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Book review: Heartland

I hadn’t heard about Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh before I ran across it in the new library releases.  It’s written in the same vein as Educated and Hillbilly Elegy — tl;dr, rural/small town/conservative child grows up, gets exposed to the world outside their … Continue reading Book review: Heartland
Tags: Health, Book Reviews, Earth, Infertility, Sarah Smarsh, Richest Country


Short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can improve cardiovascular health

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.
Tags: Health, McMaster University


Hepatitis C-infected patients with a history of liver cancer can be treated with antivirals

A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer.
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Break the reaction to high pain scores

Pain usually cannot be “treated” like a standard ear infection. Treating patients in pain requires setting realistic expectations, using a variety of approaches, and patience. One patient I treated months ago highlights these points. At 6 a.m., I was ready for the change of shift at the hospital. The night doctor who took care of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pain Management, Conditions, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Study shows how gut bacteria affect the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. In a study published on 18 January in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the University of Groningen show that gut bacteria can metabolize levodopa into dopamine.
Tags: Health, Nature Communications, Parkinson, University of Groningen


Immune checkpoint inhibitors induce rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Checkpoint inhibitor therapy is a form of cancer treatment immunotherapy currently under research. The therapy targets immune checkpoints, key regulators of the immune system that stimulate or inhibit its actions, which tumors can use to protect themselves from attacks by the immune system.
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors induce rheumatic disease and musculoskeletal diseases

Checkpoint inhibitor therapy is a form of cancer treatment immunotherapy currently under research. The therapy targets immune checkpoints, key regulators of the immune system that stimulate or inhibit its actions, which tumors can use to protect themselves from attacks by the immune system.
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Premera Blue Cross to outsource some call center work to Virginia

The outsourcing comes at a difficult time for the state's individual health care market, as insurers drop out of some counties and premiums increase.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Virginia, Local Business, Premera Blue Cross


Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Pastor of HBC – Naples (UPDATED)

John Secrest today informed Julie Roys that he has been fired from his position as pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Naples, FL. Secrest planted the church there as a ministry of Harvest Bible Fellowship. HBF was once affiliated with HBC. Those organizations parted ways last summer. According to Roys, Secrest partnered with the HBC through the winter. Secrest did so without being aware of Roys’ investigation and pending article. In a letter to his congregation, Secrest said: Dear Harvest Naples ...
Tags: Health, Chicago, John, Infertility, Naples, James, Hbc, Jessica, Roys, James MacDonald, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Fellowship, Secrest, Harvest Bible Chapel, Harvest Naples, Naples Campus


Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing services with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula? What version of your particular family lore does the science support? Most people who participate in mail-order DNA testing don’t think to question the science behind the results — it’s science after all. But because DNA testing companies lack aggressive oversight...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, Biology, Dna, Tech, Genetics, Yale, Middle East, Poland, Bio, 23andMe, Ancestry.com, Cbc, Carly, Iberian Peninsula


The Psychology Behind Remaining in Toxic Relationships

Have you ever known someone — a friend, a family member, or an acquaintance — who’s essentially stuck in a romantic relationship that’s unhealthy? And when I say unhealthy , I’m not referencing circumstantial discord and bumps in the road; it’s more of an inherent lack of compatibility where troubling, or even disturbing , issues ensue. Chances are, many of us have heard accounts of toxic relationships that continue to persist. Granted, as an outsider, we never truly know what anot...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Madeleine


Scientists successfully grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish

Researchers have managed to grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish for the first time, and even to successfully implant them into live mice. The results could be a game-changer for diabetes. The post Scientists successfully grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Diabetes, Emerging Tech, Organoids


Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula? What version of your particular family lore does the science support? Most people who participate in mail-order DNA testing don’t think to question the science behind the results — it’s science after all. But because DNA testing companies lack aggressive oversight...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, Biology, Dna, Tech, Genetics, Yale, Middle East, Poland, Bio, 23andMe, Ancestry.com, Cbc, Carly, Iberian Peninsula


Academic media: Don’t criticize your colleagues for “dumbing it down”

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back? In the process of delivering hundreds of media engagement workshops, I’ve heard dozens and dozens of you express this fear, using precisely this language. You’ve made it clear […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Social Media, Mainstream Media, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Eye twitch after a fall

I am in my 30's. Yesterday at work I was working much harder than usual, for most of the day I was winded from working hard. I slipped on ice and fell(pretty gently, didn't hurt anything). When I stood up and got back to work I was light headed and seeing spots for maybe 10 minutes(I have never seen spots like that before and don't know what it was) After work yesterday and all day today anytime I sit relatively still my right eye starts twitching. At this point I am assuming it will go awa...
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Your Sweat Will See You Now

A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.
Tags: News, Sensors, Diabetes, Exercise, Cystic Fibrosis, Skin, Sweating, Wearable Computing, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


The Most Influential Medical Journals According to Wikipedia: Quantitative Analysis

Background: Wikipedia, the multilingual encyclopedia, was founded in 2001 and is the world’s largest and most visited online general reference website. It is widely used by health care professionals and students. The inclusion of journal articles in Wikipedia is of scholarly interest, but the time taken for a journal article to be included in Wikipedia, from the moment of its publication to its incorporation into Wikipedia, is unclear. Objective: We aimed to determine the ranking of the most cit...
Tags: Health, Wikipedia, National Academy of Sciences, New England Journal of Medicine, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Crossref, Wikipedia Traditional


Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. She says they yelled at her […]
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Why are women more religious than men? Because men are more willing to take risks.

Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity. None In virtually all countries in the world, women tend to be more religious than men. In the U.S., recent surveys show a sizeable 12-po...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Religion, Sociology, Innovation, Pew Research Center, Brigham Young University, Hoffman, Hoffmann, Catholic University of America, Blaise Pascal, John P Hoffmann, Pascal s Wager, PsyPost Hoffman, Omar Lizardo, Jessica L Collett


How Google is quietly influencing medicine

With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a powerhouse focused on the actual practice of medicine. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Google, Tech, Health IT, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Kendall Jenner Gets Real About Her "Debilitating" Acne in Her Latest Instagram Post

"My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity," said Kendall Jenner. In her latest Instagram post, the 23-year-old model and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star discussed her experience with acne. She captioned a photo of her with her hair wrapped in a towel and seemingly clear skin: "While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It's something that I've dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious,...
Tags: Instagram, Acne, Beauty, Kendall Jenner, Jenner, Instagram Post, Celebrity Beauty


3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Michigan, Detroit, Flint


Researchers identify new therapeutic target in the fight against chronic liver diseases

Chronic liver disease is known as the silent killer, as it shows no obvious symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Therefore, making a proper diagnosis in the early stage of disease progression can be a clinical challenge.
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Alphabet’s Verily scores FDA clearance for its ECG monitor

Big week for Google wearable news — which, honestly, is not a phrase I expected to write in 2019. But a day after the company announced an agreement to purchase Fossil’s wearable technology for $40 million, Alphabet-owned research group Verily just scored FDA clearance for its electrocardiogram (ECG) technology. The clearance pertains specifically to the company’s Study Watch. The device, which was announced back in 2017, shouldn’t be confused with the company’s more consumer-facing Wear OS ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Wearables, Tech, Fda, Verily


County by county, researchers link opioid deaths to drugmakers’ marketing

Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths.
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How To Get Rid Of Traumatic Thoughts (S)

The therapy was effective for 16 of the 20 patients in the study. → 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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Revealed: UK patients stockpile drugs in fear of no-deal Brexit

Doctors call for more transparency amid fears of shortages, especially of insulinMinisters have been urged by top doctors to reveal the extent of national drug stocks, amid growing evidence patients are stockpiling medication in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), which represents tens of thousands of doctors, urged the government to be more “transparent about national stockpiles, particularly for things that are already in short supply or need refrigeration, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Drugs, European Union, UK News, NHS, Pharmaceuticals industry, Brexit, Brexit The Royal College of Physicians RCP


The Diet That Cuts The Risk Of Memory Loss

The supplement that may slow brain aging. → 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
Tags: Psychology, Memory, Dementia, Jeremy Dean


7 Winter Depression Busters

We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the sidewalks are full of ugly slush. The lack of sunlight and the shorter days don’t help the pursuit of sanity. However, if you approach this time of year with a dose of creativity and enthusiasm, you need not fall down the rabbit hole of depression. Here are some ideas to keep your mood sunny when the weather is anything but. 1....
Tags: Psychology, General, Noah, Depression, Creativity, Epa, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Omega, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Martin Seligman, Harvard Medical School, Fernandez, Naval Academy, Maddock


Man given hospital order for stabbing girlfriend 173 times

Jake Neate and his parents repeatedly raised alarm about his mental health before killingA man who stabbed his girlfriend 173 times has been given an indefinite hospital order, after serious concerns were raised over police and mental health services’ handling of his case.Jake Neate, 37, is detained in intensive care at Rampton hospital in Nottinghamshire, one of three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England and Wales. He is seriously ill and is subject to checks every 15 minutes. Continu...
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