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Low doses of anti-HIV drug appear to reduce tau protein in neurons of Alzheimer’s patients

The accumulation of amyloid beta plaques and tangles of a protein called tau in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
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Study finds that spatial architecture largely dictates connectivity within the brain

A University of California, Irvine-led study reveals that connectivity within the brain appears to be largely dictated by spatial architecture rather than cell type-specific cues. The study was published this month in Cell Reports.
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Regular use of aspirin may help some patients survive head and neck cancer

Regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may help some patients with head and neck cancer survive the disease, according to a study led by Professor Jennifer Grandis at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Unthreading Anxiety

You're reading Unthreading Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I was born in the middle of a war zone. One of my earliest memories is of a bomb falling near our house on an otherwise quiet day. So wholly unexpected it freaked the hell out of me. And this is how my friendship with anxiety was born. I went through life having a sensibly over-alert nervous system trying ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Mental Health, Anxiety, West, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Sedona, Mark Wolynn, Susan Jeffers, Bruce Lipton, Lester Levenson


A patch uses sweat to get a read on your health

A new generation of devices aim to analyze sweat for many chemicals at once, producing a real-time snapshot of the wearer’s health or fitness.
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Why doctors-in-training need better nutritional education

Obesity is a global epidemic, and its prevalence is increasing in every part of the world. While we have new medications and complex surgical techniques that promote weight loss, the awareness of healthy eating habits and dietary education are still the most important factors in helping control body weight. Unfortunately, nutrition knowledge appears confined largely […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Obesity, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


More 'social prescribers' to ease pressure on GPs

NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 "social prescribers" to refer patients to local activities.
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Cancer cliches to avoid: I'm not 'brave'

Fighter, warrior, hero - these are among the cliches unpopular with some cancer patients, a survey finds.
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Take on food industry to beat malnutrition and obesity, says report

Experts call for influence of ‘big food’ to be curbed to also tackle issue of climate changeThe influence of “big food” must be curbed around the world if obesity, malnutrition and climate change are to be effectively tackled, according to a report.Overconsumption of junk food and not having enough to eat are two sides of the malnutrition coin, said a commission of experts brought together by the Lancet medical journal. A third major global problem is interlinked – climate change that is worsene...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Obesity, Society, UK News, World news, Food & drink industry, Lancet


It’s cold! A physiologist explains how to keep your body feeling warm

Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog – during the colder winter season, everyone is looking for ways to stay warm. Luckily, the process your body uses to break down foods serves as an internal heater.But when the weather is cold, some defensive strategies are also necessary to prevent your body from losing its heat to the surrounding environment. As the temperature difference between your warm body and its frigid surroundings increases, heat is lost more quickly. It beco...
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5 Things to Know Before You Start Losing Weight

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha I struggled to maintain a healthy weight for a large part of my life. Had I known these five things before my weight-loss journey, I would have had a much easier time shedding the pounds and would have realized that weight loss isn’t a magic fix-all solution to my issues. If you’re trying to lose weight, perhaps some of my lessons will be helpful to you. Here we go… 1. This Has to Be for You,...
Tags: Psychology, Diet, Fitness, Friends, Goals, Personal, Weight Loss, Self-esteem, Self-talk, Well-being, Publishers, Healthy Lifestyle, Health-related, Lose Weight, Tiny Buddha, Buddha


PREGNANCY BLOOD PRESSURE: ASSOCIATED WITH BIRTH DEFECTS

Pregnancy Hypertension Complications When I was pregnant, my blood pressure was monitored quite closely.  Although older women tend to have problems with blood pressure in pregnancy, thankfully, min was normal.  As far as blood pressure medications, in the past, there were concerns that ACE inhibitors were associated with birth defects. However, this article also talks about how high blood pressure itself may also be a risk factor. Read more:Researchers behind a new, larger study sugge...
Tags: Health, California, Kaiser Permanente, Infertility, Bmj, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Sandy Robertson, U S Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, De Kun Li


Your patients are counting on you

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. I recently attended a state medical society’s annual meeting where the agenda consisted of an awards program, several speakers and a keynote address.  The highlight of the evening, however, was listening to patients share their stories with the local medical community.  We’ve all heard from […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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DOES IVF CAUSE GENE MUTATIONS?

As time goes on, and more couples go through assisted reproduction, the scientific community is discovering that the fertility procedures themselves may put children at risk of genetic mutations. I know there are couples who have no choice but to go through assisted reproduction, however, it's important to go into any procedure knowing all possible outcomes. I was never informed of any risk of birth defects or pregnancy complications as a result of the actual fertility treatments (the on...
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Could space mice help us develop anti-aging treatments here on Earth?

The ISS will be playing host to a group of mice to see how a stint in microgravity affects the way they age. The experiment will examine how physiological changes associated with aging are caused by time spent in low gravity environments. The post Could space mice help us develop anti-aging treatments here on Earth? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Prince Charles’s visit with royal cushion carrier | Brief letters

Royal travel habits | ‘Fuck-me shoes’ | Smallpox inoculation | The 30 best box setsYour report (Travel bed of Queen Victoria acquired for exhibition, 25 January) says “claims that Prince Charles took his own mattress when visiting friends may have been met with incredulity”. Be that as it may, I clearly remember attending an event organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers some years ago. Prince Charles was guest of honour, there to meet committee members from assorted groups. As HRH progr...
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Life on the breadline: 'Writing these articles have given me a reason for being' | Gavin Ritchie

Even though I am my own worst critic, I now know that I can start something and finish it successfullyAbout this seriesName: Gavin RitchieAge: 45 Continue reading...
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9 life lessons powerful people taught us in 2018

Inspirational quotes can offer invaluable advice and wisdom. Here at Thrive, we often look to new role models like Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, and more for thoughtful commentary on everything from how to find happiness on your own terms to how you can finally conquer self-doubt. Here are some of the top quotes that we shared on our Instagram in 2018 — they feature smart, practical advice that will help guide you in 2019. 1. Jennifer Aniston: 2. Lady Gaga: 3. Michelle Obam...
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Get ready for health care disruption

Just like you, I’m trying to make sense of the world around me. But there are no templates for the bridge that health care’s building for its future. All we can do is listen to weak signals and amplify them. Recently (and finally), CVS bought Aetna for $69 billion. I spoke to someone intimately familiar […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How Can A Family Help Their Loved One Conquer Addiction?

( = || []).push({}); Nobody naturally knows how to help an addict. While many former addicts and support workers have found effective ways to communicate with addicts, it can be affected by the confusion addiction creates. On top of the physical symptoms of addiction that are apparent, there are also a variety of mental health issues that can be brought on by the addiction. Because of that, many addicts’ families may not know how to help their lo...
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The cause of Alzheimer’s may be gum disease

Bacteria in periodontitis seems to be the culprit. Reported amyloid and tau buildups may be a response, not a cause. Compelling research offers a genuine reason for optimism. Dementia is now the fifth leading cause of death around the world, and 70 percent of that is due to Alzheimer's disease. Until now, experts have been baffled by what causes it, and powerless at slowing or reversing the cruel progress of this condition. Alzheimer's pulls its victims away from reality as their families watch...
Tags: Health, Discovery, Bacteria, Brain, Innovation, Disease, Dementia, Microbes, Massachusetts General Hospital, Melbourne Australia, Alzheimer, University of Central Lancashire, Moir, Casey Lynch, Cortexyme, Alzheimer's science


Should You Get Therapy or Life Coaching?

Life coaching is viewed by some as an alternative to therapy. Actually, coaching was one of many cognitive behavior therapy methods I learned to practice in graduate school. Thirty years into my career as a psychotherapist, I coach clients toward achieving their goals when they’re likely to benefit from this approach. Certainly, neither coaching as a separate practice nor psychotherapy has a monopoly on traits such as wisdom, intuition, kindness, or empathy. Practitioners in both disciplines...
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The Music And Movies That Soothe Relationship Problems (M)

Break-ups and rejection make people reach for a particular type of aesthetic experience. → 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 Changin...
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The Music And Movies That Soothe Relationship Problems (S)

Break-ups and rejection make people reach for a particular type of aesthetic experience. → 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 Changin...
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The Personality Trait That Indicates High IQ

This character trait is linked to a high IQ. → 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 Do
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Movies - 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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Intelligent or Wise?

Good grades are all the rage these days. They’re supposed to measure how intelligent and industrious you are. Students strive for a high GPA, with the goal of being admitted into a top college. When they get that acceptance letter, all that hard work seems to have paid off. Time for celebration! You’ve made it! You’re set for life! Yay! Except when you’re not. Being intelligent and industrious is not everything. It is simply the ability to think logically, understand concepts, know formulas ...
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In medicine, what’s in a name?

Before I could see her, I could hear her. My patient, a young woman with messy braided hair, was grunting with every effort to breathe. The noises quieted slightly when I reached her bedside, but her tears continued to fall between gasps. Her body movements were exaggerated, rooted in the rhythm of her labored breathing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What is Bowen's idea of "differentiation?"

This is the first of several articles about major concepts in Murray Bowen's family systems theory.Bowenian Family Systems theory has been a major cognitive map or model which informs my psychotherapy practice. It assists me in thinking and understanding my client's situations and I often share Bowen's ideas with my clients in the hope that understanding Bowenian concepts will be helpful to them in enhancing their self knowledge and in being purposeful and intentional in their interactions with ...
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Insomnia, panic attacks, constant worry – the life of Britain’s EU citizens

Last week the Home Office launched an app for EU citizens, but it has spread anxietyVanina went to work in tears every morning last week. Monday was meant to resolve two-and-a-half years of anxiety, when she and the 3.5 million EU citizens in Britain could finally apply for the right to continue living in their own homes.Yet the app that the Home Office is using to help decide whether people such as Vanina are entitled to “settled status” after Brexit simply added to her turmoil. Continue readin...
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