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Keto diet: 5 of the biggest food plan mistakes

The high-fat, low-carb keto diet involves putting your body into a natural metabolic state called ketosis.When done responsibly, the keto diet can yield a wide range of benefits, most notably weight loss.Some people have less luck than others on the keto diet because they make a few common mistakes, including failing to drink enough water, eating too many unhealthy fats, and not realizing which foods might kick them out of ketosis. None The gist of the keto diet is simple: Eat less carbs and mor...
Tags: Health, Food, Medical Research, Innovation, Heart Association, Bailey, Keto, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Melissa Bailey, Human body, Carol Johnston, ASU Now Glycogen, Kristen Kizer, Houston Methodist Medical Center


New research finds how cancer cells acquire resistance to molecular-targeted drugs

Although molecular-targeted drugs have been known to show high efficacy to lung cancer patients, they also have limitations due to acquiring resistance to the drug used.
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The 6 Stages of Personal Growth

You're reading The 6 Stages of Personal Growth, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Personal development is a process that involves many steps. It's a life-long journey. This article outlines the six main stages of personal growth. These stages of personal growth are naturally recurrent and can become cyclical with more growth, goals, and obstacles in life. It's worth pointing...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Self Education, Self Growth, Stages Of Self Growth, Isabella Gura


Researchers observe brain's ability to reconstruct facts from clues

What's an s-shaped animal with scales and no legs? What has big ears, a trunk and tusks? What goes 'woof' and chases cats? The brain's ability to reconstruct facts - 'a snake', 'an elephant' and 'a dog' - from clues has been observed using brain scanning by researchers at Aalto university.
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Researchers uncover possibility of acoustic side-channel attack on DNA synthesis process

During the DNA synthesis process in a laboratory, recordings can be made of the subtle, telltale noises made by synthesis machines. And those captured sounds can be used to reverse-engineer valuable, custom-designed genetic materials used in pharmaceuticals, agriculture and other bioengineering fields.
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Lab instruments may leak valuable information, finds study

Lab instruments are important tools throughout research and health care. But what if those instruments are leaking valuable information?
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What 'Medicare for All' means, politically and practically

If you've been watching the Democratic presidential hopefuls gear up, you have probably heard the phrase "Medicare for All."
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‘Trigger’ abortion bill clears Oklahoma Senate panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would automatically ban abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide under a bill that has cleared a Senate panel. While abortion opponents chanted, prayed and sang hymns outside the committee room, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 11-4 on Monday […]
Tags: Health, News, Senate, Ap, Nation, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, U S Supreme Court, Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Oklahoma Senate


A rare case solved by listening to your patient. And your mother.

History is important. “The farther back you look, the farther forward you will see,” Winston Churchill once said. Particular to our profession as doctors, William Osler’s famous adage: “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis,” rings true even to this day. But there is another, often forgotten edict, created long before these […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Winston Churchill, Conditions, PA NP, William Osler, Otolaryngology, CRNA


Child supplements 'mislead parents' over vitamin D

Few children's multivitamins give the recommended daily vitamin D dose, a study suggests.
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Language Power Struggles, 9 Years Later

Probably my most popular blog post ever has been the Language Power Struggles one from way back in 2010. It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years since I wrote that, and when I recently discussed the issue with Jared in our podcast, I realized that my attitudes have changed a bit over the years. The advice that I gave in that article still stands: that in a battle of wills where communication is not the goal of interaction, no one really wins. And if you’re interacting with Chinese people...
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Cocktail of chemicals in the mother inhibits child growth

For the first time, researchers have shown that a combination of perfluorinated substances in the mother significantly inhibits child growth.
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Study: Fewer American hospital programs address opioid abuse

The damage done to America's health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous, with drug overdose death rates helping to drive down U.S. life expectancy in recent years. Yet as the problem has worsened, American hospitals collectively have seen a loss of programs dealing with substance abuse.
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Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer risk in diabetic patients

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a gene called "UCP-1" that may predict the development of pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes. Their findings are published in Gastroenterology.
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In Florida, drug re-importation from Canada finds new champions, old snags

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he intends to bring down skyrocketing drug prices by leaning on an existing federal law that could enable the state to import prescription meds wholesale from Canada, where they're much cheaper.
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GOP, sensing campaign issue, pushes abortion vote in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed toward a Senate vote Monday on legislation that would threaten prison for doctors who don’t try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions, a measure that seemed certain to fail but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. Opponents, citing the rarity of such births […]
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Researchers discover new and rare skeletal disease

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new and rare skeletal disease. In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine they describe the molecular mechanism of the disease, in which small RNA molecules play a role that has never before been observed in a congenital human disease.
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Specific gene variation associated with ADHD could be tied to substance addiction

Some variations in the gene LPHN3 -associated with the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and adults- could favor likelihood to smoke, consume alcohol, cannabis and other addictive substances, according to an article published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, from the Nature Publishing Group.
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Secrets, Shame & Mental Health

An interesting study published in the journal Emotion this month examines different types of secrets and how we feel about them. In particular, the researchers concentrated on secrets based on feeling shame as well as those rooted in guilt. Michael Slepian, PhD, of Columbia University was the lead author of the study and clarified the difference between shame and guilt, the two most studied self-conscious emotions. While basic emotions such as anger and fear refer to something outsi...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mental Health, Guilt, Trauma, Columbia University, Shame, Secrets, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Rumination, Slepian, Deceit, Michael Slepian


Lack of diversity in cell lines does not allow minorities to reap the benefits of precision medicine

As the biomedical field races to develop therapies based on an individual's genetic makeup, a City of Hope scientist and his colleagues found that some commercial cell lines used for countless laboratory studies have mislabeled ancestry when it comes to minorities.
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Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why.
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Study shows link between ACA Medicaid expansion and impact of colon cancer on Kentuckians

A new University of Kentucky study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows a direct link between the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and the impact of colon cancer on Kentuckians.
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Exploring the factors around experience and management of pain in workplaces

Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. Whether the pain that individuals experience is physical or psychological, constant or intermittent, or caused by work conditions or brought to the job, its effect on their productivity and wellbeing is a huge problem.
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Study provides vital clues to why some people have higher COPD risk than others

A group of researchers led by the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham has discovered genetic differences that put some people at higher risk than others of developing chronic lung disease.
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Online Digital Education for Postregistration Training of Medical Doctors: Systematic Review by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: Globally, online and local area network–based (LAN) digital education (ODE) has grown in popularity. Blended learning is used by ODE along with traditional learning. Studies have shown the increasing potential of these technologies in training medical doctors; however, the evidence for its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is unclear. Objective: This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of online and LAN-based ODE in improving practicing medical doctors’ knowledge, skills...
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The Digital Education to Limit Salt in the Home Program Improved Salt-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Parents

Background: Currently, Australian children and adults are eating too much salt, increasing their risk of cardiovascular-related conditions. Web-based programs provide an avenue to engage the parents of primary schoolchildren in salt-specific messages, which may positively impact their own salt-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KABs). Objective: This pilot study aimed to determine whether parents’ salt-related KABs improved following participation in the Digital Education to LImit Salt...
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It’s time to view hospitalization as a procedure

I previously suggested that transitioning from the traditional inpatient care model to the hospitalist model inadvertently motivated providers to hospitalize more patients, specifically borderline sick patients.  Our example was a 74-year-old woman with pneumonia whose path to admission met less resistance with a hospitalist at the helm. The question I posed at the end was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Ferguson to sue Trump administration over new abortion regulations

The new rule, released Friday, would bar organizations that receive federal Title X money from referring patients to abortion providers.
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I Think I’ve Been Dissociating for Over a Decade

I am not too sure if this is dissociation or maladaptive daydreaming so I have come to ask about my situation. I have been doing this since I was a child and I am now in my 20s- I would make up scenarios in my head with me in them and I do it all the time. It mostly distracts me from doing my schoolwork and staying present. I find that I also do this during times when I need to listen such as during lectures. When I am home in my room, I will often walk around and around my room while being in t...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Depression, Therapy, Personality, Adhd, Dissociation, Gestalt, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama


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