s there. Somewhere. Read more...
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How to Combat Gym Anxiety

I used to hate the gym—not because of actual exercise per se, but purely because I was so self-conscious. I was obsessed with the idea that I’d be criticized for my shoddy squat form or brief five minutes on the treadmill—and then exiled from my gym forever, cast off onto the island of exercise pariahs. I hated it…Read more...
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Additional Telemedicine Rounds as a Successful Performance-Improvement Strategy for Sepsis Management: Observational Multicenter Study

Background: Sepsis is a major health care problem with high morbidity and mortality rates and affects millions of patients. Telemedicine, defined as the exchange of medical information via electronic communication, improves the outcome of patients with sepsis and decreases the mortality rate and length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). Additional telemedicine rounds could be an effective component of performance-improvement programs for sepsis, especially in underserved rural areas and h...
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Are screens really destroying young people’s brains?

Leading pediatricians say the assumption that screen time is behind problems is not really supported by research. The danger has more to do with a screen being a gateway for unwanted intrusions into a child's life. While recommendations are difficult based on the limited amount of research that has been done, the report offers a few. None It's impossible to be a perfect parent, however hard you try. One thing that has a lot of parents feeling continually guilty is the amount of time their kids...
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A divided house always falls: Why doctors lost control of health care

I recently met an old friend of mine for the evening in New York City. He’s a talented young orthopedic surgeon, who has already, in the short amount of time since finishing residency, experienced so many of the problems our health care system faces. The topic of conversation quickly turned to the current state of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Follow Up: My Boyfriend Has A Baby From A Past Girlfriend

On 2009-09-07 someone asked a question with the title “My Boyfriend Has A Baby From A Past Girlfriend” It was answered by Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP. I’m in the same predicament (if not worse) and can relate to how she felt. It’s been 9 years since that was posted, and was wondering if there was someway to follow up. How did her life turn out? I keep on wondering how my life will end up if I were to stay in my current relationship. Would I ruin my life? The post you referred to is l...
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Fertility Smoothie Recipe This smoothie recipe contains some powerful superfoods that can help your egg quality and fertility.  Here's the recipe (watch the video for instructions):1 cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt (full fat dairy has been found in at least one study to be better for fertility)1 cup water or milk1 cup frozen berries and bananasa few pieces of ice2 packets of stevia (or a few squirts of liquid stevia)Handful of raw (unroasted) almonds and walnuts (buy in the refrigerated secti...
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Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking

When the government seized classified-ads site Backpage, forcing it to shut down in April, it became a lot harder to find and locate potential victims of sex trafficking. While it was symbolically good that the site, whose CEO later pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, shut down, it created a significant technical challenge for law enforcement and the organizations trying to help prevent sex-trafficking, Google Senior Software Engineer Sam Ainsley told TechCrunch. “Once Backpage was gone, ...
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A call for the end of routine opioid use after wisdom tooth removal

We are writing as a parent and a dentist to spread a message to parents and dental health care providers across Canada: there are alternatives to prescribing opioids after wisdom tooth removal. Removing wisdom teeth is considered by many as a rite of passage for teenagers. It is one of the most common surgical procedures […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Rigorous new scientific study: Link between kids screen time and their well-being is highly overstated

In a heavy-duty new scientific paper published this week, University of Oxford researchers argue that the association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use is tiny. Really tiny. From Scientific American: (The paper by experimental psychologist Andrew Przybylski and grad student Amy Orben) reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show per...
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Understand Your Apple Watch's Heart Rate Numbers 

Your heart beats fast when you’re exercising hard, and slower when you’re resting or sleeping. Your Apple Watch is taking your pulse all day long, and wants to tell you allllll about it. Read more...
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The Brain Retrieves Memories In Reverse, Study Finds (S)

When we try to recall something, we reach for the 'gist' of it first and then try to fill in the details. → 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 Activat...
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Sanitizing with bleach. They recommend an acidified bleach solution, pretty strong with 1 gallon being 16 cups. But this is for killing spores, something that can survive straight bleach. You're not likely to run across anthrax spores but c. diff is increasingly common. Quote Miner recommends first diluting one cup of household bleach in one gallon of water and then adding one cup of white vinegar. You do need to follow directions exactly when mixing bleach with any...
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One Word That Will Save Your Relationship

Couples who use this word rate their marriages as higher 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 Wha...
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'Climate change for drugs': experts decry evidence-free policy as deaths mount

Those calling for pill-testing and other harm minimisation say young people are dying while the debate becomes more polarisedIn 2001 the emergency doctor David Caldicott tried and failed to save the life of a man who had taken an ecstasy pill containing the so-called “Dr Death” adulterant, para-Methoxyamphetamine.Known as PMA, the substance surfaces only intermittently in Australia. In 2007, for example, 20-year-old Annabel Catt died after taking two MDMA caps at the Good Vibrations festival in ...
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23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights about food, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestry book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more granular ancestry results from more than 1,000 regions, as well as 33 population-specific pages about cultural information. Before this update, 23andMe simply said I was 12 percent Brtish and Irish. Now, it’s able to break down where in ...
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The elderly couple who bought vitamins at the grocery store

I recently stopped by our local grocery store after work to pick up a handful of items to bring home. With only four items in hand, I luckily found a short checkout line behind this lovely elderly couple who were almost done and ready to pay. As they smiled and made small talk with the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
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The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.
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Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says it fired the doctor, notified authorities and […]
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Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon

As part of the accord to design "digital health centers," Walgreens will begin using Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing software, moving applications and data to the tech giant's data centers
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Training Students to use Imaging Techniques: NMR and EPR

In this interview, Judy MacInnis from Cape Breton university, explains the importance of giving students hands-on EPR experience during in their studies.
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