Theranos documentary review: The Inventor’s horrifying optimism

A blood-splattered Theranos machine nearly pricks an employee struggling to fix it. This gruesome graphical rendering is what you’ll walk away from HBO’s “The Inventor” with. It finally gives a visual to the startup’s laboratory fraud detailed in words by John Carreyrou’s book “Bad Blood”. The documentary that premiered tonight at Sundance Film Festival explores how the move fast and break things ethos of Silicon Valley is “really dangerous when people’s lives are in the balance” as former e...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Hbo, Opinion, India, Tech, Oscar, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Sundance

How to Consume Content in a Healthy Way

You're reading How to Consume Content in a Healthy Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Fifty years ago, most people were ignorant about healthy dietary choices. It was an impossible task, for the average Joe, to discern between proteins and fats, complex and simple carbohydrates. But fast forward a couple of decades and nutrition principles are obvious even to children. The sam...
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PET imaging post-HBOT shows improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer's disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
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Researchers unlock key process in human cells that contributes to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and ageing

Monash researchers have unlocked a key process in all human cells that contributes to diseases like cancer and neurodegenerative diseases as well as ageing.
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Consumption of more fish and omega-3 supplement can help reach cardioprotective Omega-3 Index of 8%

A new study published in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids shows that people likely need to eat more fish and take an omega-3 supplement to reach a cardioprotective Omega-3 Index level of 8% or higher.
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Positive personality traits may help to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Scientists construct 3D human epidermis based on predictions made by mathematical model

Scientists have successfully constructed a three-dimensional human epidermis based on predictions made by their mathematical model of epidermal homeostasis, providing a new tool for basic research and drug development.
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Condi's crystals This stuff is as cheap as chips and worth its weight in gold.
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V.O.M.I.T. in the ER

First came the SOAP notes. They’ve nothing to do with cleanliness, just the opposite. SOAP stands for: Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan. S: “Patient states that pain is 16/10, sharp, unremitting. Feeling like a crocodile is eating insides every 10 minutes, after sprinkling them with Frank’s hot sauce.” O: On entering the room, patient is […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The deadliest month of the year in Southern California? It’s January (and it’s not clear why)

T.S. Eliot might have famously called April “the cruelest month.” But data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is in fact January that deserves the honor. More people die in Southern California during January than any other month, according to CDC data that shows the number of deaths and their causes over the last five years. Within Januaries from 2013 to 2017, 46,962 people died in California. December comes in second at 44,219 deaths. March and February are ...
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The new 'big society': 4 in 10 Britons volunteer, survey reveals

Volunteering benefits mental health and acts as antidote to loneliness, YouGov study findsAlmost four in 10 Britons volunteer, with the vast majority saying it benefits their mental health and acts as an antidote to loneliness, according to a survey of more than 10,000 people.The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), involved 10,103 people aged over 18, the largest poll on the subject in more than a decade. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Voluntary sector, Young People, Older people, Volunteering, Yougov, National Council for Voluntary Organisations NCVO

4 Reasons Why a Career in Nursing Is an Excellent Choice

If you’re interested in the medical field but don’t want to take part in the long and complicated process of medical school and residencies, perhaps working as a nurse is a fantastic fit for you.
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Superintendent charged with using her son's insurance to help sick student

An Indiana school superintendent is accused of pretending a sick student was her son so she could get him treatment. She's been arrested and charged with fraud, but the school board says it stands behind her.
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Infant deaths are on the rise in Venezuela

More babies are dying before their first birthdays in Venezuela as the country is mired a severe economic and political crisis, according to a study published Thursday in The Lancet Global Health.
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Game Industry Vets Team With Mental Health Professionals to Launch WellBeings

Gaming veterans and mental health professionals have teamed up to launch the publishing arm and “e-health” organization WellBeings. Mental health coach and mentor Craig Fearn is working alongside game industry professionals Mark Ripley and Matt Spall to launch the game publisher, which will focus on mobile games that address important health issues like anxiety, chronic […]
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Welcome to the Bipolar Club

One of my best friend’s nephews was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  He’d been in mental distress for about a year and was self-medicating, so this didn’t come as a surprise to me. In a way, it was a relief because the kid could finally get the right help he needed. I’ve had bipolar disorder since 1991 (and probably before that.) I told my mother that my friend’s nephew was diagnosed. “Mom, you know Peter’s nephew, Jonathan?” “Yes,” she said.  “He was diagnosed bipolar.” “O...
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Study identifies the most effective mental strategies that people use to get through aversive challenges

What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you think about the bad things that will happen if you give in? For a paper in the European Journal of Personality, a team led by Marie Hennecke at the University of Zurich has conducted what they say is the first ever investigation of these strategies, and other...
Tags: Psychology, Failure, Happiness, Success, Innovation, Emotions, BPS Research Digest, University of Zurich, European Journal of Personality, Marie Hennecke, Hennecke

Movie - On The Basis Of Sex

On The Basis of Sex is a movie about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's early life and career establishing her expertise in  advocating for women's rights in the U.S. in the later half of the twentieth century.It is a five out of five on the MBH movie scale and is highly recommended.Editor's note:This is not only a biographical story about RBG but a good example of how social change is made in an intentional and deliberate way.The norms, attitudes, beliefs, practices of a society are highly influenced in a d...
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The conflict between pharmacists and their corporate superiors

Pharmacists play an essential role in today’s ever-expanding health care system today. They check for drug interactions, watch for signs of opioid overprescribing and try to determine whether a drug for one condition prescribed by one doctor will negatively impact the patient because of another diagnosis the patient has. In hospital units, their roles have […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Electronic Systems for Patients to Report and Manage Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Systematic Review

Background: There has been a dramatic increase in the development of electronic systems to support cancer patients to report and manage side effects of treatment from home. Systems vary in the features they offer to patients, which may affect how patients engage with them and how they improve patient-centered outcomes. Objective: This review aimed to (1) describe the features and functions of existing electronic symptom reporting systems (eg, symptom monitoring, tailored self-management advice),...
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Married people walk faster and have stronger grip

In the absence of a wedding ring, there may be another way to determine someone's marital status: the speed at which they walk.
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Gospel for Asia Drops Case Against Liability Insurance Company

In August 2018, I reported that Gospel for Asia sued Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company over unpaid attorney’s fees. GFA asserted that their legal costs should have been fully covered by Philadelphia. The insurance company countered that they paid all fees they were required to pay.  The defendant insurer argued consistently since August that the case should be dismissed. Earlier this month, the case was dropped by GFA. According to a court filing dated January 2, 2019, GFA stipulated to t...
Tags: Health, Asia, Philadelphia, Infertility, Fed, GFA, Gospel for Asia, K.P. Yohannan, Pat Emerick, ASIA Inc, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company

Man has alligator as emotional support animal

Joei Henney, 65, of Strinestown, Pennsylvania has an alligator as his registered emotional support animal. According to Henney, the 5-foot alligator, named Wally, helps Henney manage his depression. Apparently, the reptile is very generous with his hugs. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: A man who answered an e-mail from a reporter about Wally from the web site Service Dog Registration of America said, "Our therapist would never approve a client to have an alligator as an emotional support a...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Animals, America, Reptiles, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wally, Henney, Emotional Support Animals, Joei Henney, Strinestown Pennsylvania, Wally Henney


If you have been reading my blogs and website, you know that I constantly try to paint the REAL picture of how it is possible to get pregnant at older ages naturally.  I have been researching this for years and what I do know is that the media loves to present the "doom and gloom" picture rather than looking at the glass half full.  In the words of a a friend and science teacher:  "the glass is always half full"....of course she was talking about the other half being full of air, and I am...
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10 things patients should know about hospitals

When you enter the doors of an emergency department, what you are entering is the realm of the unknown. Needles, blood, blaring alarms and all-nighters with nurses are about to become your new norm. For your whole life, you thought good food, sleep, and TV reruns could fix anything. But those are in short supply […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Novel therapeutic approach for treatment of leukemia

The BCR/ABL gene, which does not occur among healthy people, has been shown to be a causative agent in the pathogenesis of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia.
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Research provides new insights into why we crave fatty foods when dieting

Have you ever wondered why we crave the very foods that we try to avoid when dieting? Or wish there was a way to turn off the craving?
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Identical twins shine new light on genetic cause of juvenile arthritis

Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease.
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Study highlights great diversity of language development in children with ASD

A close collaboration between University of Connecticut (Letitia Naigles (PI) and Deborah Fein) and Interacting Minds Centreresearchers (Riccardo Fusaroli and Ethan Weed) is exploring how parents and children influence each other when they interact, and the longer term impact this has on language acquisition.
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A Loving Way To Reduce Stress In A Crisis (S)

People were given a stress test involving putting their hand into cold water. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: 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 ...
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