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KU professor discusses promise of brain-computer interface to aid, restore communication

Brain-computer interfaces promise to restore communication for individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. Current brain computer interfaces share many features of high-tech, conventional augmentative and alternative communication systems, but via direct brain link.
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Study sheds new light on left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic heart disease

Ischemic heart disease is a growing cause of heart failure owing to the increasing prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
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Columbia researchers unravel why some glioblastomas respond to immunotherapy

Columbia researchers have learned why some glioblastomas--the most common type of brain cancer--respond to immunotherapy. The findings could help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with immunotherapy drugs and lead to the development of more broadly effective treatments.
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Chilean food regulations are changing food perceptions and purchasing habits, study suggests

Food regulations targeted at reducing obesity make a positive impact on those most likely to purchase the family's food - mothers.
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Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.
Tags: News, Abortion, Infertility, Embryos, Health and Human Services Department, In Vitro Fertilization, Adoptions, Faith-Based Initiatives


To save on surgery, out-of-state patients travel to Washington’s Longview

A year and a half ago, Anita Graves’ doctor told her her right knee needed to be replaced. However, rather than undergoing the procedure near her home in Omaha, Neb., where the surgery would cost about $50,000, Graves saved $13,000 by having it at the Pacific Surgical Center in Longview. “It was a miracle, because […]
Tags: Travel, Health, Wellness, Business, News, Washington, Nation, Local News, Northwest, Local Business, Omaha Neb, Longview, Nation & World, Anita Graves, Pacific Surgical Center


Physicians should stop being afraid of getting audited by the IRS

Not only is an audit unlikely to happen — if it does, it’s rarely a huge deal. Few words inspire such fear in the hearts of Americans as “IRS audit.” But one of the biggest mistakes that taxpayers make is letting fear of the IRS stop them from taking advantage of tax savings they deserve. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Now That You Know: 10 Tips for Surviving Infidelity

You can get through this. When you first find out about your spouse’s infidelity, the pain of betrayal is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. You may not even be sure yet if you’re interested in surviving infidelity; you may only feel the pain of find out that your partner has been cheating on you. And while you’re reeling from the new of the affair, you understandably aren’t even sure if you know how to deal with your husband or wife being a cheater yet. And that’s totally OK. If ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Marriage, Children, Cheating, Relationships, Divorce, Affair, Betrayal, Infidelity, Breaking Up, Ross, Publishers, Partner, Marriage And Divorce


Should we start screening for colon cancer at age 45?

Here’s what most medical experts agree on: People 50 and older should be screened for colon cancer. Here’s what is more controversial: Whether that screening should start, routinely, at age 45. Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended that colon cancer screenings start at age 45. Their recommendation was based in large part on an uptick […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American Cancer Society ACS, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Flashback of Child Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe depression. For some time now, I have also been having trouble with anxiety (panic attacks), self-harm, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts. Recently, when my doctor asked me about a specific event that may have caused my mental health issues, I didn’t know what to answer. However, later that day I had a flashback – one specific scene about me as a child lying on the ground, frozen, and a guy from my school, naked, forcing himself ...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Sex, Germany, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Violence, Flashback


The Guardian view on vaccination: a duty of public health | Editorial

The anti-vaxx movement arises from mistrust but threatens the physical health of societyThe latest World Health Organization report on measles epidemics shows that cases jumped by 50% last year. In one of the poorest and least connected countries in the world, Madagascar, nearly a thousand children are reported to have died after a measles outbreak in the countryside. The real figure is likely to be much higher, because of difficulties of reporting. An emergency programme of vaccination seems to...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Children, Youtube, Africa, US, Society, World news, US news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Madagascar


The Music That Sparks Pleasure In The Brain (M)

The brain's response to this music is akin to money and food. → 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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When depersonalization is necessary in medicine

I could hear the scream from across the room. It was shrill and filled with panic. Any parent can identify the difference between the cries of normal toddler discomforts and a true emergency. I dropped what I was doing in the kitchen and found my three year old lying motionless on the ground, unable to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The 10 Masks We Wear

Rarely does a person emerge from childhood completely unscathed. Most of us learn to protect ourselves with defense mechanisms and personality traits that ensure our safety in the world. By adopting certain behavioral patterns, we unconsciously or consciously seek security and stability. We wear different kinds of masks to keep us from getting too hurt. However, in doing so, we close ourselves off from authentic relationships and stay stuck in the scabs of our childhood wounds. By identifying ou...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Validation, Vulnerability, Self-help, Personality, Intimacy, Perfectionism, Approval, Imposter Syndrome, Self Image


What's the deal with textbooks?

Editor's note:Here at Markham's Behavioral Health we are interested in education, how people learn, the function of education in society, how it constributes to human development etc.In 1986, my ex wife, Angela, and I started homeschooling four of our nine children. One of the big things I learned was the great variability in textbooks, how they are chosen by school districts, how teachers use them in their classrooms etc. I learned that some textbooks are very helpful in learning about a subjec...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Angela, Markham, David G Markham


Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?

More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."
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"'I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone,' she explained, 'they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.'"

"She was laying out why she didn’t have a partner, why she worried about the depletion of artistic energy that stripping bare in front of someone could precipitate. 'I’m lonely when I’m in relationships,' she continued. 'It’s my condition as an artist.'... There it was, in black and white: Dating could sap you. There it was: If you want to be your fullest self, it’s possible a partner will weigh you down...."From "How Lady Gaga convinced me to give up dating — and finish my book" by Anna Maxymiw...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Sex, Wikipedia, Pregnancy, Mythology, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Anna Maxymiw WaPo


Scientists are creating music to unlock your brain’s potential

Instead of prescribing medications to kids with ADD or ADHD, Clark and his team at Brain.fm are looking to music as another option for treatment. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the company is developing music that features "neural-phase locking" — a combination of different principles that create specific characteristics in the brain, such as increased concentration or relaxation. As long as they're listening to the music, the neural phase-locking aspect of Brain.fm's tun...
Tags: Health, Productivity, Technology, Startup, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Mind, National Science Foundation, Clark, Dan Clark


Is Your Childhood Blueprint Holding You Back?

Do you find you don’t deal with situations or relationships as successfully as you’d like? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or think negative things about yourself, others or the world? If so, it could be that your blueprint is holding you back. You can think of your blueprint as everything you felt, saw, thought, touch, tasted, laughed or cried at. Millions of experiential data points creating your unique map of how the world works. But a map created before you are cognitively mature enough ...
Tags: Psychology, Childhood, Self-help, Self-esteem, Trauma, Child Development, Muris, Bouwmeester S van der Heijden KB Abee


How should physicians hear back about their diagnostic errors?

Diagnostic errors (missed, delayed, incorrect diagnoses) are increasingly being recognized as a prevalent cause of harm to patients. At the same time, physicians are simultaneously under pressure to deliver high-quality, low-cost health care. How do physicians come to a balance between the competing demands of addressing underuse versus overuse, and consequently a balance between underdiagnosis […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Lea...
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Did You Know Too Much Handwashing Can Backfire?

( = || []).push({}); “The cleaner everyone is, the less stimulation their immune system gets. Their immune system tends to be incomplete.” – Nora Sarvetnick So, you keep your hand hygiene in check? Great. You wash your hands using Dettol hand wash before eating food and after? Perfect. You wash your hands quite often? Well done. However, do you know how much hand washing is too much? This might sound alien to you, but trust us, excess of anything ...
Tags: Health, Better You, Dettol, Nora Sarvetnick, Scripps Research Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago. Some are still angry

More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."
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കലികാലവിളയാടലുകൾ

ദേവലോകത്തു ആകേ ആശങ്കയാണ് . കലിയുഗം അവസാനിക്കാൻ ഇനിയും കൊല്ലവര്ഷങ്ങൾ ഏറേ കിടക്കുന്നു പക്ഷേ മനുഷ്യൻ റോക്കറ്റിന്റെ സ്പീഡിൽ ആണ് പാപങ്ങൾ ചെയ്തു കൂട്ടുന്നത് . കൽക്കിയുടെ അവതാരം പ്രീപോണ് ചെയ്യാൻ പറ്റുമോ എന്ന് ചോദിയ്ക്കാൻ ഭഗവാൻ വിഷ്ണുവിന്റെ മുന്നിൽ എല്ലാ ദൈവങ്ങളും എത്തിയിട്ടുണ്ട് . പ്ലാനുകൾ തെറ്റിക്കുന്ന ആൾ അല്ല പുള്ളിക്കാരൻ പക്ഷേ എന്ത് ചെയ്യാം ലോകനാശം സംഭവിച്ചതിനു ശേഷം കൽക്കി ആയി വന്നിട്ട് വേണം ട്രോളന്മാർ കൽക്കിയെ കേരളാ പോലീസിനോട് ഉപമിക്കാൻ . കൂലംകൃശമായ ചിന്തകൾക്ക് ഒടുവിൽ ഇപ്പോഴത്തെ സ്റ്റാറ്റസ് അറിയാൻ ...
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