Novel targeted drug delivery system improves conventional cancer treatments

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system that can improve the pharmacological and therapeutic properties of conventional cancer treatments.
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Scientists design two AI algorithms to improve early detection of cognitive impairment

Researchers of the Pharmacy and Mathematics departments of the CEU UCH university in Valencia have collaborated in the design of two artificial intelligence algorithms that improve the screening of positive cases in the early detection of cognitive impairment in chemists.
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Anti-vaccination movement one of the top health threats in 2019 says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a list of health threats for the New Year. Interestingly, Anti-vaccination movement has featured among the top threats to the world. The anti-vaccination movement comprises of a group of people who are reluctant to getting vaccinated and refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children against vaccine preventable infections.
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Blood vessels can now be created perfectly in a petri dish

Researchers have now successfully created perfect blood vessels in the labs and this may be a huge step in benefitting people with diabetes and other conditions. The report of the procedure appears in a study titled, “Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy,” published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
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Researchers describe new behavior in energy metabolism that refutes existing evidence

Researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Bioengineering and the Seville Chemical Research Institute have described a new method for the transmission of electrons between proteins that refutes the evidence from experiments until now.
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Drug prices are rising again. Is someone going to do something about it?

Many drugmakers have announced price increases with the start of the new year. The new Congress wants to do something about that. And even though both Republicans and Democrats want to address the politically potent issue of drug prices, it is unclear what they might be able to agree on.
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Research reveals risk for developing more than one mental health disorder

A recent study of 5.9 million individuals has provided the largest and most comprehensive study of comorbidity - the development of two or more mental disorders - to date.
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Plant based diet could be the best option for the planet says commission

An international team has devised the best possible diet for the planet and it seems that the diet is mainly plant based. The team met to devise a diet for the people of the world that would not only be nutritious but also help save the environment.
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Trump administration proposes higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue. The roughly 1 percent increase could feed into the Democratic argument that the Trump administration is trying to “sabotage” […]
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How long life doesn’t mean dignity

“For the rest of my life, I’ll never see her again or smell the scent of her unwashed hair. I’ll never hug her soft squishy hips or sigh when she tells me to stop sleeping, get up, and enjoy the day.” This runs through my head before I start sobbing in my car. Most of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Palliative Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Journey of Mental Health Recovery: Why It’s a Good Thing

We are a society that likes results fast. We went from drive-thru lanes at fast-food restaurants to having Uber Eats bring our meal to us. Now, we can pull into a parking spot at the grocery store and have people bring our groceries right out to our car at the designated time. Or we can just have our groceries brought right to our house. Two-day shipping has become the norm and we can obtain entire degrees online without having to inconvenience ourselves with going to class. There’s no denyi...
Tags: Psychology, Treatment, Psychotherapy, Mental Health And Wellness, Don, Peer Support

Can the keto diet help treat depression? Here’s what the science says so far

The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the lo...
Tags: Health, Food, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard University, Innovation, Keto, Ketogenic Diet, Human body, Susie Neilson, Georgia Ede

Dispute over rules riles California’s legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of […]
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Informing Adults With Back Pain About Placebo Effects: Randomized Controlled Evaluation of a New Website With Potential to Improve Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Background: Placebo effects and their underpinning mechanisms are increasingly well understood. However, this is poorly communicated to participants in placebo-controlled trials. For valid informed consent, participants should be informed about the potential benefits and risks of participating in placebo-controlled trials. Existing information leaflets often fail to describe the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with placebo allocation. This study tested the effects of a new webs...
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Protecting User Privacy and Rights in Academic Data-Sharing Partnerships: Principles From a Pilot Program at Crisis Text Line

Data sharing between technology companies and academic health researchers has multiple health care, scientific, social, and business benefits. Many companies remain wary about such sharing because of unaddressed concerns about ethics, data security, logistics, and public relations. Without guidance on these issues, few companies are willing to take on the potential work and risks involved in noncommercial data sharing, and the scientific and societal potential of their data goes unrealized. In t...
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Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and […]
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What common words and phrases really say about medicine

Medicine is currently struggling with the problem of physician burnout and the specter of diminishing wellness. Despite concerted efforts, burnout continues to expand. In light of this, being vigilant for limitations in the current framing of the issue is prudent. Words express the conceptualizations of our world and frame ideas. Such framing is meant to […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Don’t judge when trainees use dating apps in the hospital

During rounds, in between seeing patients, the medical student pulls out his phone and scans a dating app for new matches. In the team room, a resident opens Facebook before responding to a non-urgent page. Each of these instances may seem trivial enough, but I’ve seen both lead to poor evaluations, reprimands, or others whispering […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Social Media, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Want to age gracefully? A new study says live meaningfully

A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes. Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits. The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults. The need for meaning seems to be intrinsic to human beings. The question of what meaning life has, if any, and how to live a life in accordance with that goes back to the earliest days of philosophy and defined the work of some of...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Money, Aging, Innovation, Philosophy, Friendships, National Academy of Sciences, Viktor Frankl, Steptoe, Daisy Fancourt, Andrew Steptoe

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.
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New regulation designs on cigarette packs direct smokers’ attention to health warnings

With 'stop smoking' high on many people's New Year's resolution list, Huddersfield researchers use eye-tracking methods to determine the effectiveness of the health warnings on packets. The study compared older-style packets with the new regulation designs.
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Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.
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I Thought the Broken Capillaries on My Face Were Acne Scars - Here's How I Got Rid of Them

I don't have severe acne, but I've certainly had bouts of troublesome and angry skin from time to time, which led to scarring . . . or so I thought. The scarring wasn't major by any means, but being a keen skincare and facial enthusiast, I always noticed the red marks randomly dotted on my face. Turns out the scars didn't have anything to do with acne or spots - they were actually tiny broken capillaries. Ever the guinea pig when it comes to trying any and every facial going, I jumped at the ch...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Laser, Jourdan Dunn, Facial, Debbie Thomas, Beauty Treatments, Editor Experiment, Chelsea London Thomas, Dua Lipa Naomie Harris

Body-painting protects the skin from insect bites

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites.
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Research brings new hope to treating degenerative brain diseases

Alzheimer's disease is the most representative degenerative brain disease, accounting for 60 to 80% of all dementia cases. In search for new mechanism for AD, the research team led by Professor Seong-Woon Yu of Brain and Cognitive Sciences paid attention to the autophagy of microglia, brain immune cells, is suppressed by inflammation.
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Using Cannabis Just Once Changes The Brain (S)

The study reveals how the first few uses of cannabis change the brain. → 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 Changin...
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New anti-inflammatory compound acts as 'surge protector' to reduce cancer growth

A new anti-inflammatory compound developed at the University of California, Davis, acts as a "surge protector" to suppress inflammation and reduce cancer growth, at least in mouse models of cancer.
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Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed

All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy. It can be tremendously difficult for parents to accept that their child may have a learning challenge that int...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Students, Parenting, College, Failure, Self-help, Learning disability, Jason, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Carly, School Issues, Learning Differences, Learning Style

Multiple sclerosis therapies delay progression of disability

An international study finds multiple sclerosis treatments have long-term benefits, and that early treatment is important.
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