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Despite small pay gap, women faculty likely to accumulate less wealth over their lifetimes

Around the country, women physician researchers make 7 to 8 percent less per year than men. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, efforts to eliminate such a gender disparity have cut the difference in salaries from 2.6 percent in 2005 to a statistically insignificant 1.9 percent in 2016.
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Effective support network can help create health centaurs, half professionals, and half managers

If hospital doctors around the world often struggle to become those health centaurs, half professionals and half managers, that modern healthcare organizations need, the main responsibility is not their resistance to change, but the lack of effective support from the organization, according to a study by Marco Sartirana (CERGAS, Bocconi University), Graeme Currie (Warwick Business School), and Mirko Noordegraaf (Utrecht School of Governance), published by the Public Management Review.
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EU research project is studying the effect of endocrine disruptors on metabolism

January 2019 saw the launch of the EU research project EDCMET, in which scientists from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) are also involved.
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Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment

Hims, known by many for its phallic New York subway advertisements, has raised an additional $100 million in venture capital funding on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The round was first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by sources with knowledge of the deal. A growth-stage investor has led the round, which is ongoing, with participation from existing investors. Our source declined to name the lead investor but did say it was a “super big fund” that isn’t SoftBank and th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Fda, IVP, Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Hims


When a child dies, this pediatrician grieves

I found his obituary today. Kids do not always have obituaries. I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because children are not supposed to die and no one quite knows what to say. Still, I always look for them. He loved the color green. His death was so unexpected. I have never seen a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


'My marriage ended and a dog became my carer'

After a little training, a former rescue dog has become a full-time carer for Wendy Martin.
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Amid measles outbreak, legislation proposed to ban vaccine exemptions

Parents may choose not to vaccinate their children for several reasons, including the belief that vaccines can cause autism, which was disproved. The prime sponsor of the bill argues that, in this case, obligations to keep neighbors safe override personal rights.
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Welsh health board criticised after worker killed woman while under investigation

Independent review into ABMUHB highlights string of concerns about Kris WadeA health board has been criticised over the case of a nursing assistant who murdered a neighbour in a sexually motivated attack while under investigation for abusing three patients with learning disabilities.Kris Wade had been suspended from work for three years after the allegations of sexual abuse when he murdered his neighbour, Christine James, at her flat on Cardiff Bay in south Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Wales, Society, UK News, Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Kris Wade, ABMUHB, Kris WadeA, Christine James, south Wales Continue


Genetically modified chickens could soon lay eggs containing certain medications

In breakthrough research, a team of scientists from University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, have genetically modified chicken to lay eggs that contain medications for arthritis and some cancers.
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"Big food" root cause of obesity and malnutrition worldwide

A new report speaks about the influence of food on worldwide obesity and malnutrition epidemic says a new report. The report states that “big food” needs to be stopped around the world in order to deal with malnutrition on one hand and obesity on the other. There is also a problem of climate change and effects on natural resources, says the report.
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Measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington

A public health emergency has been declared in Washington with over two dozen cases of measles. Last Friday (25th January 2019), the Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement that there is an outbreak of measles and the Washington State Military Department and State Emergency Operations Center would be collaborating with the Department of Health to fight the outbreak.
Tags: Health, Washington, Department Of Health, Jay Inslee, Clark County Washington


Parenting Teens: 5 Key Developmental Principles to Keep in Mind

While the child before us has transformed into a maturing teenager, remembering where they are on the developmental path is critical to parenting in this stage. Despite the evolving physical features and push for independence, teens are still straddling an ever-changing position. Typically, they have one foot back in childhood and one foot in adolescence and require a holding environment to help them cross that chasm toward young adulthood. In this holding environment, we provide a bridge of s...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement


Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds

In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent explanation is simple: when a kid is in front of a screen, they’re not talking, walking, or playing, the activities during which basic skills are cultivated. The topic is a thorny one, as there are plenty of arguments on both sides as to the possible pros and cons of screen use at an early age, and as wi...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Apple, TC, Science, Kids, Parenting, Children, Screen Time, Dora, University of Calgary, Madigan, Sheri Madigan


California moves toward healthcare for more, not yet healthcare for all

Elizabeth Aguilera Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multi-media journalist who will cover health and social services for CALmatters. She joins CALmatters from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, where she produced stories about community health. It was way easier for candidate Gavin Newsom to endorse  single-payer healthcare  coverage for everyone than it is now for Gov. Newsom to ...
Tags: Health, Column, Obamacare, Congress, California, Articles, Tech, Policy, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Medicare, Jerry Brown, Uc-berkeley, Director, Medicaid, Federal Government


Self-Esteem Issue

My family has ethnic minority ancestry. Since I was a child, I have many family members who talk against their own ethnicity. They constantly say horrible things like people of this ethnicity are “ugly & lazy & evil” They say that they are ashamed to be of this ethnicity, and they don’t associate with others of the same ethnicity. Family members did not approve of me joining a social group for people of this ethnicity, or even taking an ethnic history class. All of this has greatly lowered my se...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Identity, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Ethnicity, Self Esteem, Ancestry


Warfarin no longer recommended for most atrial fibrillation cases

The anti-clotting drug warfarin, commonly known as coumadin, is no longer recommended for the treatment of atrial fibrillation except for a select subset of patients, according to new guidelines just released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
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What advocacy means to this physician

Patients first Patient care brings me enormous satisfaction. Nearly 40 years ago, when I chose medicine as a career, this was a driving force. Within moments of patients coming into my office, they often share aspects of their life history known only to their closest friends and family. Bestowing this trust is a huge honor […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Before you vent about your doctor on social media, read this

John and I met as young children and were high-school sweethearts. We married and put him through college and had four children during the process. He joined the Air Force to pay for medical school, and we spent four years overseas to help pay off the costs of his education. We recently counted how many […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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HEALTH – “FEEL NOTHING”

HEALTH came back with a vengeance last fall with a series of collaborations with the likes of Soccer Mommy, Perturbator, and Youth Code, and they kept things rolling when they announced a brand-new album, Vol. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, their follow-up to 2015's Death Magic. None … More »
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First Tracks as a New Parent: Kikkan Randall [Part 2]

  Kikkan Randall poses with her husband Jeff Ellis and their son Breck after her final race in Falun. (Photo: Instagram @kikkanimal) The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Lifestyle, Training, Sport, Atlantic, Skiing, Switzerland, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Randall, Jeff, Amanda, Thule


GW researchers engineer nanoimmunotherapy to treat cancer

A team from the George Washington University Cancer Center has engineered a nanoimmunotherapy that combines the advantages of nanotechnology and immunotherapy to treat cancer.
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NIAID-funded clinical trial of Ebola vaccines is underway at Cincinnati Children's

A Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccines intended to protect against Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola) is underway at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the United States. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Tags: Health, United States, Cincinnati, NIAID, Zaire, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center


New class of antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics tested in humans

A first-in-human study with a new class of antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics showed the ability to target the RNA-silencing drug to the liver, resulting in improved potency and safety at therapeutic doses. The design and results of this trial, conducted in healthy human volunteers are reported in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.
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Aged care inquiry: food under scrutiny after study finds more spent feeding prison inmates

Sue Smith, whose mother was living at a Melbourne aged care centre, says she was forced to bring her homemade soupFed-up with the unidentifiable, tasteless blobs on plates that her mother was being served at a Melbourne aged care centre, Sue Smith started bringing her homemade soup.Smith recalled nursing home staff would get frustrated that her mother, Jean, was not eating much. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Melbourne, Smith, Sue Smith, Jean, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety


The 15-Minute Strategy That Prevents Depression (M)

The conclusions come from a genetic analysis of almost half a million people. → 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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The 15-Minute Strategy That Prevents Depression (S)

The conclusions come from a genetic analysis of almost half a million people. → 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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Do Personality Tests Really Mean Anything? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Are you an Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging personality (INFJ)? Maybe you’re an ENTJ or INTP? Don’t know what I’m talking about? You obviously haven’t checked your Myers Briggs personality type. We love a label in our society. It’s so much easier to identify where we belong, whom we belong with and why when we all have tidy labels to our names. Whether it’s the vagueness of your horoscope, the procrastinating fun of the  What Hogwarts House are you?  quiz , or the slightly more credib...
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Injection of opioids may increase infective endocarditis risk

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs.
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Type of saturated fats consumed could affect cardiovascular heath, analysis shows

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid - saturated fats composed of 16 or more carbon atoms (longer-chain saturated fats) that are typically found in meats - and eat plant-based proteins instead have decreased chances of myocardial infarction.
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Discovery reveals how to 'slim down' fat-carrying particles to reduce spread of 'bad' cholesterol

The enzyme that 'loads up' fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transported around the body has been identified for the first time by scientists at the University of Warwick.
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