Study pinpoints immune cells that could be key to tackling hypertension

Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure.
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Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Cocaine is a highly addictive psychostimulant that induces complex molecular, cellular and behavioral responses. Despite various approaches and years of pre-clinical studies, effective, mechanism-based therapies to assist with cocaine misuse and dependence are still sorely lacking.
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FDA approves generic drug for treating focal seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) 500 mg tablets for treating complex partial seizures, also called focal seizures, as an adjunctive therapy (given with another primary treatment) in patients 10 years and older who have responded inadequately to several alternative (refractory) treatments.
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The electronics industry sees money in your health

If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show last week are any indication, it's clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people's worries about their health.
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Addressing gender violence in medicine

In medical school, we learn about Broca’s area, the region of the brain that when injured prevents a person from translating their thoughts into spoken word. When this area is damaged, from a stroke or traumatic injury, the person can hear a partner declare their love or a child cry, but are unable to vocalize […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nauru doctor wins global free speech award for speaking out on offshore immigration

Nick Martin’s medical attention and advocacy saw asylum seekers transferred to Australia for treatment, but ultimately cost him his jobA doctor on Nauru who blew the whistle on the deliberate medical neglect of refugees and asylum seekers on the island has been awarded a global award for free speech.Dr Nick Martin, the former senior medical officer for International Health and Medical Services on Nauru, spoke out publicly against what he described as Australia’s “inflexible, unswerving, and sham...
Tags: Health, London, Human Rights, Australia, UK News, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Freedom Of Speech, Nauru, Manus Island, Nick Martin, International Health and Medical Services

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".
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This diet is good for you and the environment, scientists say

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
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New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate changeThe first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world.The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing popu...
Tags: Health, Food, Climate Change, Environment, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting, The meat industry

The Vaccination Debate - January 6, 2019

Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson - The Vaccination Debate - January 6, 2019
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Man Injects 18 'Doses' of Semen Into Arm to Cure Back Pain, Ends Up in Hospital

In a new case study, Irish doctors report the baffling case of a 33-year-old man who injected his own semen intravenously for a year and a half, a self-developed “cure” intended to treat his chronic back pain. It does not appear to have worked.Read more...
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What Is He Afraid Of?

The man I’ve been on and off with for almost 6 years has finally admitted to me that “everything is there” in me, but he cannot see a future. He is an honest, good man who has deep fears and avoids intimacy. He doesn’t know what to do when I cry and never talks about his feelings. Our “relationship” has been quite unusual. We never interacted with friends and family, never dated. We were basically friends with benefits who also shared deep and casual discussions with daily interaction. I’ll admi...
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People who engage in fat-shaming tend to score high in this personality trait

The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia. None A new study explores the relationship between personality traits and attitudes toward obesity, revealing that one's level of neuroticism is linked to anti-obesity views.It's long ...
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Distinguishing Between OCD and GAD in Children

As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true that OCD can be tough to diagnose, especially in children. Rituals are an important part of a healthy childhood, and it’s often difficult to know when they should be a cause for concern. This article can help you sort out “normal” rituals from behaviors that should raise a red flag. Even if you and ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Rumination, Memory And Perception, Gad, Vigilance, Childhood Disorder

The Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Non-Sense: Cross-Sectional Study on the Quality of Psoriasis-Related Videos on YouTube and Their Reception by Health Seekers

Background: Approximately 80% of internet users access health information online and patients with chronic illnesses especially rely on internet-based resources. YouTube ranks second among the most accessed websites worldwide and hosts an increasing number of videos with medical information. However, their quality is sometimes unscientific, misleading, or even harmful. Objective: As little is known about YouTube as a source of information on psoriasis, we aimed to investigate the quality of psor...
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Measuring the Impact of an Open Web-Based Prescribing Data Analysis Service on Clinical Practice: Cohort Study on NHS England Data

Background: OpenPrescribing is a freely accessible service that enables any user to view and analyze the National Health Service (NHS) primary care prescribing data at the level of individual practices. This tool is intended to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of prescribing. Objective: We aimed to measure the impact of OpenPrescribing being viewed on subsequent prescribing. Methods: Having preregistered our protocol and code, we measured three different metrics of prescribing...
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A Web-Based Application to Improve Data Collection in an Interventional Study Targeting Childhood Obesity: Pre-Post Analysis

Background: Although participatory action research (PAR) studies have proliferated in recent years, the development of technological resources to manage these types of projects has not kept pace. Few studies show how Web-based applications can be used to efficiently manage the data collection process. Objective: This study described the development, use, and impact of a Web-based application to facilitate data management in Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healthy Children, Healthy Family), an interve...
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Improving Electronic Health Record Note Comprehension With NoteAid: Randomized Trial of Electronic Health Record Note Comprehension Interventions With Crowdsourced Workers

Background: Patient portals are becoming more common, and with them, the ability of patients to access their personal electronic health records (EHRs). EHRs, in particular the free-text EHR notes, often contain medical jargon and terms that are difficult for laypersons to understand. There are many Web-based resources for learning more about particular diseases or conditions, including systems that directly link to lay definitions or educational materials for medical concepts. Objective: Our goa...
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Take FiveThirtyEight's Scientific Personality Quiz 

Twinning is done; the “me ten years ago vs. me now” meme will be over by Friday; it’s time for a new self-obsession fad to fill our social media feeds. It’s time for FiveThirtyEight’s new personality quiz, based on the Big Five personality attributes. Unlike tests like the Myers-Briggs, the concept of the Big Five is…Read more...
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A physician who lost his daughter

The day is etched in my memory. The knock at the door. Two detectives and one police officer. I knew the news was bad. We sat at our dinner table, and the dreaded words came: “Your daughter is dead.” “How?” I asked. “She hung herself during the night.” My body went numb, and the moment […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, […]
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Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

By COREY WILLIAMS and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT — Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that “the votes are there” to force Engler out at a special board meeting scheduled Thursday at the school in East Lansing. Chairwoman Dianne Byrum stopped short of confirming tha...
Tags: Health, News, Media, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Michigan, Detroit, Rick Snyder, The Associated Press, David Eggert, Michigan State, MSU, Forsyth, Bill Schuette

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame

Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.
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Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him. David Kwiatkowski, 39, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals […]
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For residents unsure about their choice of specialty

About halfway through the internal medicine residency, there comes a time when a resident must decide on what he or she plans to do after three years of training. We may come across a second-year resident saying: What should I do next? Should I become a hospitalist or plan for a fellowship? But in what? […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apple’s commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best selling wearable to various health insurance platforms, and according to a new report, it’s reaching out to multiple private Medicare plans in hopes of subsidizing the product. If Medicare companies bite, the move would make the $279+ tracker much more successful for older users. Along with electrocardiograph functionality, l...
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Woman had plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days

Scan finally detected the foreign body after four separate hospital visitsA woman in Northern Ireland lived with a plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days before it was detected following four visits to the hospital.BMJ Journals reported that a woman in her 40s, described as otherwise fit and well, swallowed “the original foil packet” of the painkiller tramadol in the middle of the night last November. Continue reading...
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James MacDonald to Take Sabbatical to Focus on Peacemaking

Last night, several sources told me that James MacDonald had resigned. I asked church spokeswoman Sherri Smith about those reports and she responded that MacDonald had not resigned. However, MacDonald was about to make a change. This morning Harvest Bible Chapel posted the following Elder Update: Dear Harvest Family, We have tried a variety of different strategies to address external criticisms over the past several years. It has become apparent that these efforts have failed to fully identify a...
Tags: Health, Chicago, Christ, Infertility, Matthew, James, Driscoll, Kathy, Julie, Executive Committee, Esther, MacDonald, Mars Hill, Mark Driscoll, ECFA, Mars Hill Church

A map of London's most toxic breathing spots

Dirty air is an invisible killer, but an effective one.More than 9,000 people die prematurely in London each year due to air pollution, a recent study estimates.This map visualizes the worst places to breathe in Central London. The Great Smog of 1952 London used to be famous for its 'pea-soupers': combinations of smoke and fog caused by burning coal for power and heating. All that changed after the Great Smog of 1952, when weather conditions created a particularly dense and persistent layer...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, New York, London, Thames, Eu, History, Beijing, Pollution, United Kingdom, Innovation, Environmentalism, Air, Victoria, Khan

This Emotion May Be The Most Complex Of All (S)

The face can express this emotion in 17 different ways. → 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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