Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?

You're reading Neuroplasticity- Botox for the Brain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The term Neuroplasticity is the hope of the future of every human on the planet and yet, few people have even heard of it, and fewer actually know what it means.  Why is it important? Simply, the theories of neuroplasticity have the capacity to change everything we know about living a happier a...
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Prof. Marjan appointed as Chair for Polypharmacy and Health Services Research at Goethe University

Marjan van den Akker worked at the Maastricht University and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
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Ongoing evolution in application of AI within healthcare and radiology

Artificial intelligence applications in the fields of informatics, machine learning and personalized medicine have been revolutionizing medicine and radiology. For example, we already use image interpretation to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
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Pioneering clinical trials offers hope to restore damaged cells in Parkinson's disease

A pioneering clinical trials program that delivered an experimental treatment directly to the brain offers hope that it may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson's disease.
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Brain response to mom's voice found to be greatly diminished in children with autism

For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom's voice is greatly diminished in children with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Burned refugee would have had 95% chance of survival in Australia, inquest hears

Burns specialist says conditions at Nauru hospital ‘wholly unacceptable’ to treat Omid MasoumaliAn Iranian refugee who set himself on fire on Nauru would have had up to a 95% chance of survival had be been treated in Australia, an inquest has heard.A Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital burns specialist, Jason Miller, treated 23-year-old Omid Masoumali about 30 hours after he burned himself in April 2016, before he died of organ failure. Continue reading...
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Surgery is very safe for uncomplicated appendicitis, study shows

Researchers found that more than 97 percent of the surgeries for appendicitis were laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, and most patients were discharged the same day or the next day. Only 3 percent of the procedures resulted in complications.
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Cancer genes’ mutational status influenced by their evolutionary age, regulatory functions

Researchers have provided new insight on why some genes that formed during the evolution of the earliest animals on earth are particularly impaired (or dysregulated) by specific mechanisms during cancer development.
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Groundbreaking AI technology could predict melanoma metastasis

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have developed groundbreaking technology to identify melanoma cells that are likely to metastasize to other parts of the body using artificial intelligence.
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Study finds drug interactions in ER's are common but could be prevented

In a recent Rutgers study, 38 percent of patients discharged from the emergency department had at least one drug interaction resulting from a newly prescribed medicine.
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Forced Penetration - A Mandatory Vaccine Debate

Some people desire a world where all other people would receive vaccinations regardless of their personal liberties. Many of these people are so strong in their conviction that they would force mandatory vaccinations on fellow citizens at the barrel of a gun if necessary. Think I exaggerate? Just search IamZeke's posts on this very forum and you'll see many examples but he's hardly alone, search the Googlemachine and you'll find plenty of people with the same thought process. So what do you fe...
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Novel mechanism behind DNA damage control uncovered

DNA damage is occurring in our cells all the time due to external agents, such as exposure to sun, or internal agents, like reactive oxygen species.
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Preterm babies whose mother's received steroid treatment have lower birth weight

Steroid injections given to mothers at risk of giving birth prematurely are linked to babies being born with lower body weights.
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Study shows connection between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring ADHD

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland.
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Prototype prosthesis proffers proper proprioceptive properties

Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that offers its users the ability to feel where it is and how the fingers are positioned — a sense known as proprioception. The headline may be in jest, but the advance is real and may help amputees more effectively and naturally use their prostheses. Prosthesis rejection is a real problem for amputees, and many choose to simply live without these devices, electronic or mechanical, since they can complicate as much as they simplify. Part of that is the ...
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House OKs bill to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Kentucky notched a new legislative victory Tuesday when the state House passed a bill that would ban the procedure for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. The measure cleared the chamber on a 67-25 vote that sends it […]
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Cannabis advocates wary as Colorado considers e-cig limits

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis advocates are watching closely as Colorado lawmakers consider limits on where e-cigarettes can be used in an effort to combat rising teen use of nicotine-containing vaping devices. A bipartisan bill getting its first hearing Wednesday would add electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which […]
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A psychiatrist’s attempt to stop burnout

I don’t want to go back. Starting at 6 a.m., the intern entered the hospital with coffee from the bodega down the street, anxious about the patients that were admitted to the ward the previous evening. I deserve it. At 8 a.m., he had already rounded on his nine patients, one of which was an […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nearly half of all children with cancer go undiagnosed and untreated

Many cases in Asia and Africa are being missed and leading to children ‘dying at home’Almost half of children with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new global study.The research suggests that the situation depends on location: while only 3% of childhood cancer cases in western Europe and north America are thought to have been missed in 2015, the proportion rose to an estimated 49% in south Asia and 57% in western Africa. Continue reading...
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Why family group texts cause anxiety, and how to escape them

I am not known for being especially easy to get hold of via text. I tend to keep my phone on silent as the high-pitched ping of an incoming message makes my cheeks flush with dread. I wish I could mute all my contacts' notifications – sorry, mom, dad, and everyone I care about, but communicating with you makes me incredibly anxious. But, obviously, that's not feasible. I do, however, mute text threads with more than three people, and I opt out of family threads entirely. It is a small gesture, b...
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Exercise: Don’t Forget to Make Amends to Your Body

In a world where nothing is in my control and living with a head that constantly tells me I’m not doing enough, exercising every day makes me feel like I’ve checked a box. Last year, my mom fell and broke her hip. During the surgery, she had a mild heart attack and a pulmonary embolism. Since that fall, she’s become wheelchair bound and has started showing the signs of early dementia. She’s now in assisted living, being bathed by caretakers. On the other hand, my father has a girlfriend, writes...
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Pramila Jayapal to introduce Medicare-for-all bill that would overhaul nation’s health-care system

The legislation would expand not just who's covered by Medicare but also the services Medicare covers.
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Abortion: Tennessee lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus’ heartbeat is detected cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, advancing for a full House vote in the GOP-dominated Legislature. The move comes amid a national movement from anti-abortion legislators and activists who hope that President Donald Trump’s appointments […]
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US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it will retain the standard for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 under President Barack […]
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Follow These Health Professionals' Tips to Avoid Terrible Fates

The day-to-day decisions that most impact your health aren’t the ones you make in the grocery store, say, deciding between the organic and the regular apples. They’re high impact things like getting vaccines and wearing your seatbelt. Read more...
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Every physician will kill a patient

How did I miss his hypokalemia? Two weeks into my intern year and my patient’s potassium returned at 2.9. Minutes later, he coded. And I felt responsible. As I explained to my partner how my patient had become pulseless after diuresis of his heart failure, she looked at me and said, “Physicians kill patients, it’s […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 realistic ways to save money, according to experts

U.S. household debt reached an all-time high in 2018, a year that also saw a severe drop in the personal savings rate.While the internet propagates many untenable ways to save, experts agree that small changes to our lives can result in large paybacks.These five ways to save money can lead to improved health and living a little greener. None The internet is replete with advice on how to save money, but it can be difficult to find information that's right for you. The FIRE movement promises th...
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A physician’s elective rotation in Rhodesia

An excerpt from Close to the Sun: The Journey of a Pioneer Heart Surgeon. In the third year of medical school, we were granted a three-month elective, during which we were encouraged to work at another hospital or in some medically related endeavor to broaden our experience. Most people went overseas. I went back to Rhodesia. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Jerry Rice Calls Us Out to Take Kidney Health Seriously

This post is sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation. All opinions are entirely mine. #HeartYourKidneys Growing up as an African American we were always taught so many things about our health. As a black male, we’ve been told about the percentages about getting heart disease and many other things. Unfortunately, we were never educated about anything pertaining to the kidney. When it comes to vital organs, hearts get all the love. Kidneys don’t get nearly the same love as the heart, the bla...
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People Are Happier After Revealing Hidden Problems (M)

This is the effect of revealing mental health problems to others. → 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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