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Children with cerebral palsy to benefit from 'artificial muscles'

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has received nearly $200,000 in start-up funding to develop a motorized ankle foot device for children with cerebral palsy that includes a novel artificial muscle.
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New project aims to develop entomological indicators to assess malaria control tools

The project is led by Professors Ranson and McCall at LSTM, in collaboration with Imperial College, and national medical research institutes in Burkina Faso and Tanzania.
Tags: Health, Burkina Faso, Imperial College, McCall, LSTM, Professors Ranson


Study: Having high-calorie dessert first may lead to eating lower-calorie meals

If you're going to choose dessert first, then the high-calorie option might lead to your eating a healthier meal, unless you have a lot on your mind, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Indoor smoking bans may not fully protect children, study finds

The harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke have been known for many years. Cigarette and cigar smokers are at significantly higher risk of contracting all sorts of respiratory maladies, and research linking secondhand smoke to cancer goes back nearly three decades.
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JUUL raises nicotine levels in its e-cigarettes

Popular e-cigarette manufacturer Juul is one of the fastest growing vaping companies around. It has been targeting youngsters and adolescents with their flavoured e-cigarettes. The company has recently come under scrutiny for steadily raising the nicotine content of its e-cigarettes.
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Scientists wean mosquitoes off blood with dieting drugs

Researchers have found a way to reduce the blood thirst of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites and spread of mosquito borne illnesses such as Zika, dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya.
Tags: Health, Zika


Insulin in a pill from MIT researchers

People who need daily injections such as those with Type 1 diabetes would be happy to know that researchers at the MIT have come up with a specially devised pill that could deliver injections when swallowed.
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Researchers map an awake-brain

There are ethical dilemmas in cases where a person is unresponsive after a major trauma but is awake within (unresponsive wakefulness syndrome) and when a person is brain dead or truly unconscious. In these cases stopping life support can be a tough decision.
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Study finds underutilization of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer in high risk patients

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor.
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How to Stop Your Busyness with Mindfulness

You're reading How to Stop Your Busyness with Mindfulness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most of us live busy lives, probably too busy. We may be aware of how busy we are, and might not even like it, but unless we do something to stop the excessive amount of work we have, or activities we do, and not give ourselves enough idle time, we’re going to be stuck on the hamster wheel...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Authenticity, Busyness, Says Who, Live True, Nadrich, Ora Nadrich, Institute for Transformational Thinking


Mutations in folliculin gene affect embryo implantation

New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy. As the tiny, dividing cell mass, the blastocyst, travels from the oviduct and lodges in the wall of the uterus, the cells must exit their pre-implantation state and be ready for post-implantation development.
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New York leads the nation on gun legislation

From Pew Stateline on 02/07/19 New York hadn’t passed a comprehensive gun control package since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The legislature in 2013 passed a law that limited high-capacity magazines, implemented universal background checks and revoked the gun licenses and weapons of the severely mentally ill. Democrats, after winning control of the state Senate in November, immediately started work to approve more bills. The legisla...
Tags: Health, New York, Senate, Andrew Cuomo, Infertility, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown Connecticut, David G Markham, Pew Stateline


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A ‘healthy’ state of the union

Health policy played a surprisingly robust role in President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address.
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The secret to making AI work for physicians

If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care. More to the point, they are likely to be complaining about the one piece of technology that affects their lives minute-to-minute: the electronic health record (EHR). To get […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Primary Care, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


Beer before wine not fine, scientists find after vomit-filled tests

Research into old saying about alcohol consumption shows you get a hangover either wayBeer before wine, or wine before beer; whatever the order, you’ll feel queer. That, at least, is the updated aphorism drinkers will have to embrace now scientists have proved that drink order has no effect on the magnitude of one’s hangover.Under carefully-controlled lab conditions, British and German researchers plied 90 volunteers with beer and wine to find out once and for all whether hangovers are worsened ...
Tags: Health, Science, Alcohol, Society, UK News, World news, Beer, Health & wellbeing, Wine, Hangover Cures


Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to anyone under 100

"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."
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7 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding While On The Ketogenic Diet

For most moms, one of the key things that are of importance after having a baby is losing the weight. This is why breastfeeding while on a ketogenic diet is not very uncommon. The keto diet has already been established to be wonderful as a means of losing weight and getting back to your healthy self. But how can you be on this diet and still breastfeed? The following are a couple of tips that can help you do this successfully. 1. Be on the keto diet before and after pregnancy O...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Diet, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Nursing, Losing Weight, Health & Fitness, Keto, Maternity Clothes, Milk Supply, Ketogenic Diet, Ketogenics, Keto Diet


Deputy LA City Attorney in San Pedro goes public with typhus bout, prompting City Hall to take notice

Two months after she came down with typhus and called on City Hall for action, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Greenwood must feel she’s finally being heard. After the media picked up on her story in recent days, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson this week called for the city to consider removing old carpeting and taking other steps in light of the diagnosis and what has been an ongoing issue with the presence of rats in city buildings. More needs to be done, said Greenwo...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Pasadena, Local News, San Marino, City Hall, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Greenwood, Wesson, Department of Public Health


Flu cases across Australia almost three times last year’s summer average

New South Wales’ rate doubles from that recorded in January last year, health department saysAn “unusually high” number of people have been hit with the flu this summer in New South Wales – double the numbers recorded in 2018.NSW Health said on Friday there had been 2,196 confirmed cases of influenza across the state in the five weeks to 3 February. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Flu, NSW Health


A Measles Outbreak Is Hitting the Pacific Northwest. Now There’s a Surge in People Getting Vaccinated

“There’s no reason we should be having this outbreak”
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Uncategorized, Onetime


Stop Your Mind from Broadcasting Fake News

We who experience anxiety, depression and self-hatred know fake news better than anyone. At a recent rally in Washington DC, Catholic students from Kentucky’s Covington High School encountered Native American elder Nathan Phillips. Things occurred. Words were said. Spectators captured images. Within minutes, the media went wild. Divergent factions accused each other of bigotry, harassment, violently punishable crimes — and the ultimate modern-day offense: spreading fake news. As now occurs so ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Washington, Kentucky, Self-help, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Publishers, Brain And Behavior, Spirituality & Health, Dearie, Covington High School, Nathan Phillips, Self-Hatred, Fake News


The Danger Of Remaining Silent On Mental Health

We need to mash the stigma surrounding mental health in the legal profession.
Tags: Law, Linkedin, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Brian Cuban, Alyson Luftig, Danger Of Remaining Silent On Mental Health


MIT’s insulin pill could replace injections for people with type 2 diabetes

Insulin pills have long been a kind of Holy Grail for people living with diabetes. A research team at MIT believes it may have taken an important step toward that dream with a new blueberry-sized capsule made of compressed insulin. Once ingested, water dissolves a disk of sugar, using a spring to release a tiny needle made up almost entirely of freeze-dried insulin. The needle is injected into the stomach — which the patient can’t feel, owing to a lack of pain receptors in the stomach. Once ...
Tags: Health, Science, Africa, Tech, Mit, Insulin


Digital Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviors of Office Workers: Scoping Review

Background: There is a clear public health need to reduce office workers’ sedentary behaviors (SBs), especially in the workplace. Digital technologies are increasingly being deployed in the workplace to measure and modify office workers’ SBs. However, knowledge of the range and nature of research on this topic is limited; it also remains unclear to what extent digital interventions have exploited the technological possibilities. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the technological landsc...
Tags: Health, Google, Mrc, ATF, Reduce Sedentary Behaviors of Office Workers, UK Medical Research Council MRC


Cardiac Rehabilitees’ Technology Experiences Before Remote Rehabilitation: Qualitative Study Using a Grounded Theory Approach

Background: Even though technology is becoming increasingly common in rehabilitation programs, insufficient data are as yet available on rehabilitees’ perceptions and experiences. It is important to understand their abilities when using technology for remote rehabilitation. Objective: This is a qualitative study on technology experiences of persons affected by cardiovascular disease assessed before remote rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to explore rehabilitees’ experiences and attitudes...
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Giant heroin spoon art is moved again, to drugmaker’s gates

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — An artist has moved his giant sculpture of a burnt spoon to a Rhode Island drugmaker’s office to protest the opioid crisis. The Providence Journal reports that 48-year-old Domenic Esposito, of Westwood, Massachusetts, and a partner placed the nearly 11-foot-long, 800-pound (3-meter-long, 360-kilogram) spoon at the front gates of Rhodes Pharmaceuticals […]
Tags: Health, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Coventry, Rhode Island, Providence Journal, Westwood Massachusetts, Domenic Esposito, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals


Syringe-pill injects you on the inside

Biomedical engineers prototyped a pill that integrates a syringe to inject insulin into the floor of the stomach. From Science News: The shape is designed to guide the device to rest, cap down, on the floor of the stomach. There, it sticks a needle tip composed almost entirely of insulin a few millimeters into the mucus membrane lining the stomach. Once the insulin needle tip dissolves, the device passes through the rest of the digestive system. Thanks to the dearth of sharp pain receptors ...
Tags: Post, News, Medicine, Boston, Medical, Mit, Diabetes, Biomedical, Brigham and Women 's Hospital, Giovanni Traverso


Mainstream medicine needs to play offense

Last summer, I published a post called “Alternative Medicine is Kicking Our Ass.” In it, I focused on one particularly slick alt-thyroid site that has done a masterful job of sowing doubt regarding the advice mainstream physicians give to our patients about the thyroid. Not only that, but the site has called into question our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Endocrinology, Mainstream Media, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes comes about in light of the 2017 suicide of a 14 year old girl named Molly Russell, a UK resident who took her own life in 2017. Following her death, her family discovered that Russell was engaged with accounts that depicted and promoted...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Social Media, Mental Health, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Russell, Online Communities, Suicide Prevention, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


Smoking weed linked with higher sperm counts, says Harvard

Marijuana research in the past has found that using the drug is linked to lower testicular health.New research from Harvard, however, suggests the opposite: Marijuana users have more and better quality sperm.These unexpected findings highlight how poorly we understand marijuana's effect on the human body. None The opening crawl for the 1936 film Reefer Madness reads "[Marijuana's] first effect is sudden violent, uncontrollable laughter, then come dangerous hallucinations — space expands — time s...
Tags: Health, Gender, Harvard, Innovation, Men, Human body, Nassan, Feiby Nassan, Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Clinic, Jorge Chavarro



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