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UBC researcher invents new method to analyze behavior change counseling sessions

Using a page from a coach's playbook, a UBC researcher has come up with a method to analyze behavior change counseling sessions and determine what makes them work.
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New study highlights need for expanding access to surgery for children in somaliland

Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions -- particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions -- that could be bettered by surgery, but most of these needs are being unmet, according to a study by Baylor University and Duke University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Promega signs license agreement with Broad Institute to sell tools for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Promega Corporation announced today it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to sell tools and reagents for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, providing scientists new tools for interrogating endogenous biology.
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Research suggests Brexit will increase heart disease and stroke cases

Researchers from Imperial College London have claimed that Brexit will be responsible for 12,400 deaths due to heart attacks and strokes.
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Excessive screen time hinders children’s ability to develop

It has been shown that screen time among children aged 2 to 5 could have a serious impact on their cognitive and overall development.
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Cancer cure within a year, claims Israeli team

A team of Israeli scientists belonging to a company called the Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies (AEBi) have claimed to be at a stage where they can find a cure for cancer within a year. The therapy is being developed under the leadership of the CEO of AEBi, Dr. Ilan Morad.
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Tinned food - is it healthy enough?

Is it OK to eat only canned foods and no fresh fruit or vegetables?
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Negotiation tips for new doctors

In an ideal world, we should all be compensated fairly for our services and skills.  The reality, as we all experience, is an amalgam of mistakes and victories.  One hopes that with time our skills will translate to a greater number of victories.  Most greenhorns entering the workforce are unfortunately poorly equipped to assess their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What Californians should know about the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

An ongoing measles outbreak in Washington has led that state’s governor to declare a public health emergency. Thirty-five cases of measles have been reported as of Monday in Washington, all of which are in Clark County, which borders Portland, Ore. One case was reported in Seattle, which is in King County. The outbreak is threatening neighboring Oregon. A majority of these cases involve children between 1 and 10 who had not been vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Health, South Korea, New York, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, United States, Portland, Venezuela, Disneyland, Seattle, District Of Columbia


Wanting to die before dementia takes over

Dutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advanced - so many request it very early.
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Mark Driscoll’s Church to Host Church Governance Seminar

Yes, that Mark Driscoll. In the comments, feel free to suggest other workshops which should follow that one. James MacDonald on transparent, controversy-free church leadership should get you started. Here’s what you will learn on Feb. 28 in Scottsdale, AZ: HOSTED BY PASTOR MARK DRISCOLL, THE TRINITY CHURCH SESSIONS TOPICS INCLUDE How the Church and pastors’ families both suffer under bad governance A survey of Church governmental models The biblical standard of singular headship and plural leade...
Tags: Health, Church, Infertility, Scottsdale, Driscoll, Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, James MacDonald, Gateway Church


Witness: Exec gave lap dance to doctor in drug bribes scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of a drug company accused of bribing doctors to write prescriptions for its fentanyl spray says she watched her boss give a lap dance to a doctor the company was targeting. Jurors heard the testimony Tuesday on the second day of the closely watched trial against Insys Therapeutics founder […]
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The Value of a Relapse

Utter the seven-letter word relapse in recovery circles and the room grows silent. Why did it happen? How did it happen? How much sobriety did she have? How long did she stay out? If a person had years of sobriety accrued, it is expected that the clock be reset – as if they had never stopped drinking. Call me a rebel, but this is too black and white for my taste. While I realize the need to recognize and commemorate consecutive days of sobriety, recovery from addiction is rarely straightforward ...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Self-help, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Alcoholism, Coors Light


Hospital ordered to pay nearly $43M to family of dead woman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas hospital has been ordered to pay nearly $43 million to the family of a woman who died while in the hospital’s care. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports jurors ruled in favor of plaintiffs Dwayne Murray and his 7-year-old daughter, Brooklynn, and ordered Centennial Hills Hospital to pay more […]
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Why your favourite film baddies all have a truly evil laugh

Towards the end of the Disney film Aladdin (1992), our hero's love rival, the evil Jafar, discovers Aladdin's secret identity and steals his magic lamp. Jafar's wish to become the world's most powerful sorcerer is soon granted, and he then uses his powers to banish Aladdin to the ends of the Earth. What follows next is a lingering close-up of Jafar's body. He leans forward, fists clenched, with an almost constipated look on his face. He then explodes in uncontrollable cackles that echo across th...
Tags: Psychology, Media, Jack Nicholson, Film, Kung Fu, Disney, Innovation, Nintendo, Philosophy, Mario, Denmark, Emotions, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evolutionary Psychology, Wario, Aladdin


Pediatricians should talk with parents about guns and their children.

From Science Daily on 01/28/19 - Paradoxically, as overall firearm ownership decreased in U.S. households with young children from 1976 to 2016, the proportion of these families who owned handguns increased. This shift in firearm preferences over decades from mostly rifles to mostly handguns coincided with increasing firearm-mortality rates in young children, researchers report Jan. 28, 2019, in  Pediatrics . "Almost 5 million children live in homes where at least one firearm is stored lo...
Tags: Health, United States, Infertility, Children s National Health System, David G Markham, Parikh, Kavita Parikh


Disney World worker has Hepatitis A, no others ill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in Florida say a worker at a Walt Disney World restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, but no other colleagues or visitors have gotten sick. Authorities said that the virus was confirmed last week in a food service worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical revue at the resort’s Fort […]
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Electronic Health Program to Empower Patients in Returning to Normal Activities After Colorectal Surgical Procedures: Mixed-Methods Process Evaluation Alongside a Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Long-term recovery takes longer than expected despite improved surgical techniques and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs. An electronic health (eHealth) care program (“ikherstel”) was developed to partially substitute perioperative care for patients undergoing colorectal surgical procedures. Successfully tested eHealth programs are not always implemented in usual care, and it is, therefore, important to evaluate the process to optimize future implementation. Objective: The aim...
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Association Between Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Web-Based Data in China: Infodemiology Study

Background: Cancer poses a serious threat to the health of Chinese people, resulting in a major challenge for public health work. Today, people can obtain relevant information from not only medical workers in hospitals, but also the internet in any place in real-time. Search behaviors can reflect a population’s awareness of cancer from a completely new perspective, which could be driven by the underlying cancer epidemiology. However, such Web-retrieved data are not yet well validated or understo...
Tags: Health, China, Baidu, Hodgkin, Spearman


Farm Owners and Workers as Key Informants in User-Centered Occupational Health Prototype Development: A Stakeholder-Engaged Project

Background: The cost of workplace injuries and illnesses significantly impacts the overall cost of health care and is a significant annual economic burden in the United States. Many dairy and pork farm owners in the Upper Midwest have expanded operations and taken on the role of manager and employer yet receive little training in injury prevention, farm safety, or workers’ compensation programs and processes. Clinicians play a key role in the return to work of injured and ill farmers and farmwor...
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Internet-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Treatment: Systematic Review

Background: Anxiety conditions are debilitating and prevalent throughout the world. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an effective, acceptance-based behavioral therapy for anxiety. However, there are treatment barriers (eg, financial, geographical, and attitudinal), which prevent people from accessing it. To overcome these barriers, internet-delivered ACT (iACT) interventions have been developed in recent years. These interventions use websites to deliver ACT information and skill train...
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Generics aren’t going to help the cost of chemotherapy drugs

Chemotherapy drugs have become ridiculously expensive. Many new drugs come to market costing more than $100,000 per patient for a full course of treatment. Often, patients have to pay a significant portion of these costs. For example, a 20% co-insurance rate, typical for basic Medicare coverage, leaves patients responsible for more than $20,000 of chemotherapy costs, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Quit kissing adorable hedgehogs, says the CDC

The CDC has identified an outbreak of salmonella caused by contact with hedgehogs. A hedgehog can appear healthy and still carry salmonella. Conscientious hygiene is required for anyone living with a hedgie. None If you live in New York City, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, or Washington, D.C., we know you don't own a hedgehog — they're illegal in those places. However, if you live anywhere else…As a society, we've been developing a massive crush on these impossibly cute creatures: 2,752,58...
Tags: Health, Biology, Cdc, Washington, Animals, Public Health, Nature, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Hedgehogs, New York City Pennsylvania California Hawaii


Is There a Term for a Person Who Is Negative?

From the U.S.: When people promote negatives not because they truly mean them and are sincerely looking out for you, Like “hey, you shouldn’t go for that promotion, it’s gonna be more hours, crappy this, shitty that., you wouldn’t like it..”; when in reality they want the job. Or in a relationship; t’s not you it’s me… you deserve better than I can treat you\etc. when they don’t really think they aren’t good for you, they just want to make you think it. Is there a term/word for that behavior bey...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Negativity, Projection, Negativity Bias, DSM, Pessimism


Frostbite: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Frostbite is dangerous and can often happen quickly, depending on both the temperature and wind chill factor. Here's how to know if its frostbite and how to treat it.
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Public transportation use associated with lower obesity rates

Public transportation systems provide numerous economic benefits for a community. An added public health bonus provided by such systems may be lower obesity rates.
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Sleep, mood, and stress affect older adults' control beliefs

Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives.
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New insight into anti-malaria drug

Artemisinin is derived from the leaves and flowers of the annual mugwort (Artemisia annua) and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The effectiveness was investigated by the Chinese researcher Tu Youyou.
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Newborns have innate skills to pick out words, study reveals

A research study of newborn babies has revealed that humans are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language.
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Kids traveling from Washington develop measles in Hawaii

Hawaii's state epidemiologist said Washington public health officials told her office that the family had been exposed to measles in the ongoing outbreak in Southwest Washington.
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