How mundane health findings can be prettied up with PR magic

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I won’t […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'I was made allergic to my husband's sperm'

Why this fertility lab worker had to be injected with her partner's white blood cells to give birth.
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Why (and How) You Should Set Boundaries in Your Marriage

  Marriage is difficult. Boundaries make it easier. In any healthy relationship, it’s good to set boundaries in order to maintain your own happiness and make sure that your partner’s needs are protected, too. Marriage is no different, and setting boundaries — and keeping them — should be high on your list of priorities whether you’ve just walked down the aisle or you’ve been married for decades. Healthy boundaries are very important in any marriage. But what are boundaries, exactly, and what’s...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Publishers, Boundaries, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Unhealthy Boundaries

Physicians should take their time with big purchases

While at a gathering during residency, I found myself talking to an older physician.  He graduated from the same residency ten to fifteen years prior.  He was a natural leader and a good storyteller.  He was also a good teacher because he was about to teach me a lot about delayed gratification. In the midst […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Most Obvious Barrier To Weight Loss

This major barrier to weight loss is easy to change. → 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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How a medical student can help the team during clinical rotations

Based on my clinical experiences, there are ten pieces of advice I would give to any medical student starting their rotations that will maximize productivity and lead to a robust and thriving work environment (your interns will thank you). 1. Do as complete of a workup on your assigned patients as you can. Be thorough […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to Resist Negative Social Contagion

Researchers have discovered that people are remarkably responsive to what other members of their social group are doing. “Social Contagion” is the term social psychologists use to describe the tendency of a behavior, attitude or belief to spread among people who are close to each other. As much as we may not want to believe it, what we think everybody else thinks or does matters to us. Family harmony often depends on a certain level of conformity. We make friends based more on similarity tha...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Self-help, Negativity, Young, Social Contagion, Ways to Resist Negative Contagion Resolve

How to Handle Tough Clients (And Not Want to Punch Everything)

Business can be stressful, especially when you add agitated or angry customers to the mix. Every once in a while, you’ll come across someone who is particularly vile. Maybe they call you names, refuse to treat you with respect, make lofty claims or refuse to pay for goods and services. It’s not an easy situation to deal with, but we’ve all been there. The most important thing is to keep your cool in the moment so that you don’t lose yourself and damage the brand’s reputation. It’s almost always...
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Care plan for child after a suicide attempt

From Social Justice Solutions on 02/11/19 During the last decade, the number of emergency room and hospital visits linked to suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among children nearly doubled, according to a study in Pediatrics. This was especially true among youth 15 to 17 years of age. Experts say that bullying, trauma, and abuse are often underlying factors. Fortunately, with the right type of support from health care providers and others, children and their parents can find the resou...
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Psychology Around the Net: February 23, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on a new website providing professional and unbiased reviews of mental health apps and other digital tools, what optimists do differently (and the changes you can make to become more optimistic), how setting realistic goals affects your well-being, and more. Enjoy! PsyberGuide Seeks to Provide Unbiased Reviews of Mental Health Apps & Digital Tools: Mental health apps and other digital tools have been on the rise for several years now, and at ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Work, Uber, Image, Family, Technology, Study, Goals, Wealth, Research, Self-help, Schizophrenia, Optimism, Fame, Community

MKSAP: 75-year-old man with progressive dysphagia

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 75-year-old man is evaluated for progressive dysphagia of 8 months’ duration for both solid food and water, and the necessity to induce vomiting several times each month to relieve his symptoms. He also has experienced chest pain and heartburn symptoms. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA

Trump administration inches closer to defunding Planned Parenthood

The US Department of Health and Human Services issued its draft final rule to revise the Title X family planning program Friday, jeopardizing a decades-old program that serves millions of low-income people, critics say.
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Researchers create new method to ensure integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain

UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain.
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Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients

Children and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) whose lung infections were treated with suboptimal doses of antibiotics had fewer changes in lung microbial diversity during the IV treatment, and their microbial diversity levels were higher 30 days later, a multi-institutional study that includes Children's researchers shows.
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Big-data analysis finds new link between popular arthritis drug and heart valve calcification

A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification - commonly called NSAIDs.
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Researchers engineer 'antibody-like' T cell receptors to combat deadly virus

Researchers have engineered "antibody-like" T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40.
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Physicians still remain at higher risk for burnout compared to other professionals

The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals.
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U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received majority of pharma donations, finds study

A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world's 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016.
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Researchers find increased rates of CRC screening in Kentucky after Medicaid expansion

Kentucky is one of the poorest states in the U.S. However, the state has been one of the most successful in reducing its uninsured rate, which happened in part through the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion that took effect on January 1, 2014.
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Endocrine Society opposes new rule that restricts access to Title X Family Planning Program

The Endocrine Society objects to the administration's decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation's only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care.
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2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Nearly 3 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is described as quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
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Neighborhood income, education associated with risk of disability progression in MS patients

Neighborhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
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New technology platform digitally counts growth factors in single cells

Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For example, growth factors tell the cells to divide, move, and when to die--a process known as apoptosis.
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UMass Amherst scientist explores role of citrus peel in decreasing gut inflammation

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Hang Xiao, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how substances produced in the gut from citrus compounds are involved in decreasing inflammation in the colon.
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HHS finalizes rule seeking to expel planned parenthood from family planning program

The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation intended to push Planned Parenthood out of the Title X federal family planning program, keeping a campaign promise to anti-abortion groups.
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Older biologic age associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer

Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
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Study: New HIV infections could be reduced by up to 67% in the next decade

New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are met and targeted prevention interventions for people at risk for HIV are rapidly scaled up, according to a study by Georgia State University and the University at Albany-SUNY.
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Study analyzes geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths

Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for more than 351,000 U.S. residents who died of opioid-related causes from 1999 to 2016.
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Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack basic supplies, to Spain for a needed bone marrow transplant. That was until Acosta’s 12-year-old son Jesus, along with at least eight other severely ill children, became the unintended […]
Tags: Health, News, Spain, Nation, Venezuela, Jesus, Carlos Acosta, Barcelona Spain, Acosta, Venezuela US

Researchers develop highly sensitive cell model to study complex effects of anti-inflammatory drugs

Drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used above all for the treatment of inflammatory reactions. However, in spite of their indisputable effectiveness and frequent use, we do not yet fully understand the underlying mechanisms of these drugs.
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