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New map of infant brain may aid early diagnosis of autism

A new map of newborn babies' brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders.
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Fetal signaling pathways may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports how cells that become alveoli, the tiny compartments in which gas exchange occurs in the lung, begin their specialized roles very early in prenatal life.
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Celebrate the contributions immigrants make to our health care system

Congratulations to ZDoggMD’s latest, One Sikh, an ode to all the immigrant clinicians who care for our most vulnerable patients. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Bag-mask ventilation to help patients breathe during intubation prevents complications

Thousands of Americans die each year during a dangerous two-minute procedure to insert a breathing tube.
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Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis

Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI is a potential biomarker for psychosis.
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Researchers identify suicide toxin in the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis

The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The European team of scientists behind this discovery is coordinated by researchers from the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
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Harvest Bible Chapel Responds to Anne Green’s Allegations

This evening Harvest Bible Chapel’s leadership (whoever that is now) posted the following response to Anne Green’s allegations of sexual harassment against James MacDonald. Green disclosed an allegation involving James MacDonald in 2005 on Mancow Muller’s radio program earlier today. Harvest Bible Chapel received a report in September of 2018 of an alleged inappropriate incident, which took place on a private flight in 2005, between Dr. James MacDonald and Mrs. Anne Green. The Elders took the ma...
Tags: Health, Infertility, James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Chapel, Mancow Muller, Anne Green, James MacDonald Green, Mrs Anne Green, Mrs Green, WLS Radio Harvest Bible Chapel


Sick refugees on Manus and Nauru to be sent to Christmas Island not mainland

Revelation by head of home affairs department comes as Nauru bans medical transfers based on telehealth assessments, threatening to derail new medevac lawsSick people from Manus Island and Nauru will be sent to Christmas Island, not the mainland, under new medevac laws, the head of the home affairs department has revealed.The Nauru government has also passed laws banning medical transfers based on telehealth assessments, threatening to derail the system and potentially breaking international law...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Greens, Nauru, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Christmas Island, Manus Island, Médecins Sans Frontières, Adam Bandt


Crazyclue and cotton/nylon

Just accidentally encountered something I had never heard of before. So I cut my finger and opted to try a few of my preps to experiment small wound closure.. lol Well I got a surprise. So I tried one of my dehydrated "magic towels" that I assume would get some blood on them and be usable as gauze. Ok so far so good, but then I decided to try to close the cut with some ethyl-cyano-2-acrylate (yes toxic) none the less, I wrapped the magic towel in the crazy glue that was hardening to my skin........
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Why medical students need more continuity of care training

One of the major challenges of being on medical school rotations is the necessity of changing rotations every four weeks, and how adapting to each new specialty feels like going through the first day of school all over again. I want to share my experience on other side of the coin. About a year ago, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity

Suppose you forgot it was your partner's birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It's late at night and no florists are open. The cemetery on your way home has recently had a funeral, and you walk across the site and pick up a good-looking bouquet of roses from someone's grave. You then head home, and the flowers are happily received by your partner.Would you say that you hurt anyone?This isn't so much a moral dilemma as it is a creative misbeha...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, Philosophy, Mind, Morality, Mclaren, Khan, Louis CK, California State University Fullerton, Robert McLaren, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Azizuddin Khan


Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.
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Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it’s not new

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker. A statewide outbreak of hepatitis A was declared last summer. Department spokesman J.C. Benton said Monday that outbreak is […]
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Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies

Doctors could use Crispr tool to inject benign virus into foetus’s brain to ‘switch on’ key genesScientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains of foetuses in the womb.The treatment, which has never been attempted before, would involve doctors injecting the feotus’s brain with a harmless virus that infects the neurons and delivers a suite of molecules that correct the genetic faults. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Genetics, Ethics, Gene Editing


Does Anxiety Cause PTSD or Does PTSD Cause Anxiety?

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Ptsd, Anxiety, Trauma, Relaxation, Psychotherapy, University of Pennsylvania, Anxiety And Panic, Self Care, Breathing Exercise, Martin Seligman, Aromatherapy, Michele, Michele Rosenthal, Rosenthal


Coal dust turns white snow black in Siberian town

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian coal mining town has gotten a blanket of black snow, a regular occurrence in the region known for high industrial pollution levels. The snow in the town of Prokopyevsk, darkened by coal dust, was featured in Sunday’s Russian state TV report. Black snow also has been seen in the nearby […]
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Exercise can help reduce risk of depression, new study finds

Past studies have examined the connections between exercise and psychological well-being. But this is the first to show that exercise actually causes a drop in depression risk. The scientists sets up their study using a relatively new “data science hack."
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Breastfeeding and newborn hospitalization rates: What should be done about it?

An August 2018 paper in Academic Pediatrics found an unsettling conclusion: Breastfed newborns have about double the risk of needing to be hospitalized in their first month of life, compared to babies who were formula-fed. The numbers are solid, and they jibe with the real-life experience of many pediatricians, including me. So what should we do about […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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FERTILITY TREATMENTS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Catholic Church, Fertility and Assisted Reproduction I realize my readers are from different faiths and backgrounds (from all over the world!). I'm posting this article because it gives the catholic church's stance on assisted reproduction for anyone interested.    I know many couples who want to be true to their faith struggle with whether or not going through IVF is consistent with their religious beliefs.  I recall when I ran a women's infertility support group, a couple ...
Tags: Health, Harvard, Infertility, Centers for Disease Control, Sandy Robertson, Alice Domar, Domar, Catholic Church Fertility, St Gerard Tree of Life, Paul Dmowski


Are Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests Legit?

Dollar store purchases aren’t usually the sturdiest or the highest quality items. So it’s fair to wonder, when you see cheap pregnancy tests on their shelves, whether you could even take its results seriously. Surprise! It’s a yes.Read more...
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Why the Rosenhan Experiment still matters

In 1973, eight experimenters faked insanity to see how easy it was to get into a mental hospital. The hard part was getting out. Their findings sparked a great debate over how psychiatry treated patients and how accurate diagnostic procedures were.In an age marked by a lack of proper mental health care, the finding that it was too easy to get a doctor's attention seems shocking.In the United States, mental health care can be difficult to come by. One-third of Americans live in a "mental health p...
Tags: Psychology, Prison, New York City, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Hunter, Nellie Bly, Robert Spitzer, Rosenhan, Lauren Slater, David Rosenhan, Fred Hunter, Seymour S Kety, Lunatic Asylum


New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.
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Single CRISPR treatment can safely and stably correct genetic disease

Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) -- for more than a year in mice, despite observed immune responses and alternative gene editing outcomes.
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Researchers identify multiple genetic variants associated with body fat distribution

A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue.
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Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

This study used U.S. population data to identify changes in the supply of primary care physicians across counties from 2005 to 2015 and the association with life expectancy and other outcomes.
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New protocol could help physicians to rule out bacterial infections in infants

A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic treatments or expensive hospital stays.
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Using light-based method for production of pharmaceutical molecules

Photoelectrochemical cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively.
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New study assesses screen time in young children

Children younger than 6 spend most of their screen time watching TV. That's the finding of a new study that assessed screen time in young children in 1997 and in 2014, before and after mobile devices were widely available.
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CRISPR technology creates pluripotent stem cells that are 'invisible' to the immune system

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally "invisible" to the immune system, a feat of biological engineering that, in laboratory studies, prevented rejection of stem cell transplants.
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Scientists discover trigger that turns strep infections into devastating disease

Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease.
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