Association between tobacco use and paranoia is largely due to shared genetic influences

Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Scientists pinpoint mechanism that leads to steroid diabetes

Patients undergoing long-term treatment with steroids may suffer from metabolic side effects. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, have now pinpointed a mechanism that leads to so-called steroid diabetes
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UMN researchers show how to improve prediction of stroke in patients with AFib

Atrial fibrillation is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of stroke. Nearly 3 million Americans are living with AFib. For years, researchers have been looking for ways to reduce the risk of stroke for this patient population.
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New study uncovers key protein in the production of insulin

The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
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NIH funds first artificial pancreas trial for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a R01 grant to a multi-institutional team to develop and evaluate a pregnancy-specific Artificial Pancreas in a sequence of in-clinic and transitional environment clinical trials.
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NIH researchers discover that anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind.
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Regular use of common pain relief medicines improves survival for head and neck cancer patients

Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a third or more patients with head and neck cancer, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found.
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New study will improve identification antenatal anxiety

A landmark study by experts at the University of Stirling will help health professionals improve the identification of severe and problematic anxiety in pregnant women.
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Do huddles really help in primary care?

I’ve huddled since before we used the word for it: You want to be prepared for the patients coming in that day. “Followup MRI” – did they have it and what did it show? “Ankle pain” – do we have X-ray today? “Eye pain” – be sure to check her acuity and put her in […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Senior Living: How to identify different skin conditions

By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius Contributing writer Do you ever marvel at the soft, smooth skin of a baby, and then look at your own skin and wonder, “what happened?”  If so, you are not alone. A lot of what happens to aging skin is caused by sun damage. Look at your skin where it has never or rarely been touched by the sun. It looks and feels a lot better than the uncovered skin. Firmly point this out to your grandchildren. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius I grew up in Seattle. Seattleites don’t tan, they r...
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Three patients die after receiving excessive pain medicine

Three patients died after receiving excessive doses of pain medication at Mount Carmel Health System -- after the hospital had been alerted to potential problems with one of its doctors, the Ohio hospital said Thursday.
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Three patients die after receiving excessive pain medicine, hospital says

Three patients died after receiving excessive doses of pain medication at Mount Carmel Health System -- after the hospital had been alerted to potential problems with one of its doctors, the Ohio hospital said Thursday.
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Digital Self: A Third Type of Self-Representation

The sense of mind and self is created by multiple social interactions with many others; particularly from those in our early psychosocial environment. These intimate interactions result in the construction of our personality. Personality becomes, in time, the consistent features of who we are in regards to our thoughts, feelings, and actions (which I refer to as mind , mood , and motor ). Around age 3, personality emerges. It is dynamically formed by multiple inputs from others, become...
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Inslee declares state of emergency over Washington measles outbreak

The state of emergency directs Washington state agencies and departments to use their resources to assist affected areas in order to respond and recover.
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Measuring the Implementation of Behavioral Intervention Technologies: Recharacterization of Established Outcomes

Behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) are websites, software, mobile apps, and sensors designed to help users address or change behaviors, cognitions, and emotional states. BITs have the potential to transform health care delivery, and early research has produced promising findings of efficacy. BITs also favor new models of health care delivery and provide novel data sources for measurement. However, there are few examples of successful BIT implementation and a lack of consensus on as well...
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The keto diet and cancer: Why some doctors believe ketosis ‘starves’ tumors

The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, but in recent years some–including some doctors–have claimed the diet has cancer-reversing qualities.Although the theory might someday be proven correct, far more research is needed before scientists know whether the diet can be used as a safe and effective treatment for cancer.A 2018 study did show one promising use for the keto diet in treating cancer, though it was purely used a supplemental tool in conjunction with a conventiona...
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Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at US border

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say a man among hundreds of migrants detained in New Mexico in recent days has been diagnosed as having been infected with flesh-eating bacteria. The man was transported to a hospital after telling an agent that he had a growing rash on his leg. Officials said in […]
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Special prosecutor recommends five years in prison for woman who faked pregnancy, planned adoption

She may have gotten away with being cruel, if she hadn’t been on probation at the time. Elizabeth Jones, the woman who faked being pregnant to deceive an Orange County couple trying to adopt, should receive five years in prison, according to a motion filed by the special prosecutor in charge of investigating the case in Virginia. Last November, when she told Laura and Matt Trayte they could adopt her baby and then revealed she was never pregnant, Jones was on probation after a conviction for cre...
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A Modular Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument for Electronic Assessment and Treatment Monitoring: Web-Based Development and Psychometric Validation of Core Thrive Items

Background: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures describe natural history, manage disease, and measure the effects of interventions in trials. Patients themselves increasingly use Web-based PRO tools to track their progress, share their data, and even self-experiment. However, existing PROs have limitations such as being: designed for paper (not screens), long and burdensome, negatively framed, under onerous licensing restrictions, either too generic or too specific. Objective: This study aim...
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How Women Use Digital Technologies for Health: Qualitative Interview and Focus Group Study

Background: A range of digital technologies are available to lay people to find, share, and generate health-related information. Few studies have directed attention specifically to how women are using these technologies from the diverse array available to them. Even fewer have focused on Australian women’s use of digital health. Objective: The Australian Women and Digital Health Project aimed to investigate which types of digital technologies women used regularly for health-related purposes and ...
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2019 WDW Marathon Cheering Recap

As I did last year, this year, I flew down to Walt Disney World for marathon weekend to hang out with friends, cheer on friends and strangers, and celebrate my birthday. This cupcake was weirdly filled with sprinkles, and I’m not sure what I think about that. I got to Disney on Thursday (my birthday) and after I checked in and grabbed lunch, I wandered the parks for a while and went over to check out the race expo. I learned that when you can do whatever you want whenever you want...
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How Beauty Transcends Pore Count

None Let the world howl till it's blue in the face. Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh have created quite a beaute with Beauty. In an era when humanity's old truths have been challenged by irony and kitsch, when cynicism has nearly rendered beauty obsolete, it's reassuring to find shameless devotees to classic ideals. Sagmeister and Walsh remind us that beauty still can and should please the senses. However, it's equally capable of engaging the intellect. Even more practical, American philoso...
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Friend of James MacDonald Calls for Close of Cult of Personality

Et tu Mancow? James MacDonald somewhere might be saying something like that after Mancow Muller’s open letter to him was published this morning in the Chicago Daily Herald. Muller attends Harvest Bible Chapel and is a radio personality in the Chicago area. He says he loves MacDonald but also calls him to change his ways. He ends his letter with this: For a great many, it’s time for the cult of personality of James MacDonald at Harvest chapter to close and the actual Bible to be opened again. Mul...
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How To Help Your Daughter Manage Her Period at School

I can still remember the day I got my first period. I was 12 and I was home from school on a cold day in January. Though I had been given books and “the talk” about the changes that were coming to my body, when I saw that splotch in my underwear, I genuinely thought I might be dying. Though I quickly realized what was…Read more...
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Patients are an integral part of medical student education

A face feels nothing like a frozen pig’s foot, I thought, as I guided a curved needle into the woman’s cheek, drawing the absorbable thread across her still-bleeding wound. Two wraps around the needle driver and I pulled the nearly invisible thread through, bringing the edges of her skin back together, securing my first knot. “Hey, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How customer service breeds bad medicine

“Welcome to our clinic. May we take your order?” Many patients have Googled, Yahoo’ed or Bing’ed their symptoms way before I even lay eyes on them in an examining room. And they have a schema of what they’ll be getting out of the visit. If the encounter takes a detour — the diagnosis is not […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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As flu season worsens, schools close in at least 12 states

Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools.
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These two male cheerleaders will make history when they perform at next month’s Super Bowl

Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies are set to make history when they perform at the upcoming Super Bowl.
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A Fascinating Cure For Poor Sleep (S)

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How Busy Working Moms Can Take Meaningful Breaks

When you’re a working mom, it can easily feel like you have no time for genuinely restorative breaks—or any break for that matter. Which can quickly lead to everything from resentment to burnout. But mothering doesn’t have to be one massive hustle without any respite. We just think it does. And these narratives dictate how we spend our hours and our minutes—minus real, meaningful pauses. Namely, we have “outrageous expectations” for ourselves in every arena of our lives, according to Lauren Sm...
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