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Demand for long-acting reversible contraception seems to be on rise

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, descriptive reports began rolling in: Demand for long-acting, reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices and implants seemed to be on the rise.
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Oxford Nanopore launches new cDNA Kits for its sequencing technology

Oxford Nanopore has launched new '109' cDNA Kits for its real-time, scalable sequencing technology. The new kits provide high throughput whilst generating complete sequences of full-length cDNA strands, with a low input option of just 1ng PolyA+ RNA.
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Sinks next to toilets in hospital may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase

Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
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Gut microbes could be linked to depression

The human gut contains trillions of bacteria that form the gut microbiome or microbiota. A new research has linked the composition of this gut microbiome and depressive disorder.
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Women's brains age slower than men's

A new study has revealed that women have a more youthful brain compared to similar aged male counterparts when it comes to metabolism. The researchers found that with age the rates of metabolism of nutrients slow down in both men and women.
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Kids using too much toothpaste says CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children today are using too much toothpaste to brush their teeth. They add that this can be a concern because of excessive fluoride ingestion among the children.
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What you need to know about measles as the virus spreads across the country

Measles, the highly contagious and previously eliminated viral illness, has been spreading in communities across the United States in recent weeks, with Washington declaring a state of emergency last week and New York reporting in 2018 its second largest outbreak over the past two decades.
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Study: Promising new treatment for children with ADHD shows improvement in efficacy

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment of ADHD compared to placebo beginning at week 1 and continuing throughout the study.
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Commonly-used emollients can pose significant fire risk, research shows

New research carried out by forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that commonly-used emollients can pose a significant fire risk once they have dried on fabric such as clothing and bedding.
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Online prediction tool for kidney stones developed

Kidney stones are a common and painful condition, with many sufferers experiencing recurrent episodes. Most people who pass an initial stone want to know their chances of future episodes, but this has not always been easy to predict.
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For California attorney general Xavier Becerra, resistance is personal

When President Donald Trump demands a border wall or threatens to deport young unauthorized immigrants, one of the loudest opposition voices comes from the son of Mexican immigrants — who also happens to be California's top lawyer.
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California bill would limit genitalia surgery for children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don’t fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it’s medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. It’s the latest effort by state legislators to give minors more control over […]
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The unsung heroes of sick kids

Chances are that if you have kids, you’ve had at least one unplanned visit to the hospital. Taking care of children in the emergency department (ED) is a special challenge for many reasons including the fact that the child’s parents don’t choose to see me specifically, they are usually meeting me for the first time, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Overcoming the Double Standard Surrounding Psychiatric Medications

Women hold themselves to this standard where we’re supposed to be perfect. We all have our own image of what that should be, and it doesn’t involve taking psychiatric medication. I’m walking up Lexington Avenue towards the subway on a cold Manhattan winter day from my psychiatrist’s office. It’s a route I’ve walked for five years, at varying frequencies, depending on the intensity of my mental health issues. My doctor is warm and nurturing with a great sense of humor, and I always walk out he...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Psychiatry, Manhattan, Psychotherapy, Medication, Stigma, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Lexington Avenue, The Fix, Psychiatric Medication, Anti Depressants


Washington measles outbreak soars while other states grapple with the disease

So far this year, Washington state is averaging more than one new measles case a day as officials try to help stop the disease's spread.
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Developing a Decision-Aid Website for Breast Cancer Surgery: An Action Research Approach

Background: Patients with early-stage breast cancer have numerous options when choosing the type of breast surgery method to be applied. Each of these options lead to a similar long-term survival rate, but result in significant differences in appearance, function, cost, recurrence rate, and various other relevant considerations. However, the time available for detailed communication with each patient is often limited in clinics, which puts these women under great psychological stress and can hin...
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Q&A: crossbench MPs stand firm on refugee transfer bill

Kerryn Phelps says Cathy McGowan given no indication she has withdrawn support for bill that gives doctors more powerThe independent MP Kerryn Phelps says her crossbench colleague Cathy McGowan has given no indication she has withdrawn support for a bill that would give doctors more power to approve medical transfers from offshore detention.Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Phelps said McGowan had “a long track record of supporting the rights of refugees” and that she hadn’t “se...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Cathy McGowan, Andrew Wilkie, Q&a, McGowan, Phelps, Kerryn Phelps, Julia Banks


Developing a Web-Based Comic for Newly Diagnosed Women With Breast Cancer: An Action Research Approach

Background: Personal narratives have been seen as a useful way of communicating about cancer treatment options and providing recovery information. Many printed versions of such material are available, including comics that explore the individual memories of patients who have gone through cancer treatment. These studies have been used to orientate patients, patients’ relatives, and physicians. However, only a few Web-based comics have been specifically designed for patients with breast cancer and...
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Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide

“I have been deeply moved by the tragic stories that have come to light this past month of Molly Russell and other families affected by suicide and self-harm,” wrote Instagram chief executive Adam Mosseri in a Telegraph op-ed today. “Even as a parent, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through and my thoughts go out to them.” With those words, Instagram began its announcement of new features to make it a little harder for users to view images of self-harm, which he says wil...
Tags: Health, Post, UK, News, Instagram, Children, Suicide, Youth, Social Media, Mental Health, Depression, Telegraph, Self-harm, The Telegraph, Pinterest Instagram, Picks


Why would any woman discourage a man’s advocacy or support?

A male interventional radiologist who is active in the #HeForShe campaign recently told me that he is being pressured to stop advocating for women. My first instinct was the biggest sigh and eyeroll of my life followed by thoughts of locker room peer pressure and boys’ club type discussions. But the criticism did not just […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Radiology, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Women’s brains are four years younger than men’s, study finds

Analysis of metabolic brain age may explain differences in cognitive decline rate Women’s brains are nearly four years younger than men’s, at least in how they burn fuel, according to scans performed by US researchers.Scientists found that healthy women have a “metabolic brain age” that is persistently younger than men’s of the same chronological age. The difference is apparent from early adulthood and remains into old age. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, Science, Biology, US, Neuroscience, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research


An enlarged prostate could prevent tumors from growing

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is a leading cause of death for men in the US. Men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia, which causes their prostate to grow, often take medication or get surgery to reduce the size of it. But a new study reveals that "it might be a bad idea to downsize an enlarged prostate through surgery or drugs," says a press release from Purdue University, "because doing so could lead to faster growth of prostate cancer." Computer simulations of ...
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Do you know why you’re having surgery?

During my third year of medical school, I completed a clinical rotation in surgery. I was certain that it would be horrible. I envisioned myself in the OR, getting lightheaded, passing out onto the sterile field and being yelled at by my attending physician. I worried that the medical knowledge I’d worked so hard to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Instagram, Surgery, Conditions, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Kiss Breakouts Goodbye With These 15 Acne-Clearing Face Masks

If you're dealing with blemishes, we feel your struggle. We too want to banish clogged pores and stop pimples in their tracks before they show up on important occasions. Though the most effective way to address acne is with a targeted treatment regimen, you can also boost your skin-clearing results with a face mask. Use one of these 15 options weekly for longer lasting results, no matter your skin type. Keep reading to shop our picks. Related: This Is the Only Face Mask I've Tried That...
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Just tried blood ozone treatment

Hashimoto's, low T, mitochondrial dysfunction, RNP antibodies and what ever else I have, has morphed into extreme exercise intolerance and fatigue. Cleveland clinic ran all sorts of tests and came up short. Just the usual borderline low cortisol. My Primary care doc suggested blood ozone treatment, he claims it has been shown helpful to Hashimoto's. This particular treatment is where they pump about 200ml of blood into a bottle (IV in arm) , add a little heparin to prevent clotting, inject O2 a...
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Mapping mutations in esophageal cancer could improve treatment options

Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma have been mapped in unprecedented detail - unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types.
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Balloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patients

Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to having a conventional guided catheter procedure.
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Researchers find 'origin' of cancer spread

The discovery of the cell, which they are calling 'the cell of origin' sheds new light on what fuels cancer growth and how to potentially stop it.
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Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

A lung transplant often remains the only option for many patients with end-stage lung disease, a condition that can be brought on by emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and other lung disorders.
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Researchers identify treatable mechanism in patients with schizophrenia

For reasons that are unclear, schizophrenia patients have fewer connections between the neurons in the brain. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, have now succeeded in creating human cell models that show that there is an excessive degradation of connections in the brain of these patients, and they have been able to link this to a genetic risk variant for the disease.
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