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Work out ideas

So I’ve been into working, in varying amounts, for the past twenty years (since early high school). I’m not a buff fit body but I am strong and physically capable. The past few years I’ve been using my basement as a workout room and have a good setup including dumbbells, kettlebell, dip station, chin bar and squat rack. What I don’t have is much fire lately. The past two years were great but the last 6 months have been a major rut. Probably need to spice things up a little. Any suggestions ...
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Latest anti-retroviral drug therapies offer powerful solution for HIV infection-associated frailty

Treatment of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has seen remarkable advancements with the advent of the latest anti-retroviral drug therapy and powerful tools to test for drug resistance, making the infection almost "undetectable" in patients who strictly comply with their medication therapy, a just-published perspective article by a clinical team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson points out.
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New model could help predict risk of suicidal behavior in at-risk young adults

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those aged 15 to 34 years and yet, despite years of mental health research, our ability to predict suicidal behavior is only slightly better than chance.
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Plant-based diet increases secretion of insulin, incretin hormones in people with type 2 diabetes

A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in Nutrients.
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World's first scalp cooling research center to benefit cancer sufferers

A MAJOR global healthcare technology company, which has a long-standing research history with the University, is to create a dedicated research center to benefit cancer sufferers.
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Simple method to measure continuity of care for GPs

New research has outlined a simple way to measure continuity of care for GPs, to benefit patients.
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Anti-rejection medications for kidney transplants linked to increased skin cancer risk

A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analyzed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications.
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Study finds specific mechanism that protects cells from natural DNA errors

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have identified a specific mechanism that protects our cells from natural DNA errors - an 'enemy within' - which could permanently damage our genetic code and lead to diseases such as cancer.
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Biologists uncover mechanism that determines faithful inheritance of short chromosomes

A team of biologists has uncovered a mechanism that determines faithful inheritance of short chromosomes during the reproductive process.
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Experimental treatment offers hope to restore cells damaged 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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New study compares biomechanics of elite and recreational runners

CASUAL runners could knock chunks off their 10K times by improving their bounce, say scientists in the UK.
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Netflix pulls controversial documentary that claims root canals cause cancer

Oral care professionals said Root Cause contained ‘significant misinformation that is not supported by scientific evidence’Netflix has quietly pulled the controversial documentary Root Cause from its streaming platform and scrubbed all trace of it from their website.The film, directed by Australian film-maker Frazer Bailey, alleges that root canals cause cancer, heart disease and other serious chronic illness, and that the best way to deal with an injured or infected tooth would be to simply pul...
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Chicken-killing Newcastle disease prompts widespread quarantines in Southern California

With virulent Newcastle disease killing a growing number of Southern California chickens, state Veterinarian Annette Jones announced Wednesday a poultry quarantine for all of Los Angeles County and large portions of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The highly contagious respiratory virus is nearly always fatal for all poultry and has most affected chickens in the current outbreak. Though the number of infections went down for several months after the disease was identified, in May, the num...
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A Xanax prescription that should have been rejected

In hindsight, I should have never accepted a Xanax prescription from my doctor. What followed was catastrophic — rapidly developing tolerance and physical dependence on the drug and a prolonged illness. Three-and-a-half years later, I am still slowly tapering off Valium (having transitioned to a longer-acting benzodiazepine to aid in tapering) and experiencing debilitating symptoms […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters’ vaping

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping — an electronic form of smoking — at a New Year’s party. It was the smell that got her attention. “I was intrigued because it smelled just like maple syrup,” she said. Now the student at Johnson County Middle School in eastern Kentucky has testified […]
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CDC director, federal health officials stress importance of measles vaccinations

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in Seattle that vaccines do not cause autism and that everyone should embrace vaccinations.
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Last four refugee children leave Nauru for resettlement in US

Move follows intense campaign by refugee advocates for all children sent to the island by the Australian government to be taken offThe last four children living in Australian government-run offshore processing on Nauru have now left the island, amid a group of 19 people flown to the US for resettlement.The group includes a number of Iranians, according to refugee advocates, contradicting persistent suspicions that Donald Trump’s travel ban on six nationalities was blocking refugees from the rese...
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No, the flu shot will not cause a pregnant woman to miscarry

A new study puts an end to speculation about whether getting a flu shot during pregnancy ups the risk of miscarriage and reinforces current vaccination guidelines that protect both pregnant women and their newborns from the dangers of flu.
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Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins

Boy and girl, now four, are only the second case of ‘sesquizygotic’ twins recordedA pair of twins have stunned researchers after it emerged that they are neither identical nor fraternal – but something in between.The team say the boy and girl, now four years old, are the second case of semi-identical twins ever recorded, and the first to be spotted while the mother was pregnant. Continue reading...
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Before Dinesh D’Souza, There Was David Barton

Eric Metaxas (Right), David Barton (Left) David Barton hasn’t gone anywhere but D’Souza is currently associated with the claim that progressive historians have kept the racist past of the Democratic party out of our education system. In 2004, Barton publihed a book called Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White in which he emphasized the Democratic failings and the Republican history of civil rights advocacy. However, he fails to account for the shift in the Democratic par...
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Social Contagion: You Are Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

“If your friends jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do it too?”  That was my mother’s favorite reply when teenage me would say things like “All the other kids are wearing…” or “Nobody else has a curfew” or “My best friend’s mother lets her…”.  My mother was unimpressed. She was right. I probably would have jumped off that bridge — at least some of the time. Chances are, I would look at what my friends were doing and follow along. We may like to see ourselves as individuals, free to...
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Measles outbreaks: The other Congressional hearing to follow

As measles cases rise across the United States, lawmakers are meeting in a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill this morning to discuss what has been called "a growing public health threat."
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6 creative ways that powerful people manage stress

Anne Hathaway has just revealed her unique approach for tackling stress and anxiety. "Set a timer on your phone, have a candle nearby, and write it all down…You spew it all out. You do not read it…The timer goes off, you tear it out of the book, and you light it on fire," she told Town & Country. She recommends pouring your stresses out onto the page for 12 minutes before putting down your pen. Even if you'd prefer not to actually set your journal entry ablaze, Hathaway's strategy does show the ...
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A Web-Based Intervention (MotivATE) to Increase Attendance at an Eating Disorder Service Assessment Appointment: Zelen Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Early assessment and treatment of eating disorder patients is important for patient outcomes. However, up to a third of people referred for treatment do not access services and 16.4% do not attend their first scheduled assessment appointment. MotivATE is a fully automated, novel, Web-based program intended to increase motivation to change eating disorder behaviors, designed for delivery at the point of invitation to an eating disorder service, with the aim of increasing service atten...
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How physicians should respond to the words, “I am depressed”

My response to a colleague who says, “I am depressed,” is critical for many reasons. As doctors have tough masks, it has been difficult for my colleague to disclose this. Due to mental illness stigma in the medical profession, this doctor may have been suffering quietly for some time and could be at risk, perhaps […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Small number of Facebook Pages did 46% of top 10,000 posts for or against vaccines

“WHILE FACEBOOK’s scale might as well be infinite, the actual universe of people arguing about vaccinations is limited and knowable,” writes Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic in a piece that examines data about Facebook Pages and related Facebook Posts on the topic of vaccines. Excerpt: Using the web-monitoring tool CrowdTangle, I analyzed the most popular posts since 2016 that contain the word vaccine. I found that a relatively small network of pages creates most of the anti-vaccine content t...
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Watch out for ultra-processed food

Highly processed foods such as soft drinks, French fries, processed meats, cookies, sweetened cereals and salty snacks, make up more than half of the caloric intake of the average American; a new study finds that eating more ultra-processed food was associated with a 30 percent higher risk of early death. [Author: Dr. Ayala]
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There's a rise in shark attacks, but the risk is low, study finds

Shark attacks have increased around the globe over the past 55 years, but that doesn't mean you need to cancel your beach vacation, according to a new study. The actual attack rate is low, and the risk varies, depending on your location.
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Company leaders are faulted in outbreak that killed 11 kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal report says a viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a New Jersey nursing home was made worse because those in charge didn’t plan for such an outbreak and didn’t react fast enough. The Record reports the pediatric medical director of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation didn’t […]
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Weeks after 2030 HIV pledge, report shows US headway stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030. But new data show that progress against the disease stalled in recent years. After declining for several years, the estimated number of new HIV infections held about steady from 2013 to 2016. The Centers […]
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