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China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country’s vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported Friday the disease had been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the central province of Hunan, where 4,600 pigs were being raised. Although just 171 […]
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Metabolic plasticity helps metastatic cancer cells survive hostile environments

When metastatic cancer cells need to avoid a threat, they simply reprogram themselves. Rice University scientists are beginning to get a handle on how they survive hostile environments.
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Novel protein sensor allows researchers to observe nicotine's movements in cells

When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on the surface of neurons and producing feelings of happiness. But nicotine does not simply stay on the surface of cells--the drug actually permeates into neural cells and alters them from the inside out.
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Empa researchers investigate the safety of graphene for humans

Graphene, a single layer of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms, is regarded as the miracle material of the future: it is flexible, transparent, strong, can assume different electrical properties and has the highest thermal conductivity of all known materials.
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Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

The opioid epidemic in the United States could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.
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Study finds low relapse risk in young patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

The treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is now so effective that young patients who do not have a relapse within two years of therapy have a life expectancy similar to that of their healthy peers.
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Senior Living: How we handle adversity determines our mental – and physical – health

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer Let’s experiment for a moment. Imagine society is divided between two types of people: those who painstakingly build mountains out of molehills and others who graciously transform lemons into lemonade. Obviously, these poles are extremes and most of us would fall somewhere in the middle. But who do you suppose would live longer with levels of disability? David W. Hart, Ph.D. If you guessed the latter, you are correct. According to the Harvard Scho...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Seniors, Torrance, George Vaillant, Robert Waldinger, Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Department of Counseling, David W Hart


The personal and professional challenges of women physicians

I’m often asked to write and speak about being a woman physician.  I don’t know that any of my male physician colleagues have ever been asked to talk about being a male physician.  Many hospital systems have women in medicine groups, and there’s now a National Women Physicians Day.  Again, don’t know of the same for male […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Instagram, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Research Finds New Health Benefits from Sleep

“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene T...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Memory, Research, Insomnia, Agitation, Anger Management, University of Pennsylvania, Anger, Jackson, Nightmares, Smith, Sleep Disorder, Northwestern University, Memory And Perception, Circadian Rhythm


Utah plan to cut Medicaid expansion by 50,000 nears passage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan to scale back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Utah won a key approval in the state Legislature on Friday despite protests that it reduces access to needed health care and thwarts voters’ wishes. The measure would insure about 50,000 fewer people under Medicaid, a change that would need […]
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Self Care: How Sleep Can Revolutionize Your Life and Improve Performance

When we set out to improve our lifestyle by taking care of our health and joining a gym, we often rush down to the supplement store and load up on goodies. In fact, recent studies have found that the supplement industry has grown to over 200-billion dollars in annual revenue from gym enthusiasts around the globe. But what if there were something, we could incorporate into our lifestyle that was more powerful than supplements and less expensive than organic food? Sleep, contrary to popular beli...
Tags: Health, Life, Guest Post, Jazz, University Of Chicago, U S National Library of Medicine, Sleep Foundation, Paige Jirsa


3 of the most speculative benefits of the keto diet

The keto diet is generally an effective method for weight loss.Still, many of the diet's other supposed health benefits aren't as well supported by the research.Claims that the keto diet can help with acne, cancer and mental clarity are speculative, but there's reason to suggest they're worth investigating. None It's no secret the keto diet can help people lose weight by switching the body's primary fuel source from sugar to fat. What's less clear is whether the diet can reliably produce other h...
Tags: Cancer, Mental Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Boston College, University of South Florida, Keto, Warburg, Seyfried, Thomas Seyfried, Human body, Franziska Spritzler, Angela Poff, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Barbara Gower


VITAMIN D, SUPER VITAMIN FOR FERTILITY

Vitamin D can help women get pregnant naturally s timulating ovaries in women and helping men manufacture testosterone I've written before about how vitamin D can help women get pregnant naturally and it can help men with sperm quality as well.  There are a number of specific ways that vitamin D can help fertility including: Vitamin D can help women get pregnant naturally by working on the ovaries to stimulate follicles to mature Saint Rita Fertility Necklace Vitamin D can w...
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An Internet-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (Time2bHealthy) for Parents of Preschool-Aged Children: Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Electronic health (eHealth) obesity programs offer benefits to traditionally delivered programs and have shown promise in improving obesity-related behaviors in children. Objective: This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a parent-focused, internet-based healthy lifestyle program for preschool-aged children, who are overweight or at or above the fiftieth percentile for body mass index (BMI) for their age and sex, on child BMI, obesity-related behaviors, parent modeling, and parent...
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Evaluating the Quality of Health Information in a Changing Digital Ecosystem

Background: Critical evaluation of online health information has always been central to consumer health informatics. However, with the emergence of new Web media platforms and the ubiquity of social media, the issue has taken on a new dimension and urgency. At the same time, many established existing information quality evaluation guidelines address information characteristics other than the content (eg, authority and currency), target information creators rather than users as their main audienc...
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Is Blockchain Technology Suitable for Managing Personal Health Records? Mixed-Methods Study to Test Feasibility

Background: There are many perspectives on the advantages of introducing blockchain in the medical field, but there are no published feasibility studies regarding the storage, propagation, and management of personal health records (PHRs) using blockchain technology. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of blockchains in the medical field in relation to transactions with and propagation of PHRs in a private blockchain. Methods: We constructed a private blockchain...
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Senator Ron Wyden Moves to Legalize Weed With Senate Bill 420

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon today proposed legislation that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and allow states where weed use is legal to operate as they see fit without fear of a U.S. government crackdown.Read more...
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I Am Unsure What Kind of Relationship I Should Have with My Parents

I grew up in a upper middle class family. I was given most things I wanted and all the essential things a child would need. I have a brother who is 25, he has borderline personality disorder. He acted out as a child/teenager, was constantly arguing with my parents and soaked up much of my parents attention. I was given attention in a different way, but rejected any emotionally connection because I saw emotions as negative because my brother/parents were arguing because of my brothers intense emo...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Parenting & Children, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Schizophrenia, Engagement, In-laws, Group Therapy, Parental Disapproval


Feds halt 2 Tennessee pharmacies’ opioid dispensing for now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the Justice Department has taken first-of-its-kind action to temporarily stop two Tennessee pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances. Copies of court filings provided by U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran’s office Friday say Celina, Tennessee-based Oakley Pharmacy, Inc., known as Dale Hollow […]
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Record number of firearms found by TSA at U.S. airports

From The Week on 02/08/19 Record 4,200 firearms found at airport checkpoints last year A record 4,200 guns were confiscated at U.S. airport checkpoints nationwide last year, according to a government tally released Thursday. The figure marked a 7 percent increase over the previous year. The guns were found at 249 airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The most guns were found in states with loose gun laws in the Sun Belt, from Georgia to Arizona. Guns were fo...
Tags: Health, Cbs News, Georgia, Tsa, Infertility, Dallas Fort Worth, Sun Belt, David G Markham, David Pekoske, Arizona Guns


Digital advances in the medical aid in dying movement

I am certain that many of you might be familiar with the intelligent, vibrant young lady named Brittany Maynard. Brittany’s story was so compelling to the world that it reached the most outstanding and historic numbers through digital media. Ms. Maynard was only 29, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and decided that she would end […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Maynard, Palliative Care, PA NP, CRNA, Brittany Maynard Brittany


The true cost of being uninsured in America

In a New York Post article dated January 23, 2019, the author states how Americans without health care insurance hit 13.7 percent. This 2.8 percent increase means an additional seven-million Americans lack health coverage as noted by the Gallup survey period. This is not far behind the 18 percent recorded just before the Obamacare mandate […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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FDA wants new meetings with Juul, Altria on teen vaping

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help stop underage vaping. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday posted letters he sent to Juul and Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes and other tobacco […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Juul, Altria, Scott Gottlieb, JUUL Altria


Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is contesting a long-term care facility’s decision to shut down the unit where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth. State regulators in a letter Friday say Hacienda HealthCare’s contract does not allow it to close its intermediate care facility without written consent from the state. They say Hacienda’s […]
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6 resources on the power of narrative medicine

When I first turned to writing, I had no knowledge of the field of narrative medicine. It took four years of medical school, three years of residency, three years of subspecialty fellowship and over a decade in practice before I learned of it. (That’s more than 20 years, for those counting.) Throughout, I’ve struggled to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What to Do About Your Sore Muscles

So you worked hard at the gym yesterday, and you’re feeling it now. You’ve got a case of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and you just want it to stop. Here’s how to cope, and importantly, how not to. Read more...
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CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More

You can extract over 70 different components from a marijuana plant, technically known as cannabis sativa. Two of the most common constituents are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known colloquially as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because CBD is not as regulated as THC (though may be technically illegal under federal laws), nor does it provide any accompanying “high” as THC does, it has become increasingly marketed as a cure-all for virtually any ailment. You can now find CBD oil products online to ...
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The Controversial Migraine Treatment That Is Effective (M)

The treatment reduces migraines and improves quality of life. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → 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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Instagram urged to crack down on eating disorder images

Social media platform advised to follow self-harm picture ban with focus on anorexiaImages promoting potentially life-threatening eating disorders are thriving on Instagram and need to be cracked down on in the same way as graphic self-harm images, leading charities and experts have said.The social media giant’s focus on removing graphic images of self-harm did not go far enough, they said, and young people also faced being confronted with pro-anorexia images due to little policing on the site. ...
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This Personality Type Has The Happiest Life

This personality type is better at remembering the good times. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → 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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